Have you been pining for a Victorian farmhouse but aren’t interested in a major renovation? Well have we got the home for you! Tucked away on a quiet street within walking distance of historic downtown McKinney, sits this adorable four-bedroom, two-and-one-half-bath charmer that’s ripe for the picking.
“It’s American Foursquare architecture with a Victorian Farmhouse style,” says listing agent Heather Stevens of VIVO Realty. “The home was constructed in 1998 with the benefits of updated plumbing, electrical, and insulation, but includes features that were restored from an older home in Bonham.”
What’s not to love about this bold beauty? So maybe mint green isn’t your color — that’s an easy fix. Trust us, one look at the mature lot and lovingly maintained 3,119-square-foot interior and you’ll be hooked. Located at 1405 W. Virginia Street in McKinney’s popular historic district, you’ll be living just minutes from downtown Dallas with easy access to North Central Expressway.
We also love that the home lives large with a vintage feel, but offers all the perks of a newly built residence. Tall wood ceilings with intricate stenciling, and custom-stained finishes throughout make a beautiful statement, coupled by antique pocket doors that guide you from the formal dining room to the gracious second living area. But the real showstopper is the adorable farmhouse kitchen!
Here you’ll find double sinks, gorgeous butcher block counters, antique replica hardware, stainless appliances, and a sizable butler’s pantry with storage for days. It’s giving us a “Bridges of Madison County” vibe with the cozy kitchen table at the center of the room — and those custom cabinets with beadboard and glass knob accents, well, they have our hearts aflutter.
“Stained glass windows, pine wood floors, all the doors, the transoms, staircase flooring planks, and the two leaded glass chandeliers in dining room and master bedroom were all restored pieces brought into the home,” adds Stevens.
The family room affords a wooden bar with seating that is perfect for entertaining or showcasing your favorite spirits. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Saloon-themed hoedown, spiked sarsaparilla, hootin’ and hollerin’ til the sun comes up? Okay, maybe I’m getting carried away here, but you get the idea.
For something more tranquil, head to the romantic master suite with ample sitting area, vintage fireplace, and a stained-glass chandelier that adds warmth and drama with a soft glow that dances across the room. The ensuite bath is also true to the farmhouse style with a generous clawfoot tub and pedestal sink. Secondary beds and baths are equally spacious and filled with charm from the chair rails and mouldings, to tall windows streaming lots of natural light.
The home’s outdoor spaces are in a word, divine, offering a quaint front porch ideal for sipping iced tea, and plenty of yard to satisfy your green thumb.
For $459,000, now is your chance to jump on that Victorian farmhouse you’ve been dreaming of, without the hassle and maintenance of an old finicky house. Giddy-up!