Charming Munger Place Prairie Style Home Impresses With Character

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Munger Place
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We’ll admit — we’ve been chomping at the bit for Saturday to arrive this week ever since the owner of our Saturday Seven Hundred for the week shared that her Munger Place home was going on the market.

This impeccable Prairie-style home at 5118 Worth St. is listed by Elizabeth Mast with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International. The 5,030 square foot home has five bedrooms, four full baths, and one powder room, and tons of the character and charm you’d expect from a home built in 1912.

The home is right in the heart of the Munger Place Historic District, and has aged gracefully thanks to thoughtful updates and restorations along the way — and it’s abundantly clear even from the curb, as you take in the large covered front porch with plenty of room for impromptu neighborly chats, or quiet nights taking in the historic neighborhood and welcoming community.

Inside, the space is light, bright and punctuated with occasional pops of color — take in that wonderful emerald green livening up what could be staid office space, for instance.

“There are large, stately formals detailed with original pocket doors and recently redone hardwoods throughout,” Mast said.

This is a home built for entertaining in a grand style, but also feels warm and cozy enough to feel like a real family sanctuary.

“Bathed in wonderful sunlight, the open kitchen overlooks an ample eat-in area and spacious second living area,” Mast said. “French doors open to screened porch and a sparkling pool.”

A spacious master suite with a beautiful en-suite and balcony provide a quiet retreat, and includes double vanities, a period-appropriate clawfoot tub, and a separate shower.

There are generous guest quarters above the garage as well.

All told, there are a family-friendly four living areas, plus a bonus room, and when you add in the four full bathrooms, you also know that you’ll likely never hear a sigh or an argument over bathroom time on school mornings, either.

And speaking of school, the home sits in the highly desired Woodrow Wilson feeder pattern.

If you’ve never checked out Woodrow Wilson High, you owe it to yourself to investigate, because from academics (it’s an International Baccalaureate school, and routinely gets multiple distinctions from the Texas Education Agency) to fine arts (its band has been featured on the Today show) to athletics, there’s a reason it’s one of the most sought-after of public high schools.

And the elementary schools and middle school feeding into Woodrow are also popular and well-regarded.

This Munger Place home is listed for $755,000 and has been on the market a mere two days. Interested in checking it out? There’s an open house Sunday, Jan. 6 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.


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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