Our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week is the most luxuriously updated Highland Park Craftsman I’ve ever seen. Not only has this 1921 home been meticulously remodeled, but it’s also been expanded in a smart way that keeps the architectural integrity intact.

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Historic Craftsman 6015 Bryan ParkwayEvery house has a story. Some are sad, some are funny, and then there are the love stories. Our Saturday Seven Hundred at 6015 Bryan Parkway is all about love. This historic Craftsman came close to just being a memory. (more…)

5930 Richmond FrontWhile this house isn’t technically $300,000, it will be worth at least that much when you renovate the kitchen. Located in the Belmont Addition, this cute Craftsman at 5930 Richmond Avenue is listed by Dallas City Center at $290,000.

That’s a fair price considering that, while this home is fresh and pretty on the outside, several rooms inside are still quite dated. And while I am a staunch believer in curb appeal, you can’t fix everything with great landscaping. Still, this house has so much going for it! It’s a two-bedroom, two-bath house in a great neighborhood — within walking distance to Whole Foods — and is in the Woodrow Wilson High School attendance area.

5930 Richmond Living

There are two living spaces separated by a single glass door. If you wanted drama, I guess you would have two French doors, but whatever. One is more formal with a fireplace, with a view out to the street. It has fresh paint, which makes the gorgeous hardwood floors really pop.

5930 Richmond DenThe den is less formal, and is a great place to watch a game. From here, the rest of the house has been opened up, with doorways expanded and views unencumbered straight through to the kitchen. That was a great idea, I just wish they had opened up the formal living area a little more. It feels a bit closed off from the rest of the house.

5930 Richmond Dining

From there you move to the dining area, which is more of a nook because of the layout of the breakfast bar area of the kitchen. Still, the dining table takes advantage of a lovely little windowed area. And those hardwoods again! Gorgeous! I also like the Tiffany-style fixtures, which definitely keep in tune with the home’s age.

5930 Richmond Kitchen

Now, the kitchen, that’s the real stumper. The owners shelled out for a tumbled stone backsplash, new countertops, a breakfast bar to give a home to the range, which is often placed rather haphazardly in homes built in the 1920s due to the large size of older gas ranges (they took up entire sides of the room!), and a new refrigerator and dishwasher. But why do all that and not re-face the kitchen cabinets?

5930 Richmond Master

Most of the rest of the house is repainted and looks as clean as the outside. The master has an attached office/nursery/exercise room that could use a little help. Still, it’s a great looking house, and a pretty decent sized one, too, at 1,848 square feet.

 

5930 Richmond bathThe backyard has a large concrete patio for entertaining, but if you really want to make it party central, add a covered deck or a hot tub! That would make you a popular stop with the neighbors!

5930 Richmond Backyard


Let’s just run the numbers, shall we?

3 Bedrooms + 2 Baths + 1 Cozy Front Porch + Tons of Updates (416 S. Winnetka) = $234,000

Wait. That doesn’t sound right … Carry the one …

Well, if my math is sound, this cutie of a Craftsman in North Oak Cliff is a deal! This home, which is in Winnetka Heights and south of Jefferson Boulevard, has been lovingly updated through-and-through. From the spanky-clean paint on the outside to the bright and shiny interiors, 416 S. Winnetka is waiting for someone to love it!

If you’re dying for some room to spread out, this house has it. The listing, courtesy of David Griffin’s Jeff Mitchell, plays up the like-new feel of this home. You get over 1,800 square feet, so start measuring your furniture because your living room set might need friends. One of my favorite things about this home is how the kitchen has been opened up to the living area with a well-placed breakfast bar — you can look over the beautiful granite counters into the work area, which features stainless appliances and practically brand new cabinetry.

The bedrooms are decent-sized, with at 14-by-13 master. The master bath is fully updated, with a jetted tub, fresh tile, and two vanities for those who prefer their own grooming space.

Now, you may be asking yourself, “Winnetka Heights is known to be a social neighborhood, so where am I going to have guests over when the wine walk stops are being scheduled?” The answer: The humongous back deck! You can fit several bistro tables and a couple of benches on that sucker, which is plenty of room for jovially inebriated neighbors.

What do you love most about this adorable house?