Mistletoe Heights property boasts way more than a main house for $1.3 million
The historic house at 1414 Mistletoe Dr. was built in 1919 for the legendary Waggoner family, of Waggoner Ranch fame. The Prairie-style villa, with its hipped roof and gratifying symmetry, presents a formidable facade to the street.
A beautifully landscaped, 1.32 acre lot, with the expected mature trees descending in back to the Trinity River, affords gorgeous western perspectives that can be enjoyed from a large independent viewing deck.
Period details abound as soon as you enter the home. The 4,600-square-foot, five-bedroom, three-bath house, listed with John Zimmerman at Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty, mostly retains its original footprint, moldings, and hardwood floors.
The ground floor boasts two living areas, an opulent dining room, and a master suite with surprisingly ample closet space for a house of this date. There are also four —yes, four — fireplaces, two of which manage to preserve charming Arts and Crafts tile work.
The updated kitchen is open to a large, bright breakfast area, but the true showstopper is the wall of red brick behind the gas stove. Downstairs, a full basement could easily be adapted into an informal entertaining area and additional storage spaces, as well as a wine cellar (got to be prepared for all that entertaining).
The upstairs landing is graced by two vintage stained glass windows. The remaining upstairs bedrooms, though slightly blemished by HVAC ducting, would benefit from a bit of revamping.
An enchanting back garden contains a separate two-car garage with wide doors that reveal its original purpose: housing carriages. There is also an attached 689-square-foot guest house with a root cellar, while further down the property lies a small cabin.
So, really, it's like getting three houses for the recently reduced price of $1,295,000.
A version of this story originally was published on Candy's Dirt.