This home in Old Lake Highlands has two rock climbing walls inside

The owners of this 1953 home in Old Lake Highlands did a renovation in 2018 that blended the old and new in its design. Perhaps the most unique feature of the redesign is that the house has two rock climbing walls, one in the stairwell and another in the home gym.

Co-listing agent Barbara Arredondo of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty said the homeowners are avid rock climbers who worked to marry the old and the new in the renovation process. The midcentury home now has a contemporary farmhouse feel, she said.

One of the homeowners is an architect, Arredondo said, and that expertise helped make the addition feel seamless.

“When you do it that way, then you’re going to get a house that does look cohesive,” Arredondo said, adding that it’s hard to tell where the old structure meets the new at this home.

The home at 502 Bondstone Drive has three bedrooms, three bathrooms and two half-bathrooms in 3,150 square feet of space. If you’re looking at the home from the front curb, the right side of the structure is the original 1950s house, which Arredondo estimated was about 1,200 square feet before the addition.

A living room sits just inside the home’s entrance and is open to the nearby kitchen. The kitchen has cabinets, a refrigerator and a sink along two walls and a large island in the center that holds the stove and oven and a wine refrigerator. Another countertop section in the space has a second sink, additional storage and seating. A door in the kitchen provides access to the backyard.

The home has a storm shelter hidden behind a bookcase next to the stairs. The downstairs also includes a dining area, a family room, a hallway that has a built-in desk and the home’s gym.

Arredondo said the home has two primary suites, one on each level. The downstairs primary suite has a walk-in closet and a bathroom with a separate bathtub and shower. There’s another bedroom on the first level and an additional full bathroom.

The primary suite on the second level has an en suite bathroom and a walk-in closet with a desk space. This walk-in closet could be considered a bonus room, and it connects the primary suite to the upstairs office. The office has a loft space accessible by a ladder and a balcony.

Outside, the home has a saltwater pool that Arredondo said was added in 2020. The home is on a 0.27-acre corner lot.

“It has such a presence,” Arredondo said of the way the home is placed on the lot, angled toward the corner with a “panoramic” look.

The Dallas home is listed for $1,125,000 by Barbara Arredondo and Sandra Najera of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.

This is part of our Posh Properties series, providing a glimpse inside nice homes in North Texas for those who love to look at houses. It is not paid for or presented by area real estate agents or companies.

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