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Massively reduced North Dallas contemporary seeks kitchen and bath TLC

Massively reduced North Dallas contemporary seeks kitchen and bath TLC

18605 Crownover Ct house for sale in Dallas
The home at 18605 Crownover Court recently has been reduced to $279,330. Photo courtesy of Crescent Realty Group
18605 Crownover Ct living room
New floors, fabulous ceilings, and great built-ins can be found inside. Photo courtesy of Crescent Realty Group
18605 Crownover Ct living room
Those terrific front doors maintain the flavor of the home. Photo courtesy of Crescent Realty Group
18605 Crownover Ct bedroom
New French doors let lots of light into the master bedroom. Photo courtesy of Crescent Realty Group
18605 Crownover Ct living room
The formal living area shows off the new floors to great effect. Photo courtesy of Crescent Realty Group
18605 Crownover Ct bathroom
And then there are the bathrooms, in which carpet has never been a good look. Photo courtesy of Crescent Realty Group
18605 Crownover Ct kitchen
Formica and linoleum populate the kitchen. Photo courtesy of Crescent Realty Group
18605 Crownover Ct patio
A lovely deck can remind you of the coveted Preston Highlands location. Photo courtesy of Crescent Realty Group
18605 Crownover Ct patio
New windows throughout make this home light and sunny. Photo courtesy of Crescent Realty Group
18605 Crownover Ct house for sale in Dallas
18605 Crownover Ct living room
18605 Crownover Ct living room
18605 Crownover Ct bedroom
18605 Crownover Ct living room
18605 Crownover Ct bathroom
18605 Crownover Ct kitchen
18605 Crownover Ct patio
18605 Crownover Ct patio

The 1970s contemporary home at 18605 Crownover Court has ample square footage and sits on a great lot inside a far North Dallas neighborhood that feeds into Plano schools. Surprisingly, it’s been on the market for around 200 days.

Why, in this hot market, has no one snapped up this property? Two words: kitchen and bathrooms.

The shady lot, open spaces, and cool angles of the home surely appeal to today’s buyers. But it’s hard to overlook an outdated kitchen, plastered with Formica and linoleum and crowded with heavy cabinets, or a carpeted master bath stuck in a different decade.

But where others see problems, we see opportunity. And there are some great updates too, including hardwood floors in several rooms, new windows, and formal areas and a den that look move-in ready.

Although the kitchen and master bath require an overhaul, some paint on the Jack-and-Jill bath shared by the two smaller bedrooms could be a quick and effective fix for the worn-looking cabinetry.

But let’s not forget about the intangible upsides to this home: It’s inside Dallas city limits but within the Plano ISD attendance area, with Jackson Elementary, Frankford Middle School, and the acclaimed Plano West High School. Also consider that you’re comfortably close to Preston Road and the George Bush Turnpike. The house also faces a creek.

The original list price probably didn’t help. But Crescent Realty Group listing agent Javaid Karim has reduced this three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home from $325,000 to $279,330. Put that savings back into it, and this house would be a winner.

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A version of this story originally was published on Candy's Dirt.