This home is just a great combination of old-world charm and new-world conveniences in one of the most coveted and accessible historic districts in Dallas. And considering that 5101 Victor will be open on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m., you can drop in and check it out after you’ve had brunch at the Swiss Avenue Mother’s Day Home Tour.
This house puts the “class” in “classic,” folks. It has tons of original details without skimping on the updates. It does, however, maintain the kind of charm that makes prairie homes popular with conservationists. That includes hardwood floors, tons of gorgeous moulding, beautiful windows, wainscoting, French doors, and columns everywhere.
With more than 2,700 square feet, this home is spacious and gracious. There are three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a detached garage, and a front porch that you can live on. There’s also a third-floor area that has been converted to a sitting or music room, whichever you prefer. It’s priced at $445,000, which is totally reasonable.
The kitchen is, well, kind of blah. It has been opened to the living area via a pass-through, though, which is great. It is kind of small, especially considering the size of the house, but it gets the job done. I do like the mullioned glass cabinets, and the fact that the fridge is actually in the kitchen near the cooktop is really great. Most homes built around the turn of the century don’t have room for so many large appliances in the kitchen.
The master bedrooms is a good size, but here’s another one of those homes with an exterior door in the master suite. I think it opens to a covered porch, which, if you add a little coffee maker to this bedroom, I’m sold. I love the paint colors, and that huge closet is a definite plus.
The adjoining master bath has been redone, but I love that the sellers maintained some of the home’s period character by using hex tile on the floor and inside the huuuuuuuge shower. Man, that’s just a gigantic shower! And it has skylights! What a great touch!
The backyard has an expansive deck and several other seating areas for guests. It’s a great little garden for hanging out in when the weather permits! All-in-all, this is a fabulous house and you should definitely see it in person on Sunday!