There’s nothing quite like a well-done Craftsman home. This architectural style, popularized around the turn of the century as an act of rebellion against industrialization, emphasizes the handiwork best produced by skilled tradesmen — thus dubbed “Arts & Crafts” or “American Arts” by many practitioners. Handmade details of wood and stone are profligate in these homes, and the style itself has a uniquely American cachet, coming in a close second to Colonial Revival as a trademark of our nation’s architectural heritage.
And from the street, this gorgeous Winnetka Heights bungalow in one of North Oak Cliff‘s most popular neighborhoods is all tradition and history. Inside, however, the sellers have put a little glam spin on traditional Arts & Crafts style. Listed by Crystal Gonzalez of David Griffin & Company Realtors, it’s easy to see why it’s our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans.
First, let’s admire the beauty of this wrap-around front porch, complete with swing. This is the spot where you’ll meet all your new neighbors, as Winnetka Heights is famous for its wine walks and home tours that showcase the historic conservation district’s ample inventory of wide, gracious porches. Imagine spending the twilight hours, listening to the low hum of cicadas and spending quality time with those you love right here. It’s a beautiful bit of nostalgia in the warm embrace of community.
“Winnetka Heights is a highly sought after neighborhood with an active neighborhood association,” Gonzalez said.
Inside, however, you can see a distinctly Hollywood Regency meets midcentury modern vibe in this Winnetka Heights bungalow, with dark wood floors, bright white trim, and brushed brass hardware and fixtures.
“This home has been updated and offers two living areas and an oversized dining area,” said Gonzalez, who is marketing 302 N. Winnetka Ave. for $469,000. “Gorgeous decorative brass lighting, wood floors, and 10-foot ceilings can be found throughout.”
And it’s a spacious 1928-built bungalow at that, with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a formal living room, a sunroom, and 1,718 square feet with a large back deck should you want to entertain outdoors with a bit more privacy. Lovers of traditional floor plans with ample separation of space will adore the layout of this home, which still feels light and bright.
The kitchen is just plain adorable, with a combination of colors and textures that add warmth to the dark floors and gray-and-white color scheme. I know that some people aren’t fans of butcher block counters, but here, it just fits. I love the juxtaposition of the warm wood with the tall subway tile backsplash and stainless steel appliances. You also get some lovely open shelving — a very trendy finish that adds some industrial appeal to an otherwise traditional room.
The bedrooms are cozy without feeling cramped, and the bathrooms have some really wonderful updates, including fresh tile and paint. It’s move-in ready, and doesn’t skimp on style, either. And for those who have children, there’s plenty of room here for a small family who wants access to Rosemont Elementary, an acclaimed Dallas ISD campus. Plus, as Gonzalez notes, it’s super close to the Bishop Arts District, should you have a craving for anything between soul food and haute cuisine.