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Renovations and Richardson ISD take this Lake Highlands home from dud to stud

Renovations and Richardson ISD take this home from dud to stud

9911 Estate Ln in Dallas
A new front porch walkup boosts curb appeal at 9911 Estate Ln. in Lake Highlands. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
9911 Estate Ln in Dallas
You can never have too much storage. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
9911 Estate Ln in Dallas
It's airy and bright in the main living spaces. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
9911 Estate Ln in Dallas
A wraparound fireplace is the home's true star. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
9911 Estate Ln in Dallas
Top-notch touches bring the home into modern times. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
9911 Estate Ln in Dallas
An open concept keeps the flow going. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
9911 Estate Ln in Dallas
The new open floorplan is completely different from the original. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
9911 Estate Ln in Dallas
The clean and simple bathrooms. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
9911 Estate Ln in Dallas
A laundry room with plenty of counters and storage. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
9911 Estate Ln in Dallas
The small lot is a maintenance plus. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
9911 Estate Ln in Dallas
9911 Estate Ln in Dallas
9911 Estate Ln in Dallas
9911 Estate Ln in Dallas
9911 Estate Ln in Dallas
9911 Estate Ln in Dallas
9911 Estate Ln in Dallas
9911 Estate Ln in Dallas
9911 Estate Ln in Dallas
9911 Estate Ln in Dallas

Though the home at 9911 Estate Ln. in Lake Highlands was built in 1962, you'd never know it once you step inside. A complete gut and renovation beginning in 2010 reconfigured the layout, added square footage, and upgraded all of the finishes and appliances.

The result is a sophisticated abode with cozy touches in a neighborhood — near Walnut Hill Lane and Audelia Road — that's skyrocketing in popularity. Add to that the desirable Richardson school district, and we predict this one will go fast.

Listed at $350,000 by Travis Finlan at Ebby Halliday Realtors, this three-bedroom, three-bath makes the most of its 1,753 square feet. That's almost 200 more than it had before the remodel, and the ample storage is another welcome change. It starts with a wall of floor-to-ceiling cabinets in the entryway (handy) and extends through to the kitchen (where the handles and drawer pulls match the KitchenAid appliances) and utility room (a soundproofed oasis in which to do laundry).

The open kitchen, which also features granite countertops, a subway tile backsplash and a stainless steel island-style vent hood, flows into the main living area. The real star here is the wraparound fireplace, though the hardwood floors, recessed lighting and abundance of low-E windows make it a tight race.

Hardwoods continue through all the bedrooms, a rarity for these normally carpet-happy spaces. The bathrooms follow the home's overall motto of simple and clean, with lots of neutrals to brighten everything up.

The backyard isn't large, but it does have a tall privacy fence and attached two-car garage, with workbench. Maintaining the property should be a snap.

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