McKinneyIt’s not often that one of the historical homes in McKinney comes up for sale, let alone rent, so we jumped at the chance to showcase this 1920s Colonial-style home in the heart of the city’s historic district.

And yes, we know that some might worry that the phrase “historic rental home” might conjure up the vague scent of mothballs and must, but rest assured, this particular home has been completely updated, while still addressing the things you expect to see in a modern home.

The current owners of 204 North College Street have added upgrades that enhance the home’s historic appeal — things like hardwood floors, a shiplap ceiling, antique chandeliers, and crown molding create a charm and coziness you expect from a historic Texas home, but they’re all upgrades that also make the home feel modern, too.

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408 Byrne Front

Historic homes have many charming quirks that make them popular with people who are prepared to put up with the headaches they sometimes provide. To say that building codes have come a long way since the turn of the century, which was when many homes in McKinney’s historic neighborhoods were built, is a vast understatement. Still, when building a home in an area with character such as the T. T. Bradley subdivision, attention to detail inside and out is key.

That’s why this cute farmhouse at 408 Byrne fits the area like a glove!

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1214 Tucker Front

I know we toss around the words “adorable,” “cute,” and “sweet” around a lot here, but this is one of those homes where you look up the definition of any of these words and it’s sitting there as the perfect visual example. So perfect, right down to the breakfast nook and farm sink.

And, it’s located in one of the cutest neighborhoods in all of Dallas/Fort Worth: McKinney’s downtown historic district. \ (more…)