This week’s Inwood Bank and Mortgage treasure is a listing at 5234 Monticello Avenue in the heart of the M Streets that will take your heart away. Listed with the darling curl-haired girl Juliette Bouchard at Dallas City Center Realtors, it is flawless and won’t be available for long because it packs 3258 square feet of gorgeous, brand new, 2014-style living into all those inches while retaining the charm and character of the 1930’s. Which is what we are told the new buyers, Gen X and the Millennials, all want.
(I guess they liked their grand parents’ style better than their parents!)
You get four bedrooms, four full baths and a security system, which you need not just in the M Streets but everywhere these days, even in Allen! There is a second story master suite with a sitting room and fireplace and huge, soak-y bath. Never fear, there is a master downstairs as well. This room also has a 90-inch flat screen TV so it could double as a media room. I’d get a Murphy bed and triple it as a guest suite, because I’d use the guest quarters as the world headquarters of CandysDirt! This also allows flexibility because when the kids get older, mom and dad could move up here and put the guest room downstairs.
So again, you get two master bedrooms in this house, making it one of the few east of Central that could also be multi-generational. There are plantation shutters everywhere, because we don;t do curtains, do we? And those dark chocolate hardwoods that are original and so yummy I could serve Christmas dessert on them… be still my heart.
Kitchen? Totally gutted and remade, as new as the new construction down the street: craftsman style with a farmhouse sink, granite counters, gleaming high-end appliances and a walk-in pantry . On top of all of this, you get detached guest quarters with full bath and storage above the rear one-car garage that I would use as a home office and deduct, deduct, deduct. There is a seven-foot tall lighted privacy fence, which I guess is a good thing, and beautiful landscaping on a trim .16 of an acre lot that has just enough landscaping to make you exercise that green thumb but not ruin your manicure. Asking $799,000. Schools are Stonewall Jackson and Long.
Juliette, my dear, you’ve got yourself a hot one! Almost as hot as the good folks at Inwood Mortgage are when you say, I need a mortgage!