Cape Cod Cool
Original charm meets modern updates in this M Streets cottage
An address in the M Streets adds instant cachet to any Dallas home, but the charming Cape Cod at 5543 Merrimac Ave. has much more to offer than just desirable geography.
Built in 1929, it has been meticulously renovated throughout to both show off the home's original features and integrate elements that modern homeowners crave. Gleaming refinished hardwood floors run throughout and are the ideal accent to the quaint built-ins and elegant wainscoting. An abundance of windows flood the 1,836-square-foot home with natural light — so much so that the popular sunroom could even pull double-duty as a home office or second living area.
Beadboard on the ceiling continues from the sunroom into the kitchen, which has been updated with sleek granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and crisp white cabinetry. French doors lead out onto the sizable deck and lushly landscaped backyard, which is encircled by a privacy-enhancing board-on-board fence. A detached garage offers the bonus of extra storage.
Back inside, two bedrooms and two bathrooms further encapsulate the home's vintage-modern appeal. There is a gas fireplace (one of two total) in the master bedroom surrounded by more wainscoting, and another set of French doors leading to the backyard. The attached bathroom has been updated with textured walls and mosaic glass tile accents. The second bedroom connects to the sunroom, and the second bath boasts fresh black-and-white floor tiles to set off the pedestal sink.
Located just west of Greenville Avenue, the home is within walking distance to such popular restaurants as The Grape, Terilli's, and Cafe Izmir, along with the Granada Theater.
Agent Kimberly Woodard, with Ebby Halliday Realtors, has the listing, which is priced at $599,999.