Key Residential took on a full remodel of a 90-year-old home and the results are fabulous!

We’re back with another look at the creative problem-solving that Candy’s Dirt Approved Builder Key Residential put in to practice for a home built in 1929. The old brick colonial had undergone multiple renovations during its lifetime and had too much of a piecemeal layout after all the disparate projects.

The goal? To create a cohesive living space with modern upgrades on the interior and upgrade the exterior so it meets the same standards as the revamped interior.

The result? A sophisticated airy plan with vintage finishes that honor the 1920s era of the original home.


Dumas Front

I love a good historic remodel. Older homes can be a tough nut to crack, and add to that the constraints of historic districts, well, it’s a challenge. So when I see a brilliant renovation of a historic property, I take notice.

I kind of stumbled upon this home in my search for today’s Thursday Three Hundred, and I got sucked in by the listing photo. (Let us not fail to note the importance of the first photo in the listing!) This home is truly magnificent, and I really want to give the sellers a robust pat on the back for the work they’ve done to this home. It’s marketed by Grant Hudson of Coldwell Banker DFW for $389,000.

Dumas Front Porch

At 718 Dumas St. in the Munger Place historic district of East Dallas you’ll find this wonderful, brightly painted home with an expanded second floor loft that includes a second bathroom. With more than 2,600 square feet, three bedrooms and two full baths, this home is perfect for a small family who wants urban living and historic charm. The area also feeds into the acclaimed Woodrow Wilson High School.

Dumas Living

Let’s talk about updates: This kitchen is just plain amazing, with a professional stainless steel gas range with two ovens, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, an oversized wine refrigerator (in my house we’d call it “regular sized”), and granite counters and backsplash. This kitchen was truly designed for a foodie!

Dumas Kitchen

There are two bathrooms — a rarity in a home this age — and the first is a cute historic-styled one with gorgeous tile and a claw-foot tub on the first floor. The master suite, well, we talked about it a little bit, but it’s an amazing job of engineering. It’s upstairs in the expanded second floor, and includes a spacious sleeping area, a lounge area, and a full bathroom. The angular ceilings might be something to get used to, but still, hooray for a master suite!

Dumas Master Bed Dumas Master Bath

The backyard is tidy and adorable, and it features a covered walkway between the garage and main home, a very thoughtful addition. So much to love about this adorable home!

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