8566 Sweetwater a

One home feature that tops the list time and again with buyers is an open floorplan.

The renovated ranch at 8566 Sweetwater Dr. offers this buyer favorite in its 2,295 square feet — the living and dining areas and kitchen all have a spacious, open feel and the line of sight is nearly unobstructed.

This is a 4-3 with built in 1961 in the Claremont neighborhood, one of the Lake and Garden District’s heavily treed areas. This ranch is close to White Rock Lake, Casa Linda Plaza Shopping Center, Tenison Park Golf Course, Dallas Arboretum, and Lakewood Country Club. It’s definitely got location going for it.

It was listed May 16 by Shannon Stupay with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Penfed Realty Texas for $365,000.

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Good morning! You may have heard that the Cowboys trounced the Redskins yesterday!You may also have heard that ranches are coming back in style. Yes, after all those years of mega-storied McMansion utility hogs, guess what more people are craving: a one story ranch! And 5337 Southern is a stunning ranch that was TOTALLY taken down to the studs and updated by mega builder Nickey Oates. Basically, you have a new home with a pool so gorgeous it’s won an award. There’s a kitchen that will compete with (and rule over) any brand new sassy McMansion kitchen. Case in point: an Advantium oven. Where do I begin? Traditional, but not overtly so. Perfect size at 3509 square feet: three bedrooms, four and a half baths, formals, den, library, verandah and that stunner of a pool. Inside there are vaulted ceilings, gorgeous hardwoods — pecan in the master and adjoining library — central vac, plantation shutters, fire sprinkers, limestone and marble baths, recirculating tankless water heaters, and 18 SEER HVAC. Listed with Christopher McGuire over at Briggs-Freeman Sotheby’s International for $1,185,000.