Junius HeightsThe Junius Heights Historic District in Old East Dallas is home to the largest collection of Arts and Crafts/Craftsman-style houses in the southwestern United States. As Dallas’ largest historic neighborhood, Junius Heights is a treasure trove of handsome architectural designs, like the rare “airplane bungalow” at 722 N. Beacon St., our Thursday Three Hundred today.

“Airplane bungalows” became popular in the 1920s, an Arts and Crafts style named because the “pop-up” second story was thought to resemble a cockpit over its wings.

This house was built in 1913, so it’s an early example, and a rarity in Dallas—these types of “airplane bungalows” are mainly found on the West coasts of the U.S. and Canada. The exterior is a faithful representation of the style, with its low-pitched, gabled roof; oversized eaves with exposed rafters; wide, welcoming front porch; and open soffits. The color palette is perfectly Arts and Crafts, in sage, cream, and a deep red accent color.

The interior has been renovated in the last year to expand the master suite and update the kitchen and second bathroom. But you’ll still find historic features throughout its 2,020 square feet, like decorative leaded windows, hardwood floors, and an original fireplace.

This three bedroom, 2.5 bath beauty is listed by Peggye Johnson at Group One Realtors for $339,000.

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9262 Peninsula Front

We love the Peninsula — a neighborhood just off the shores of White Rock Lake that features amazing architecture and fantastic views — and this home is a perfect example about why we love this place.

9262 Peninsula Living

 

At 9262 Peninsula you’ll find a Craftsman-style home built in 2006 that has a gorgeous cedar shake exterior and beautiful landscaping that feels so lush and private. This home, priced at $729,900, has three bedrooms, two and a half baths, and some of the most beautiful oak trim that I have ever seen. It’s full of details that make the Craftsman architecture just pop.

9262 Peninsula Kitchen

The lower floor is open and spacious — a fabulous layout for entertaining — and the kitchen features beautiful cabinets and a spacious island. The countertops are granite and the appliances are stainless, which is what you’d expect. It’s the two-tone cabinetry that has my heart all a-flutter.

9262 Peninsula Den

The master bedroom has an adjacent den that is perfect for relaxing or having an out-of-the-way place for kids to stash their toys and do their homework. The suite itself isn’t overly large, but it’s a good size and has several windows to let in a breeze and filtered light from the canopy of trees surrounding the home.

9262 Peninsula Master

The master bath is just adorable. It’s a five-piece bath and has a cute checkerboard tile floor with his-and-hers vanities separated by the doorway — a novel layout if nothing else. I love the cabinetry and the soft colors, too.

9262 Peninsula Master Bath

Another fabulous selling point to this home is the screen porch. Of course, our summers can sometimes chip away at your will to live outside the comfort of air conditioning, but there are those precious weeks in spring and fall where you cannot imagine being anywhere else but outside, preferably with an icy beverage in hand. This screen porch is the perfect place to do that while keeping the mosquitoes (hey, you’re right next to White Rock Lake) at bay.

9262 Peninsula Screen Porch

This is just one of those homes that inspires, doesn’t it? If you’ve fallen in love with some of the details inside 9262 Peninsula, feel free to pin these photos to one of your Pinterest boards! I know I will! Want to see it all in person? This amazing home is open from 1 to 3 p.m tomorrow!

9262 Peninsula backyard