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Plain Jane Preston Hollow ranch gets sexy new life as sleek, minimalist retreat

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6255 Park Lane in Dallas
Smart landscaping at 6255 Park Ln. has kept maintenance and watering way down on the list of honey-do chores. Photo courtesy of Clay Stapp + Co
Kitchen at 6255 Park Lane in Dallas
The kitchen at 6255 Park Ln. has been upgraded to the nines. Photo courtesy of Clay Stapp + Co
Pool at 6255 Park Lane in Dallas
Backyard boasts a sleek, rectangular pool. Photo courtesy of Clay Stapp + Co
Master bath at 6255 Park Lane in Dallas
The his-and-hers sink in the master bath may be the longest in Texas. Photo courtesy of Clay Stapp + Co
Living room at 6255 Park Lane in Dallas
One of two living areas, which both boast mosaic-tiled fireplaces. Photo courtesy of Clay Stapp + Co
Master bedroom 6255 Park Lane in Dallas
Master bedroom is airy and bright, with original hardwoods polished to a shine. Photo courtesy of Clay Stapp + Co
6255 Park Lane in Dallas
Kitchen at 6255 Park Lane in Dallas
Pool at 6255 Park Lane in Dallas
Master bath at 6255 Park Lane in Dallas
Living room at 6255 Park Lane in Dallas
Master bedroom 6255 Park Lane in Dallas
Mary Candace Evans

I have been watching this home for three weeks, wondering when a hungry buyer would gobble it up. Builder Marc Marion transformed what was once a plain Jane 1948 North Dallas ranch into a minimalist’s dream smack dab in the center of Preston Hollow.

At 6255 Park Ln., you get 2,509 square feet plus all your heart desires on a half-acre lot. That’s three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, two living areas, two-car garage and everything imaginable (and then some) within the thick, Austin-stone clad walls.

Several years ago, building experts and appraisers told me about homes like this: leaner, less than 3,000 square feet, and just what the 2013 buyer wants. This house may be lean, but inside it is mean and as loaded as a 767.

 The kitchen is sleekly outfitted with stainless appliances upgraded so high they might actually take off.

This home has the original hardwoods polished to a gleam, which really warms the interior, plus quartz counters and glass, glass, glass everywhere. The kitchen is sleekly outfitted with stainless appliances upgraded so high they might actually take off.

I love the two living areas with mosaic-tiled fireplaces, but the master suite in this home is what really turns me on. Check out the extra-long his-and-hers sink in the luxurious master bath. It may be longest sink in the state of Texas. The soaking tub is extra deep, and the car-wash shower features multiple heads so you can literally blast yourself clean.

As if everything were not already perfect, the oasis of a backyard boasts a clean-lined rectangular pool and circular sun deck set against a backdrop of lush, mature greenery. Although the yard is large enough to add a guest house, it is not overwhelming; smart landscaping has kept maintenance and watering way down on the list of honey-do chores.

Location is triple-A. Need I point out the proximity to NorthPark Center, Preston Center or the Dallas North Tollway? The price for this slice of Park Lane paradise listed with Clay Stapp of Clay Stapp + Co: $1,279,000.

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