Updated Midcentury Ranch in Lake Park Estates Makes The Most of The Lot

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Lake Park Estates is such a cool neighborhood, which is why I’m not really shocked to see how much asking prices have skyrocketed in the past few years. This increasingly desirable White Rock Lake enclave offers pretty much everything people move to East Dallas for, notes David Griffin & Company Realtor Lori Ericsson

That’s why we think that this remodeled midcentury ranch in Lake Park Estates is worthy of our High Caliber Home of the Week title, presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. Not only does it have some impeccably planned additions that make the most of the arboreal environment that puts the “park” in Lake Park Estates, but it’s also another kind of green.

Like most homes in Lake Park Estates, 9823 Kilarney Drive was built in the early 1950s with large setbacks that offer plenty of room for kids to run around. This neighborhood offers so much for all types of buyers, too.

“It is a large one-story close to White Rock Lake perfect for the downsizing empty nester that wants to enjoy the luxuries of a smart, energy-efficient home, updated in the most important rooms,” Ericsson said. 

The updates brought in a lot more natural light to this three-bedroom, two-and-one-half-bath, 2,867-square-foot midcentury ranch, as the additions feature vaulted ceilings and better access to the large backyard. “It has a lot of smart features with regard to lighting, climate control, and security,” Ericsson noted.

However, there’s no sense in fixing things that aren’t broken, so color us happy that the classic floor plan, with formal living in front and a cozy den, was kept intact. But the kitchen and master suite received some special attention that you will impress.

We love how the kitchen is connected to the beautiful dining room. It’s like having the chef’s table at an exclusive restaurant.

“The gourmet kitchen with abundantly sized utility/pantry is fantastic for entertaining or enjoying a meal at home,” Ericsson said. “The kitchen opens to the family room, which is stunningly peaceful. The architect really thought this one out.”

The family room has some great built-ins as well as a tidy home office.

“I love the kitchen and vaulted living room, but also love the brick fireplace that anchors one of the living areas. It makes it a cozy room,” Ericsson mused. “You travel through a lot of time zones walking through this home, but somehow, with the colors and finishes, it flows beautifully. Even the outdoor space makes sense. It really is a lovely, one-of-a-kind gem.”

The home has two patios, including a small covered area just off the master suite.

“This home also feeds to Hexter Elementary so it is a much-desired family location,” she added.

 Lori Ericsson of David Griffin & Company Realtors has listed 9823 Kilarney Drive for $770,000.

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Joanna England

If Executive Editor Joanna England could house hunt forever, she absolutely would. Instead she covers the North Texas housing market and the economy for CandysDirt.com. While she started out with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Joanna's work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News as well as several local media outlets. When she's not knitting or hooping, or enjoying White Rock Lake, she's behind the lens of her camera. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, son, and their furry and feathered menagerie.

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