Murphy backyard oasis

This week’s Suburb Sunday takes us out to the small town of Murphy in eastern Collin County, where backyard oases are aplenty. (Yes, the plural of the word oasis is oases.) About 18,000 people call Murphy home, who love the country-living feel of its large-lot homes. Most of the city is served by the highly-rated Plano ISD, while another small portion is served by Wylie ISD. Either way, Murphy is a charming slice of country in the city, as evidenced by these three great homes.

Plano Schools in the Murphy Countryside

Address: 1420 Parkview Lane, Murphy

  • 6 bedrooms, 6 baths
  • 5,916 square feet
  • $799,000

Live like a king or queen in this Medieval-inspired Shaddock home on a one-half acre with vistas of the adjacent ranch land near Plano East High School. There’s lots of details to love in this six-bedroom home in Murphy: Dual staircases, hand-scraped hardwood floors, a secluded study with French doors, and two wet bars for entertaining. The luxurious kitchen has a gas cooktop with stainless steel double Viking ovens,  microwave, and built-in stainless steel refrigerator. Relax in the master retreat featuring a well-appointed bathroom suite and recently-added private living space with fireplace. Upstairs you’ll find four bedrooms, though one could be converted back to a media room. And the backyard! Have a piece of paradise with a fantastic pool and spa, a grotto, and pergola, beautifully landscaped with mature palms and a large grass area for play. (more…)

Richardson Reno Today’s Tuesday Two Hundred takes us to a North Richardson reno with over 2,000 square feet and interior updates that look stellar.

The house at 3307 N. Spring Dr. near Renner and Jupiter roads is a total reimagining of the space: it was built in 1984, but looks modern and enticing. This 3-2 has 2,154 square feet covered in rich-looking hardwoods and new carpeting, with fantastic kitchen and bathroom updates.

It’s located in Plano ISD, a highly ranked district which takes students from Plano, northern portions of Dallas and Richardson, and portions of Allen, Carrollton, Garland, Lucas, Murphy, Parker, and Wylie.Richardson Reno Inside this unassuming brick house, you’ll find a kitchen that looks like this! Who would guess?

There’s also a bonus second living area with wet bar with granite counters, and throughout the house, the angled ceilings and fresh paint in a palette of grays give this place an unusual, memorable look.

This house is newly listed for $276,000 by Brian Shuey with Ebby Halliday Realtors. Let’s take a look at what makes this house shine.

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