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Hot Property: An Austin Stone Cottage in East Dallas with Huge Windows

Recently remodeled, the 82-year-old Wilshire Heights house has kept much of its original character.
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The front façade, which is mostly original, has “got a lot of character,” Vancleve says. It has huge windows, Austin stone and brick exteriors, and large trees. It sits up on an elevated lot, too, “which gives it a lot of presence on the street.” Lance Selgo

Hot Property: An Austin Stone Cottage in East Dallas with Huge Windows

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Everyone wants natural light in their home, with sunshine casting a warm glow on the walls, furniture, and the people inside. Often, though, you’re stuck with small, builder-grade panes that face straight into your neighbor’s kitchen. 

But at 6324 McCommas Blvd., the windows are one of the home’s wow factors, listing agent Grant Vancleve says. The traditional cottage features large, nearly floor-to-ceilings windows throughout the living room and kitchen, plus four windows in the primary suite and a stunning bay window in the guest room. The living room fireplace is flanked by glass, and many of the house’s windows are in their original spots, Vancleve says. “The window placement in this home [is] just really, really special.”

Originally built in 1941, the house was recently remodeled by MORE Design + Build, Vancleve says. Among other things, MORE redid the kitchen, raised the living room ceiling height to 12 feet, and added a new primary suite. However, despite the modernization, “they left all the character of the house,” Vancleve says, like the windows, the entryway, and the original hardwood floors. 

The Austin stone and white brick façade is original, too, he says, which helps the structure blend into the rest of the houses along McCommas Boulevard. The Wilshire Heights street is quiet, with stately lots, traditional homes, and established trees lining the boulevard. The neighborhood is walkable—“you get a lot of empty nesters, you got a lot of first time homebuyers, and a lot of families” here, Vancleve says. 

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