You know what’s more important than location, location, location? Family, family, family. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home at 316 North Winding Oaks Drive, Wylie, is all about open space for family time.

You know what’s more important than location, location, location? Family, family, family.

The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home at 316 North Winding Oaks Drive, in Wylie, is all about open space for family time.

Previous owners wanted to paint the town red – or at least the interior of the home – so a shabby chic barn motif could be extended throughout. But before potential buyers get too excited about a little house on the prairie, they should know there’s more than what is shown at face value.

Built in 1985, the 1,796-square-foot abode has an open, spacious family room with a wood-burning fireplace. An oversized garage has extra space for storage. (more…)

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…)