211 S Windomere Avenue, Dallas, Texas, is currently listed by Diane Sherman and Vinnie Sherman of David Griffin & Company Realtors for $449,500. Open House this Sunday, Sept. 23, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Dallas preservationists take note — an incredible three-bedroom, two-full-bathroom Craftsman circa 1911 was just listed in Winnetka Heights for $449,500! Sited on a rare, interior full lot, with an extra half lot, the home affords an idyllic location on a premier block and is chock full of original architectural details.

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Now, don’t get me wrong — I do love the charming painted wood siding, columns, and porches of the beautiful historic homes of Winnetka Heights — but when you see as much real estate as I do, you know that judging one of these homes by curb appeal alone is like ordering a steak from the picture of the cow it came from.

And again — don’t get me wrong — I love steak. But not all Winnetka Heights homes have beautiful interiors and great finish-out, just like not every good-looking cow is going to turn into a great steak. That’s one of the main reasons why this gorgeously renovated Winnetka Heights Historic District home is our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans

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One of the bathrooms in 123 S. Winnetka when the Calhouns purchased it in 1978. (Courtesy Photo)

[Editor’s note: Merry Christmas! This week, we’re taking time off to focus on our loved ones, so we are sharing some of our favorite stories from this year. Keep an eye out for our top features from the archives as we rest and get ready for a brilliant 2018! Cheers, from Candy and the entire staff at CandysDirt.com!]

From Joanna England: Just about every home we cover here on CandysDirt.com has a story, and just like the houses, no two are alike. What I’m particularly drawn to is a story about rebirth — about taking a neglected home and restoring it to the condition it deserves. This particular story was made even more interesting by the anecdotes offered by the Realtor, Diane Sherman, who is an expert in historic homes. She marketed this house, which was listed by the very couple who brought 123 S. Winnetka back to life.


If you read our Thursday Three Hundred yesterday, you know that love stories are our thing. Well, here’s another one, but this time it’s a two-story Foursquare in Winnetka Heights. This home was in desperate need of some love when Jim and Kathy Calhoun purchased 123 S. Winnetka in 1978. “This is a labor-of-love, come-a-long-way, urban-pioneer story,” says listing agent and fellow Winnetka Heights resident Diane Sherman, who has listed this fully restored beauty for $539,500. “The wallpaper was wild!”

I can see what she means. Of course, the transformation will astound you!

123 S. Winnetka had been converted to a duplex when Jim and Kathy Calhoun purchased the 1913-built Foursquare in 1978. (Courtesy Photo)

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Winnetka Heights Bungalow

There’s nothing quite like a well-done Craftsman home. This architectural style, popularized around the turn of the century as an act of rebellion against industrialization, emphasizes the handiwork best produced by skilled tradesmen — thus dubbed “Arts & Crafts” or “American Arts” by many practitioners. Handmade details of wood and stone are profligate in these homes, and the style itself has a uniquely American cachet, coming in a close second to Colonial Revival as a trademark of our nation’s architectural heritage.

And from the street, this gorgeous Winnetka Heights bungalow in one of North Oak Cliff‘s most popular neighborhoods is all tradition and history. Inside, however, the sellers have put a little glam spin on traditional Arts & Crafts style. Listed by Crystal Gonzalez of David Griffin & Company Realtors, it’s easy to see why it’s our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. 

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To love a bungalow in North Oak Cliff‘s Winnetka Heights Historic Conservation District is to accept imperfections. But not every bungalow requires a full-on restoration, and not every homeowner is up to the task. 

This home at 315 N. Clinton, says listing agent Ged Dipprey, was a whole different ball of wax. When it was purchased, the front porch had been enclosed and made into an additional living area. But for the seller, that just wouldn’t do.

“Restored to original splendor at great expense, the expansive front porch boasts pine flooring and reestablishes the integrity of the Craftsman form,” Dipprey said, adding that the home now fits better into the fabric of the neighborhood. Sure, it sacrificed some square footage, but to those who love Arts & Crafts architecture, it’s totally worth it.

From the curb, it’s absolutely perfect. Inside, it only gets better.

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Celebrate Historic Oak Cliff Living with this Winnetka Heights Craftsman Bungalow | CandysDirt.com

If you come across the residential handiwork of award-winning preservation contractor Ron Siebler, take note! This talented craftsman has long history of the highest quality restorations of historic homes in North Texas. 

It shows in our Thursday Three Hundred at 315 S. Windomere Ave., a 1913 Winnetka Heights Craftsman bungalow with recent renovations by Siebler and huge overall appeal. 

Sited on an elevated lot with rolling front lawn and waterfall steps, the Craftsman’s curb appeal is completely lovely. Exterior highlights include a pretty gable-covered front porch, tapered columns and brick bases, vertically divided upper window panes, and flared skirting. 

This home has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas, two dining areas, and 1,816 square feet on one story. 

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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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