Though I absolutely love the idea of loft living, the biggest turnoff, is the lack of easily accessible green space. But what if you could live in a historic commercial conversion that lived more like a single-family home? That’s what Jenni Stolarski‘s latest Kings Highway listing is, to a tee.

And the isn’t the first time Stolarski has listed this particular property, either. When homeowner Jennifer Waddell was ready to sell this two-bedroom, two-bathroom converted corner market at 805 N. Montclair in the historic Kings Highway Conservation District, her first and only call was to Stolarski. 

Vintage cast iron dragon lights flank the front door of 805 N. Montclair.

Truth be told, I’ve always been intrigued by this property. Back when I was an editor and reporter for Oak Cliff People, I would frequently drive by on my way to PTA functions at nearby Rosemont Elementary and play something of a guessing game with myself regarding this house. “I wonder who would live there? What does it look like inside? What did it used to be?”

Now, with all the answers, I can share with you that anyone who appreciates the rich texture of history could live here, that it is an absolute textural feast for the eyes inside, and that it used to be Moore’s Market for 30 years, after which it was used as a potato chip factory. 

Though many of the commercial aspects of the property have since been lost (sadly, including the potato chips), it still has a working phone booth, tall ceilings, and a few of the original window frames within the interior spaces. Let’s have a look:

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Get out your checkbook, because even if you’re not in the market, today’s Friday Four Hundred will make you want to drop some earnest money and book the movers. This 1921 Craftsman blends historic charm and practical, pretty updates, making it the ultimate in hard-to-resist real estate. Located in the Kings Highway Conservation District of North Oak Cliff, this gorgeous piece of architecture underwent a 2013 renovation that you must see to believe.

New double-paned windows, updated HVAC, and stainless steel appliances bring 932 North Windomere Avenue smartly into the now, while original hardwoods and true Craftsman appeal transport you to another time. Listed by Kurtis Walker of JP & Associates Realtors for $425,000, the home features two bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,312 square feet. As a bonus, it’s in walking distance to the Bishop Arts District.

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Winsome Winnetka Heights Craftsman Bungalow Has Personality to Spare | CandysDirt.com

Our Thursday Three Hundred caught our eye with its handsome curb appeal. From the wraparound, welcoming porch to the charmed built-ins, this Winnetka Heights Craftsman has the classic good looks that make buyers swoon. 

Located at 119 N Willomet Ave., this home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,558 square feet on one story, built in 1926.

“For the price and location this home packs a punch,” said listing agent Ged Dipprey. “Add to the equation the master has a walk-in closet and ensuite bath and I’m confident buyers will see how this one is a knock-out.” 

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Naturally, we love old homes that have been lovingly restored, and the North Oak Cliff neighborhood of Winnetka Heights has a hefty sum of them. Though our adoration for endless original millwork knows no bounds, we realize that it’s not for everyone. This home, a recently reduced listing from David Griffin & Co. Realtor Crystal Gonzalez, is a classic prairie foursquare on the outside with lovely transitional interiors that will appeal to almost any decor taste. That’s just one reason it’s this week’s High Caliber Home sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. 

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Winnetka Heights Bungalow

There’s nothing quite like owning a Craftsman to make you feel like you’re living the charmed life. 

Our Thursday Three Hundred is a Winnetka Heights bungalow in North Oak Cliff with a wide and welcoming front porch. Located at 414 S. Willomet Ave. near West Jefferson Boulevard and South Polk Street, this house offers a handsome marriage of old and new. For example, original refinished hardwood floors gleam against a newer decorative slate tile fireplace, which fits the vintage aesthetic of this house nicely. 

This bungalow has two bedrooms, one bathroom, and 1,392 square feet on one story, built in 1945. 

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Sunset Hill

Finding a large home in the under-$400K price range can be a challenge in Dallas. Today’s Thursday Three Hundred solves the problem with over 2,600 square feet and a great Oak Cliff location.

The home at 1516 S. Oak Cliff Blvd. in Sunset Hill has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 2,657 square feet on two stories, built in 1950. It was taken to the studs for a total reimagination. Now it offers an open concept living-dining-kitchen area with a large fourth bedroom upstairs that can be used as a mother-in-law suite or split into two bedrooms. Let’s check it out.

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1001 Turner Ave Front

Though it sat unchanged and rather unremarkable for years, 1001 Turner Avenue never lost its vintage charm. It just needed a skilled person with a vision to bring it back to its splendor. Built in 1925, this two-story traditional in the sought-after Kessler Highlands neighborhood has so much personality and character. Now it really shines, thanks to a buyer with great sense and vision.

The transformation from hodge-podge to sleek and beautiful has earned it the title of High Caliber Home of the Week, that’s for sure. If you have your heart set on this home, I sadly report that it’s already under contract, though it wouldn’t hurt if you went ahead and called Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans to get pre-approved and ready to put in your highest and best offer should the deal fall through.

Jump to see what this home looked like before its stylish transformation!

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El Tivoli Place

North Oak Cliff is full of storied neighborhoods like El Tivoli Place. This well-established area features winding streets, hilly terrain, creeks and greenbelts, and arching shade trees. Its charmed brick homes, serene setting, proximity to downtown, and affordable real estate make it appealing to buyers.

Our Tuesday Two Hundred at 2711 El Tivoli Dr. is a 1945 gem, only minutes from Bishop Arts. It is recently updated with two bedrooms, one bathroom, and 1,227 square feet on one story. This house is gorgeous, from its new exterior hardscaping and fresh paint, to energy efficient updates and a total wow factor throughout.

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