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Live Like a Designer in This Winnetka Heights Historic District Stunner

From morning coffee to happy hour, watch the world go by on this Prairie Foursquare’s expansive wrap-around porch.

Have you ever wondered how a designer lives? You’ll wonder no more when touring this historic gem at 418 North Rosemont Avenue in the Winnetka Heights Historic District, which was formerly owned by the project manager for design and construction at NorthPark Center, Glen Jones. Every detail, naturally, was designed to evoke the perfect blend of awe and livability. In an area known for its quaint cottages, this two-story stunner stands out with 2,443 square feet, a three-car garage, three bedrooms, 1.1 baths, upper balcony, and—of course–that drool-worthy, wrap-around porch.

While most historic homes run big on details but short on space, this one is different. The Prairie Foursquare, circa 1916, features large, light-filled rooms and a surprisingly oversized kitchen that opens to a casual den—a rare yet coveted combination in Oak Cliff’s older homes. Special attention has been paid to the gleaming hardwood floors throughout, wall surfaces, trim finishes, countertops, tile, cabinetry, and lighting. Look up, look down. At each turn, tiny yet critical details abound that combines the charm of yesteryear with today’s crisp, modern aesthetic.

While there are oh-so-many places to gather in this home—the formal living area upon entry, cozy den, dining room opening to the covered porch, and backyard patio among them–the kitchen beckons for casual gatherings as well, with its butcher’s block center island (pull up a stool), professional-grade appliances, and double oven. The stainless-steel refrigerator is part of a full-price offer, as are the front-loading washer and dryer—making the home practically move-in ready. An upstairs bedroom opens to a breezy balcony, and downstairs, the owner converted a sleeping porch to a home office exercise area—a space where the possibilities for use are endless, from a play area for the kids to an artist’s corner and beyond. While three bedrooms seem almost mansion-like in Winnetka Heights, don’t let 1.1 baths give you pause, as the room remains in this home for a second bath as well as other add-ons and modifications.

Trade a turn on the porch swing for a seat around the fire pit in the fenced backyard, where a picture-perfect sitting area has been carved out under café string lights on a gravel patio. Steps away is a three-car garage with openers and extra storage space. Adjacent to Heights Garden near the iconic Turner House, 418 North Rosemont Avenue is perfectly situated to enjoy everything Oak Cliff and the Bishop Arts District offers, as it is within walking distance to coffee shops, restaurants, and local shops. Whether you choose to start your day with brunch and end it with dinner and drinks around the corner, or never leave your new home to soak up its charm 24/7, you’re now the designer—from each room in the home to your new life in Winnetka Heights.

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Sherman & Sherman Real Estate Team
Diane Sherman, (d) 469.767.1823
Vinnie Sherman, (d) 214.562.6388
[email protected]

418 North Rosemont Avenue is listed by Diane Sherman with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate. She has been a resident of historic Winnetka Heights for 40 years and is a founder of the Winnetka Heights Neighborhood Association, where she has helped spark the preservation-based renaissance of North Oak Cliff. She is a multi-million-dollar producer with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and holds the Advanced Historic House Specialist Certification. She has been a REALTOR® since 1995 and has served on the City of Dallas Landmark Commission since April of 2013.

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