5839 Marquita FrontThere are plenty of reasons why the M Streets are one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in all of Dallas. A lot of it has to do with one of the primary rules of real estate attraction: location. The M Streets is actually a general name for an area that comprises several smaller East Dallas neighborhoods, including Greenland Hills, the Belmont Addition, and the area in which 5839 Marquita sits, Greenland Crest.

The whole neighborhood was once lousy with Tudors and Craftsman homes, but a spate of teardowns and zero-lot-line McMansions has infringed on the character of these cozy, warm neighborhoods with shade from the limbs of mature trees that arch over the streets.

5839 Marquita Front Door
Now, if you want to buy in this neighborhood, and you want to score one of the 1920s Tudors, you can’t go wrong with this adorable house on Marquita — a brand-spanking-new listing from Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty agents John Scoggins and Brittany Rich. Jump to see all of the tremendous original details in this classic home!


Towel warmers, anyone? What is this, Champ D’Or? You are KILLING me with this listing: it is unbelievable! 2246 square feet, built in 1926, remodeled in 1946 and then very, very recently as you can SO tell. Only two bedrooms, two baths, but look at that master — it is worth sucking up another bedroom for! Closets! Who needs a kid, they cost money and take up rooms. Borrow a niece and check guests into the Palomar down on Central.

This house is yummy and I hope you see all the details, like the towel warmer by the soaking jacuzzi tub, the tile in the master shower, the detailing in the cocina, and last, but not least, sellers MUST include those gorgeous club chairs in that cool geometrical gold fabric that correlates to the fireplace stone surround — fantastic! Asking $565,000, marketed by the Hickman + Weber Group at Dave Perry Miller & Associates. 5606 Merrimac Avenue. Not in MLS… nope!