Tuesday Two Hundred: Want Winnetka Heights on a Budget? This Cheery Prairie Home is For You!

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One of the reasons I am in love with Winnetka Heights is the abundance of huge front porches that are begging for a glass of something cold and a few friends and neighbors. But as soon as I saw this cute prairie home at 335 S. Edgefield Ave. from Keller Williams’ Lisa Richardson, all of the sudden a big front porch wasn’t a deal-killer anymore. Besides, both next-door neighbors have ample porch accomodations, so you are never a long walk from a place to people-watch.

I actually drove by this home this past weekend when I was heading over to Bastille on Bishop in the bustling Bishop Arts District. There were tons of people on the street, either biking or walking, all headed to the district to enjoy some wine, petanque, and mussels. And this three-bedroom, three-bath cutie is not far from all the action. In fact, it’s pretty stinkin’ close!

Now, there are a couple of things you won’t find in this house, and one of them is high-end finishes. There’s no granite or stainless in the kitchen, and the bathrooms are basic but clean. That’s because you’re getting a 1,672-square-foot home in one of the hottest neighborhoods in Oak Cliff for just $217,360! There will be plenty left over in your budget for upgrades!

You also won’t find boring neutral shades like taupe and sand on the walls, and you won’t miss them, either! I love the way the kitchen and dining area are painted with high-contrast, stylish shades of lemon yellow and graphite. It’s a gorgeous palette of sexy grays throughout the rest of the home. I would expect nothing less from a cornflower blue house!

The backyard is spacious, too, and perfect for small gatherings of friends and neighbors. It’s a great yard for a vegetable garden, and I’ll bet that the next owner of this home puts in a chicken coop, too! Of course, those gals are going to want a front porch!

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Joanna England

If Executive Editor Joanna England could house hunt forever, she absolutely would. Instead she covers the North Texas housing market and the economy for CandysDirt.com. While she started out with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Joanna's work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News as well as several local media outlets. When she's not knitting or hooping, or enjoying White Rock Lake, she's behind the lens of her camera. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, son, and their furry and feathered menagerie.

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