Friday Four Hundred: Own a Piece of History (And Save Taxes!) With This Plano Victorian

Published August 4, 2012 by Joanna England

Plano’s “Roller House” was built in 1901 for E.J. Roller, one of the city’s founders.

You had me at “turret!”

Seriously, though, there is so much to love about this historic home in Plano, called “The Roller House.” There are five bedrooms, three bathrooms, and tons of details inside and out of this Queen Anne three-story!

The gorgeous staircase just takes your breath away. Much of the home has been renovated, but a lot of original details remain. Built in 1901, “The Roller House” is named for one of Plano’s founders, E. J. Roller. Because of the home’s historic designation, one lucky buyer will save tons in property taxes!

There are such gorgeous finishes. Stained glass transoms really do it for me, as does the wraparound porch. There’s also a butler’s staircase just outside the kitchen.

Throughout the gourmet kitchen and inside the baths you’ll find granite, solid wood, and tile. And to add to the cozy factor, there are five fireplaces with intricately carved mantles. And there’s a turret! I love a good turret!

If you were to find a home like this inside the Dallas city limits, expect to pay somewhere in the neighborhood of $1 million-plus. This house, with all of the amazing features and outdoor areas, is only $499,900! What a deal!

— Daily Local Real Estate Dish By Dallas Real Estate Insider — Candy Evans at