Wet ’n Wild House
If pleasing your children is a top priority in your home search, then check out 6522 Park Ln. in Preston Hollow. It boasts an epic, two-story waterslide in the backyard — which is bound to earn you more than a few brownie points with the kids.
Built in 1955, the home has nearly 3,500 square feet, with four bedrooms, four bathrooms and two living rooms — ample space for a growing family. A circle drive in the front offers plenty of parking space for friends who will inevitably come over to swim.
The interior reflects the same carefree spirit as the backyard, with bold colors throughout. This is not the most updated home on the block, but it feels comfortable — a house turned into a home by a loving family.
Speaking of loving your family, the owner certainly adored his boys; he had the waterslide installed in the 1980s, when his sons were teens. So how did he find it? He called the experts, at the Arlington water park Wet ’n Wild (now Hurricane Harbor), and they directed him to an affiliated park in Georgia.
If you’re worried about the age of the slide, don’t be. It’s as solid as a rock, according to the owner, welded tightly to the second story balcony and accessible by spiral stairs.
Although many kids have had oodles of fun on that waterslide over the years, the owner speculates that the adults may have enjoyed it more.
“The slide has turned a lot of adults into kids over the years,” he said. “Many, many kids have enjoyed it, but the adults have probably had more fun.”
So how much will all this fun cost you? The home is listed for $815,000, with Dave Perry-Miller & Associates.