Dreamy Historic Craftsman Masters the Art of “Backyard Oasis”

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Stop what you’re doing right now because this Friday Five Hundred is one you’ll want to soak in! We’ve found a gem of a property priced at $549,900 that’s just a five-minute Uber ride to Lower Greenville and Deep Ellum, and a mere 10 minutes to downtown, Lakewood, and White Rock Lake! Enter 4710 Junius Street, a three-bedroom, two-and-one-half-bath historic neoclassical-style home in Dallas, boasting a light-filled 2,706 square feet interior, and a backyard oasis you have to see to believe.

“I feel like such a Realtor using the term backyard oasis in the description of 4710 Junius, but nothing else describes what is going on in that backyard,” says listing agent Melanie Till with Meyer Group Real Estate Group. “It will completely take you by surprise. Pool, fountains, hot tub, fireplace, lounge area, built-in smoker, grill, sink and bar area. Combine that with the proximity to Downtown, Uptown, Deep Ellum, Lakewood, Lower Greenville… it’s the full package, all wrapped up in a gorgeous historic home and for a fantastic price.”

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves! In fact, it was the jaw-dropping backyard that caught our eye, but upon further inspection, we discovered there’s so much more to love in this undeniably chic and historic home, which has several Southern Colonial Revival touches.

For starters, it’s got curb appeal for days with an exterior that harkens back to 1916. To put that into perspective, that is just one year before Love Field was built. Set far back on a spacious 7,057-square-foot lot, the home is marked by a pitched roof and traditional Arts & Crafts touches — a movement that was known for encouraging originality, simplicity of form, local natural materials, and the visibility of handicraft. If you’re anything like us, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to lay eyes on the warm and welcoming interior with ample space to entertain. Of course, the double-height front porch is a Southern Colonial Revival touch, which adds grandeur and presence to this two-story home.

There are two gracious living areas, one with a cozy fireplace and each finished with intricate crown mouldings and gorgeous hardwood floors. There’s no shortage of comfortable spots to sit and chat with friends, host a gathering, or simply Netflix and chill. Nearby, a cheerful white kitchen is outfitted for modern day.

It boasts stainless steel appliances, an eat-in breakfast area, and walls of windows streaming tons of natural light. A separate dining room with a tray ceiling adds to the versatility and ease of the floorpan. Now onto the bedrooms…

We are in a word enamored by this striking master makeover! It takes full advantage of the home’s roofline with a strategically placed statement chandelier right at its peak, illuminating the room to create a light and airy effect. We dig it, and imagine it’s a great place to recharge and renew. The tranquil master suite comes complete with a large sitting area, huge walk-in closet, and stunning spa-like bath. Guest rooms are equally spacious and share luxuriously appointed baths.

Agent Till also notes “the abundance of storage on every floor,” which includes an oversized laundry room with closet and built-in cabinetry. But the fenced backyard is the real kicker…

Offering a covered patio and outdoor living area with sparkling resort-style pool, waterfalls, hot tub, fully-equipped outdoor kitchen with sink, fridge and grill, plus a statement-making fireplace that is just begging for a wine night under the stars — well, to be honest, this backyard had us at hello.

Around the corner, we think you’ll appreciate the newly renovated Buckner Park, or a stroll through the family-friendly neighborhood that’s close to everything. Downtown views, modern upgrades, historic charm, what more can one ask for?

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Amy Puchaty

Amy Puchaty is founder and principal writer of Amy Puchaty Communications, a freelance copywriting firm specializing in luxury real estate marketing. As a real estate writer and communications specialist, Amy's marketing campaigns and copywriting work have appeared in numerous print and digital publications including The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Inman News, The Denver Post, and Dallas Business Journal. Follow Amy at www.amypuchaty.com

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