There are homes that make the covers of magazines for avant-garde architecture or impeccable interior design and then there are homes like the one at 5701 Arcady Place in Plano. This home will never go out of style, and it will always be awe-inspiring. It’s not the kind of home that gives off a “look but don’t touch” vibe. In fact, quite the opposite. One look at this big white house on the corner and you just know that memories are made here.
It all starts with the dramatic exterior. There’s something about a double-decker porch that just feels like home. One can immediately picture themselves rocking on the Southern style veranda on the first or second floor, lemonade in hand, waiting for their kids to arrive home for a college spring break or even for the grandkids to arrive for a weekend at Camp Nana and Pop.
Once inside, the vivid visions continue with a stately marble foyer allowing views into a variety of equally enticing situations. Do you make your way to the elegant dining room for a Mother’s Day brunch after church? Or do you grab yourself a glass of scotch and curl up by the fireplace in the library? Or are you drawn to the living room and its soaring ceilings that can bring both the sunlight and the stars inside? Again—this house is in the memory making business.
This four bedroom, four-and-a-half bath home has all you would expect it would for a home with over 5,000 square feet of living space. The kitchen is large and has been updated to the likes of today’s trends, the bedrooms are large, and there is space for an office and even a gym. But what sets this home apart from the others for sale in its category are the large windows in every room and the fact that most bedrooms have direct access to a porch. And we all know how therapeutic a good porch sitting session can be at sunset. Are we right or are we right?
And when it comes to the backyard, we have approximately 2,000 reasons that we can almost ensure that that’s where you will spend the majority of your time. Or was that the 2,000 square feet of patio space? Both, we suppose. The pool, spa, and cabana are bound to spoil its new owner with a back yard oasis so heavenly that no hotel will ever be able to match. Because regardless of how fabulous a resort pool can be, you will never be able to run into your master suite (French doors make it accessible to you) for a change in attire or a hot shower after a cool dip. Plus—it’s all yours. You only have to share with others if you want to.
Noteworthy features that don’t catch a buyer’s eye from the pictures, but that are equally as important as many of the designer touches, include landscape lighting, a mosquito misting and cool mist system, and a 20,000-watt gas generator. And as expected, a state-of-the-art security system with interior and exterior cameras to ensure that all is as it should at your dream home—safe and serene.
Bonnie Bauer – Hickman + Weber Group
Bonnie Bauer is a member of the Hickman + Weber Real Estate Group. Hickman + Weber Real Estate Group is comprised of five associates with diverse professional backgrounds who are committed to client satisfaction. This commitment, combined with over 45 years of experience in residential real estate and an extensive knowledge of Dallas’ best neighborhoods, has led the group to be consistently ranked among the top real estate agents in Dallas-Fort Worth.