There’s nothing quite like owning a Craftsman to make you feel like you’re living the charmed life.
Our Thursday Three Hundred is a Winnetka Heights bungalow in North Oak Cliff with a wide and welcoming front porch. Located at 414 S. Willomet Ave. near West Jefferson Boulevard and South Polk Street, this house offers a handsome marriage of old and new. For example, original refinished hardwood floors gleam against a newer decorative slate tile fireplace, which fits the vintage aesthetic of this house nicely.
This bungalow has two bedrooms, one bathroom, and 1,392 square feet on one story, built in 1945.
One of the most desirable neighborhoods in Oak Cliff, Winnetka Heights is one of the oldest and largest historical districts in the area. Advertised as “Dallas’ Ideal Suburb” by the Russell Realty Company in 1911, Winnetka Heights holds its storied past in high regard. The area saw a decline from around the end of World War II until the 1970s, a time when people moved to the suburbs. But the city of Dallas established the Winnetka Heights Historic District in 1981 and it has been an ascending part of the city for more than three decades now. The district is bounded by Davis Street on the north, 12th Street on the south, Willomet Avenue on the east, and Rosemont Avenue on the west. It’s a neighborhood that celebrates its rich architectural diversity and historic status.
Walk over the front porch and into this Winnetka Heights bungalow and you’ll feel right at home — it’s got a stylish, relaxed vibe. The floorplan is traditional for a home of this era: entry way opening into the living room, which leads to the dining room, then kitchen. A hallway connects the bedrooms to the bathroom.
Those gorgeous hardwoods are everywhere except the kitchen and bathroom — no carpet in sight! There is also crown molding, large windows, and a small room off the master bedroom that could function as a home office, nursery, or studio.
A large kitchen surprises at the rear of the home — it’s as big or bigger than one you would find in a new home with the same square footage. Features include granite countertops, dark wood cabinets, tile floor, tumbled stone backsplash, and stainless steel appliances, including a gas range.
The backyard does not include a garage — homes of this era rarely do — but there’s a wood privacy fence and space to park.
This home was listed May 3 by Crystal Gonzalez with David Griffin and Company Realtors for $329K, reduced to $305,000.