Dallas preservationists take note — an incredible three-bedroom, two-full-bathroom Craftsman circa 1911 was just listed in Winnetka Heights for $449,500! Sited on a rare, interior full lot, with an extra half lot, the home affords an idyllic location on a premier block and is chock full of original architectural details.
It’s easy to get lost in the beauty of this historic Winnetka Heights gem. Listing agent Diane Sherman of David Griffin & Company Realtors tells us, “This home is special, largely due to its 1911 architectural integrity. Very few 107-year-old homes in this district can boast of any leaded glass, anywhere, however this home features leaded glass in the transom over the front door and in the sidelights on either side.”
Much of the original hardware also remains, as well as brass light fixtures. Operational paneled pocket doors still separate the formals, and French doors still lead to a front parlor!
“Two interior transoms mounted high above the hallway doors are still there, as is the specialty hardware which made them easier to operate without climbing a ladder,” adds Diane. “Only a small handful of homes in this district were built with cellars. This one has one!” Did she say cellar? As in the underground historic wine cellar of our dreams?
“This home is perfect for someone, like most of these residents, who are smitten with the romantic notion of owning an older home,” she says. “Wine enthusiasts will be drawn to the large below ground wine cellar.”
We see an intimate wine tasting in this home’s future. Plus there is a former detached quarters, which Diane says, “poses a cool opportunity for the not so faint of heart.”
Leaded glass windows, original transoms, charming front porch, tall ceilings, corner fireplace, pocket doors, secluded wine cellar, what’s not to love?
We adore the Craftsman exterior surrounded by mature trees and flowerbeds, but it’s a shame the original wood columns, which once graced the full front porch, are now gone, having been replaced with wrought iron many years ago. Diane says they can be approved for replacement through the Landmark process.
Inside the home, it’s all about warmth and hospitality. Gorgeous hardwood floors and period hardware, combine with modern-day granite and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen.
In the adjacent living space, a bead-board ceiling and built-ins are flooded with natural light from oversized windows.
Down the hall, a versatile living area with bay window and two sets of pocket doors allows you to close off the room for special occasions.
Additionally, the beds and baths are a nice size for a home of this period, offering loads of potential for those with a little imagination.
Outside, you’ll treasure the inviting patio and fenced lawn, which feels more like an enchanted garden with its mature trees and overgrowth.
“It’s a great buy because it features plenty of square footage, all on one level, and is sited on a full standard lot with an extra half lot, a rarity in this district,” says Diane. “There are several desirable trees. In addition, the block is definitely premier, loaded with beautifully renovated homes owned by neighbors with a strong sense of neighborliness and community spirit.”
For those with a discerning eye and penchant for restoring historic Dallas homes, this Winnetka Heights Craftsman is a dream. Make it yours by giving Diane Sherman a call or see it firsthand at the Open House this Sunday, Sept. 23, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
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