Friday Five Hundred: Soft Lakewood Contemporary Reduced, for the Good Guys

I have so been meaning to tell you about this Good Guys house, a creek-view oasis! Looks like my timing was perfect, too, because 3914 Frontier was just reduced from $599,999 to $549,000. First of all, I know the owners and they really ought to be written into the contract for an additional price: you cannot rent a more perfectly handsome Nordic family.

Second, every inch of the 2920 square feet has had total loving care and hundreds of upgrades, including a master bath that will knock your exercise socks off:  vaulted ceiling, designer tub, dual marble vanities, huge closets, gorgeous hardware and fixtures. The three bedroom home has three baths, three living areas, two dining and a kitchen that looks like it belongs on the floor of the Viking Culinary Arts Center. Wonder why? The owner just happens to have connections to the one of the best appliance showrooms, and this kitchen runneth-over with the best of the best: Viking refrigerator, granite counters, etc. Now for the star quality: when the TV series The Good Guys (with Tom Hanks son) was shooting in Dallas about two summers ago, the show snapped this house for filming. For six weeks they sent the J. Crew look-alike family to the Ritz, took over the house, revived the gardens, build an extra storage shed in the back, and added six potted palms to the deck. Where did the cute family go? Why, they were put up at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, of course!

The open floor plan is ideal not only for entertaining, it seems, the indoors and 750 sq.ft. deck viewing the trees is highly sought after by home scouts for movie sets. The fam was paid handsomely while they enjoyed the Ritz, and the crew left the home as tidy as a monk’s drawer. Not only is the house and lot fabulous, you are close to White Rock Lake, Lakewood Elementary, and the whole dang fabulous community.

More On NBC-Series “Chase” Being Filmed in My Backyard

I found out whose house is being used in Thursday’s filming of “Chase” — our neighbors Lee Kleinman and Lisa Umholtz, great people.¬† Oh, and Buddy, too — who happens to be a darling Labradoodle and frequent suitor of our Bree. The home is a gorgeous contemporary and the producers apparently think it looks like a Houston home, since that’s where the scene is supposed to be taking place. Also heard that the producers discovered our little nook of a ‘hood, Hillcrest Estates, and love it. Which means, I guess, that we can look forward to more production trucks… and house cash-ola… in the future.¬† My East Dallas friend who was paid $25,000 by the producers of “The Good Guys” this summer would love for them to come back. But that show, unfortunately, was canceled along with Lone Star, which was shot at Saint Anne Place, among other locations. A source tells me that the writing is likely on the wall for Chase, too, but at least our neighbors are making hay while the sun shines, though I hear no one pays as well as The Good Guys.

But I’m told that Fox loves shooting in Dallas and will be back here filming more shows. Which gives me a scathingly brilliant idea…