I Want This Dallas House: Munger Place Colonial, $350K
This house, at 5025 Junius, is located a little north of downtown Dallas in one of the city's historic transitional neighborhoods, Munger Place, sought after by singles, couples and families for a close-in location brimming with community. This remodeled colonial with three bedrooms, two and a half baths, is the dream house of a former Dallas radio host, Karen Moyer, who poured her heart and capital into every square inch of its 2,700 square feet.On the inside, it's pure 21st century living with a re-built foundation, steal piers, gourmet kitchen with new cabinets, granite and gourmet stainless appliances, new bathrooms, and a laundry room on an enclosed back porch. (The original home did not have a laundry room because, in 1922, laundry was wrung out in washtubs on the back porch, then hung to dry.)
Karen also sanded and smoothed the 100-year-old-plus hardwood floors. This Dallas home for sale was designed and built by an architect, who passed the home onto his daughter, who lived in it until she retired to a nursing home. Out of respect for the home's heritage, Karen maintained all the original woodwork, including six-inch base trim, thick ceiling and crown moldings, even the white-porcelain, claw-foot bathtub in the main bath.
The home has been reduced to $350,000 for quick sale, an excellent price for a home with such history and character.
But you might have to be O.K. with ghosts: One day Karen was home, alone, putting something away in the home's attic. She had a strange feeling that an older woman was watching her work. Later that day, Karen learned that the woman she had bought 5025 Junius from had died.
"But I had the distinct feeling, a strong feeling," says Karen, "She was happy that her home was being loved and tended."
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