Shabby-chic can be a difficult home style to pull off, but 7101 Ripley St. succeeds and then some. The one-story home, located on a corner lot in the popular McKinney neighborhood of Tucker Hill, has all the shiplap and artfully painted brick that home rehab-addicts could want, but also classic features and a sophisticated foundation that traditional homeowners crave.
The charm starts outside with an actual white picket fence, and a welcoming front porch that's accented with charcoal-gray shutters and trim to let the apple-red front door pop. An open floorplan flows from the kitchen to the living room and beyond, with hardwood floors gleaming throughout. French doors open to the formal dining room, which could easily be converted back into its original home office plan if desired.
The 2,264 square feet feels even larger thanks to artfully placed storage — glass-front kitchen cabinets, built-in bookcases, an island/breakfast bar combo — that help conceal clutter and display treasures.
Three bedrooms echo that sense of space, with the master highlighting its unique ceiling with contrasting paint. A shiplap wall gives it a trendy touch without overwhelming the room. You might expect two full bathrooms for a trio of bedrooms, but an extra half bath is a pleasant bonus.
A low-maintenance backyard (no grass to mow!) focuses on an awesome outdoor fireplace, skillfully glazed with the same white paint as the rest of the home's exterior. The partially covered patio feels like a true extension of the living room and achieves another coveted home trend: true indoor-outdoor living.
So what's the price for all these cool details? Elise Self of Ebby Halliday Realtors has the listing, which comes in at a not-too-shabby $450,000.