Splurge vs. Steal is a new feature on CandysDirt.com. Every week, we look at two properties that offer something in common, but are miles apart in their asking price.
One of the popular neighborhoods in Uptown is State Thomas, a Dallas Landmark District with a rich history. It began as the first steetcar suburb, later becoming a thriving African American community. But time was not kind to State Thomas and by the 1980s, decaying infrastructure, suburban flight, and lack of investment had taken their toll.
Through the work of local property owners and the city, State Thomas saw redevelopment begin in the late 1980s. Today, the area thrives with nightlife, restaurants, recreation, and entertainment. Townhomes, apartments, and the largest collection of Victorian-era houses remaining in Dallas create a plethora of living options, none of them inexpensive: this neighborhood is hot and people pay a premium to live here.
For today’s Splurge vs. Steal, pick your favorite State Thomas townhome from the two we’ve found. They’re both excellent examples of what’s available right now in the neighborhood, both with a brownstone feel. Leave us a comment with your pick!
Splurge: End Unit with over 2,700 Square Feet, Rooftop Deck
The end unit at 2719 State St. is a delight, with an interior inspired by Clive Christian, high ceilings, and an open floorplan on the second story. This townhome has three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, and 2,707 square feet on three stories, built in 2009.
The grand entryway has a three-story stairway with gorgeous wrought-iron railings and that first level has a guest bedrooms and two-car garage, as well. On the second level, you’ll find hand-scraped five-inch rustic hardwoods and an easy flow. The kitchen in this beauty is easily fit for a chef, with a large center island, granite countertops, and high-end stainless steel appliances, including a convection oven and gas range. The master bedroom has a fireplace and that ensuite bathroom a garden tub, sitting area, and walk-in closets. Panoramic views from the rooftop deck are the icing on the cake.
This State Thomas townhome was listed Aug. 30 by Greg Cunningham with JP & Associates Realtors Plano for $769,900, reduced to $749,900. Monthly HOA dues are $125 and include front yard and common area maintenance, management fees, and the sprinkler system.
Steal: Beautifully Updated Townhome with Walk-up Appeal, Balcony Views
Three hundred feet away, find our steal at 2484 Worthington St., a beautifully updated townhome. Like our splurge, this is a quiet street with no nighttime bar noise. It has two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bath, and 1,913 square feet on three stories, built in 2003.
The first floor has a two-car garage, guest room, and wood stairs leading to the main floor, where the hardwoods continue. It’s a lovely space with high ceilings, open floorplan, and a luxe kitchen with breakfast bar, granite countertops, gas range, drawer microwave, Wolf vent hood, and Sub-Zero wine cooler. The third-floor master bath features an 18-inch deep soaker tub with heated backrest, walk-in shower with dual shower heads, and an Elfa custom closet system. Nearby, the study has a closet and balcony.
This State Thomas townhome was listed Sept. 22 by Jeff Cheney with Keller Williams Frisco Stars for $585,000. Annual HOA dues are $895 and include maintenance of common areas and management fees.