This week’s Friday Five Hundred takes us to 1047 N Winnetka Avenue in North Oak Cliff – a darling three-bedroom, one-full-and-one-half-bathroom charmer, originally built in 1925 and it could be yours for $577,000. “This sweet little gem is a perfect example of why I love Oak Cliff, and the people that give these homes new life,” says listing agent Melissa O’Brien of Dave Perry-Miller InTown.
The historic craftsman recently graced the pages of Dwell Magazine detailing its renovation, and already boasts nearly 2,000 views on Dwell.com!
A couple from San Francisco worked with Oak Cliff-based architect Alicia Quintans, who specializes in sensitive and creative remodeling of historic homes to get the job done. The result is a light and bright floor plan that maximizes space and pays special attention to the outdoors.
“As West Coasters, we also brought a California design sensibility with us,” said the owners. “Our remodel aimed to make our space more efficient and to modernize the house while respecting its historic design. Without adding square footage and while preserving the overall layout, we completely redesigned the kitchen and nook to dramatically increase storage, including built-in benches. We also repurposed space in the hallway and mudroom to add a laundry nook and half-bath, and we made the pre-existing bathroom more functional and beautiful. The kitchen, bath, and fireplace now have tile from Heath Ceramics, a Bay Area company that we loved from our old home. And my partner has the Julia Childs-inspired pegboard she’s dreamt of for years.”
We love the original architectural details, abundance of natural light, and thoughtful kitchen design that lends itself to homework in the breakfast nook or an espresso from the coffee bar. The owners also added a fabulous screened-in porch that extends the back of the house by 240 square feet. “It offers the most spectacular private sunset in the evenings while you soak in the vintage claw foot tub, with the 1970s Preway fireplace glowing in the corner,” adds O’Brien.
“With a cathedral ceiling that mirrors the roofline of the house and a salvaged clawfoot tub to soak in during the summer, it truly feels like a getaway attached to our home. And our three cats and little dog love it too. Now the two back bedrooms have glass doors where the original doors once stood before being covered up; they open onto the porch,” the owners revealed.
“It’s so enchanting, and has not only captured my heart, but broadened my imagination,” says O’Brien. “Every single detail has been meticulously selected with consideration and care by the sellers, who are heartbroken to leave what they thought would be their forever home.”
Now one lucky buyer can move right in and enjoy those gorgeous Heath tiles, stunning vintage fixtures, open airy bedrooms, and cherry-picked cedar bundles that were used in the sunroom expansion. One look inside and it’s evident the amount of love, attention, and craftsmanship that has been poured into the renovation to make it comfortable and livable for modern day, while keeping its architectural integrity intact.
“This home is a dream for those who are perfectionists by nature, but don’t want to live through the daunting task of a full blown re-invention,” says O’Brien. “It’s truly a treasure you find once in a lifetime.”
1047 N Winnetka Ave Dallas, TX is currently listed by Melissa O’Brien with Dave Perry-Miller InTown for $577,000.
Amy Puchaty is founder and principal writer of Amy Puchaty Communications, a copywriting firm specializing in luxury real estate marketing. Amy’s work has appeared in numerous print and digital publications including The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Inman News, The Denver Post, and Dallas Business Journal. Follow Amy at www.amypuchaty.com