This darling blue little craftsman home at 820 N. Winnetka Ave. went under contract in just seven days. You might chalk that up to how hot this neighborhood is in north Oak Cliff, but there’s another reason we’re featuring this cutie for the Saturday Six Hundred. The sophisticated updates in this home are simply adorbs. The 1921-built home near W. Davis Street and N. Tyler Street has three bedrooms, three baths, and one half-bath in a roomy 2,454-square-foot open floor plan. It’s listed for $675,000 by April Allen of JP & Associates (more…)

Squee! I feel like this custom craftsman-style home at 5848 Prospect Avenue could easily serve as the set for some adorable prime-time TV family. How cute is this house? Cute and smart, apparently! Built in 2011 by JLD Custom Homes, this beauty is Energy Star Certified, with an interior as precious as its drive-up. The location is hard to get over, too. It’s walking-distance to Lower Greenville and just two short miles to White Rock Lake. If you work downtown, that adds up to a pretty painless commute.

Listed by Jan Baldwin with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty for $679,900, this three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath stunner features a modern floor plan wrapped up in the ultra-charming exterior of a bygone era. And every inch of its 2,372 square feet feels warm and inviting.

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You don’t even have to go inside 2508 5th Avenue to know that this home was designed to be a part of Americana.

Nestled in Ryan Place, near the Fairmount National Historic District of Fort Worth, and within walking distance to Magnolia Avenue (the best area for local restaurants in the city), this 2,834-square-foot, two-story, Craftsman-inspired home built in 1922 is a reminder of how solid construction and classically designed homes certainly stand the test of time.

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Craftsman home in the historic Ryan Place neighborhood of Fort Worth

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Historic Craftsman style home in Winnetka Heights. Photo: Lisa Stewart Photography

Historic Craftsman style home in Winnetka Heights. (Photo: Lisa Stewart Photography)

One of the hardest things in the world is finding the perfect neighborhood and home to call yours. When I moved back to Dallas from Arizona, I wanted what I had there — diversity, architecture with character, and a place that I could grow a garden. Yes, I’m an urban gardener. Guilty as charged!

I was about to give up on my search until I happened to drive past a big old building that looked like a YMCA — stucco, flat roof, and trees. It took almost a year to make it happen, but my dreams came true in Oak Cliff.

My neighborhood is still “emerging,” but I’ve been lucky enough to have the Winnetka Heights gang adopt me as one of their own, and now I don’t plan on ever leaving my own Home Idea Factory.

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I pass by this house on the way to my daughter and son-in-law’s Hollywood Heights abode, and have thus watched it being raised from the foundation up. It’s kind of like a kid you car-pooled who you are ever so proud of when you see them get their wings and take flight.

This is new construction that proves new doesn’t have to be McMansion stucco’ed to death stone and stucco Old World Mediterranean mess. Hello, we welcome the Craftsman style home in the heart of East Dallas, which kind of resembles the Craftsmen homes that were actually original to the area. 6115 Richmond, listed with that dynamo Brandon Travelstead at Dallas City Center Realtors,  is a perfect blend of historical characteristic with high-end, circa 2014 interior finish out. From pure marble floors, Restoration Hardware lighting, Thermador appliances, thick 8-inch base moldings, solid core doors, stunning crown molding, and those coffee-with-chocolate colored wood floors that just make me want to eat them up. (God I love dark hardwoods!)

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314 S. Motclair Front

Well, crud. I’ve fallen in love again. Only this time I know it’s not going to work out. It’s like when you’re single and you see that really cute guy in the gym/grocery store/bank and, while the attraction is there, you play out the relationship in your head and you see it ending with a breakup text and one too martinis the next weekend with your girlfriends.

That’s my love affair with this super cute Craftsman bungalow at 314 S. Montclair, a two-bedroom, one-bath Arts & Crafts bungalow in the beautiful Winnetka Heights Historic Conservation District.

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(Photo: Winnetka Heights Neighborhood Association)

Winnetka Heights is a fabulous community that takes pride in the fact that it’s the oldest designated historic district in Oak Cliff, designated in 1981 and comprised of an amazing array of Prairie four-squares and Craftsman bungalows built in the early 1900s. Each year they put on a whimsical and fun home tour that really lights up the area.

This year they’re going a step further and hoping to bring some cheer to even more houses by photographing the front doors of wreath-bedecked homes in the neighborhood during the Dec. 7 home tour. The photographs will be made into a coffee table book that will be available for sale later. If you live in Winnetka Heights and want a stylish evergreen wreath of your own, find out how you can get a locally made one from Troy Lonion here.

If you want to see inside some of the amazing homes on this year’s tour, you can buy tickets for $12 each at Bishop Street Market inside the Bishop Arts District. Tickets are $15 on the day of the tour, and can be purchased at Turner House at the start of the tour. Turner House will also host a silent auction from noon to 6 p.m. during the tour, featuring items from Oak Cliff businesses and artists. Find out more about Turner House here.

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(Photo: Winnetka Heights Neighborhood Association)

Winnetka Heights is a fabulous community that takes pride in the fact that it’s the oldest designated historic district in Oak Cliff, designated in 1981 and comprised of an amazing array of Prairie four-squares and Craftsman bungalows built in the early 1900s. Each year they put on a whimsical and fun home tour that really lights up the area.

This year they’re going a step further and hoping to bring some cheer to even more houses by photographing the front doors of wreath-bedecked homes in the neighborhood during the Dec. 7 home tour. The photographs will be made into a coffee table book that will be available for sale later. If you live in Winnetka Heights and want a stylish evergreen wreath of your own, find out how you can get a locally made one from Troy Lonion here.

If you want to see inside some of the amazing homes on this year’s tour, you can buy tickets for $12 each at Bishop Street Market inside the Bishop Arts District. Tickets are $15 on the day of the tour, and can be purchased at Turner House at the start of the tour. Turner House will also host a silent auction from noon to 6 p.m. during the tour, featuring items from Oak Cliff businesses and artists. Find out more about Turner House here.