History is woven into the fabric of McKinney’s identity and by extension, this 1965-built home near the McKinney Historic District, listed by Peter Loudis of Ebby Halliday.
The Collin County community of 180,000-plus, just north of Dallas, has a sizeable historic district containing an eclectic mix of architecture that is becoming harder and harder to find as we make way for “progress.” People come to McKinney from all around North Texas for a day of shopping, strolling and admiring what once was. The residential architecture ranges from Queen Anne Victorians to National Folks to Tudor Revivals to Mid-Century Moderns and more.
And speaking of MCMs, if the walls of 902 Tucker Street could talk… Well, we think they totally would if they hadn’t just been gutted in a recent whole-home renovation. The three-bedroom, two and half-bath home has a classic midcentury exterior that can still tell quite a story.
Loudis doesn’t expect the 1,472-square-foot home to be on the market long. Especially not priced at $400,000.
“So many neighborhoods lack personality and distinction from one block to the next,” said Loudis. “This home offers the opportunity to live in the heart of the very diverse Historic District. And you can move right in. There’s not a thing to be done!”
The orange door is quintessential 50s-60s. It immediately stands out as does the hearty, but highly complementary xeriscaping that should see you through many a Texas summer with minimal upkeep.
Inside, sunshine streaming through the new windows shows off the open floor plan. Modern living is juxtaposed with period details throughout such as millwork, open shelving and a clawfoot tub in the guest bath.
The kitchen is the hub of the home, featuring custom cabinets, marble countertops, stainless steel appliances and designer light fixtures, with a half bath and laundry room nearby and ready for duty. A row of windows over the sink looks out onto the deck adjoining the house with the two-car garage and workshop, making dishwashing and onion-chopping a little less mundane. You won’t have to worry about the kids either – two or four-legged. They can play out in the side yard, all contained by a newer fence.
The master bedroom is sized just right and offers a walk-in closet, dual sink vanity, frameless shower and modern fixtures, giving you a renewed sense of appreciation for indoor plumbing.
Now just because you admire things of the past doesn’t mean you want to tend to them every weekend with honey-do and DIY projects. The roof, HVAC, water heater, plumbing and electric systems and more were all updated in 2019.
“All that’s left to do is relax and enjoy,” said Loudis. “But before you do that, you’ll need to put in an offer. Come see us this Sunday, January 19, during the open house from 1 to 3 p.m.”