For families looking to live in a northern suburb, today’s Tuesday Two Hundred offers a chance to get a lot of house for under $300K with the opportunity to totally personalize the space.
The Richardson house at 5403 Kingston Dr. is 2,158 square feet with four bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and an open floorplan in the shared rooms. Located near Renner and Murphy roads, east of Central Expressway, this Collin County house is zoned for Plano ISD, and its elementary, Miller, earns a 10 out of 10 rating from GreatSchools.org.
There’s a nice-sized backyard, and the house is just one block from the 417-acre Breckinridge Park, with trails, pavilions, picnic and playground areas, a gazebo, 12 soccer fields, two softball fields, three ponds, and tons of undeveloped green space. It’s also about a 10-minute drive from the CityLine mixed-use development.
HOA dues are a very reasonable $90 per quarter, and the house itself was listed Sunday by Kurt Buehler with Keller Williams Realty Dallas Metro North for $250,000 ($116 per square foot).
From the entry hall to the bedrooms, this house is clean, spacious, and bright. A few aspects feel a tad dated (it was built in 1994), but those are mostly cosmetic issues. It has good bones and an open layout that would make updates easy to implement.
The living and formal dining rooms have laminate floors, as well as a gas-starter fireplace and floor-to-ceiling built-in bookshelves/cabinets. The eat-in kitchen has an island with a gas cooktop, a breakfast bar, built-in desk, large bay window, and ample cabinet space. This feels like the most dated of the interior spaces—painting the cabinets and walls and putting in a snazzy backsplash would give it a much more current look. The mismatched appliances are also a bit of an eyesore.
A separate utility room nearby has full-size washer and dryer hookups. The master bedroom measures 15-by-14, and has an ensuite bathroom with a corner garden tub, separate vanities, separate shower, and walk-in closets. The other three bedrooms are 12-by-11 or 12-by-10 with plenty of closet space and lots of natural light.
The cabinets in both bathrooms both feel stuck in 1994 and, like the kitchen, could probably use an update, but the sink and light fixtures are newer. Several mature trees add a friendly note to the backyard, which has a covered patio and some landscaping.
With its proximity to the Richardson Telecom Corridor and Plano ISD schools, this house has a great location for people looking to live in a northern suburb. In Dallas proper, it’s rare to find four bedrooms and over 2,000 square feet for $250,000—this Richardson house offers all that, and an interior that’s totally ready for personalization.