Thursday Three Hundred: Cozy and Updated, Wilshire Heights Cutie is Move-in Ready

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6102 Penrose Front

Looking for an adorable home that’s close to a fantastic area, has access to mass transit, is updated inside, feels large but not too big, and feeds into award-winning schools? Then you’ll love this Austin stone cottage in Wilshire Heights.

This is one of my favorite East Dallas nabes sheerly for the location: bordered by Mockingbird Lane to the north, Skillman Street to the west, Abrams road to the east, and McCommas to the south, this neighborhood has access to great amenities with fantastic architecture and is close to tons of retail, including the Lakewood Whole Foods. It feeds into Stonewall Jackson Elementary, J.L. Long Middle School, and Woodrow Wilson High School — all sought after, high-achieving, Dallas ISD campuses.

And 6102 Penrose, marketed by Dallas City Center Realtor Erika Warfield, is nothing to sniff at!

6102 Penrose Living

6102 Penrose Dining

6102 Penrose Kitchen 2

6102 Penrose Kitchen 1

This cute little house is a two-bedroom, one-bath cottage with study that is completely updated inside. It has gorgeous hardwood floors, original arches, and tons of great detail in an open floor plan that accents the great craftsmanship that went into this 1938-built home. It has 1,434 square feet and is on the market for $342,000.

If you want to walk through the home room-by-room, check out this guided tour from Erika. She points out all of the great assets and additions to this lovely home in a narrated tour!

“This home has been loved and adored by one owner for 40 years,” Erika said, “having recently undergone a floor-to-ceiling renovation inside!”

Things you’ll love include update lighting, fresh paint, a brand new privacy fence, recently installed landscaping, a brand new bathroom, and a huge 17 x 14 master bedroom that opens to the large backyard. The home also has upgraded Cat 5 wiring, new energy-efficient windows, tankless water heater, and low-flow plumbing. The sewer line was replaced in 2008, and the attic was completely floored with added lighting for even more storage. There’s a one-car garage that is spacious enough to accommodate two cars or even more storage.

“The best of all is the brand new kitchen, which was meticulously planned utilizing every cubic inch for all your storage needs all while showcasing new stainless steel appliances, mosaic glass backsplash, gleaming granite countertops, under-cabinet lighting, and ceramic tile floors that look like plank flooring, but easier to care for and healthier, too,” Erika said.

6102 Penrose Study

6102 Penrose Master Bedroom

6102 Penrose Bath

6102 Penrose Backe

Truly, they don’t make them like they used to, and this gorgeous home, with its fully stone clad exterior, will stand the test of time! This would be a great home for a family focused on living small and taking full advantage of their neighborhood amenities, which include huge parks and mass transit. 

What do you think?




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 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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  1. mmCandy Evans says

    I LOVE this home! Like I want it NOW! Just had lunch with designer extraordinaire Denise McGaha who has a pied a terre office at The Maple Terrace! Know what? I need this stone angel to be the CandysDirt HQTRS! Love the idea of making a home an office! Looks like my Thurman stone cottage in San Antonio!

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