This month’s featured home, located a few stone throws from Mansfield High School and the rapidly growing area of Broad and Highway 287, is pretty much what the pictures suggest – assuming they suggest to you a place that is equal parts elegant, roomy and comfortable.
It’s also on the market, and you can find how to inquire about it at the end of this story.
First, though, consider the second word in the aforementioned description. The 4,847-quare-foot dwelling anchors a .43-acre lot, so, yes, it’s amply roomy. The photographs on this and the next few pages provide ample evidence supporting the other outstanding qualities, as well.
The current owners, Mike and Denise Snow, have lived there for the past five years, having been attracted to the home’s convenience to DFW airport and the proximity to both Fort Worth and Dallas.
Mike is an executive consultant with Dekra, and Denise is a homemaker. There are no children in the home, but the Snows have two adult children and five grandchildren.
“The home is located in a beautiful gated community that is quiet and private,” Denise says. “We were drawn to the gorgeous pool and the open and spacious floor plan of the home. Additionally, the connected cabana with its 3/4 bathroom and kitchenette has made a wonderful workout space for us.” >>>
It doesn’t hurt, she adds, that the house is located near Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park with its many walking and nature trails.
While many parts of the dwelling hold special places in the Snows’ hearts, Denise didn’t hesitate to cite one area, in particular.
“Our most favorite spot is the outdoor living area around the pool,” she says. “The sound of the water splashing in the spa is relaxing and peaceful. We also spend a great deal of time in the main living area, which is open to the great cook’s kitchen. The reading spot we created in front of the fireplace in the main living area is also attractive to us, especially when it’s chilly outside and the fireplace is on.
The four-bedroom house dates to 2008 on the property tax records, and, while it has stood the test of time well, the Snows have been able to add some personal touches since moving in.
“We have done a few minor renovations to the home since owning it,” Denise says. “We replaced carpet with wood flooring in the master bedroom which is located on the first floor. We opened up the kitchen to have a clear sight line into the main living area, and we rebuilt the entertainment area and bookshelves in that room.”
The home’s interior also has been repainted with neutral colors, and the entire second floor has new carpet. “In 2017,” Denise says, “we replaced the granite in the kitchen and wet bar, and in the laundry room we replaced the Formica with granite.”
A house of this ilk is ideal for entertaining, and the Snows especially revel in their opportunities to do that once the temperature rises – it should be noted, though, that their go-to place is still useful even on chillier days. “The pool is our favorite spot for entertaining.” Denise says. “We enjoy seeing it filled with ‘kids’ young and old. The spa and pool are equipped with a heater, and it’s fun to see the steam coming off the pool while swimming when the temperatures are cold.”
Inside, the Snows spend a lot of time in and around the kitchen and a living area that provides a beautiful view of the backyard. “The open concept kitchen and living area that opens onto the large patio and pool are perfect for entertaining,” Denise says. “Guests tend to gravitate toward the kitchen’s large island or sit at the bar and chat. We have also enjoyed many dinners with children, grandchildren and extended family gathered around the table in the spacious dining room.”
While the “grown-ups” like to linger in those areas, Denise says “the upstairs living area is a favorite for the many children that visit as they open drawers and cabinets in search of their preferred toys and games.”
Although the Snows are looking to sell, they have cherished several aspects of the home that make it special. “To begin with,” Denise says, “the home’s location within Mansfield is prime due to the access to the 360 toll road and Highway 287. Joe Pool Lake is a quick, 20-minute drive, as is AT&T Stadium. The convenience of grocery stores and nearby shopping centers and restaurants is a plus. And, of course, the home is spacious and perfect for large gatherings of family and friends.“
Snow’s appraisal must be music to the ears of real estate professional Linda Magazzine, who is marketing the dwelling. To find out more about it, call her at 817-980-8733.