Tom Landy is a legend in NFL circles, but especially for fans of the Dallas Cowboys, he’s a Mount Rushmore-type figure.
Landry, who died in 2000, was the first ever coach of the Cowboys, perhaps one of the most iconic franchises in sports. He coached the Cowboys for 29 iconic seasons, racking up 250 wins compared to 162 losses. He also tied six times in his career, but those numbers all pale in comparison to the two Super Bowl championships he won for Dallas.
If you’re wondering if this freelance sports writer turned full-time Realtor is falling into old sports writing habits fret not. This is a real estate blog, after all, and we’ve got plenty to discuss regarding Landry’s former house.
The coaching legend’s four-bedroom, three-bathroom ranch has just recently hit the open market over in Dallas’ Hockaday neighborhood, and it’s demanding quite a heavy price tag. Of course, some of that has to do with the fact that the house is basically a piece of Dallas sports and cultural history, but this is definitely a nice house. Landry had it built for his family in the 1960’s, and it has aged well.
According to dmagazine.com, the current owner has renovated the house to keep it up to date, and the pictures do that justice. Of course, it’s never a good idea to trust pictures alone when looking to buy a house (Realtors are great at marketing, guys), but this house seems like it would impress in-person as well.
It’s a 4,000 square foot ranch with a very open floor plan and the white walls and finishes make it seem even bigger. The kitchen, in particular, is right on point with the current style. The white subway tile backsplash is extremely popular right now and it looks great with the white cabinets and stainless steel appliances.
The master bedroom is huge and, again, it looks even bigger because of the light finishes as well as the huge wall of windows looking outside. Never underestimate how an open window can open up a room and make it look bigger (I always open the shades or blinds when doing open houses) and you can never go wrong by painting a wall white — just like the windows it really opens things up.
According to Realtor.com, Landry built the home in 1962 and lived there until 1978. The current owner bought the house for $795,000 in 2015, made renovations and is now listing the home for sale for $1.25 million.
This is a house that some lucky Cowboys fan somewhere is going to immediately fall in love with and it’s nice and historic enough to perhaps demand some competition in the offer process — thus it may even sell above asking price.
Talk about a great investment.
Featured Photo Credit: DAVE PERRY-MILLER
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