This house, if it could say one word and one word only, it would be “AHHHH-DORABLE.” Just like that. In fact, it would be shouting it, so when you heard it from around the block, you would come jogging through Winnetka Heights until you found 314 N. Clinton, a butter yellow Craftsman with a porch swing just west of Tyler Street.
Once you step inside there is tons more to love. The home was remodeled with consideration for historical details, a renovation that won an award from Preservation Dallas in 2005. That’s really the impression you get when you step through the threshold.
Keep going and things get more and more interesting. Right off the bat you’ll notice the little markings on the blonde hardwood floor. Interesting, right? Well, it’s because the flooring is a recycled basketball court. How awesome is that? Not only is it eco-friendly, but it looks cool and is definitely a conversation starter!
The kitchen has some really great points, like the vent hood, the cute storage shelves, and the range. The rest of it could use a good shake-up. Perhaps extend the counters over to the range, add some more cabinet space, and change out the pendants. Minor fixes, in the scheme of things.
The kitchen opens to the living area, which has a pretty crazy fireplace, and I mean crazy in a very respectful and endearing way. This home, which is 2,016 feet, has two living areas, three bedrooms, and two baths.
It’s priced at $329,000, which I can’t really make a judgment call on. There has been a lot of renovation to this home, but it could still use some work. It’s in a pretty desirable location, though, and in one of the most active historic districts in the city.
I do know that this home has something that is pretty much unheard of in 1930s Craftsman homes: A walk-in closet.
The master bedroom is flanked by the closet and a cute little bathroom with a claw-foot tub. This is the kind of scene I think you would see in a little bed-and-breakfast cottage. At least that’s what it feels like.
This house oozes charm, and it’s sure to find the right buyer soon!