This Home’s Claim To Fame: It Talks! Dallas Real Estate News

Published November 11, 2011 by Candy Evans

Now here is a very useful trick: this home talks to you! Kind of like having Siri in your house 24/7. Whenever you open or close a main door, it tells you that you have opened or closed a door. No kidding! This can be very useful information if you, say, forget that you have opened or closed a door in the house. I can see it now:

House: “You have just locked yourself out!”

5815 Portsmouth is listed by one of my favorite agents in the whole wide world, Jenny Ling at Virginia Cook. It’s in a gated home community, Cambridge Place, near Campbell Road, far North Dallas — my mom lived up there for years. The area was developed in the early to mid nineties, when this home was built: 1995. You get almost 3,000 square feet, three bedrooms, two and a half baths, two car garage, formals, fireplace, low maintenance yard, some HOA dues which likely cover some lawn care at $225 a month. Ron Natinsky lives up here, somewhere. I’ll be honest: this home is like a Sinatra tribute to cultured marble. God, remember when we loved that stuff, back in the ’60s? And the drapery treatments make me feel like I am in my aunt’s home – bye-bye! What do you expect? It was the home of the founder of Schepps Dairy, Harmon Schepps. Still, great bones, great kitchen (love the bar) and asking just $595,000 for a house that talks to you! Jenny swears it won’t talk back!

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