M Streets Tudor Sees Remarkable Transformation | CandysDirt.com

I’ve fallen head over heels for a 1928 M Streets Tudor, and I know you will, too.

Located at 5350 Monticello Ave. in the coveted Greenland Hills neighborhood, this stunner was taken to the studs for a whole-house renovation that reimagined every space and expanded the footprint to five bedrooms, four bathrooms, two living areas, and 3,497 square feet on two stories.

“This house has all the charm and character of an old home—something that can’t be re-created with new construction—plus the functionality and amenities of new construction,” said Minnette Murray with Minnette Murray Properties, who is representing the property. “I love the 9-foot ceilings throughout, custom finishes, the perfect floorplan, and outdoor living options. This is an amazing house.”

The renovations were designed by renowned Dallas architectural firm Stocker Hoesterey Montenegro, and the quality shows through in high-end finish outs and details everywhere.

One of the challenges of older homes is a lack of space and too few bathrooms. This house solves all that with remarkable style and era-appropriate updates. I can’t wait to show it to you.


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!


GetMedia.ashxThere is so much to love about this 1926 Tudor I barely know where to begin. Oh wait, yes I do — on the street. Talk about curb appeal making you do a double take. Palm trees? Are we California dreaming? Is this a secret celebrity hideaway?

Jump to take a closer look inside this Greenland Hills home!


M-Streets Tudor

If you’ve always wanted to live in a home that looks like it belongs in a fairytale, then today’s Thursday Three Hundred is your wish come to market.

The M-Streets Tudor at 5355 McCommas Blvd. captivates with corner-lot curb appeal, from the steeply pitched roof and bright red door to stone-and-wood siding and arching shade trees. This 1946 house is pure romance and charm, both inside and out, with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,485 square feet. It is listed by Julie Coats Frakes with Allie Beth Allman for $395,000.

Located just two blocks from Glencoe Park, it’s situated in a coveted neighborhood, on the northern edge of Greenland Hills. The picturesque streets are filled with historic revival houses, many of which are also Tudor-style versions of English cottages. This architectural continuity, along with the gently rolling hills and canopy of pecan and oak trees, makes for a congenial, enchanting feel.



5135 Vanderbilt FrontSome homes are beautiful, and some homes are charming. The homes that are my favorites, though, are the cute ones. They are the ones that somehow manage to be both beautiful and charming at the same time. They have little details that make you gasp in delight. They are they homes you picture your furniture in.

5135 Vanderbilt Sunroom

Marketed by Nancy Johnson of Dave Perry-Miller and Associates, this Greenland Hills Tudor at 5135 Vanderbilt is so cute, and I am imagining my furniture inside this house as I type this. I’m thinking that I’ll put some bright Adirondack chairs with some cozy cushions and foot rests in the sunroom, perhaps with a chaise lounge, so I can soak up some warm sunshine while I read a good book, or catch up on a few real estate blogs.

5135 Vanderbilt Living

I know that this two-bedroom, two-bath home will accomodate most of my things. It has an ample 1,416 square feet — enough room if we toss out half of my husband’s baseball memorabilia and most of his Star Wars action figures. It wouldn’t be hard to do considering how often I fantasize about it (kidding, dear!). It’s listed for $349,900.

5135 Vanderbilt Dining

There’s plenty of room for a family of three, or perhaps even newlyweds who want to be close to shopping, restaurants, and within 10 minutes of downtown. Greenland Hills is adjacent to the M Streets, which is a well-established neighborhood where well-maintained homes hold their value.

5135 Vanderbilt Kitchen

Now there’s really only one thing I would change about this house, and that’s the tile in the kitchen and breakfast area. When you’re renovating a space, you have to be careful about making your choices too personal. Now, if you don’t plan on being buried somewhere on the property, I would say that green 12-inch tile would be a less-than-stellar choice. Still, it doesn’t put me off from the house as a whole.

5135 Vanderbilt Master

I do like the size of the bedrooms, and I can definitely appreciate the windows and the renovated bathrooms. Tudors tend to have non-existent storage, so I am glad to hear that there is some solid closet space in this home. Bathrooms also tend to be small in Tudors, but at least the master bath has a large shower to make those mornings feel a little less cramped.

5135 Vanderbilt Master Bath

The backyard is a great spot for entertaining. Tons of lush grass that leads to a fabulous deck will have your guests asking for another Guiness, because there’s no way they’re leaving your backyard for Greenville Avenue this St. Patrick’s Day — it’s where the party’s at!

5135 Vanderbilt Backyard

I have a list of things I want in my next home. It goes a little something like this: 1. Pool, 2. New or like-new kitchen, 3. Two full baths, 4. Pool.

Not only does this house have everything on that list, but it’s also in the highly sought-after neighborhood of Greenland Hills. In fact, 5330 McCommas is not only a great house for a small family, empty-nesters, or a professional couple, but the location makes it all but ideal.

This house, which is close enough to North Central Expressway to be accessible but not so close that you’ll hear traffic, will only set you back $394,000. Let’s talk about what you get for your dollars here.

For one, you’re centrally located in a cultural hotspot. You’ve got Greenville Avenue and Mockingbird Lane on your doorstep, and not too far is SMU and the Park Cities. There’s tons to do and great shopping. You’re super close to mass transit as well.

Inside the house there’s fresh paint, cute light fixtures, a practically new kitchen, and spacious bedrooms, all of which total just over 1,800 square feet. Outside there’s a pool and a deck that’s just begging for a pitcher of margaritas and a few friends from your “book club.”

So, what do you think? Is it priced right? Is it missing something?