Rare Opportunity to Rent Historic 1920s McKinney Colonial

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McKinneyIt’s not often that one of the historical homes in McKinney comes up for sale, let alone rent, so we jumped at the chance to showcase this 1920s Colonial-style home in the heart of the city’s historic district.

And yes, we know that some might worry that the phrase “historic rental home” might conjure up the vague scent of mothballs and must, but rest assured, this particular home has been completely updated, while still addressing the things you expect to see in a modern home.

The current owners of 204 North College Street have added upgrades that enhance the home’s historic appeal — things like hardwood floors, a shiplap ceiling, antique chandeliers, and crown molding create a charm and coziness you expect from a historic Texas home, but they’re all upgrades that also make the home feel modern, too.

The adorable kitchen has a six-burner Thermador range, Bosch dishwasher, custom-built cabinetry topped with granite counters, and a farmhouse sink.

Both baths have been updated with vintage-style tile, and one has an antique clawfoot tub.

Outside, a huge back deck overlooks a large backyard, and is perfect for al fresco dining and barbecuing. And even better, you’re also walking distance to downtown McKinney’s shops, dining, and activities.

This four-bedroom, two-bath home rents for $2,300 a month, and is listed by Kayla Click with Ebby Halliday-McKinney. Want to see more photos? Click here.

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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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  1. FestinaLente says

    I’ve been accused of being too much of a purist before – it was about Scotch in that case though 😉 – but is a home that looks Colonial on the outside a true Colonial if it lacks the requisite symmetry off the foyer?

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