Hold my green beer. For this week’s Suburb Sunday, we’re toasting you a happy St. Patrick’s Day with homes in the Erath County town of Dublin, known as the official Irish Capital of Texas. It’s also the former home of the last Dr. Pepper bottling plant that used real Imperial cane sugar, a variety of Dr. Pepper that earned nearly bootleg status. Dublin is a town full of history and character, and these three home are no exception. This week’s Suburb Sunday is an especially eclectic one with a Folk Victorian, a 1930s Tudor, and a 1960s Spanish Ranch house sitting on an amazing 700+ acres.

St. Patrick’s Day Perfection

Address: 321 N. Patrick Street, Dublin

  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bath
  • 3,758 square feet
  • $166,500

Here’s a captivating two-story folk Victorian style home built in 1898 with fresh landscaping, garden, new paint, new windows, and a storybook white picket fence. The elaborate spindlework on the porch overhang adds an ornate embellishment to this understated Victorian style. It sits on a corner lot of nearly a half-acre and has two living rooms, five bedrooms, and a full bath upstairs and downstairs.

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Most people, when they think of Oak Lawn and Uptown, they think of condos and apartments and tiny, tiny living spaces. That’s not always the case! Did you know that there are tons of beautiful historic properties in the Oak Lawn area? Our Thursday Three Hundred is one such property with an amazing kitchen.

Ringing in at close to 3,000 square feet, this three bedroom, three and a half bath Victorian is an absolute historical treasure with some very modern amenities. Located at 3206 Knight Street, this home is marketed by the incredible, incomparable, and just plain adorable Alan Shaffer of Clay Stapp + Co.

There are so many details to this home that you will just fall in love with, like the planked wall in the living room, the amazing Art Deco wallpaper in the powder room, the herringbone inlay at the eat-in bar that separates the kitchen and living areas, and the beautiful front porch — a great place to sip a beverage and greet your neighbors and revelers. This home is priced at $385,000, and considering its location — between Hall and Cedar Springs in the hottest part of the Gayborhood — I think that’s a great price.

You’re also going to love this kitchen, with its Turkish tile backsplash, Corian countertops, Thermador range, and ample storage. Tons of light filters in through the two huge windows above the sink, and just next door is a generously sized bar with mini fridge and glassware storage.

The master bedroom is a good size, but the listing doesn’t have any photos of the master bath, which I always think is a bummer. There’s plenty enough eye candy throughout the rest of the house, though!

The only thing that I would change about this house are the multiple floor-to-ceiling mirrors that are supposed to make spaces feel bigger but actually do more to confuse the eye. One surrounds the fireplace in the formal living area, which would benefit from some artful tile and a cool mantle. Maybe duplicating the herringbone pattern in the kitchen.

In any case, this home is just gorgeous, and it will delight any buyer who loves history, color, and contemporary sensibilities along with a killer location!