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.

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306 N. Windomere Front

There’s something dreamy about the home as you approach it; its old-world charm and unique facade command your admiration unlike anything in the neighborhood,” said Crystal Gonzalez, a Realtor with David Griffin and owner of 306 N. Windomere, our High Caliber Home of the Week. “Call it Greek revival, call it Georgian federal, either way I can honestly say I never returned home without smiling upon arrival, it has the ‘it’ factor, like a beautiful song or special piece of art that travels with you long after you’ve experienced it. I knew from Day One I could make it my little jewel box.”

I could not dream up a better way to describe this gorgeous Winnetka Heights home, as it is totally a jewel box. Jewel-toned paint, honed surfaces, sharp style, glittering chandeliers — this home is truly one of a kind, and definitely fitting of being our High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. Lisa appreciates great architecture, whether modern or classic, and she knows quality when she sees it. If this jewel box is the home for you, make sure that your home loan will stand the test of time like this 1922-built home, and go with Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans today.

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Windomere Front

I think the $200K price range is the sweet spot for North Oak Cliff right now. You can find so many great homes with fabulous updates in this price range, and as the neighborhood gains popularity and grows its infrastructure, prices are only going to get higher.

Case in point: This adorable house at 626 N. Windomere is listed for $244,500 by Dave Perry-Miller InTown agent Michael Bates. This home is totally worth that, and thanks to how accessible North Oak Cliff is becoming (Thank you, D-Link, North Oak Cliff Streetcar Project, DART, Bishop Avenue bike lanes, etc.), more and more people are going to want to live there.

Windomere Living

I think this house, which is in the Kings Highway area, is great for someone who is looking for a place that is in a walkable, urban neighborhood poised for growth. Besides oodles of curb appeal and a fantastic front porch, this home has plenty of room inside with 1,340 square feet. It has two bedrooms, one and a half baths, and an updated kitchen. The hardwood floors have been refinished with one of my favorite stains — a dark walnut shade with tons of sheen, and the living room has a wonderful red brick fireplace flanked by built-in bookcases.

Windomere Dining Windomere Kitchen

Although it was built in 1922, the master suite is a far cry from antiquated. I love all of the light filtering in through the windows, which makes those gorgeous hardwood floors really glow. The paint is subtle, but not plain. And the master bath has granite counters and two sinks — something you wouldn’t dare see inside a home like this 90 years ago.

Windomere Master Windomere Master Bath There’s also a sizable backyard that is a blank slate. Put in a garden, a chicken coop, pretty much anything you want. And considering the price, you’ll have a budget to do so.

Windomere Backyard

What do you think?