Good morning! Hope your long holiday weekend has left you refreshed! Let’s ease back into the working world with a gorgeous custom home in Lakewood that was built in 2008!
Marketed by Nancy Johnson of Dave Perry-Miller and Associates, 6918 Meadow Lake Avenue is a gorgeous traditional on the market for $1.163 million. Gorgeous inside and out, this home has four bedrooms, three full and two half baths, more than 4,500 square feet, and a gigantic gourmet kitchen that will have you doing a waltz in 1, 2, 3 — 1, 2, 3 ….
OK, enough ballroom dancing puns! Seriously though, this home is just beautiful inside and out, and is in a fantastic community that puts on one of the best Fourth of July parades in the city! Just three blocks from White Rock lake in one of the most prestigious and sought-after neighborhoods in all of Dallas, this gracious home has everything going for it, including great schools such as Woodrow Wilson High School (DISD).
But it’s the kitchen I love the most. This sucker is huge! Not only do you have an island for plenty of additional prep space, but this kitchen is just perfect for a foodie who likes to have people near the scullery but not under foot. You get pristine stainless steel appliances including a 6 + 1 burner range with two ovens, wine cooler (yay!), pot filler, warming drawer, and a partridge in a pear tree … just kidding! There’s also a quaint and functional wet bar sandwiched between the dining room and kitchen — a bonus if there ever was one!
The kitchen opens to a great room with a view of the backyard and a living area that cozies around a wood-burning fireplace. This is a great vantage from which you can admire the beautiful hardwood floors that span throughout the first level. It probably looks smaller than it actually is because of the two couches and two easy chairs, but I promise that this room is actually gigantic!
Amble up the wrought iron staircase (which has a very handy custom stair-top baby gate that any parent of toddlers would admire) to a fabulous media room that will surely be a favorite spot for older kids with a gajillion video game consoles and ample time to waste.
You’ll also find the master suite, which is a great size at 19 x 14, and has plenty of windows. I am not a huge fan of the vertical stripes, but painters can be hired, and there are more than 50 shades of gray from which you can choose the perfect-for-you relaxing neutral.
The master bath is a five-piece affair with a fantastic soaking tub and huge glass-tile window. I love the beveled travertine floors and the separate vanities, as well as the huge center light fixture and dual walk-in closets. This bath definitely qualifies as a retreat!
The backyard is small, and won’t fit a pool (that’s the tradeoff for the gorgeous 4,500 square foot home on a narrow Lakewood lot), but that gorgeous fireplace on the patio can help you forget about that. There’s a smaller patio over to the side of the house, and the backyard is well-landscaped to feel lush and low-maintenance. It’s really a looker, and perfect for a family with kids!