Modest But Mighty, This Winnetka Heights Home is Tiny Living Done Right

S. Edgefield HCHOTW

If you’ve been ogling over those cute tiny homes that are popping up everywhere, but you’re not sure if a life on wheels or in the boonies for you, this listing from David Griffin & Company Realtor Bart Thrasher shows that you can live itty bitty in the city.

Bart, who lives in Winnetka Heights with his wife, Karen, and son, Henry, knows a thing or two about good construction. Bart is a contractor and Karen is an incredibly talented architect, and with all that know-how between them they founded Thrasherworks, a boutique architecture and design firm based right in North Oak Cliff. And in Bart’s opinion, this property is perfect for those who believe in the gospel of minimalism and the zen of tidying up.

No wonder this unique Craftsman in Winnetka Heights is our High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans. While this listing is in contingency (the buyers are waiting to sell their current home), it doesn’t hurt to be prepared should it go back on the market. Call Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans today to get your pre-approval in line so you can put your highest and best offer in on this tiny home should you get a second chance!

342 S. Edgefield Front Porch

The front porch of 342 S. Edgefield has a hidden secret …

Jump to see the brilliant open floor plan and excellent storage inside this adorable Winnetka Heights Craftsman cottage!

342 S. Edgefield Entry

342 S. Edgefield Living 2

342 S. Edgefield Living

342 S. Edgefield Living 3

342 S. Edgefield Dining

342 S. Edgefield Dining 3

342 S. Edgefield Dining 2

“Compact, yet open and flowing, you would hardly know this two-bed, two-bath home is only 1,166 square feet!” Bart said of 342 S. Edgefield Ave. Truly, it’s a testament to the previous renovation that brought this adorable home up to snuff that you still get tons of great finish-out and bright interiors despite the tiny footprint. Or perhaps, because of it?

The location is wonderful, and the lot size is nothing to sneeze at, and OH MY GOODNESS IT IS SOOOO CUTE! Now, we know that this house is tiny, so take that into account when I tell you the listing price: $305,000, or $261.58 per square foot.

And there are little spots of genius in this home, besides the lighting scheme and the new windows.

“The bench on the front porch conceals a secret — a place for the dreaded litter box,” Bart said. “A simple pet door in the wall connects the two, and voila! No more ‘stinky place’ to avoid in this oasis in Historic Winnetka Heights.”

I bet the buyers who have a contract on this house are cat people, because that is a brilliant design feature for feline families.

342 S. Edgefield Kitchen 3

342 S. Edgefield Kitchen 2

342 S. Edgefield Kitchen

If everything looks like it’s brand new, that’s because it practically is.

“It was completely rehabbed in 2014, and everything is new — except for the house, which still has its charm,” Bart added. “The generously open living, dining, and kitchen are ideal for family life and entertaining — flanked by a simple and efficient private side containing good-sized bedrooms and two bathrooms.”

The kitchen has everything you’d expect, right down to an eat-in peninsula, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and a mosaic backsplash.

342 S. Edgefield Bedroom

342 S. Edgefield Master Bath WasherDryer

342 S. Edgefield Second Bed

342 S. Edgefield Other Bath

The home has a very clear aesthetic with the warm greige on the walls and the crisp white cabinetry and paneling. It’s just enough color to add some visual interest to the rooms, but because it’s consistent from room to room, you don’t feel like it’s too much. And thanks to the plentiful windows and French doors, there’s plenty of natural light streaming in that the rooms still feel airy and your cat will have no problem finding a sunbeam to nap in.

342 S. Edgefield Deck House

342 S. Edgefield Deck Yard

Outside has a large deck and lush backyard with an 8-foot privacy fence, so you’ll have plenty of room for your succulent container garden and a few extra areas to practice yoga without having folks stare from across the alley. Plus there’s a little driveway apron should you want to park your car inside the gate.

But does 1,166 square feet still feel too small?

“A 570 square foot converted garage is a studio with a sleeping loft above,” Bart added. “Hello mother in law, we have a place for you!”

Sounds about right!

4 Comment

  • Really cute house, my only comment is that it’s a shame they went with engineered hardwoods instead of the original oak that I’m sure we’re there in this period of home.

  • I’m less bothered by the engineered floor than I am by the backsplash. Maybe I’ve just seen too many home improvement shows using that treatment, but it already seems dated and not timeless – or authentic to the period of the house. Backsplash is an easy and affordable fix, though. Other than that…super cute house, nice yard, too.

  • The association is dedicated to the preservation of this area as an enduring symbol of early h century life, while ensuring Winnetka Heights remains the most vibrant historic district in the city.