Here’s another installment in our every-so-often series of homes that look better than their photographs. That’s at least what I think of 2515 Peavy Road, a three-bedroom, two-bath traditional in a very hot area of East Dallas called Alger Park/Ash Creek.
This very tidy and well-maintained traditional is just what the doctor ordered for first-time homebuyers who want a great investment. The sellers have done some upgrading of their own, leaving no trace of the multi-colored Dal-Tile in either of the bathrooms — a feature so prevalent it deserves its own decor dissection.
What you won’t see in this listing is a good photo that really encapsulates the way this house shows. Most of the photos are taken at odd angles, not showing you the layout of either bathrooms, the living room, or where they are in relation to one another. It’s like watching the highlight reel from a spectacular World Series game — you get the gist of what happened, but it would be way better in context.
So yes, we see the cool exposed brick wall that houses a gas fireplace, but where is that in relation to the living areas and the dining room? And yes, we see that there are marble floors and shower surround in one of the bathrooms, but is it in the master suite, or is it across from the vanity? This is one of those missed opportunities for a professional photographer and some serious staging to really show off this home.
Still, it’s a great deal for an area that is seeing a surge in values. It’s listed for a recently reduced $199,900 by Michael Schmidt of White Rock Lake Real Estate. Besides having gorgeous wood floors, a great little galley kitchen with granite counters, and a wonderful covered rear porch, it has new windows, tons of closets, and an oversized two-car garage.
I just wish you could get the whole picture of what this home offers in the photos.