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Craftsman charm and Greenville Avenue proximity come at a price of $450,000

Craftsman charm and Greenville Avenue fun come at a price of $450,000

5823 Richmond Ave. Dallas home for sale exterior
This beautifully restored Crafstman near Greenville Avenue is listed for $450,000. Photo courtesy of Keller Williams
5823 Richmond Ave. Dallas home for sale front porch
The generous wrap-around porch offers a welcome respite and shields windows from the Texas sun. Photo courtesy of Keller Williams
5823 Richmond Ave. Dallas home for sale living room
Built-in bookcases flanking the fireplace are a hallmark of Craftsman homes. Photo courtesy of Keller Williams
5823 Richmond Ave. Dallas home for sale master bedroom
The master bedroom leads to a small office. Photo courtesy of Keller Williams
5823 Richmond Ave. Dallas home for sale office
This bedroom, used as a home office, overlooks the backyard. Photo courtesy of Keller Williams
5823 Richmond Ave. Dallas home for sale kitchen
The kitchen features a butcher-block counter for dining. Photo courtesy of Keller Williams
5823 Richmond Ave. Dallas home for sale backyard
The backyard boasts a patio and plenty of green space. Photo courtesy of Keller Williams
5823 Richmond Ave. Dallas home for sale exterior
5823 Richmond Ave. Dallas home for sale front porch
5823 Richmond Ave. Dallas home for sale living room
5823 Richmond Ave. Dallas home for sale master bedroom
5823 Richmond Ave. Dallas home for sale office
5823 Richmond Ave. Dallas home for sale kitchen
5823 Richmond Ave. Dallas home for sale backyard

From 1905 through the 1920s, the Craftsman bungalow was the most popular style of small house in America. Lucky for us, Dallas still has plenty of these homes, many beautifully restored, like 5823 Richmond Ave., listed by Eve Holder of Keller Williams for $450,000.

Built in 1926, the 1,696-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bathroom home in the Belmont Suburban Addition near Lowest Greenville has been carefully maintained over the years, and updated without losing any of its character. You can tell the signature wraparound front porch has, for generations, been the ideal spot to catch a breeze, have a lemonade, and visit with the neighbors.

These homes were so well designed that they’re just as popular today as they were in the '20s. A new generation is finding the open layout — considered innovative back then — perfect for today’s lifestyle. Simple and practical design considerations like built-in bookcases flanking the fireplaces, a hallmark of Craftsman homes, are another timeless element.

The kitchen has been renovated in a manner that retains the period charm, with a dine-in butcher-block counter and open shelving, yet it offers the latest in modern conveniences. It features quartz countertops; a Viking professional gas range; a Bosch silent dishwasher; and an ultracool Kohler touchless, pull-down faucet. If you don’t cook now, buying this house will definitely inspire you to consider culinary endeavors.

Outdoor entertaining has become a large factor in home purchases. This one is large enough for a huge gathering, and you could easily install a pool and still have plenty of green space.

Just a block-and-a-half from Greenville Avenue, the location could not be better. Trader Joe’s, Steel City Pops, and a whole host of great shops and restaurants are within walking distance, and you can be in the Arts District in under 15 minutes.

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A version of this story originally was published on Candy's Dirt.