If you’re a newcomer to Dallas, you may not know that there are two sections of Greenville inside the loop of LBJ — one that starts roughly at Mockingbird Lane and goes north, and Lower Greenville, which is generally the southern end of Greenville. If you hit Munger, you’ve gone too far.
Why do we bring this up? Because once you’ve seen the two stretches, you’ll know two things: One, there is no way you can confuse them, because one is infinitely more walkable than the other; and two, one is the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade route, and the other is the block party spot. Both events are this Sunday.
Earlier this week, we talked about the parade route. Today, we’re looking at a gorgeous listing within walking distance of the Lower Greenville Block Party, which is on Greenville between Vanderbilt and Vickery.
Last week, we put out a call for pitches for homes along either the parade route or the block party in our Facebook group, Getting the Dirt, and Realtor Albany Shaw with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate pitched us this luscious Craftsman at 5829 Belmont Ave., within walking distance of all the great shopping and dining on Lower Greenville — and that block party.
Shaw said the listing sits on almost a quarter acre and is two blocks away from Greenville Avenue. It’s also set back on the lot, and has incredible curb appeal.
“The original home was built in 1918 and was taken to the studs in 2007-2008 when the home was expanded and a garage and guest house were added,” she said. “The current owners purchased the home in 2013 and have continued upgrading it over the last few years.”
Listed at a $1,025,000, the four-bedroom, three bath home clearly shows that it’s been well maintained, beautifully updated, and is the perfect home for a family or individual that likes to entertain, too.
“The quality of craftsmanship on such a wonderful lot in the area makes it an exceptionally rare find,” Shaw added.
There are obvious upgrades like wood floors, marble counters, commercial appliances, and an incredible master. But Shaw said the unexpected touches were what should reassure potential buyers of the quality of the upgrades, from the Brazilian wood doors, the custom vent covers, the LED lighting on Lutron dimmers, and the landscaping.
“It really is an amazing house,” she said. “No expense was spared on the home.”
Practicalities were also addressed, with the HVAC units and the hot water heater being replaced in the last three years or so, and upgrades like LED lighting, new windows, low-flow sprinklers and more have made the historic home much more energy efficient than one would expect.
The sellers wanted more natural light in the family room, so they installed iron doors with tons of windows. “According to the owners, the doors are close to 3,000 pounds, and they had to have a steel beam and multiple piers installed to support them,” Shaw said. But the view of the recently installed landscaping makes that decision a wise one.
How precise was that attention to detail? The family didn’t leave Fido out of the equation either.
“Even the doggie door has its own steps and light,” Shaw said.
Want to see more photos? Check out 5829 Belmont Ave. here.