I am an old soul. And that carries over into my preferences when it comes to real estate. I am a sucker for a timeless traditional and go weak in the knees for a preserved Colonial. With all that said, this modern home at 6863 Carolyncrest Dr. in Lakewood is so special that I have been tempted to put an offer in on it on multiple occasions.
The location, the lot, the landscape. There is nothing this property doesn't have. Except maybe new owners to maximize its party potential.
From the moment you examine the interesting exterior, you know you are in for a treat. The curb appeal comes largely from the chic black-and-white exterior, aided by a striking set of double doors. When you walk inside, you immediately glimpse the outdoors, which is visible from almost every room. But even this foreshadowing cannot prepare you for the oasis that awaits in the backyard.
Listed at $1,099,000, the 3,150-square-foot home itself was taken to the studs and renovated in 2018. Design details like herringbone wood floors in the entryway and a sleek floating staircase instantly catch attention.
The chef's kitchen also turns heads with its luxury finishes that include a large island, six-burner gas cooktop and grill, and a most-practical breakfast nook. The whole space opens to the rest of the downstairs living and dining areas, which makes entertaining effortless.
The sleeping setup features a highly desirable downstairs master that has a bathroom with incredible views of the pristine backyard. The floating tub and the gold hardware are timeless yet on-trend for 2019. There is also a downstairs guest room that has access to a full bathroom. The remainder of the bedrooms are upstairs, and a large landing at the top of the stairs can act as a game or media room.
Now for the best part. The backyard is the most beautiful big-city escape I have seen in a while. It instantly transports you to somewhere far, far away. Maybe the Texas Hill Country?
The tiered deck was constructed to optimize use of the grounds, which overlook a creek. Now all it needs is an infinity pool.
Thanks to Carolyncrest Drive being a semi-circle of a street tucked behind Lakewood Elementary, you get the benefit of being seconds from the highly rated school without having to deal with traffic commotion that plagues other nearby streets. It's also near White Rock Lake, hike and bike trails, and Mockingbird and Lakewood shops and restaurants, with an easy commute to downtown. Overall, if this home were getting a report card, it would earn straight As.
And with veteran listing agent Scott Jackson swooping in to sell it, there's no doubt it will be sold in a week or two.