Sometimes it's okay to judge a book by its cover, and this newly listed Wilshire Heights home is a prime example. One look at its impeccable landscaping and brightly hued tangerine door, and you know there's going to be some great creative design on the inside. And guess what? You're right. Very right.
The two-bedroom, two-bathroom home measures in at only 1,547 square feet, but it is positively packed with designer features that will catch the eye of any buyer circling Dallas' luxury housing market.
For starters, new wood-clad black Pella windows, Carrara marble, refinished hardwoods, and custom tile work give this home a distinguished look. Farrow and Ball paint and wallpaper from Hygge and West and Cole and Son Wallpaper make each individual room pop.
The Kohler bronze fixtures, which are the latest and greatest trend in über-chic housing renovations, also stand out. Oh, and there's even electronic upgrades like a Nest heating and air system and Kevo keyless entry.
With a remodel this impressive, we wondered whether or not the current owners were interior designers themselves. Turns out, the husband is a real estate broker and the wife works for a jewelry designer — but they both share a love for interior design and remodeling. In fact, they did all designs and upgrades themselves.
"They knew they had found a diamond in the rough and could see unlimited potential with the home," listing agent Shannon Blount of Dave Perry-Miller says. "They were thrilled at the possibility of creating a space for themselves and their two young daughters."
And when homeowners embark on these "labor of love" type projects, the future buyer tends to be the one who benefits the most. For example, although this home is extensively renovated, the owners felt it was important to keep the integrity and bones of the original 1949 home. To them, preservation was key in a time when many homes are being leveled by developers.
"There is beauty in smaller spaces, and they made sure each room would be utilized to its fullest," Blount says. "When you visit the home, you get the sense it was carefully planned out and each element thoughtfully designed. It's certainly one of a kind."
The home is currently listed at $525,000; if you are not in the position to buy right now, it is also available for lease at a rate of $3,650/month.