July 17, 2024


Body and Interior

This 5-bedroom home is a rarity in Dallas’ historic Winnetka Heights

This home on Montclair Avenue in Dallas’ Winnetka Heights mimics the design of other historic homes in the area, but it was built less than 10 years ago. It’s a rare find, said listing agent Crystal Gonzalez of Compass. Homes in historic neighborhoods are protected and cannot easily be razed and replaced by homeowners without approval from the city.

The 2,952-square-foot home was built in 2013. Its design—with its large front porch and wood siding—mimics the historic Foursquare and Prairie-style homes the neighborhood is known for. The neighborhood of Winnetka Heights, which is the second-largest historic district in the city, was first mapped out in 1908. Gonzalez said the appeal of a house like this is that it offers a historic look in a historic neighborhood without the costly upkeep associated with century-old homes.

“It’s nice to have the charm and the big porch but you don’t have the maintenance you do on a 100-year-old house,” Gonzalez said.

Gonzalez said homeowners in Winnetka Heights have a strong sense of community, facilitated in part by the time they spend on their porches chatting with neighbors.

The home has five bedrooms, three bathrooms and one half-bathroom. The shared living spaces and the primary suite sit on the first level. The remaining four bedrooms and two bathrooms sit on the second level. Two of the upstairs bedrooms have a Jack-and-Jill style bathroom. There’s also a laundry room on the second level.

On the lower level, living spaces sit on either side of the foyer. Both rooms are filled with natural light and have coffered ceilings. The home’s kitchen has plenty of built-in cabinets and a countertop island that offers seating in the middle of the space. A dining table sits near the back doors that access the home’s back patio and backyard.

The first-level primary suite has a bathroom with two sinks, a separate bathtub and shower and two walk-in closets.

The home is on the market for $849,900.

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