Just a short walk up Dalgreen Drive from White Rock Lake sits a small Lakewood pocket called Maplewood. Established about a half century ago, this quiet, three-street enclave is lined with old, established live oaks and buried power lines. There’s a strong community here, realtor Kyle Brinkley says, with a mix of original owners and young families.
“It’s almost like the original owners are like grandparents to these young kids that are running around with new families,” he says.
Like its residents, the houses in Maplewood are a mix, too. There are original ranches and new, two-story builds. But thanks to all those trees and large lots, many of those newer homes feel like they’ve been there forever, he says. Take 7251 Brennans St. Although it’s just two years old, the red-brick transitional “has a feeling as if it’s been established and been there,” Brinkley says.
The home was constructed by Orasi Homes as the builder’s personal residence. It’s “always cool to sell and buy a builder’s house because they think of everything, right?” Brinkley says. “All the cool stuff they’ve gotten to do in other projects.” The house features 10-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, Visual Comfort lighting, and Calacutta Apuana marble in the living room, kitchen, and bathrooms. There is bench seating in the kitchen, a versatile game room, and laundry options upstairs and down.
The layout is thoughtful, too. Brinkley says the owner paid close attention to windows and natural lighting throughout. “This is one of those houses you don’t have to go and turn the lights on to hang out in it.” Additionally, the semi-open floor plan allows for some separation and formality to each of the spaces while ensuring connection and an open flow throughout the main floor and outdoor living space.
“It’s not this wide-open floor plan, but it’s very interactive,” he says. “It’s not a destination you have to go to that’s separated off.”
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