Thursday Three Hundred: Updates Make a Difference, And This Cute Craftsman Will Be Worth The Investment!

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5930 Richmond FrontWhile this house isn’t technically $300,000, it will be worth at least that much when you renovate the kitchen. Located in the Belmont Addition, this cute Craftsman at 5930 Richmond Avenue is listed by Dallas City Center at $290,000.

That’s a fair price considering that, while this home is fresh and pretty on the outside, several rooms inside are still quite dated. And while I am a staunch believer in curb appeal, you can’t fix everything with great landscaping. Still, this house has so much going for it! It’s a two-bedroom, two-bath house in a great neighborhood — within walking distance to Whole Foods — and is in the Woodrow Wilson High School attendance area.

5930 Richmond Living

There are two living spaces separated by a single glass door. If you wanted drama, I guess you would have two French doors, but whatever. One is more formal with a fireplace, with a view out to the street. It has fresh paint, which makes the gorgeous hardwood floors really pop.

5930 Richmond DenThe den is less formal, and is a great place to watch a game. From here, the rest of the house has been opened up, with doorways expanded and views unencumbered straight through to the kitchen. That was a great idea, I just wish they had opened up the formal living area a little more. It feels a bit closed off from the rest of the house.

5930 Richmond Dining

From there you move to the dining area, which is more of a nook because of the layout of the breakfast bar area of the kitchen. Still, the dining table takes advantage of a lovely little windowed area. And those hardwoods again! Gorgeous! I also like the Tiffany-style fixtures, which definitely keep in tune with the home’s age.

5930 Richmond Kitchen

Now, the kitchen, that’s the real stumper. The owners shelled out for a tumbled stone backsplash, new countertops, a breakfast bar to give a home to the range, which is often placed rather haphazardly in homes built in the 1920s due to the large size of older gas ranges (they took up entire sides of the room!), and a new refrigerator and dishwasher. But why do all that and not re-face the kitchen cabinets?

5930 Richmond Master

Most of the rest of the house is repainted and looks as clean as the outside. The master has an attached office/nursery/exercise room that could use a little help. Still, it’s a great looking house, and a pretty decent sized one, too, at 1,848 square feet.


5930 Richmond bathThe backyard has a large concrete patio for entertaining, but if you really want to make it party central, add a covered deck or a hot tub! That would make you a popular stop with the neighbors!

5930 Richmond Backyard


Joanna England

If Executive Editor Joanna England could house hunt forever, she absolutely would. Instead she covers the North Texas housing market and the economy for While she started out with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Joanna's work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News as well as several local media outlets. When she's not knitting or hooping, or enjoying White Rock Lake, she's behind the lens of her camera. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, son, and their furry and feathered menagerie.

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