Thursday Three Hundred: Empty Nesters Dream Home on Cole by Diane Cheatham

Published March 30, 2012 by Candy Evans

Update 3/29: Dang, this one is sold leased! This hot market is making my job even harder!

Do not tell me we do not have gorgeous, sleek, affordable contemporary housing within steps of everything you need — well, the Katy Trail, Knox shopping, and some of the city’s best restaurants. You tell me a lie I will hit you over the head with 4525 Cole Avenue, No. 11: a three story empty nesters’ dream den.

Two words will tell you a lot about this home: Diane Cheatham, the builder/developer who put these townhomes together in 2004. So no shocker that architectural details abound: a floating staircase, exposed wood beams, maple hardwoods, lots of glass, open floor plan, vaulted ceilings in the bedrooms, smooth concrete floors and glass wall in the entry, and an airy balcony with great views all in 1429 square feet. Check out that kitchen and quality of finish-out with European cabinetry, gas range, stainless appliances, and stainless countertops. Talk about wiping the slate clean, the two and a half bathrooms have been re-formatted with fresh slabs of Cararra marble. The home is located in an exclusive complex with only twelve homes and reasonable HOA dues ($150/month) which cover: front and backyard maintenance, sprinklers, water, trash, and gas.Unit 11 happens to be a rare end unit, which has a fenced backyard, is pet friendy and boasts the best views of all! I know this is a very popular area for “lock and leave” post McMansion boomers who want to be urbanites but are not ready for that condo plunge ice bath. You get a yard and some privacy, no garage but extra parking for guests. After all, weird concept for Dallas here, but you’ll be walking: who needs a garage? Three floors, two bedrooms,  three living areas and plenty of room for a rebound kid. How much you ask? $339,000. I know: it’s like they are GIVING it away!



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