Today, readers, we’re taking a trip to Munger Place, a gem of a neighborhood in Old East Dallas. Bordered by Fitzhugh, Gaston, Henderson, and Columbia avenues, this pocket of Dallas is one of our favorite areas to drive through, especially with out-of-towners. The neighborhood has the largest collection of prairie-style homes in North Texas, and each build–with porch swings, pastel paint colors, and idyllic front lawns filled with blooming flower beds and children’s bikes–is cuter than the last.
Today, we’re touring 5020 Victor Street, a classic home built in 1925. Its prairie-influenced façade is painted a cool gray, while its beams and roof lines are black and white to draw the eye to each architectural detail. The windows, which are original to the home, include metal accents in a shape that resembles a gemstone. A covered front porch (complete with a swing, of course) and a custom front door complete the home’s inviting look.
Guests are greeted by a large foyer with cased openings that showcase the rooms to come. Warm wood floors and crisp white walls create a simple canvas that doesn’t detract from the vintage elements in each space, like crown molding and wood-trimmed windows.
The formal dining area just off the foyer has its own fireplace and an unexpected pendant light to add a hint of modernity. Next is a living room, which has a recessed ceiling with pretty millwork that echoes the metal design on the front windows.
The home’s bright kitchen has a white subway backsplash and hexagonal floors, plus matte black cabinetry, quartz countertops, and a huge center island. The adjacent butler’s pantry includes a wine fridge and extra storage, plus counter space for a coffee bar.
Upstairs, you’ll find the primary suite, which has a roomy walk-in closet and a master bath with a marble shower and dual vanities. The two additional bedrooms have their fair share of standout features, like bay windows and a tiny attached room that can serve as a reading nook or place to play.
This home’s backyard is surprisingly spacious. A raised back patio is ideal for outdoor dining; from there, the yard flows into a gravel-covered area that’s ready for a fire pit. Next is a stretch of green grass shaded by a mature tree–perfect for a swing or hammock–and a paved zone that can accommodate raised garden beds. At the far end of this oversized lot is a brand-new pool with plenty of space for patio furniture.
To see more of this historic home, check out the gallery below.