M Streets Beauty Close to Plenty of Lower Greenville/Knox Henderson Amenities

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m streetsIt’s always nice when newer construction in an established neighborhood blends right in with the historic homes, like this M Streets Craftsman-style home we found for this week’s Saturday Six Hundred.

Built in 2009, this home at 5322 Miller Ave. has all the curb appeal and character of some of the much older Craftsman homes in the M Streets and Vickery Place areas, but the modern practical details like smart home features.

And it’s been beautifully done both inside and out, with an open-concept floor plan for the common areas that is bright and cheerful. Casement windows bring in tons of natural light, and hand-scraped hardwood floors are throughout the home.

The kitchen has freshly-painted white cabinets, KitchenAid Professional stainless steel appliances, and a large island that easily serves as both prep space and gathering space. Modern finishes and lighting, along with a sophisticated tile backsplash and sleek gray neutrals create a kitchen to create culinary masterpieces, but also not be afraid that your own decorator touches will conflict.

And the floorplan’s intelligent design extends to the placement of the master suite, too — placed at the back of the home, away from the hustle and bustle of the main living areas, it is spacious, and includes an en suite with a generous vanity and walk-in shower, and connects to custom walk-in closets.

Two more bedrooms are also bright and spacious, and the second bathroom is as well.

A deep lot provides plenty of room for entertaining in the backyard, which is already outfitted with a large patio that is partially covered — and it includes a ceiling fan to help make al fresco dining comfortable well into summer.

The M Streets abode is also ideally situated in the neighborhood, within walking distance to both Lower Greenville and Knox/Henderson amenities. And it’s in the Woodrow Wilson High School feeder pattern, zoned for three International Baccalaureate schools — Geneva Heights Elementary, J.L. Long Middle School, and the highly sought after Woodrow Wilson High School.

The 2,033 square-foot home was listed Friday for $699,000 by Raul Ruiz with Clay Stapp + Co.


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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