Suburban Splendor

McKinney home melds history and convenience just off downtown square

McKinney home melds history and convenience just off downtown square

505 W Hunt Street in McKinney
The home at 505 W. Hunt St. in McKinney is listed for $575,000. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
505 W Hunt Street in McKinney
Even though it's more than 100 years old, the home maintains a nice mix of historic charm and modern amenities. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
505 W Hunt Street in McKinney
Charming original touches run throughout. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
505 W Hunt Street in McKinney
The kitchen features Carrara marble countertops. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
505 W Hunt Street
There are two dining areas. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
505 W Hunt Street in McKinney
Hardwood floors harken back to the home's original build date. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
505 W Hunt Street in McKinney
Built-ins offer storage not normally seen in modern homes. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
505 W Hunt Street in McKinney
You can enjoy the large lot from the sun porch. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
505 W Hunt Street in McKinney
The bedrooms are massive. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
505 W Hunt Street in McKinney
Natural light works in tandem with the fashionable lighting design. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
505 W Hunt Street in McKinney
The bathrooms are elegant and spa-like. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
505 W Hunt Street in McKinney
A claw-foot tub offers a peaceful retreat. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
505 W Hunt Street in McKinney
Did we mention that the bedrooms are massive? Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
505 W Hunt Street in McKinney
505 W Hunt Street in McKinney
505 W Hunt Street in McKinney
505 W Hunt Street in McKinney
505 W Hunt Street
505 W Hunt Street in McKinney
505 W Hunt Street in McKinney
505 W Hunt Street in McKinney
505 W Hunt Street in McKinney
505 W Hunt Street in McKinney
505 W Hunt Street in McKinney
505 W Hunt Street in McKinney
505 W Hunt Street in McKinney

There are starter homes, and then there are homes that you can see yourself spending forever in. It's certainly easier to envision your future when you know a house has stood for more than 100 years, like the one at 505 W. Hunt St. in historic McKinney.

Even more noteworthy: In that time, only two other families have occupied it.

All 3,843 square feet of this five-bedroom, three-bathroom abode have been tastefully upgraded with today's coveted amenities while respecting the old-school charm of its original 1914 construction. The price tag for this thoughtful renovation? $575,000.

A fresh paint job looks fresher thanks to all the natural light, and each room inspires endless design possibilities. The updated kitchen is cozy yet chic, with an open-concept layout and Carrara marble countertops, and it leads into a large dining room. Sun porches flank the perimeter, which encourages rest and relaxation while gazing out at your large, lush lot.

What the pictures can't portray is that this property is conveniently located just blocks from McKinney's downtown square, which is home to shopping (Cynthia Elliot's, Sharla's, Cotton Patch, Little Red Hen) and restaurants (Rick's Chop House, Harvest, Gregory's, Cadillac Pizza).

This historic location also gives the new owners a front-row seat to some of McKinney's liveliest annual festivals, including Oktoberfest, Scare on the Square, Bike the Bricks, dog parades, car shows, lighting of the Christmas tree and more.

"The buyers for this home are going to be ones who not only enjoy the proximity to the square, but tree-lined streets with endless historical homes," says listing agent Christine Hogan of Ebby Halliday Realtors. "It is truly purchasing a lifestyle."