Friday Four Hundred: This House is So Charming It Ought to Have It’s Own Reality Show — Real Houses of Preston Hollow

Published March 16, 2012 by Candy Evans

Forget those rich broads – Diane, Lisa, Rhonda, Tiffany and  Desiree. This home is so dang cute IT should be the star of its own show. We could call it The Real Houses of Preston Hollow. I know when you think Preston Hollow, you think about all the estates lining Park Lane, about Randall Stephenson’s family fortress over on Walnut Hill Lane, and those 7800 square foot McMansions crammed onto the lots east of Preston. But this is the REAL Preston Hollow, before hip roof injections and silicon wall enhancements. Somehow, in 6835 Woodland , you get four bedrooms in 2306 square feet, three baths, formals and a den and no one dies because they only have one en suite bathrooms and don’t have twenty twenty toilets! This is your typical Leave-It-To-Beaver 1950s cottage, just one block from Preston Hollow Park. The living room has a fireplace and bookshelves, and is open to the dining room for as many Supper Club guests as you’d like. The kitchen is a knock-out with island breakfast bar to the large vaulted ceilinged den with built-in entertainment center. And oh June Clever might have dropped her apron in this kitchen: granite countertops, ceiling height cabinetry, double ovens. Maybe, just maybe she’d have dialed up Ward at work: “honey, the kids are at school, and I’m all alone in this kitchen…” The family room gazes into the landscaped back yard with patio.

And there’s already conflict: it’s on a corner!

June would also have shed those twin beds with this Master: sitting area, dual walk-in closets and bath with oversized marble shower and marble-topped antique chest vanity. There are three additional bedrooms, and hey, this house was ahead of it’s time! One even has an ”en suite bath”! Hardwood floors, full utility room, double-paned thermo windows, newer hot water heater and fence, floored attic spaces, electric gated driveway, oversized two-car garage with wall A/C unit — nice touch, and back patio wired for sound. Priced at $439,000. I’ll take TWO! Open Sunday, from two to four.

— Daily Local Real Estate Dish By Dallas Real Estate Insider — Candy Evans at