Junius Heights Prairie

Today’s Tuesday Two Hundred takes us to Junius Heights in Old East Dallas to look at a lovely Prairie Style house that just hit the market June 1.

The Prairie Style of residential architecture made its debut in Dallas in 1907 with a house on Abrams Road, based on the plans Frank Lloyd Wright published in Ladies Home Journal six years earlier. This style was popular in the Midwest and Texas, a distinctly American design idea featuring a low-pitched roof, large overhanging eaves, central chimney, discipline in the use of ornamentation, and low, horizontal lines.

Just three years later, the house at 5614 Worth St. made its appearance near Beacon and Gaston. It’s not a perfect example of the Prairie Style, but comes close, with its warm earth-tone palette, horizontal wood siding, interior glass doors, and other “style appropriate” interior architectural details.

With three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,416 square feet, this Junius Heights Prairie house is modest in size, but offers a lot of function and beauty in that space. There are minor cosmetic fixes needed in parts of the house, like the second bathroom, but overall, it’s great. Plus, the location is prime, just minutes away from Lakewood, Lower Greenville, White Rock Lake, and other hot spots for shopping and dining.

This house is listed by Ebby Halliday agent Kay Caughron for $249,000. (As happens so often lately in our red hot North Texas real estate market, it went under contract in three days—it’s a charmer!)


3028 6th A

Ryan Place is a storied, family-friendly neighborhood three miles south of downtown Fort Worth, located in the Near Southside area.

Established in 1911, Ryan Place today is a thriving neighborhood with an annual Easter egg hunt, Fourth of July parade, back-to-school pool party, “Boo on the Boulevard” celebration, and a candlelight Christmas evening.

With close proximity to downtown and the Medical District, and a vibrant mix of house styles and sizes, Ryan Place is one of Fort Worth’s most desirable neighborhoods.

3028 6th B

Today’s Tuesday Two Hundred is a marvelous example of the kind of historic beauties located in the area. The Ryan Place cottage at 3028 6th Ave. was built in 1946, and has darling curb appeal, with colorful, mature landscaping and a charmingly maintained exterior.

The house has two bedrooms, one bathroom, and 1,234 square feet, with separate guest quarters in the back adding an additional 271 square feet and a second bathroom. It is listed by Cecile Montgomery at Burt Ladner Real Estate for $210,000.


9226 Greenville extDo not let this stunning home’s address fool you: 9226 Greenville. Though it faces the northernmost stretches of Greenville Avenue, it is located in a beautiful, quiet residential crook of Lake Highlands in area loaded with large luxury homes. Yes, Lake Highlands: Richardson schools. It overlooks a tranquil, treed creek with one of the biggest entertaining decks in the city. And it has been meticulously securitized by the best in town: 16 high security video cameras protect this property — which is more than you find in some mansions on Strait Lane! That plus a state-of-the-art alarm system, and tall stone walls that block out both noise and the bad boys.

9226 Greenville Creek lotThe home was built in 1995, but it has been completely remodeled by a perfectionist with a keen eye to planning flow, detail and seriously, one of the biggest decks in town. Ease of entry pattern right from the three car garage (with extra storage) to the house, with a huge laundry/mud room as soon as you get inside the door. The family room features a wall of stone with fireplace, and is open to the cheery breakfast room and gourmet kitchen with high-end stainless appliances and gas stove cooktop. There are rich, hypoallergenic bamboo wood floors throughout. All cabinets are hand-crafted and new, topped with gleaming granite. The kitchen also features a sunshine window and large pantry.

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The next wing encompasses the formal living areas and foyer, with soaring ceilings and two story windows, off of which is the master wing of the house. And a wing it is: you get a 20 by 18 foot room with stone wall, fireplace, high ceilings and an alcove that can be an office, sitting area or exercise studio. The spa bath is also generous, with separate Jacuzzi tub, waterfall shower, separate commode room and huge walk-in closet. All first floor rooms access the “forever” deck (I swear this deck never ends) overlooking the creek and lush privacy-producing foliage. There is also a private deck off the master through security doors.

The home is 5,000 square feet with five bedrooms — three are up with two full baths and playroom, two are down including the master and a guest suite also with bath. In all, the home has four full baths and one half bath powder room. The home is perched on a generous .37 acre lot — that’s more than one-third of an acre– so you get grassy play areas perfect for children or pets. Owned by a professional, the home was designed for as much carefree exterior and interior maintenance as possible and is truly lock and leave. Asking $699,000, a bargain that will leave you pocket change to buy some bullion. After all, who needs a depository when you’ve got your own.9226 Greenville master Bath 19226 Greenville master bath 29226 Greenville master