5204 Worth Street

Double bay windows overlooking the front porch distinguish this home and provide a hint that it is from a later era. In fact, even the original fourplex that stood here wasn’t built until 1942. That structure burnt down in 1979 and the foundation for this home was poured in 1980. Considerable work was required when the current owners acquired the property in 2009. A smallish kitchen was expanded with the removal of a wall, a dozen beams had to be wedged in above the foundation, and a two-story cathedral ceiling was closed in to gain an additional upstairs bedroom. Extensive rewiring was also necessary because, as the owners discovered after the purchase, the house had been cleverly stripped of all of copper wiring. Several aspects of the 3500-square-foot home have been reconfigured: sinks were added on either side of a single bathroom to create separate, private vanities; the master bathroom has recently been completely refurbished; and what began as the replacement of a single cabinet snowballed into a full-scale kitchen remodel. The welcoming backyard space includes a Mavericks-blue basketball court and, adjacent to the garage, a fully equipped workout room. Unless something is sizzling on the substantial outdoor grill, the soft babble of a fountain soothes those enjoying the shade of a tall, handsome arbor.