In one of the safest neighborhoods in Dallas, there’s a house for sale on a tree-lined lane of other traditionals. The location is also desirable, near the buzzy new Preston Hollow Village.
The home at 9722 Boedecker St., listed with Keller Williams agent Chad Hooker, has a sales price of $599,000, which comes out to $200.74 per square foot. That’s close to par for this neighborhood, which is not only safe, but also has a tight-knit network of homeowners who look out for one another.
Evidence of that is in the sellers’ letter to prospective buyers:
“I wanted to express my love for this community since I know it is something not easily seen or realized,” Renee and Jose Tamayo said in the letter. “It is a voluntary neighborhood organization with very active involvement by over 85 percent of the households.
“There are two annual gatherings, a spring social and a fall chili cook-off. Although the website has struggled to remain current, we have an active newsletter that is sent out regularly and have made big strides to drive the community to use the Nextdoor app, which allows people to quickly inform others of anything going on in the area — from lost dogs to Dallas city communication and everything in between.
“I have felt that my neighbors have become my friends that I can easily reach to for help and advice on many things.”
The Tamayos did a lot of smart updates on this 1963 traditional, as they originally intended this to be their “forever home” when they moved to Texas from California. But a job change has meant a longer commute, and now they are looking to move somewhere closer to work. Their loss is your gain, as this home is chock full of savvy and sophisticated upgrades.
A lot of the updates in this 2,984-square-foot, four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath home help with energy efficiency. That includes the new roof, radiant barrier, new windows, and plantation shutters. Other smart improvements include recessed lighting and electrical updates throughout the home, a reverse osmosis filter in the kitchen, an epoxy coating on the garage floor, pavers on the rear driveway and front walkway, water-wise landscaping, and a must-have for any Texas transplant — a mosquito misting system.
The home has a layout that families will love. The kitchen is open to the family room, and there’s a great breakfast nook with coffee bar and a lovely view of the backyard through a picture window. The family room has a wall of built-ins and easy access to the large back deck and beautiful saltwater pool.
The master suite, which is on the first floor, fits oversized furniture and has plenty of storage space. There is also access to the backyard, which is a plus for those who prefer to come in from the pool and go straight to the shower.
The master bath has a funky layout, however. It does boast a jetted tub and full-size shower, but instead of two vanities, there is only a single one with storage and an additional pedestal sink. There’s a separate vanity table area, but it’s a tad too close to the commode.
The outdoor living space, fully fenced, feels wonderfully private. The mature trees add to the lush feeling, and a large deck holds plenty of seating for outdoor parties.
A version of this story originally was published on Candy’s Dirt.