Willis Avenue Is The Star Of This Splurge vs. Steal

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What’s up with Willis Avenue? For one, its located smack dab in the middle of one hot area. This tree-lined block in sought-after Vickery Place is within walking distance to Lower Greenville and Knox-Henderson and it has two new offerings to put on your radar. One is a splurge, the other a steal, but both are located on idyllic Willis Avenue. Which would you choose? Be sure to let us know your Splurge vs. Steal pick in the comments. 

Splurge: Willis Avenue Craftsman With Fabulous Deck And Pergola For $665K

I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again – location, location, location! This Willis Avenue stunner is everything we love about Vickery Place. It’s on a premier street, has craftsman architecture, and is filled with charm. In fact, according to the listing, “This home’s charm has been maintained for almost 100 years and has been wonderfully updated.”

What do we love? More like where do we begin? This delightful three-bedroom, three-bathroom looker has curb appeal for days. Blue front porch, check. Vibrant flower beds, check. American flag, check. But what’s even better is what lies inside.

There are gorgeous hardwoods throughout, original claw foot tubs, high ceilings, and not one but two porches! There’s plenty of natural light when you’re cooling off inside. And when’s it’s time for that backyard barbecue, this Willis Avenue home has you covered!

Outside, there is a fabulous deck with pergola and fenced lawn. Heck, there’s even a basketball hoop! Everyone will have fun at this historic charmer. 

Joanna Robertson with Keller Williams Urban Dallas has listed 5527 Willis Avenue for $665,000.

Steal: 1940’s Reno With Upgraded Open Plan Living For $489.5K

So you want to live on Willis Avenue but are on a budget? No problem! Why not take a look at this newly updated find under $500,000. It too is a three-bedroom, three-bathroom gem and has been recently updated with a gracious 2,500-square-foot open floor plan. Time to breathe new life into it with your own personal touch!

Rich espresso floors in the living meet light and bright tiles in the kitchen, which features a granite center island, white cabinetry and some but not all stainless appliances. Yes, you may have to buy or bring your fridge. But at this price, who cares! You can walk to Knox-Henderson and Lower Greenville. 

You’ll also enjoy high ceilings, tons of natural light, and a main floor master suite with all the upgrades. This includes a seamless shower, jetted tub, and spacious walk-in closet. 

Outside, the mature trees are thriving! All this steal needs is for you to fill it with all your favorite things.

Steven A Robertson with Hz Realty Inc. has listed 5440 Willis Avenue for $489,500.


Amy Puchaty

Amy Puchaty is founder and principal writer of Amy Puchaty Communications, a freelance copywriting firm specializing in luxury real estate marketing. As a real estate writer and communications specialist, Amy's marketing campaigns and copywriting work have appeared in numerous print and digital publications including The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Inman News, The Denver Post, and Dallas Business Journal. Follow Amy at www.amypuchaty.com

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