We Are Smitten With This Austin Stone Charmer, Steps From Mockingbird Elementary

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Stop what you’re doing! We have the scoop on a darling Austin stone charmer that’s riddled with historic detail, yet perfect for modern living. Even better, it sits mere steps from Mockingbird Elementary, has a rare double-car garage, and features over $40,000 in upgrades. It’s our Friday Five Hundred y’all. And you can’t afford to miss it!

An Inside Look At The Austin Stone Stunner On 5923 Winton Street

First, if you are a fan of CandysDirt.com you know we adore Austin stone. In fact, our fearless leader did a piece back in 2015 where Austin stone was the star of the show. 

“I’m a total sucker for Austin stone,” Candy wrote. “For one thing, Austin stone is indigenous and serves as the best shelter stone in Texas: it’s thick, insulating, and keeps homes cool in hot summer months.”

Not only that, it’s beautiful to look at too. So when we spotted this Austin stone stunner on 5923 Winton Street, we couldn’t wait to share it with you. 

Gracious Austin Stone Curb Appeal For A Welcoming First Impression

Nestled on a gracious East Dallas lot surrounded by crepe myrtles and lush lawn rests the Austin Stone beauty, that is in a word, perfection. The 1940s, three-bedroom, two-bathroom gem is unassuming, inviting, and exactly the slice of Americana we can all use right now. 

Lovingly Maintained And Updated Interiors

Step inside and you’ll find a smart floor plan featuring rooms bathed natural light. This is met by gorgeous hardwoods, crown moldings, a stately fireplace, and plenty of architectural detail throughout.

“The moment I walked in, I fell in love with the marriage of the past and future. The previous owners – whose names are still etched in the garage floor – did a great job retaining the charm of the archways, glass doorknobs and paned pocket doors, while also creating a modern aesthetic with bright, large bedrooms, renovated bathrooms, and tons of custom storage. Even a walk in closet,” the seller tells us.

However, her one non-negotiable when searching for this home was a tough requirement for her Realtor. “I wanted an attached double car garage. And I couldn’t be happier I found it. There is also a third convenient parking space in front which is great when family and friends visit,” she says.

A Bright And Airy Kitchen, Plus All New Baths

Other highlights include a bright and airy kitchen with stainless steel appliances, plus two full bathrooms that were recently taken to the studs. Now they are clad in classic black and white period tiles and top-of-the-line Kohler products for an eye-catching effect. 

Exceptional Entertaining, Indoors And Out

From the adorable dining area to the secluded backyard with natural stone patio, you couldn’t ask for a more lovely setting inside and out. But the seller’s favorite feature? Well, there are many.

“I will narrow it down to the kitchen bar and the back patio/front porch,” she reveals. “All places I can share a cup of coffee or glass of wine with neighbors and friends. Oh, but I also love, love, love my giant laundry room with a soaking sink.”

A Great Buy For The Neighborhood

And at this price, in such a coveted locale, it’s a steal!

The seller says, “Of course, the location makes this home a great buy, along with the amount of space and storage. Parking for three cars is hard to find, especially an attached garage. The nearby Mockingbird Elementary School is exemplary. And how convenient to work from home and walk your children to school. At almost 1,900 square feet, this home offers spacious rooms and a great privacy layout for multiple family members and different lifestyles. You are also close to nearby shopping and restaurants.”

Timeless Austin Stone Design

As if that’s not enough, this Austin stone beauty is ideal for a variety of buyers.

“It sounds cliche’ but this home is designed for everyone of any age whether retired like me, just starting out as a couple, a young family, or a single homeowner with or without children,” says the seller. “The home is very versatile. The third bedroom with attached bath is the perfect “ready to work from home” space.  With both a den and formal living room, there is space for the family to spread out. The teens can have their space and mom and dad theirs. The fenced yard offers security for pets and if you enjoy gardening there is new, low maintenance landscaping and an automated sprinkler so you don’t have to work too hard. This home just suits everyone.”

We couldn’t agree more! It’s a trifecta, with looks, location, and low maintenance living. The home is great for those who want privacy, yet with all the charms of a friendly established neighborhood.

“At a recent open house, the previous owners who oversaw the ‘05 expansion stopped in to admire their cherished renovation project,” the seller adds. “You can still feel the couple’s pride of ownership as they took a family photo on the front porch and reminisced about the happy times they share here and what the future holds for another lucky family at 5923 Winton Street.”

Could that next family be yours? 

Nancy Lukken with Allie Beth Allman & Associates has listed 5923 Winton Street for $562,750.


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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  1. Vicki McFadden says

    Amy, I know my realtor, Nancy Lukken has reached out to say thank you but as an avid reader of Candy’s Dirt, I can’t tell you how excited I am to have my Winton home highlighted in Friday’s Five Hundred!

    You wrote such an outstanding article describing my home with all its great features that I’m even more sad about leaving!

    I love the lead about the Austin stone. It is so true about its insulating properties; my utilities are very low here. . My first Austin stone home was in Austin, Texas and I, like Candy have always loved them.

    Thank you again for the beautiful article about my beloved home!

    • mmCandy Evans says

      Vicki, thank you so much for getting in touch! I would buy your home in a heartbeat! Austin and Blanco stone are my absolute faves and I’m not even a native! Please do keep in touch as your real estate “story” expands…

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