The unique stone construction home at 502 West Locust in Whitewright was built in 1936 by what is known as the Baker Brothers. The historic home has been recently remodeled by current owners Rex and Charis Berry, who are both long time residents of Whitewright.
A myriad of multicolored stones cover the unique architecture of the home and new trim has been added to the exterior. The top of the home is formed by the culmination of multi-level arches and pillar caps.
Scalloped siding ornaments small sections of wall on the exterior with the rest comprised of stone-work.
Arizona style landscaping surrounds the home with broad mulch beds containing shrubs in the front and an expanse of grass in the back off of the back patio. The backyard is completely surrounded by wooden fencing for privacy and convenience. A large mature tree provides shade to the yard.
The corner lot comes complete with a 20 foot metal storage container that has been professionally painted to match the fence. The storage container is air tight, providing a safe place for storing possessions.
A stone walkway leads up to the entrance to the home. The covered front porch is characterized by a dual entry with two separate entrances into the home with tall wooden doors. The front patio extends onto a concrete seating area nestled among the landscaping.
The entrance to the home leads onto a sitting room and living area with custom stone fireplace matching the exterior of the home. Custom trim ornaments the walls and traditional style windows provide light. New hand-scraped wood floors continue throughout most of the home.
A piano, complete with candelabra, sits in the corner of the sitting room. The room was once likely to be used as a parlor for entertaining.
Antique decor adds a traditional style to the interior of the home. Antique light fixtures continue the motif. Victorian style furniture and ornate rugs flow throughout the house.
A simple separate dining room provides eating space adjacent to the newly renovated kitchen. Antique beverage cart and china cabinet occupy the corners of the dining room.
The kitchen is equipped with stainless steel chef sink, quartz counters and old world style custom cabinets. Appliances include Samsung black stainless steel appliances, Duo Flex refrigerator, dual range oven with glass cook-top, convection microwave and Bosch dishwasher. Custom laid tile makes up the flooring in the kitchen.
A sewing nook sits near the kitchen with table and shelving for work space and supplies. The nook could have once been used as a butler’s pantry or other small work area off the dining and kitchen areas.
Stairs lead down into the living room. High vaulted ceilings with inlaid sky lights create an open space for the room. A new roofing system with new skylights and Pella windows add insulation.
A scraped finish accents one wall of the living area. Large french doors lead to the landscaped yard. A chimney stove provides heat to the room and a large window bench runs the length of one wall.
The master bedroom suite is complete with french doors by Marvin that open onto the tranquil patio. Round features outfit a retro chic master bath. The bathroom comes equipped with Max European shower that contains 20 shower heads.
The large covered back patio provides outdoor seating with protection from rain and other elements. The exterior side of the doors and windows have been painted a contrasting black.
A sliding barn door helps maximize the use of space. A small office is home to a large wooden desk and several windows to allow plenty of light into the room.
A room leading off of the office is decorated with traditionally patterned wallpaper and contains a wooden exit door with arched glass inlay.
The 1,775 square foot home sits on a little over a quarter of an acre and contains three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The home is currently listed by Sheri Kent with DFW Elite FenceLine Properties for $224,500.
The interior has been recently painted to give the home a fresh and clean appearance. Stained but unpainted wooden trim throughout the home add to the antiqued theme.