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Hot Property: A 1930s Oak Cliff Craftsman That’s Been Lovingly Updated

The historic Winnetka Heights home has lots of character, with plenty of modern comforts to boot.
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Hot Property: A 1930s Oak Cliff Craftsman That’s Been Lovingly Updated

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Just a mile west of the Bishop Arts District, on an old street in Winnetka Heights, you’ll find a charming 92-year-old craftsman that has been lovingly updated for the modern era. 

The home itself was built in 1930, listing agent Kristi Drayovitch says, and the current owners have been slowly updating the property since they bought it in 2018. 

“They have impeccable taste,” Drayovitch says. “They did a wonderful job with all the updates and then you know the design and styling throughout the home as well.”

There is a new roof, French drains, and a back deck outside. The owners renovated the kitchen and master bathroom. (The updated master suite takes up the entire second floor.) Plus, all of the outlets and lights have been swapped out for smart switches and the home has been outfitted with a Nest security system. 

Despite the modern touches, Drayovitch says the owners were careful to preserve the historic character of the house. New features, like the kitchen lighting and the entryway and fireplace tile, were chosen to be timeless and classic. Additionally, almost every downstairs window is original to the home. Vintage glass doorknobs are featured throughout and the craftsman millwork, including the baseboard, crown molding, and trim, is stunning.

“They don’t make things like they used to,” Drayovitch says. 

However, there’s still room for buyers to put their own spin. The property includes a massive backyard with plenty of room to build a pool for those hot Dallas summer days and construct a garage space. 

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