Gorgeous Sparkman Club Traditional Feels Modern Inside, Has Epic Pool Outside

3242 Princess Front

I love how this home blends texture and style so effortlessly. From the front of this home in Sparkman Club Estates, you would think that it’s just your average 1960s traditional ranch. A rambler with perhaps a few updates, but nothing dramatic, nothing special.

Of course, that’s where you’d be absolutely wrong! Surprises are behind every door — even the back door! — of this 1959 traditional. Jump to see them all!


Friday Four Hundred: Remodeled Ranch Goes Sleek and Modern in Northwood Hills

7715 Maplecrest Front

All of those 1960s ranches with outdated wallpaper and brass fixtures, ugly tile and walls everywhere are probably pretty jealous right about now. I mean, why wouldn’t they when this lovely, attention-getting remodeled 1962 ranch at 7715 Maplecrest looks like it does. I mean, it’s sexy little number in a fantastic neighborhood, with all the upgrades you could want in a home this size.

Truly, this home is an absolute stunner. It’s a well-designed project from Gregory Hagmann Architects that was well-executed by Restructure Corporation of Dallas. It is open, daring, and still warm. It is dang-near perfect.

Perhaps that’s why the three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home with more than 2,661 square feet marketed by Clay Stapp + Co. Realtor Richard Baker actually went up in price from its original $472,500 to its now $484,500. That’s a $12,000 jump, for those who don’t want to do the math.

But what do you get for the money?


4147 Hockaday FrontOh. My. Gawd. Talk about perfection! Talk about terrific transitional! Talk about House P! This unbelievably gorgeous Forest Knoll home at 4147 Hockaday has been renovated all the way to amazing, no?

4147 Hockaday Dining

From the brand-new exotic wood floors to the moulding in trim, this house is move-in ready for a family! Just west of Midway Road and south of Forest Lane, this house is in a great location for a family keen to start their kids at some of the top private schools Dallas has to offer. It’s marketed by Ebby Halliday Realtors agent Therese Rourk for $589,000.

4147 Hockaday Living

It’s a fantastic size, too, with five bedrooms, four full bathrooms, and 3,370 square feet on an oversized lot. Everything inside is open and accessible, with the formals at the front of the house with a wood-burning fireplace, the kitchen opening to the family areas, and the master suite on the first floor.

4147 Hockaday Kitchen

The kitchen features granite counters and stainless appliances, as well as plenty of cabinet space and a fantastic industrial sink faucet. The backsplash adds just enough texture to keep things interesting, too.

4147 Hockaday Family

The master bedroom is huge at 25 x 13, which gives you plenty of room for oversized furniture and even a nook with a cozy chaise and chair to watch TV or read, or generally avoid unruly children. #justsaying

4147 Hockaday Master

The master bath is a five-piece affair with a soaking tub and large walk-in tiled shower. The mirrors are a little funky for me, and I’d switch those out, but otherwise it’s pristine and appealing to almost any taste.

4147 Hockaday Master bath

The only thing that kind of irks me about this property is that, while everything is gorgeous and new and sparkly on the inside, the backyard didn’t get any attention. Why’s that, seller? Still, it’s a blank slate for a buyer to do what they want, and maybe even put in a pool. That sounds like a good excuse!

4147 Hockaday Backyard