Steve Holy’s breakout hit, “Good Morning Beautiful,” stood atop the country charts for five straight weeks in 2002, sparking a fire that has continued to smolder throughout his decade-long career.
It also sparked the inspiration for some major real estate. Check out this precious New Orleans style colonial at 5726 Vickery in lower Greenville. Built in 2003, it has three bedrooms, three full and two half bathrooms, and was Holy’s first grand house after he hit the country charts.
The Dallas born country star had held tight from his first big break in 1993, when he beat out 500 hopefuls in the Dallas-Fort Worth area Johnnie High Country Review, the same contest that launched the career of LeAnn Rimes. After his break in Dallasdeal he signed with Curb Records. Three years later in 2000, his debut album, Blue Moon, was released.
Three years later, this house was produced. Perfect for a bachelor or a family of four, the home is uber walkable to lower Greenville Avenue and Robert E. Lee Elementary School and the pre-kindergarten program, .02 miles away. Walk your child to school as often as you’d like!
The interiors are finished in high-level rustic charm, with wide-planked hardwoods and stained concrete, knotty pine cabinets, bookcases and trim, handsome granites and slate. There are balconies and a typical French style courtyard complete with fountain.
You enter through a front French door to a small foyer. In true New Orleans style, the entire front of the house can be opened to the front porch and gardens for a special party. The large living room opens to a secondary living area with a cozy fireplace. here, too, is a large powder bath. The kitchen is beyond with breakfast room, and there is a den off the kitchen that could be an office, bedroom or third living area. This room opens to the three car attached garage.
Steve built this home AFTER “Good Morning Beautiful”, so budget-conscious materials went out the back door. The kitchen has top of the line appliances –Wolf oven — and fixtures.
There is a metal spiral staircase from this room up, more on where that leads, later.
Directly opposite the front door is the grand staircase up to the bedrooms. There are three — plus three full bathroom, the master being the largest with fireplace, balcony and sitting area, and spa bath with separate tub and shower. Also upstairs: a roomy laundry room with sink. Makes total sense because the bedrooms are all up.
The back of the house carries a major surprise. Walk down the hall, towards the spiral staircase down to the kitchen, and see a full bar and mini kitchen — wine cooler, fridge, even a dishwasher. Then continue to find a huge, media/game room right through the door, atop the 3-car garage. This room has the wide-planked hardwoods and wainscoting. There is even another half bath.
You can imagine the celebrating that took place at this bar, in this celebratory room, when in 2006 Holy again reached #1 with the playful “Brand New Girlfriend.”
In October of 2013, Holy and his family sold their Vickery home and moved to Lakewood. That home has flirted with MLS, being listed for $2,199,000 brought down to $1,999,000. The Holys still own it, according to Dallas County tax records.
5726 Vickery is listed at $895,000, reduced from $949,000, with Dave Perry-Miller’s Alex Roostai, and is very much in “move it, move it” mode. If you are looking for a “good luck” house in East Dallas, le voila!