12247 Cox Curb

I love it when a home really surprises me. Sometimes when I’m slogging through my email, looking at all the cool listings agents and brokers send us, I find a real gem and just stop dead in my tracks. A friend of mine who is looking at homes in the $300K range sent me this listing last week. It’s in her price range, but not in the neighborhood she’s looking at.

“This has to be somebody’s dream home!” she exclaimed. I couldn’t help but agree just as enthusiastically. I mean, look at the curb appeal! That front door color is just delicious, isn’t it?

12247 Cox Front Door

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7317 Fieldgate Front

This home is a fantastic rental for someone building their dream home and in need of temporary housing, or someone who decided to capitalize in our scorching market and is still looking for the perfect house to move into. And if access and amenities are what you want, you really can’t beat this location.

This is one of those rentals that, when you come across it, you feel like you’ve struck gold! It’s only been on the market for two days, and considering how sought-after the Meadows is, well, I give it a week, max.

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7108 Briarmeadow Front

Our dear friend and commenter, Wyman Elrod, sent us this gorgeous North Dallas home. We are just as smitten with it as he is, and for good reason — it’s practically a supermodel!

I feel like I should go ahead and tell you that this home, 7108 Briarmeadow, is about two miles from the Bush family residence. It’s also about four miles from the George W. Bush Presidential Center at SMU, “but we don’t smell anything,” added Elrod. That kidder!

7108 Briarmeadow Living

It’s spacious without being oppressive at three bedrooms, two baths and 2,961 square feet. There are master suites both upstairs and down, too. Fair warning: Both bathrooms are in desperate need of updating. One has awful blue check tile that just makes me nauseated looking at it. And the other is just very blah. I prefer to see them as a great project, though. You can create your own luxury bath! Who doesn’t want that?

7108 Briarmeadow Kitchen

The kitchen is just gorgeous. It has a beamed ceiling and lovely cabinets. The counters are granite and the appliances are all top-notch with a Viking stove and Dacor ovens. I love the island, too, and the kitchen really showcases the herringbone glazed brick floors, which run throughout the first level.

7108 Briarmeadow Master

In the backyard you’ll just fall in love with the pool, which was just resurfaced. In fact, there are tons of updates to the outside of this house, including new siding, a new steel roof, and new windows. There’s also a pool-side cabin with air conditioning.

7108 Briarmeadow Back

And the price isn’t too shabby, either. Coming in at a very reasonable $549,000, you could have this home and some fantastic neighbors. Just ask Elrod.