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."