My New Dwelling: At Residence in Oakland

The couple’s commitment to sheltering dogs has grown to the point where they now count seven dogs as members of their family.

Sheila Stanfield and Bob Cox are both of those in their 70s. Their previous household had 4 bedrooms, all upstairs. To allow them to age in put, they made the decision that they desired a house that had a downstairs grasp bedroom. 

“It received real aged going for walks up and down individuals stairs each individual working day,” Sheila said. 

The pair contacted Thomas Henze, a genuine estate agent with Keller Williams Realty. They wished his enable on two fronts – to promote their latest house and to help them come across a new property that was greater suited to their wants.

“Sheila and Bob have been referred to me by Sheila’s daughter, whom I experienced recognized through household connections,” Thomas stated. “Their money circumstance was this kind of that they were able to order their new residence just before they marketed their former property.”

Front elevation

Bob had retired from the Transportation Protection Administration and the Military, so spot was not a huge concern for him. On the other hand, Sheila works at West Most cancers Center and Research Institute on Wolf River Boulevard in Germantown and needed a convenient commute from property to operate. They started their home hunt in Cordova.

“Thomas confirmed us 4 or 5 homes, then we found 1 in Oakland that we really preferred,” Sheila said. “We desired 4 bedrooms with the learn bed room currently being downstairs, a swimming pool, at minimum 2½ bathrooms (with the master bath remaining roomy) and a two-automobile garage.”

Having a first floor master bedroom was what prompted Sheila and Bob to look for a new home.

The pair identified just what they ended up seeking for in a modern, two-tale brick residence built in 2006 in the Waters of Concealed Springs neighborhood of Oakland. They compensated $299,500 for additional than 2,700 square toes of residing room. The residence had a big learn suite with luxury learn bathtub which include double vanity, separate shower and jacuzzi tub on the 1st ground. Also, there was a eating room, independent from a great space, and an consume-in kitchen area that incorporated a breakfast bar and a pantry. A preserving area or fireside area was found just off the kitchen area. For enough storage there were being pull-down stairs that led to an attic. On the outdoors, there was a fenced backyard with stunning landscaping and an in-floor swimming pool. Additionally, there was a new protected pergola, a gazebo and a storage creating. A new architectural roof, new exterior paint and new paint on most interior spaces produced this a home they could shift into with out experiencing a prolonged listing of tasks.

The living room is open and has plenty of seating for when family and friends gather.

“However, we did make a single change as we moved in,” Bob reported. “We taken out the carpet downstairs and experienced vinyl flooring put in. That alter was completed to reward our seven canine, fifty percent of which are rescues.”

The dining room has plenty of space for a family gathering.

“We both of those like our new home and are grateful to Thomas each individual working day for showing it to us,” Sheila mentioned. “There’s an inside balcony from the 2nd flooring that overlooks the dwelling space. It is good that the dwelling and eating rooms are absolutely open up, and that there is a individual fireplace area. And we like that the master lavatory is massive with a wander-in closet. The pergola and the gazebo are just some of the other specific characteristics that we like about our new dwelling. In point, we approach on acquiring married subsequent 12 months, possibly in the spring or early summer time, in our backyard underneath the gazebo.”

A new black stainless refrigerator anchors the color scheme for the kitchen and other appliances will be installed within the coming weeks.

Emily Adams Keplinger is a freelance reporter who produced this aspect for the Advertising and marketing Section.