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Fresh facelift restores East Dallas Victorian home with storied past

Fresh facelift restores East Dallas Victorian home with storied past

4317 Worth Street
Take in the vibrancy of this grand living room that has been brought to life with new hardwoods, fresh paint, and refinished ceilings. Photo by Shoot2Sell
4317 Worth Street
This Victorian farmhouse at 4317 Worth St. is listed for $649,900. Photo by Shoot2Sell
4317 Worth Street
The inviting wraparound porch could be the future location for some epic life chats and ice cold lemonade. Photo by Shoot2Sell
4317 Worth Street
Using old doors to make sliding ones, à la Joanna Gaines, is a trick that we just love. Photo by Shoot2Sell
4317 Worth Street
This powder room features fun tile on the floor and a pop of color in the antique vanity. Photo by Shoot2Sell
4317 Worth Street
The sunroom off the back of the house can serve as a second living space, a playroom, or a bedroom. Photo by Shoot2Sell
4317 Worth Street
This second living room features an original fireplace and would be great with a cozy couch or even a grand piano. Photo by Shoot2Sell
4317 Worth Street
The white and gray color palette of the kitchen compliments the exposed, original brick. Photo by Shoot2Sell
4317 Worth Street
The kitchen also features subway tiles, butcher-block countertops, and a large farmhouse sink. Photo by Shoot2Sell
4317 Worth Street
That's original shiplap on the dining room ceiling. Photo by Shoot2Sell
4317 Worth Street
Find reclaimed wood accents throughout the home. Photo by Shoot2Sell
4317 Worth Street
The spacious master bedroom gets lots of natural light. Photo by Shoot2Sell
4317 Worth Street
The master bathroom has a dramatic shower with unique tile accents. Photo by Shoot2Sell
4317 Worth Street
This particular bedroom has an original fireplace. Photo by Shoot2Sell
4317 Worth Street
A chandelier above the freestanding tub gives the bathroom a touch of elegance. Photo by Shoot2Sell
4317 Worth Street
Yet another bathroom features quartz countertops. Photo by Shoot2Sell
4317 Worth Street
Wood paneling contrasts nicely with white subway tile in the bathroom. Photo by Shoot2Sell
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These days it’s not uncommon to find a home that has been gutted and remodeled. But what about a meticulously restored, architecturally significant 1890s property that sits on land once owned by the man credited as the founder of East Dallas? That’s the story of 4317 Worth St.

“It actually sits on the land where Jefferson Peak, the founder of East Dallas, built his first brick home in Dallas in 1855, on his plot of 200 acres,” Realtor and renovator Kristen Martin says. “Edward Dudley Foy, a druggist whose store was by the Neiman Marcus downtown, then bought the land and built this fantastic, folk Victorian farmhouse.”

Martin has spent countless hours restoring the classic home, incorporating new materials while still respecting and keeping a lot of the original details that make the home timeless and beautiful. The five-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom home has 12-foot ceilings, all of its original fireplaces, stained-glass windows, reclaimed wood, and a massive wraparound porch.

Fans of Fixer Upper undoubtedly will love the exposed shiplap on the dining room ceiling, which has been painted white.

Modern updates include stainless-steel appliances, subway tile, quartz, decorative tile, and freestanding tubs. There has also been extensive foundation, plumbing, and electrical work, so the new owners can move in with confidence.

While restoring this property, Martin has witnessed the transformation taking place in the Peak Subdivision, and she’s confident that the area is going to see a boom in popularity over the next couple of years.

“Buckner Park is getting a $3 million facelift, and the old Davy Crockett School is undergoing reconstruction and being turned into luxury condos,” Martin says. “Just from Gaston to Worth in a three-block radius, I’ve counted 14 rehabs taking place right now, with permits on the door. This is going to be a new hot area in no time.”

The price for living in an up-and-coming real estate hotbed? Martin is asking $649,900, which for 3,410 square feet and less than 2.5 miles from downtown, could turn into quite the investment, should this promising area prosper once again.