Winnetka Heights Prairie Retains Historic Charm With Updated Finishes

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North Oak Cliff’s Winnetka Heights is one of Dallas’ most popular front-porch communities, with street after street filled with Craftsman-style and Prairie-style homes that offer a friendly, shaded spot facing the tree-lined avenues. These porches are the perfect place to while away a warm afternoon with neighbors over conversation and cold beverages. 

Though some structures in the Winnetka Heights Historic District still require some significant help, this new listing from Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Cynthia Paine-Drennan is a gorgeous, move-in ready Prairie-style home with a fabulous front porch, gracious interiors, and a backyard for everyone. It’s beyond worthy of the High Caliber Home of the Week title presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans.

The spacious front porch of 326 S. Edgefield Ave. is just begging for a cold glass of whatever whets your whistle and a conversation with neighbors. I’m sure the sellers got their mileage out of it when the power went out in Dallas recently, as it’s the perfect spot for catching up with neighbors and catching a cool breeze between dragging limbs from neighbors yards to the curbs. And it’s also a great bit of foreshadowing, as the attention to detail continues inside this Winnetka Heights home.

Bold jewel tones and creative neutrals define this more than 2,800-square-foot home, which is great for parties that start on the porch and move through to the backyard.

“This is a fabulous place for entertaining, with gracious formals, high ceilings, and countless windows, all updated to perfection,” Paine-Drennan said. “The covered porch is so inviting, with plenty of room for large or intimate gatherings. Once you enter the home, to the right you will find the formal living room then a lounging area with custom built-ins and lots of storage.”

“The kitchen was designed for a chef with lots of cabinets and counter space, convenient pot filler, Kitchen Aid stainless appliances, a six-burner range, stainless built-in refrigerator/freezer, wine refrigerator, walk-in pantry, breakfast bar, plus a built-in breakfast area seating all overlooking the backyard,” she added.

All four bedrooms and the two full baths at this Winnetka Heights home are found upstairs, Paine-Drennan noted. 

“The master suite has room for a sitting area and the master bathroom has a tub plus separate shower, dual sinks, and a fantastic custom closet with built-ins,” she said. “All of the bedrooms are generous in size and all have custom blackout shades.” 

There’s an additional half bath down, complete with eye-catching wallpaper that will give you summer vibes all year round.

But that’s not where the year-round green ends, as the backyard has an even more interesting surprise.

“Walk out onto the deck, which overlooks the backyard that is green all year long made possible with artificial turf,” Paine-Drennan said. “This home is so wonderful and is perfect for the entertainer.”

We cannot disagree, and we are certain that 326 S. Edgefield will not disappoint! 

Open House: Saturday, June 22, from 1 to 3 p.m.; Sunday, June 23, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Cynthia Paine-Drennan of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate has listed 326 S. Edgefield for $595,000.


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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