Candy's House of the Week
DISD superintendent Mike Miles' North Dallas ranch is up for grabs
While Dallas Independent School District superintendent Mike Miles awaits word from an independent review by former U.S. Attorney Paul Coggins, his North Dallas home, near Forest Lane and Midway Road, is on the market and ready to sell.
The 3,566-square-foot ranch at 4026 Hockaday Dr. is not listed in MLS; rather it's a "hip pocket" with a sign in front by Coldwell Banker agent Linda Vallala.
The home sits on about a one-third-acre lot. It was on the market and in MLS last year prior to Miles' purchase. Back then it was listed for $749,000, but Miles is asking $799,000.
The four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath home has an open floor plan, raised ceilings and showpiece kitchen — thanks in part to a previous redo by Ron Davis Custom Homes. The master suite features ample built-in storage and a crisp, clean, spa-like bath.
Although there is no swimming pool, the large backyard is suited to entertaining, thanks to back porch replete with built-in grill and fireplace.
As the street name implies, the home is within walking distance from the esteemed private girls' school. Sources tell me a moving van backed up to this house a few weeks ago, when Karen Miles and their youngest son packed up the house and moved back to their home in Colorado Springs, which had not yet sold.
Jon Dahlander, news and information director for DISD, said Miles told him two weeks ago he was thinking about selling his Dallas home. Miles has moved to an apartment closer to DISD, because "he spends the majority of his time there," Dahlander said.
"Mr. Miles loved his house in North Dallas but decided to downsize once his family moved back to Colorado for the school year," Dahlander said.
The public elementary school in this neighborhood is Withers, where parents recently raised more than $75,000 to renovate the school's library. Miles' son attended Marsh Middle School, the neighborhood middle school, during his one-year tenure in the district his father is running.