Construction So New You Can Still Pick Finishes on Merrell Road

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Artist renderings courtesy The Texas Builders

Rachel Norris recently made a big move to the O N E Group and Compass, and she thinks she has the perfect home for a family looking to make a big move of their own — construction on Merrell Road so new you can still pick the finishes out yourself.

That’s pretty darn new.

The home is built by the team at The Texas Builders, who have been a part of the Dallas construction landscape since 2012 and have more than 10 years of experience altogether. You see their homes in the Preston Hollow area, including their latest new build at 4407 Merrell Road (you should check out their Facebook page for fun videos and photos of the house as it was going up).

The Contemporary Modern home sits in a perfect spot. How perfect? First, let’s talk about amenities. You’re close to shopping and dining at Midway and Northwest Highway (including Central Market, Fernandos, Howard Wangs, The Original Pancake House, and more). You’re close to Bachman Lake and its improved jogging/walking/biking trail (and rowing).

It’s also perfectly situated for multiple choices in schools. When it comes to private schools, you’re close to Episcopal School of Dallas (where a new lower school campus will open), Saint Monica Catholic School, Good Shepherd Episcopal School, The Cambridge School, The Winston School, Ursuline, Hockaday, and Lamplighter.

When it comes to public schools, you also have tons of options. The home is zoned for the popular Withers Elementary but also minutes away from Walnut Hill Elementary (which is in contention to be a Blue Ribbon school, and also offers tuition-based, all-day pre-K)  and a quick drive to Foster Elementary as well. All three schools offer Two-Way Dual Language Spanish Immersion. 

Withers is in the W.T. White High School feeder pattern. In 2017, White received seven distinctions from the TEA, making it the only comprehensive high school in the district to win all seven distinctions. In 2018 it received four. White also has a collegiate academy that allows participating students to graduate with both a high school diploma and an associates degree.

But the home isn’t just sitting pretty in a great location — it is pretty perfect for a family, too. An open floor plan features two master suites, a study, and a game room, as well as a gourmet kitchen.  All told there are four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, and 4,070 square feet of living space.

A floating staircase takes you upstairs, to even more space, and outside a covered patio has an outdoor kitchen and a privacy fence. 

Practicalities like smartphone connections, prewiring for audio, Low-E windows, tankless water heater, and foam insulation have been addressed, and Norris says that clients can customize finishes and more with The Texas Builders’ interior designer.

Listed for $1,080,000, you can keep tabs on the house here, or contact Norris at, or (214) 796-2126.


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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