Winsome Windomere Home Offers Modern Amenities in a Historic Neighborhood

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When I first fell in love with Winnetka Heights, I had those ambitious stars in my eyes about historic homes. You know the feeling, like you could transform a 100-year-old house into the stylish, cozy setting for the rest of your life. Today, I am tired. Really, really tired. I no longer have stars in my eyes, and my son has drained any energy and patience I could have spent on a long-term, romantic room-by-room historic renovation. However, I still love Winnetka Heights and its beautiful streets and undeniably charming character. 

Enter this listing from Compass Dallas agent Phillip Murrell. 

“It’s such a rare opportunity to find newer construction in such a popular historic district like Winnetka Heights,” Murrell said of our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. The house, though less than five years old, blends well into the historic fabric of the neighborhood with its large front porch and Craftsman touches. But the respect for the neighborhood from both the builder and the sellers goes much deeper than that, Murrell noted.

“Both inside and out, the builder was meticulous about making this 2015 construction look and feel like a 1920s-’30s period home,” he added. “From the pier-and-beam foundation, wood windows and siding — to the moulding, baseboards, and custom paneling inside, this beauty on Windomere is a tribute to the past with all the conveniences needed or a contemporary lifestyle.”

With this 2014-built home, you get beautiful reclaimed hardwood floors that show off the open floor plan, adding a touch of grounding warmth to the neutral color palette of the stylish 2,618-square-foot interiors. The 10-foot ceilings really speak to how spacious this four-bedroom, three-bath home feels.

You’ll love the beautiful kitchen and attached family room, complete with oversized, eat-in island illuminated by designer pendant lighting plus a cozy fireplace and artful mantle. In the kitchen, enjoy custom cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, a five-burner stove, and beautiful granite countertops. Plantation shutters add privacy and energy efficiency.

The master suite is where you really see the fusion of new and old. The sizable master bedroom gets plenty of natural light, as does the master bath. What’s really lovely is the transitional vanities and soaking tub surround, topped with beautifully veined marble and supported by an adorable penny tile floor. What fabulous details that incorporate historic design with modern amenities! Additonally, unlike many of the period homes in the neighborhood, you get a large closet with your full-sized master suite!

“Also rare in Winnetka Heights is the gorgeous ‘ozone’ pool in the backyard,” Murrell added. “It complements the large, covered patio and outstanding landscaping, but is understated enough to not take away from the historic charm of the home.”

We’re already imagining our summer parties in this backyard, which comes complete with spacious covered porch and plush little lawn. Perfect for cooling off while having a blast!

Phillip Murrell with Compass has listed 335 S. Windomere Ave. in North Oak Cliff’s historic Winnetka Heights for $725,000.


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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