If you want to live close to downtown Dallas on the east side, you have a few choices: an apartment, a townhome, or one of the historic single-family homes in Old East Dallas. However, this listing from David Griffin & Company Realtor Robert Kucharski is the exception to this general rule. This Bryan Parkway Tudor is a recent build in a cozy, quaint historic neighborhood close to downtown Dallas, offering easy living in a fantastic location.
What’s not to love about this High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans? With its stately brick facade, spacious lot, and fabulous details, we’re hard pressed to find any downside to this Bryan Parkway Tudor at 6122 Bryan Parkway.
“The home appeals to today’s buyer because it offers an open, versatile floor plan with an abundance of windows to welcome the outside into the home,” Kucharski said. “Located in a historic neighborhood, it is surrounded by beautifully unique homes and is located walking distance to area restaurants and boutique stores.”
Speaking of historic neighborhoods, the nearby Munger Place Addition is as old and full of character as they come.
In 1905, cotton gin manufacturer Robert S. Munger and his brother decided to create “The City Man’s Home.” To attract the right social element, Munger Place was carefully planned. Just minutes from downtown Dallas, Munger Place became the very first deed-restricted neighborhood in Texas. Homes required a full two stories, had to cost at least $2,000 to build, and could not face a side street. The infrastructure featured new amenities of the time, such as sidewalks, paved streets, shade trees, sewers, gas mains, and electric street lights. Many of Dallas’ leading businessmen and social elite soon called magnificent Munger Place home.
According to the Munger Place Historic District, the history of the area is quite tumultuous:
The Great Depression of 1929 almost destroyed Munger Place. Owners began converting their homes into apartments and taking in boarders. The housing shortage following World War II helped perpetuate this trend toward multi-family housing and led to a general decline of the neighborhood. By the late 1960s, many of these once-stately homes were condemned, torn down, or literally falling apart.
In the mid-1970s, an ambitious group of urban pioneers moved in to reclaim Munger Place. Artists were drawn to the 10- and 12-foot ceilings, wide open entry halls, and bright sunlight streaming through the large, leaded glass windows. Many of the dilapidated houses were brought for less than the original 1905 construction costs. Having rescued Munger Place from total destruction, the slow restoration process began.
In 1980, area residents persuaded the city of Dallas to create the title of Munger Place Historic District. It is now recognized by the United States National Register of Historic Places.
However, what’s fantastic about this property is that it’s much younger than its neighbors, though isn’t lacking in charm. Built in 1999, this two-story Bryan Parkway Tudor was never subdivided and has a solid foundation and plenty of luxurious appointments.
The home has 10-foot ceilings, maple hardwood floors, custom mouldings, and tons of windows that flood both floors with natural light. There’s ample storage in the kitchen, with stainless steel appliances and custom cabinetry. The floor plan is open but not intrusive, and the details really shine throughout.
“I think the most attractive aspect of this home is its totally unique style unlike most,” Kucharski said. “It has three-step crown mouldings, elaborate doorway casing including transoms, and a winding staircase with custom iron railing.
“The rooms that stand out would be the recently completed master bath. It is complete with steam shower, exquisite tile, custom ceiling lighting, floating vanity, and a walk-in closet designed by California Closets,” Kucharski added. “The theater room is another bonus to this home, which is tucked away upstairs and can seat 10 people easily.”
It’s a spectacular, recently built home that offers all the beautiful accouterments that buyers would expect to find in other areas, but considering its location inside Old East Dallas and the Swiss Avenue Historic District, this home is quite the High Caliber Home! Not only that, but with four bedrooms, three full baths, two living areas, two dining areas, and more than 3,600 square feet, this home packs quite the punch for those with families who love to host!
The backyard is no slouch, either, with a lovely patio, pergola, and pool — all of which will make this stunning listing quite popular as our weather warms up and spring really takes hold.
David Griffin & Company Realtor Robert Kucharski has listed 6122 Bryan Parkway for $879,000.