Clifford Hutsell, beloved regional architect, is known for his Lakewood and Highland Park houses. After a visit to Beverly Hills in 1929, he so fell in love with Spanish Colonial revival architecture, he brought it back with him, designing a series of homes with his own exuberant and eccentric take on the style.

One of Hutsell’s Lakewood creations hit the market two days ago and we’re thrilled to feature it in our  CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week column. Every Thursday, we bring you an insider’s take on the hot properties you can see that weekend. 

This week, our houses range in price from $299K to $1,199,500. Which one is your favorite? 

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701 S. Clinton Front

Winnetka Heights is a real treasure of a neighborhood, one of the largest and oldest historical districts in Dallas — it was established in 1910. Driving or walking through its tree-lined streets in North Oak Cliff, the architecture shines. Prairie and Craftsman houses dominate the area.

Our Friday Five Hundred stands out with its color, character, and conveniences. Located at 701 S. Clinton Ave., this Craftsman has been painstakingly updated with modern amenities, but still retains the charmed feel you can only get in a historic house. It’s got five bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 2,958 square feet on two stories, built in 1930. Vintage features, like the wide front porch and coffered ceilings in the formal dining room, marry beautifully with updated features, like the backyard hot tub under a pergola and open concept kitchen.

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118 WH ext

You won’t find this baby in MLS, no sir, she is a Hip Pocket with Brian Davis over at Dave Perry-Miller. I just happened to spot her and nabbed her for a quick post. I mean, how damn cute can a house get and be so historical???

Here is what I know… it’s a three bedroom, two bath of 1800 square feet listed for $407,000. That master closet looks pretty nice, even though it is crammed (oh you should see my closet, no you should not!) and I am loving the redone master plus that kitchen!118 WH porch

 

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Winnetka HeightsFor people interested in homes with stories and personality, the Winnetka Heights neighborhood in North Oak Cliff offers hundreds of beautiful examples.

Today’s Thursday Three Hundred is a Craftsman bungalow at 214 N. Edgefield Ave., near Davis and Polk streets. Built in 1924, it has doubtless seen generations of people sit on its wide front porch, looking out at the arching shade trees that line the street.

At 2,212 square feet on two stories, this Craftsman is large, with four bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and one powder room. It sits on a heavily treed lot, and is walking distance from the Kessler Theater and restaurants like Nova; the entire Bishop Arts District is just one mile away.
Winnetka HeightsThe neighborhood has its own stories to tell, too. Winnetka Heights is the largest historic district in Dallas, with 600 houses and 20 commercial structures in its 50 city blocks. In 1911, several prominent Dallas investors developed Winnetkta Heights as a tony area, full of one-story frame bungalows and two-story Prairie-influenced Four Square homes.

Let’s take a look at this Craftsman, both beautifully maintained and renovated in key areas, and newly listed by Erin Young with Allie Beth Allman & Assoc. for $399,900.

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Here’s a house that makes me just swoon! This Winnetka Heights Craftsman at 200 N. Windomere is totally flirty, especially that master suite!

 

Like most too-cute Oak Cliff homes, this one is marketed by Crystal Gonzalez of David Griffin & Co. Seriously, she seems to get the best listings! This adorable house, which has three bedrooms, two baths, and more than 2,000 square feet, is priced at a recently reduced $334,000. I think that might be the sweet spot for this listing.

This house is fully updated, unlike a lot of homes in Winnetka Heights, which are usually bought as fixer-uppers by young couples and flippers. This house, though, was loved by a woman, which you can see in the fuschia paint in the workout room and the mirrored vanity in the master bath.

The living areas are so fresh and bright, too. I love the fireplace, which, thank goodness, didn’t get the customary coat of white paint that is so prevalent these days! The dining area is beautiful, too, and I love that light fixture!

Now, the kitchen is almost perfect. I love the stainless counter tops, the white cabinets, the stainless appliances, and the skylights, but that just doesn’t seem like enough storage to me. Maybe there’s a gigantic walk-in pantry behind one of the doors, which would definitely help the situation. The tile in the breakfast nook, though, is adorable, as is the full-wall chalkboard.

Upstairs you’ll find the epic master suite. The bedroom feels more like a conservatory with all of those windows! Beautiful! The beadboard ceiling is great, and the chandelier is so glam!

Speaking of glam, check out that master bath! The mirrored tall dresser is beautiful, too. Of course, in a bathroom such as this one you have to have a claw-foot tub. It would look odd without one!

Those who entertain friends frequently will love the back deck. It’s a really great outdoor space that is perfect for a bistro set and a barbecue.

So, what do you think of this house? Is it priced right?