Must-See M Streets Real Estate – A Jewelry Box in Dallas


A the well staged house is a beautiful thing. From the clean, modern look of a modern East Dallas makeover to the glamorous warmth of a George Bass project, a thoughtful aesthetic can make all the difference. But the greatest gift of design and real estate is a previous owner able to execute their own unique vision before selling. Today’s best example: a 1930s cottage on M.

Built in 1939 on a leafy block in Lower Greenville, the 1,500-square-foot Tudor has been beautifully maintained, but when first-time homebuyer and Dallas native Melissa Smrekar got her hands on 5911 Anita Street , it has become a real treasure.

The remodeled kitchen of the M Streets gem features birch wood pendant lights. (all photos courtesy of Brinkley Residential)

Smrekar’s whimsical style (a talent that has garnered nearly 27,000 Instagram followers) guides you through the perfectly appointed tiny home. There’s a slew of cheeky needlepoint pillows (a collaboration between Smrekar and Palm-Beach-based Lycette Designs), antique rattan lamps, and Biscuit Home linens, but what’s left for the next owner – finishes of luxury, Scalamandré wallpaper, custom California Closets, and Pierre Frey textiles – set the cottage apart from other well-appointed Tudors in the neighborhood.

A resort-style pool, fairy lights, and low-maintenance lawn define the backyard. (all photos courtesy of Brinkley Residential)

“My house is my own film set,” Smrekar said. southern life last summer. “In this 1,500 square foot setting, I am the writer, director and set designer of my ideal romantic comedy. I choose pieces that appeal to me, whether it’s the calamine lotion-colored living room walls or the kitchen pendant lights in the shape of bows.

Now Smrekar is passing on his story to a new author.

5911 Anita Street is listed with Kyle Brinkley and Brian Pienciak of Brinkley Residential for $749,000. The 1,500 square foot home features two bedrooms (plus an office), two bathrooms, and a gorgeous pool.


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