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Hot Property: A “Meticulously Maintained” Kings Highway Craftsman

The century-old bungalow has sunshine-filled windows throughout and an updated kitchen.
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With a fresh coat of paint, the Prairie-style house has “just been meticulously maintained and cared for and it shows,” Andrews says. Laura Serrato

Hot Property: A “Meticulously Maintained” Kings Highway Craftsman

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Driving through the Kings Highway Conservation District, you’ll spot picturesque Tudor and Queen Anne domiciles, quaint Prairie houses, and historic craftsman bungalows. “These homes are just so unique and beautiful,” realtor Ann Andrews says, “and carry so much charm and character that you can’t really find everywhere else in the DFW Metroplex.” 

Take the red and gray craftsman at 610 N Windomere Ave. Built in 1922, the 1,814-square-foot house is in “meticulously maintained shape,” she says. And it has “expansive” rooms for a house of its age. The living room and primary bedrooms are spacious with plenty of windows, and there are “soaring” 11- and 12-foot ceilings throughout.

Much of the home is original, like the façade, hardwood floors, door handles, and fireplace. However, the home has also “been thoughtfully and carefully reimagined.” The current owners completely remodeled the laundry-mudroom, adding more storage. They also took out a hall to make a primary bathroom, which the house did not have before. 

The previous owner also took care to update the house and its layout while keeping the historic character, Andrews says. They added new front doors, installed wood plank paneling on the ceiling, and completely redid the kitchen. Now, the space has a more open layout between the actual kitchen and the formal and informal dining areas. This new floorplan lends itself to dinner parties, Andrews says, while still being functional and not too crowded. 

Also, the home has multiple parking options. “Oftentimes, when I’ve got an Oak Cliff-specific buyer, that’s something that they have to compromise on,” Andrews says. But this home has a single car garage in the backyard, plus a covered carport. 

You can also leave that car parked at home. Besides Bishop Arts, the Kings Highway Conservation District is the most walkable neighborhood in North Oak Cliff, Andrews says. The house is just a few blocks away from places like Nova, the Oak Cliff Farmers Market, and The Kessler Theater. And it’s just half a mile from Twelve Hills Nature Center. 

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Catherine Wendlandt is the online associate editor for D Magazine’s Living and Home and Garden blogs, where she covers all…