March Yard of the Month - 5629 Richard Ave

March Yard of the Month - 5629 Richard Ave

In 2019, Jeannie and Tom Morrison were searching for a new home after moving from Midland, TX to be closer to their daughter and twin granddaughters. They had a wonderful realtor who showed them many houses around Dallas, but they still struggled to find the right one. Their only stipulation was that it did not have a detached garage. By chance, that realtor somehow got them inside 5629 Richard Ave and within minutes, they knew this would be their next home, detached garage and all. 

The beautiful blue Craftsman-style-but-with-a-coastal-vibe two story not far from Greenville Ave is only a decade old but small details make this abode stand out with character, from the expert trim on the front door to the inviting couch on the exterior porch. The surrounding beds have been wonderfully landscaped with Jeannie’s vision in mind. A large bright blue pot holds trimmed rosemary at the edge while the beds display nandia surrounding lush lavender roses.  Colorful pansies outline the beds and add to the charm while neat pavers make a path to the back yard among a bright red crepe myrtle and garlic plants that fill the air with their aroma. Jeannie and Tom are grateful to Brentley’s Landscape who helped them fulfill their vision and Greenland Hills for their expert weekly yard maintenance.  

One interesting note about this property is that an older oak tree in the middle of the front yard was struck by lightning not once, but twice, before the owners decided not to press their luck and had it removed.  A younger red oak has replaced it but in hopefully a safer location. 

Jeannie and Tom love living in Vickery Place because of the convenience it offers to so many of their favorite restaurants and other locations around Dallas.  They can’t imagine living anywhere else! 

We would like to thank Northaven Gardens for their ongoing support of Yard Of The Month.  The winners will receive a $50 gift card.