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