You Won't Believe the Deal on this Cul-de-Sac Home with Terrific Layout, Creek Lot | CandysDirt.com

Wow! That’s what we have to say after seeing the house at 9110 Valley Chapel Ln. This zero lot line home offers a lock-and-leave lifestyle in Area 25 near Northwest Highway and Midway Road, sitting at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. We’re already imagining having coffee on the private deck overlooking a wooded creek in back. Perfection.

In this location, it’s a tremendous value at $475,000, with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, three living areas, and 2,378 square feet on one story, built in 1981. Let’s take a look.

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Tokalon

I’ve driven, walked, biked, and strolled past this house on one of the prettiest streets in Dallas — Tokalon Drive — and I’ve always wondered how the sharp angles and gridded windows conveyed to the interiors. The answer: AMAZINGLY. Fans of contemporary architecture will love this classic 1980s home that takes full advantage of the gorgeous views from its hilltop perch near White Rock Lake.

If Lakewood living has always been on your bucket list, don’t let this stellar opportunity pass you by. Call Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans today to make sure that you breeze through your buying experience from bid to close. It takes experience and know-how to make a luxury purchase seamless, and Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans has just that.

Jump to see the cool contemporary interiors of this Tokalon listing from Nancy Johnson.

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8702 San Fernando Front

Teardowns are a contentious topic in Little Forest Hills, an East Dallas neighborhood that has tried twice to get a conservation district overlay, failing both times. Still, as many residents in Hollywood Santa Monica know, not every home is worth saving, especially those that are tiny, ramshackle affairs that seem almost propped up on cinder blocks, ready to blow sideways at the next breeze.

Of course, with a neighborhood motto like “Keep Little Forest Hills Funky,” sometimes a new build will follow that creed despite what structure was razed to make room for it. There’s no better example of this than the bright, colorful, quirky modern at 8702 San Fernando Way.

Jump to see inside this sweetheart of a new build that is exceptionally bright and very, very green.

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4242 Walnut Hill Front

Built in 1959 and reimagined as a contemporary home for today, this ranch at 4242 Walnut Hill is an excellent example of how you can convert an older, less-functional home into a showstopper. Let’s look at some “before” pictures, which show some of the hallmarks of this building style.

4242 Walnut Hill Before 4 4242 Walnut Hill Before 3 4242 Walnut Hill Before 2 4242 Walnut Hill BeforeSwag drapes really set it off in the formal living room, but you can definitely tell that this home was a time warp. Walls and walls and more walls make it very claustrophobic. And check out the carpet in the master bathroom — yikes! Located in Meadowood, though, this house has a wonderful asset in location. That’s probably why it was so attractive to investors, who have turned this home into an epic example of a contemporary ranch remodel.

4242 Walnut Hill Dining

From the living area with the cool fireplace straight across to the kitchen, you can practically see the entire house when you walk in the front door. It’s a far cry from the home’s choppy, walled-off beginning. This four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath home with more than 2,500 square feet is priced at $599,000, down from the original $649,000.

4242 Walnut Hill Living

The paint colors are modern — striking tone-on-tone grays and whites, that blend well with the stone and hardware selections in the kitchen, which is a total knockout. I love the island and the light fixtures, which are chic bell jar-style pendants that have tons of contemporary style without looking like spacecrafts hovering over your workspace.

4242 Walnut Hill Kitchen

And you’ll just adore the master bath. Not a hint of carpet or pepto pink ceramic tile. Just loads of glass and marble, with a brilliant divided vanity. Tons of storage and a beautiful stand-alone shower make it absolutely modern and stunning.

4242 Walnut Hill Master Bath

The backyard has a great stone patio with built-in planters and tons of grass for playing catch or burning off steam. You could definitely fit a garden back here, too, if you’re the sort with a green thumb.

4242 Walnut Hill BackyardIt really shows that structures built years ago can be rejuvenated with the right details. What do you think?

 

 

Home of the week Parwen LOGO

What a treat we have for you this week, dear CandysDirt.com readers. Our home of the week is an extraordinary contemporary structure in Forest Place that has incredible interiors, walls full of picture windows, and an incredible stainless steel kitchen.

Located at 11715 Parwen and marketed by Keller Williams Dallas Premier agent Traute Malhotra, this five-bedroom, six-bath modern mansion is a work of art. Streamlined but sparing no details, this house is just incredibly eye candy.

Listed for $2.2 million, you definitely get your money’s worth with this amazing home. The views of the private lake from the upstairs terrace are priceless, but I definitely love the wine room, the bar, and the built-in fireplace in the master suite, which has access to the pool (a genius idea, because what’s the first thing you want to do when you get out of the pool for the day? Change clothes!)

I love the kitchen beyond all reason, which has a thorough coat of stainless steel, an amazing island and bar, and gorgeous wood tones. Incredible. I also love that there is a two-oven range, a convection oven, warming drawer, and microwave, as well as two sinks. I want to prepare Thanksgiving dinner here!

Other amazing features include the upstairs family room with wet bar, the built in aquarium, and amazing back patio with angular, geometric pool. This home is just an amazing example of contemporary architecture, and we’re sure our readers will be smitten with it. Ready to sign on the dotted line? Contact the helpful loan officers at Inwood National Bank and Inwood Mortgage to get the ball rolling on financing the contemporary home of your dreams.

Find out more about our House of the Week sponsor and the services they provide at inwoodbank.com.

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