An unassuming ranch sits near the end of Southridge Drive. Like many homes in the neighborhood, 7039 Southridge does have a certain charm, thanks here to large windows, an Austin stone façade, and a towering magnolia tree out front. “It’s a great Lakewood cottage,” listing agent Jonathan Rosen says.
Except, it’s not really a cottage. The spacious 2,932-square-foot home sits on nearly a quarter of an acre, and, unlike most ranches, it has a second story.
The second floor came as part of a back-of-the-house addition in 2014. The current owners built out a sprawling 800-square-foot primary suite above the two-car garage and carport. The airy, vaulted-ceilinged bedroom leads to a spacious bathroom, which features limestone flooring, subway tiles, and marble counters. Plus, the en-suite includes two massive walk-in closets. “You could take one closet and you could make it an office,” Rosen says.
The rest of the home has an appealing transitional feel to it, he continues. Built in 1950, the home still has a few of its original features, like the red oak hardwood floors and the guest bathroom’s pink subway tile (on theme to many old Lakewood homes’ bathrooms).
However, the flexible floorplan is fit for modern living. The dining area, which features a gas fireplace, could be inverted with the formal sitting area on the other side of the room, which has a door to the kitchen, Rosen says. “It’s got a nice versatility to it.”
The informal living room has a more open layout, with access to the kitchen, which was completely redone by the current owners, and the covered back porch. It has another gas fireplace and large windows, too. “It’s just full natural light and it’s like the heart of the house,” he says.
The downstairs also features two secondary bedrooms with windows to the front and back of the house, respectfully. The back bedroom has its own en-suite and access to the porch.
The porch itself has “a California cool vibe to it,” Rosen says. There’s plenty of room for seating, or an outdoor dining table. And there are curtains to block the sun on blazing summer days. The turfed backyard terraces down from there, Rosen says. The current owners updated the kidney-shaped pool, and there’s plenty of yard space to run around in. The fence line is dotted with crepe myrtles and Italian cypress trees.
The house is near the cross of Southridge and Wildbriar. It’s a “charming, charming block,” Rosen says, near White Rock Lake. It’s just six houses down from Lakewood Playground, plus there’s easy access to the White Rock Lake and So-Pac trails. White Rock Lake and Tokalon parks and the Dallas Arboretum are all a short drive away.
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