Craftsman Style at 5848 Prospect Avenue is an Abode Fit for Your Fave TV Family

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Squee! I feel like this custom craftsman-style home at 5848 Prospect Avenue could easily serve as the set for some adorable prime-time TV family. How cute is this house? Cute and smart, apparently! Built in 2011 by JLD Custom Homes, this beauty is Energy Star Certified, with an interior as precious as its drive-up. The location is hard to get over, too. It’s walking-distance to Lower Greenville and just two short miles to White Rock Lake. If you work downtown, that adds up to a pretty painless commute.

Listed by Jan Baldwin with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty for $679,900, this three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath stunner features a modern floor plan wrapped up in the ultra-charming exterior of a bygone era. And every inch of its 2,372 square feet feels warm and inviting.

Let’s get another eyeful of that curb appeal, shall we? Great lines, wonderfully recreated Craftsman details, and clean landscaping – this is just a really nice-looking house.

Inside doesn’t disappoint, either. Pop through the front door and you find a two-story foyer that’s a bit unexpected and highlights what the listing calls an ‘authentic Craftsman staircase.’ It’s really attractive. Aside from the staircase, the Craftsman details on the interior are few, but the house is lovely, regardless.

Off the foyer, there’s a great study with plenty of space to be a shared office and a powder bath.

The open-concept living and dining area offers a lot of flexible family space, with details like plantation shutters and a cozy gas fireplace. Ooh, and correct me if I’m wrong, but it appears to be wired for surround sound. Added bonus!

Now, for my taste, between the floors and the cabinetry, this would ordinarily feel like too much similarly-toned wood all in one place. But honestly, I think it works here, and creates a warm, cozy atmosphere. And, actually, perhaps that’s why they went with the gray trim – it does a fantastic job of creating contrast. I really dig it.

The kitchen is nicely finished out with stainless double ovens, a decent-sized breakfast bar and in-island gas range. Pretty sure that’s a good-sized pantry tucked back in there, too. And a mudroom/utility room for even more functionality.

The master bedroom is lovely, and with four windows, just saturated in natural light during the day. Speaking of, I’m curious as to why the plantation shutters didn’t make it into the master, but that is neither here nor there. This is a very pretty room and the ceiling detail really delivers. The master bath is spacious with a large corner tub and separate shower. Everything is very neutral and very livable.


Up next: the secondary bedrooms and bathrooms. They get no complaints from me!

Finally, the covered back patio is an absolute delight. I do so love a good back porch. You know, for the three months of the year you’ll be able to use it comfortably.



Heather Hunter

In addition to a 15-year career in marketing and communications, Heather is an accomplished freelance writer and has contributed to The New York Times’ “Modern Love” column and “The United States of Dating” on National Public Radio. Her blog, This Fish Needs a Bicycle, was syndicated by NBC Universal (iVillage) for four years. As a ghostwriter, her work has appeared in publications such as WIRED and Stadia Magazine

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