Historic homes for sale in McKinney Texas

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Edit* This home sold 1 day after this posting! Wow!

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Hello original details! There are many historic homes for sale in McKinney, but I had the pleasure of touring this house.  Let me tell you, if you love a truly old house with well maintained, original detail, this is the house for you. Located in the beautiful McKinney historic district, and sitting on a spacious corner lot, the house has an adorable white picket fence and landscaped garden.

Gothic rooflines with simple detailing give a very clean lined curb appeal to this 129 year old beauty. However, as you step onto the porch, you start to see all the incredible unspoiled elements, including the actual original front door with original doorknob and ringer!

Inside you’ll find the original staircase with its railing and newel post intact. The floors are creaky and patenaed and awesome. With 2 Master suites, bedrooms with fireplaces, interior transoms, wavy glass windows, bead board ceilings; this house is packed with charm. How many fireplaces did you say? That’s right, 4! All with their original surrounds and inserts.

Although there appears to be an addition, it fits in really well, and the original floor plan remains. The kitchen and baths are newly fitted, but maintain old charm and the character of the home. A quick drive around the neighborhood reveals a wonderfully diverse range of turn of the century architecture. This house is in great company!

Real Estate Details

Circa 1887
401 N Benge St
Mckinney, TX 75069

Style Simple Gothic Revival Victorian House
Property type | Single-Family Home
Date listed | 06/23/16  Date Sold 8-26-16

2,576 sqft
4 beds
3 baths

Re-Posted Article written by Annilee B Waterman for Circa Old Houses http://circaoldhouses.com/category/texas-treasures/
Annilee Waterman is a Texas Registered Interior Designer, and old house enthusiast. She lives just outside of Dallas Texas, and specializes in restoring and renovating old houses, designing historic reconstruction, and adding character to new homes through architectural detail and decor. Inspired by beautifully restored and perfectly maintained historic places, she loves fixer uppers and diamonds in the rough. When she’s not designing houses, you can find her fixing up her own vintage Cape Cod cottage, or shopping at vintage shops and antique markets, visiting historic places, and searching for great historic homes for sale.