Friday Four Hundred: Best of Both Worlds in Vickery Park! Historic District Charm With All-New Interiors!

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5527 Richard Front

This is exactly the kind of home I like. It’s in a quaint and accessible historic district near a ton of amenities, and it’s got absolutely none of the problems you often find with historic homes, such as horrible ventilation, mis-matched kitchens, sloping foundations, a complete lack of closet space, and antiquated bathrooms.

5527 Richard Living

This home, at 5527 Richard Avenue, is gorgeous inside. It hast three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a beautiful eat-in kitchen with a monster island, a gigantic master suite with a wet bar (yes, you read that right! A wet bar in the master!) and a wonderful balcony and back porch. This 2,999-square-foot stunner is on the market for $499,000 and listed by Nancy Speck of the Speck Realty Group.

5527 Richard Kitchen

Although the listing info says this Craftsman-style home was built in 1922, much of the house is completely remodeled. The only problem with this is that in the course of remodeling, Historic homes often lose some of their charm. Still, don’t let that keep you from marveling at some of the great updates on this home, like the open floor plan on the first level that connects the living area to the kitchen just about seamlessly.

The kitchen is beautiful, especially the oversized island. The counters are granite and the backsplash is marble and the cabinets are custom. All of it is gorgeous. The appliances are all stainless steel, too, which you would expect from a home in this price point.

5527 Richard Sunroom

There’s a sunroom right off the kitchen that is a perfect spot for a chaise lounge, or maybe a little conversation set to enjoy the rays during the winter months. It also gives you a great view of the backyard, which is a good size for a family of 4.

5527 Richard Master

Upstairs you’ll find a gigantic master suite. I mean, this is the largest master I have ever seen in a home this old. The room is a whopping 28 x 16! Incredible! It has a ton of windows and room for a separate sitting area.

5527 Richard Master Wet Bar

Another great feature of this master is the coffee wet bar just outside the oversized balcony. This is a great feature you don’t see very often. It’s perfect, because if you put a little bistro set on the balcony, you have a great spot for a morning cup, which you don’t have to go downstairs to get! Genius!

5527 Richard Master Bath

The master bath is huge, and is a five-piece outfit. The shower and tub combo is a little weird for me. I’m not sure what the idea was to put the tub in the same divided area with the shower, which is huge. Still, I’ll get over that because, man, did you see the size of that shower?

5527 Richard Back

Want to find out more about this house? You can get a glimpse inside on April 7 during the open house!


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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