Rockwall Roost Is Perfect For City Mouse And Country Mouse

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Sometimes even the big city folk want to roll up their jeans and go fishing in the backyard pond – as long as they can return to a traditional home with luxurious amenities in close proximity to shops and restaurants.

Are there actually fish in the pond? Maybe not.

Does it really matter? Definitely not. You’d have your own pond – and there’s no homeowners association to tell you what you can do with it.

The $599,997 home at 405H Wallace Lane, Rockwall, barely makes it into the Friday Five Hundred but with four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a three-car garage, it could be considered a bargain. For this price, the new owners could design and build a pool to complement the outdoor kitchen.

Plenty of Room

A pipe fence and brick entry lead up to the spacious two-acre site. Owners can sit on the covered front porch to catch up on the latest novel or watch the kids play.

If it gets too hot outdoors, there’s plenty of space inside.

Large auxiliary rooms in the 4,320-square-foot home can be used for a study, home gym, or game room.

There’s balcony access in that large game room so the kids can keep an eye on that backyard pond.

For whipping up a nice meal, the kitchen has double ovens, granite counter tops and two walk-in pantries. And if that’s not enough kitchen space, there’s another one out back on the covered patio. It won’t take long to stock up on groceries; Kroger and Walmart Supercenter are less than three miles away.  If you’re able to get the children out of the pond, they can rinse off in one of the fancy bathrooms. The master bath features a soaking tub, dual sinks and a walk-through shower.

Back to school

Schools in the area include Dorothy Smith Pullen Elementary School, Cain Middle School, and Heath High School. All three schools met standards, according to Texas Education Agency accountability ratings, but did not earn all distinctions. Standards measure things like STAAR testing, graduation rate, and academic performance. Distinctions include thresholds for individual subjects.

Patty Turner with Keller Williams Rockwall has listed 405H Wallace Lane for $599,997.


April Towery

April Towery studied journalism at Texas A&M University and has been an award-winning reporter and editor for more than 20 years. She’s covered everything from city council meetings to Death Row executions. Her favorite things to write are feature stories and humorous columns. She loves to make people laugh. She won first place in humorous column writing, second place in news writing and third place in serious column writing at the 2019 South Texas Press Association Awards and picked up first place in humorous writing at the 2018 Texas Press Association awards ceremony. She has numerous other recognitions, including the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors’ first-place award for special reporting, citing her continuous coverage of the College Station City Council and its violation of the Texas Open Meetings Act in 2006. She is the daughter of a longtime real estate appraiser and at one time knew her way around a floor plan. She lives in Wylie and is learning daily about real estate, architecture, and housing trends.

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