Getting ready for the new school year looks different for many families this year. Regardless if classes are virtual or in-person, one thing that can be certain is making sure the kids take on every school day with a good meal. That means having the perfect kitchen space for breakfast, lunch, snack time and dinner.
Streamline your back-to-school routine with these 10 delectable kitchens.
As summer begins to dwindle, it seems as if the Texas heat is here to stay a little longer. A cabana is the perfect place to sneak away from the sun during a relaxing day at the pool, and it is the best hangout spot when you have guests over.
We’ve gathered 11 beautiful cabanas worth catching some shade in.
For many, the perfect remedy after a long day at the office is a nice glass of whiskey on the rocks. With this miniature, personalized oak barrel that ages spirits to peak flavor, offer dad a personal spin to his favorite whiskey brand.
It might be time to retire old, worn-out grilling accessories. This tool set includes a two-prong fork, spatula, tongs, a basting brush and, not to mention, a durable steel case. After all, the Fourth of July is right around the corner. Let dad grill in style.
Set on a corner .34-acre lot, this updated ranch-style home checks all the boxes with a spacious floor plan, pool and multiple areas for outdoor entertaining. Offered for $768,000 by Top Producers Kim and Taylor Gromatzky with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, 7523 Azalea Lane features 3,604 square feet (per tax appraisal) that include formal living and dining rooms, family room, four bedrooms, four full baths, sunroom, pool, and two-car garage.
“Everything about this home makes it a wonderful haven for daily living and entertaining family and friends,” says Kim Gromatzky. “From its hardwood floors and large windows with plantation shutters, to its neutral color palette and beautifully finished kitchen and baths, its move-in ready.”
The entry is flanked by a handsome study and chic living room that flows seamlessly into the dining room.
“One of the great features of this home is the large windows that infuse the interior with beautiful natural light,” adds Taylor Gromatzky.
At the center of the home is a bright kitchen outfitted with a center island with breakfast bar seating, crisp white cabinetry, sleek black granite countertops, stainless appliances and a fresh mix of black-and-white tile. It opens to three areas of the home—the dining room, family room and sunroom that opens to the pool—creating a convenient hub that makes it easy to stay connected with the rest of the family or guests.
The spacious master suite is a quiet retreat with his-and-hers closets and French doors that open to the pool and patio. Clad in natural stone, the master bath is a luxe space for daily rituals with dual vanities, soaking tub and separate shower.
Outdoors, the covered deck with pergola, large patio, and pool with built-in spa are perfect al fresco relaxing, while the grassy lawn offers plenty of room for children and pets to play.
For more information or to schedule a private showing, please contact Kim or Taylor Gromatzky at 214-802-5025.
So many of our lifetime memories have to do with “home.” Of course, there’s the first house we bought. Where we lived as newlyweds. Where we brought our first child home from the hospital, adding a few more over the years. And then there’s the neighborhood. The families we became friends and had block parties with, borrowed lawn tools from and joined on the porch to watch the kids play in the sprinklers over a glass of lemonade. The local shopping center where we went at least three times a week for groceries and what-nots. And finally the schools where we experienced some tearful first days and a few joyful graduations. It’s your own little world for awhile and when the time comes, it’s hard to leave. But when you do, you want others to understand and appreciate all the wonderful ways you and your family benefitted from it all.
The owners of 11031 Lawnhaven Drive, just on the outskirts of Preston Hollow in North Dallas, are in the position to leave. But rather than just let all the marketing and promotion of their home fall on their listing agent, Angela McCants, they are eager to help out by providing insights prospective buyers don’t often get. In addition to the concrete facts — like that it’s four bedrooms, three baths and 2,665 square feet set on .35 acres along a greenbelt — they are shedding light on what it’s actually like to live there.
“We fell in love with this house in 1993. It was an easy drive to our business, six miles away in the Park Cities. We loved being surrounded by and having the option to attend numerous public and private schools for our kids, Pre-K through High School. It is convenient to our favorite restaurants and stores in the Preston Royal and Preston Forest Shopping Centers. And quick access to 75/Central and the Dallas North Tollway makes this neighborhood central to the entire city.”
“The split bedroom house plan proved to be ideal for us as our kids grew older. We enjoyed the peace and quiet of the master bedroom separated from the rest of the house. The large sitting room that adjoins the master, with the huge picture window, was the perfect place to watch the kids play in the backyard while riding our exercise bike or working at the desk. And, when the kids left for college it was easy to convert one bedroom to a hobby room, and another for house guests without disrupting the ambiance of the master.”
“With the open floor plan, large family gatherings and meals were easy to accommodate as we could set up to three dining areas within earshot of each other.”
“French doors leading to the covered patio and large backyard makes this a great house for entertaining.”
“The green space behind the house, now known as the Northaven Trail, is a favorite place to throw a frisbee, walk the dogs, and bike with the kids. The neighboring elementary school, George Bannerman Dealey Montessori Academy occasionally shows family friendly movies on the Trail just a half a block away [near the Little Free Library]. The Neighborhood Crime Watch is rated one of the best in the city, and the Association hosts seasonal events throughout the year. St. Marks School of Texas is also walking distance.”
McCants says of this property, “I really appreciate their willingness to express how much this home has meant to them, as they prepare to let the next owners take over. It’s priced to sell at $639,900. It has great character and solid bones, so all someone needs to do is renovate/expand and personalize this home for the next generation to start making memories.”
For more information on this home, please contact Angela McCants at (214)207-4218.