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Hot Property: A Charming Farmhouse with Its Own Koi Pond and Chicken Coop

Relax in this North Dallas home’s fabulous backyard.
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Hot Property: 13329 Rolling Hills Lane
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Hot Property: A Charming Farmhouse with Its Own Koi Pond and Chicken Coop

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This week, we’re eying a charming, updated farmhouse in North Dallas that’s the perfect mix of old and new.

Built in 1963, the North Dallas home is “kind of like a Beaver Cleaver house that’s been modernized,” listing agent Brian Davis says. While there’s no white picket fence in sight, a cozy porch, large and inviting trees, and dormer windows give the house classic curb appeal, while the inside offers all the luxuries of a modern home.

With just under 156 square feet, the spacious kitchen includes lots of storage, natural stone countertops, stainless steel gas appliances, and a wine and coffee bar, complete with a separate wine cooler and wine storage.

From the large center island, you can keep an eye on just about every room downstairs. “If you’re cooking,” says Davis, “you can look out and watch TV, look at the fireplace, look into the sunroom, and also look into the backyard, all from the island.”

Despite the partially open layout downstairs, you can still find a private moment to yourself in one of the home’s four bedrooms. There are two individual bedrooms, with a shared full bathroom downstairs, while a guest room and the master are upstairs.

“It’s unusual because it gives you a nice separation from your children, if you have children,” Davis says.

The master en-suite includes a walk-in closet, a luxe freestanding bathtub, walk-in shower, and double vanity with natural stone counters.

However, the real showstopper of the home is the outdoor space. The home sits on a little more than a quarter-acre, and the backyard includes a patio space that’s ideal for entertaining; a calming and picturesque koi pond; and a walk-in chicken coop and hen house, perfect for anyone looking to join the growing Texas chicken-raising community.

The yard has lots of trees and a large grassy area to run around in. “It doesn’t feel like there are other houses right on top of you,” Davis says.

Plus, there’s a detached, climate-controlled shed that can be used for a home office, gym, or even just storage. It’s “a good place to escape everything going on inside the house,” Davis says.

The home is located in Richardson ISD and walking distance from Spring Valley Elementary School. There’s easy access to the Tollway, Central, and LBJ freeways, but Davis says Rolling Hills Lane is quiet and private.

“It gives you that rare feeling of being out in the country,” he says, “despite being in the middle of the city.”


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