Renovated in Richardson

Move-in ready home proves you can live well in Dallas for around $200,000

Move-in ready home proves you can live well in Dallas for around $200K

Exterior of 1500 Stoneham Place in Richardson
The home at 1500 Stoneham Place in Richardson is listed for less than $220,000. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
Living room at 1500 Stoneham Place in Richardson
A fireplace cozies up the living room. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
Kitchen at 1500 Stoneham Place in Richardson
The remodeled kitchen has of-the-moment dark- and light-toned cabinets. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
Eat-in kitchen at 1500 Stoneham Place in Richardson
Plus there's room in the kitchen for a breakfast area. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
Dining room at 1500 Stoneham Place in Richardson
The dining room off the kitchen has a big window. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
Stairway at 1500 Stoneham Place in Richardson
Hand-scraped floors go up the stairs too. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
Office at 1500 Stoneham Place in Richardson
A second living area would also make a good office or study. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
Master bedroom at 1500 Stoneham Place in Richardson
The spacious master bedroom. Photo courtesy of Ebby Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
Bedroom at 1500 Stoneham Place in Richardson
Second bedroom of four. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
Bedroom at 1500 Stoneham Place in Richardson
Another bedroom with plenty of light. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
Bedroom at 1500 Stoneham Place in Richardson
The fourth bedroom works as a nursery. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
Bathroom at 1500 Stoneham Place in Richardson
New solid-surface countertop and tilework in one of two full bathrooms. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
Bathroom at 1500 Stoneham Place in Richardson
More nice finishes in the second full bath. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
Backyard of 1500 Stoneham Place in Richardson
A spacious backyard for the kids to play. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
Exterior of 1500 Stoneham Place in Richardson
Living room at 1500 Stoneham Place in Richardson
Kitchen at 1500 Stoneham Place in Richardson
Eat-in kitchen at 1500 Stoneham Place in Richardson
Dining room at 1500 Stoneham Place in Richardson
Stairway at 1500 Stoneham Place in Richardson
Office at 1500 Stoneham Place in Richardson
Master bedroom at 1500 Stoneham Place in Richardson
Bedroom at 1500 Stoneham Place in Richardson
Bedroom at 1500 Stoneham Place in Richardson
Bedroom at 1500 Stoneham Place in Richardson
Bathroom at 1500 Stoneham Place in Richardson
Bathroom at 1500 Stoneham Place in Richardson
Backyard of 1500 Stoneham Place in Richardson

A new listing in Richardson suggests that $200,000 can buy something renovated and move-in ready in the greater Dallas area, and you don't have to stray too far away from the city center to get it. The home at 1500 Stoneham Place has all of the features a family could want, and the price tag is just $217,875 — a curiously odd number, but a refreshing one nonetheless.

This place has curb appeal, thanks to an expansive front porch and an American flag that waves you inside. The house sits on a large lot on a cul de sac, which not only ensures privacy, but also provides plenty of outdoor space for little ones — humans or otherwise — to run around when the weather cooperates.

Inside you'll find hand-scraped floors throughout the main living areas, up the stairs and into all four bedrooms —the home's most stunning design feature. More warmth comes from a living room fireplace, but the space doesn't feel cramped, thanks to vaulted ceilings. A second living area also works as a home office or study.

The upgrades don't stop at the floors. All bathrooms — two full and one half — have upgraded solid-surface countertops and tilework. The kitchen boasts stainless-steel appliances, quartz counters and new backsplash, plus it's big enough for a breakfast area. The kitchen flows seamlessly into the dining room, which has a big picture window looking out onto the backyard.

The location has its perks: in Richardson ISD, near Yale Elementary, and within walking distance of paved walking trails, which lead to Richardson's Lookout Park and Sherrill Park Golf Park, says Greg Carrera of Ebby Halliday's Shelly Seltzer Group. It's also in proximity to a new Whole Foods Market coming in 2015 — more of those "long-term, location-specific advantages," Carrera remarks. Plus property values should continue to rise in this amenity-rich neighborhood.

All this within a 20-minute drive to downtown, which makes a little commute totally worth it.