Lovingly Updated Historical Irving Heritage District House — For $245k

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historicalIt’s not every day that you find a historic home for less than $300,000 that doesn’t need a ton of improvements. But for today’s Tuesday Two Hundred, we’ve found one that really ups the ante on historical.

How? For one, this 1904 Folk Victorian was home to three Irving mayors. But more importantly, the Howard-Beaufford home, located at 318 S. O’Connor Road, is the oldest still-standing home in Irving.

(Historic photo courtesy Portal to Texas History)

Located within Irving’s Heritage District and across the street from the Heritage House, the home was built for Joseph B. Howard and his wife, Susan, and stood on 2.5 acres just south of what was then Irving city limits. In 1919, Eugene and May Ann Beaufford bought the property, operating a truck farm on it until they divided the land among their children.

Realtor Laurie Kane of RE/MAX DFW Associates said the home has been lovingly maintained and modernized, but with an eye toward preserving the history of the home.


“The home has 10.5-foot ceilings with triple crown molding, two clawfoot tubs – one surrounded by wainscoting paneling from the original exterior wood, built-in drop-down in-wall table and ironing board,” Kane said.

It’s most recent renovation was in 1997, but with the obvious care and attention given to maintaining the home, new owners might see themselves needing only minimal changes to really make this home their own.

Outside, a white picket fence charms from the curb, and a long porch serves as the perfect invitation to catch the sunset with a cool drink. The three-bedroom, two-bath home has 1,330 square feet of living space, and a large back and front yard, making it a great starter home for a young family.



Bethany Erickson

Bethany Erickson lives in a 1961 Fox and Jacobs home with her husband, a second-grader, and Conrad Bain the dog. If she won the lottery, she'd by an E. Faye Jones home. She's taken home a few awards for her writing, including a Gold award for Best Series at the 2018 National Association of Real Estate Editors journalism awards, a 2018 Hugh Aynesworth Award for Editorial Opinion from the Dallas Press Club, and a 2019 award from NAREE for a piece linking Medicaid expansion with housing insecurity. She is a member of the Online News Association, the Education Writers Association, the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, and the Society of Professional Journalists. She doesn't like lima beans or the word moist.

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