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C&W Antiques Oct 2020

Real estate agent Carolyn Casselberry, who is listing the home featured on this and the ensuing pages, will likely pique the interest of prospective buyers the moment she shares this “bullet point” with them: “It was formerly the home of Nolan Ryan,” Casselberry says.

Yes, she’s talking about THE Nolan Ryan, Texas Rangers legend and baseball Hall of Famer. But, just in case those prospective buyers aren’t into The Great Game, Casselberry can play some hardball by also noting these pertinent facts about the dwelling in the Loch N Green neighborhood: It anchors a 3.9-acre lot and covers 4,024 square feet, with four bedrooms, 3.5 baths and more than a little stately elegance.

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Currently, Thad and Michelle Pittman reside in the North Arlington home, which is a few miles west of both Globe Life Park and Field (hence, part of its appeal to Ryan). Since 1997, Thad, a real estate broker, and Michelle, a former IBM Software developer, have shared the dwelling with son Payne, 26, a 2016 University of Texas at Arlington grad, and daughter Paxton, 22, a student at Texas Christian University.

Thad admits the notion of living in the former home of a Hall of Fame Ranger helped draw the Pittmans to the house over two decades ago. “We also liked that the home is located on a quiet cul de sac with minimal traffic,” he says. “And we were drawn to the open floorplan with spacious bedrooms.”

Loch N Green is a relatively new part of the renowned Interlochen neighborhood and features 32 homes mainly within three courts. Interlochen is famous for its Christmas lights events, but Thad says he and his family are particularly partial to the development’s beautiful canals, walking and biking trails and picturesque park.

With that setting noted, what’s inside the home holds ample appeal, as well. Thad says  he and Michelle especially love the floorplan – lots of open space for crafting rooms that can easily breathe – and the large backyard with a diving pool and spa.

Over time, the Pittmans have enhanced their home with a variety of personal touches.

“We have updated all the bathrooms, the kitchen and we expanded the utility room, incorporating granite countertops, travertine backslashes, new sinks and faucets,” Thad says. “We’ve also repainted and added wood floors and stamped concrete. We updated the pool tile and refinished it with pebble tech.”

Those enhancements to an already stellar structure have given Thad and Michelle an ideal place for entertaining family and friends, both in the open spaces indoors and in the backyard, with the patio, pool and spa.

“We’ll definitely miss our large, very private backyard pool and hot tub spa,” Thad says.

As noted at the top of this story, the home is on the market and is listed by Casselberry, who is part of the Ebby Halliday “More” group of real estate agents. To find out more about the home, call her at 817-654-3737 or visit her at ebby.com/agents_offices/find_agent/info/carolyncasselberry.

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