Just a short drive off 2222, tucked inside the very family friendly and quiet Highland Park West neighborhood is 3601 Arrowhead.
The home is set back from the street, and framed with a large expanse of Tif Bermuda Sod. The straight driveway to the right of the property leads up to the insulated carriage red garage doors with electric openers. Inside the 2-car garage is the laundry area (the new washer and dryer are included with the house).
Walking along the covered front porch, you are greeted by a custom lead glass door. If you choose to ring the doorbell, you will hear a different, but familiar chime, announcing you are home. And when you enter the home, you realize there has been a complete and total renovation.
The tiled entry leads to the to a fantastic open floor plan. Even with the openness, there is still a formal dining room, and formal living room. When the renovations were done, the original home owner hired Austin Architect Debra Blessman, who did a remarkable job. It just feels like the house has always been like this, and it is great for entertaining, or just the busyness of modern day to day living.
The open, yet still formal dining room is to the right, and is defined by large windows, a raised ceiling with recessed lighting, and beautiful 5″ wide dark maple floors. There’s room for a dining table that would seat 10-12, plus a china hutch, or sideboard.
The wall that once separated the dining room from the living room has been removed without a trace, and the maple floors run the distance into the living room. Bright and open, there are many different ways you can arrange your furniture in the space to suit your lifestyle.
The living room opens to the fully remodeled kitchen. There’s space for a bistro table, or other eating area. New white cabinets, have either glass doors, or raised panels. All the doors and drawers have modern stainless hardware, and european style hinges.
There is a perfectly sized island in the center of the U-shaped kitchen. Lots and lots of counter space, all of it covered with granite countertops. There is a small window above the corner mounted kitchen sink, and a solartube is strategically placed above the island to make the room very bright and clean. Of course all the appliances are new and stainless, and they come with the house.
My favorite room of the house is tucked behind the living room. There is a large bonus room with high ceilings, and a wall of windows looking out onto the back yard. It’s carpeted, and painted white. It’s just the kind of place you want to have a morning cup of coffee, or have a game night, or if it is stormy outside, just sit there and listen to the rain
French doors on opposite ends of the room open to patios in the backyard.
On the other side of the house are the 3 bedrooms. The first bedroom has a fantastic built in cabinet system on the same wall as the door. Painted white, and stretching from the floor to the ceiling, this is great for storing books, games, videos, or nick-nacks. The other bedroom seems a bit larger, and has windows looking out onto the backyard.
The two smaller bedrooms share a large bath with a jetted garden tub, and cool tile feature on the wall.
The master suite is exceptionally large. A king size bed easily fits with lots of room to spare. There are two double doors that open into a walk in closet, and the on suite master bath has some of the coolest tile I’ve ever seen in the walk in shower.
There is so much more though in this down to the studs remodel: a new roof, all new mechanicals for the HVAC unit, and an automatic sprinkler system for both the front and back yards.
Originally built in 1958, one family has lovingly called this house home. Whoever gets this house will have some great schools: Highland Park Elementary (love the scottie dog mascot), Lamar Middle, and McCallum High School, too. Is it wrong that I want to move to this district just for the mascot?
If you want to see this home, let me know. It’s fantastic, and super move in ready.
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