Allen Traditional on Cul-De-Sac Shines With Updates

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AllenThis week’s Tuesday Two Hundred, an Allen Traditional with some pretty gorgeous updates, came to us from a Facebook pitch from the staging company — a name we’re starting to see a lot of in these parts.

Sarah Nowak with Blackwood Homes (which is a construction company and a staging company and, well, they really kind of do it all) urged us to check out the home at 923 Cypress Drive last week.

Allen has become a real haven for families looking for a bit of a bargain, but with better proximity for work commutes. Good schools don’t hurt that mix, either — and this home is zoned for the great Reed Elementary School, Curtis Middle School, and Allen High.

And this home, built in 1972, has been thoroughly updated throughout its 1,684 square feet. The three-bedroom, two bath home is cute from the curb, too — but inside is where it really shines.

“I love the mix of traditional and modern elements in the finishes — particularly the gray arabesque kitchen backsplash and the touches of warm woods throughout,” Nowak said.

The home was a labor of love for the owners, who took a dated abode and embarked on a complete refresh, listing agent Hava Johnston of the Johnston Home Team with Texas Urban Living Realty said.

“The owners renovated the home from its original condition, damask wallpaper and all,” she said. “The transformation was difficult but worth it — they opened the kitchen up to the living room and created the breakfast bar.”

Johnston, like Nowak, has her favorite elements of the reboot as well.

“The patterned tile in the bathrooms and laundry room are my favorites,” she said. “I also love the lighting elements.”

But the backyard also holds some great appeal — with a covered patio, a yard large enough for a swing set, and a swimming pool just waiting for summer pool parties.

The Fountain Park home is listed for $295,000. To see more photos, click here.  



Bethany Erickson

Bethany Erickson lives in a 1961 Fox and Jacobs home with her husband, a second-grader, and Conrad Bain the dog. If she won the lottery, she'd by an E. Faye Jones home. She's taken home a few awards for her writing, including a Gold award for Best Series at the 2018 National Association of Real Estate Editors journalism awards, a 2018 Hugh Aynesworth Award for Editorial Opinion from the Dallas Press Club, and a 2019 award from NAREE for a piece linking Medicaid expansion with housing insecurity. She is a member of the Online News Association, the Education Writers Association, the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, and the Society of Professional Journalists. She doesn't like lima beans or the word moist.

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