Revamped, reimagined, and redesigned with thoughtful planning and attention to detail. No expense was spared in the 2016 reconstruction of this 1920s Airplane Bungalow. The homeowners partnered with award-winning designers Russ Peters and Bill Cates of Peters-Cates Designs to create a one-of-a-kind standout home in one of the most-desired locations in Oak Cliff: Winnetka Heights. Quality craftsmanship is evident on the façade of the home and is well-suited for the neighborhood’s historic era. Step inside, however, to find anything but ordinary. It’s a surprising breath of fresh air and is “an exquisite space that achieves the impossible sensation of being both spacious and intimate,” as referred to by D Magazine.
Wide plank hardwood pine floors, smooth-finish walls, a neutral palette, and a minimalist design throughout are reminiscent of the homeowners’ time in Scandinavia. The living area resides at the front of the home, with a cozy gas-burning fireplace, and adjoins the neighboring dining room, accented with a unique horizontal slatted wall, and cozy sitting area. At the heart of every good home is the kitchen - and the kitchen in this home is its anchor. Finishes and features include custom solid wood millwork, breakfast bar, coffee bar, marble counters with a waterfall edge, built-in desk, and walk-in pantry. The built-in stainless-steel KitchenAid appliance package includes a 6-burner range oven, side-by-side refrigerator and freezer, microwave, dishwasher, and beverage cooler. Expand the first floor living/entertaining areas by opening the two sliding glass doors leading to the incredible outdoor screened room, complete with automated solar shades for the western sun.
Back inside, venture around the corner to find the third bedroom (currently utilized as an office), complete with a custom built-in desk, closet, storage area, and en suite bathroom. The second floor features two additional bedrooms, both with en suite bathrooms and closets featuring Elfa storage systems. The convenient utility closet is vented and can fit a full-size stacked washer/dryer set with room to spare.
The professionally landscaped and turfed backyard is certainly an oasis. The covered deck is perfect for cookouts or simply enjoying the evening sunset. The inground pool and attached spa include water features, lighting system, and an automated cover, all of which are controlled via remote or mobile application. An outdoor shower, gas firepit, and landscape lighting complete the yard, all of which is surrounded by an 8’ board-on-board privacy fence. The two-car carport, with automatic gate and storage room, provides protection for your vehicles. Inside the former carriage house is now a canvas for creative energy; an incredible art studio, complete with sink and storage area. Upstairs, you will admire the generous guest dwelling, featuring a full bathroom, built-ins, closet and Murphy beds for overnight visitors, and a balcony overlooking the backyard and main dwelling.
Additional features and improvements made during the remodel include all new pier and beams, class IV impact-resistant composite shingle roof, all new electrical and plumbing, new interior doors/casing/trim work, new exterior wood siding, a rebuilt fireplace and chimney, and burial of the main electric line. The home was inspected for the City of Dallas Green Building Program and meets standards for IECC certification. Green features include double pane Pella windows and doors, spray-in foam insulation (interior/exterior walls, attic, and sub-floor), Rinnai tankless gas water heater, 16 SEER Trane HVAC systems with CleanEffects air filtration, LED recessed lighting, and automated crawl space ventilation. Many fixtures throughout were sourced from Design Within Reach, Restoration Hardware, and Rejuvenation. Ann Saks Tile, Kohler fixtures, and Blanco sinks are used in the wet areas throughout. The home technology package includes Caséta Lutron lighting automation, programmable thermostats, and audio by Sonos. Most of the home’s windows are paired with Lutron shades and custom drapery.
A strong sense of community, convenient location, and appreciation for historic homes and architecture attract homeowners and visitors alike to not only Winnetka Heights, but many of its neighboring communities through North Oak Cliff. Nearby area amenities include Bishop Arts District, the shops at Tyler Polk (TYPO), Sylvan Thirty, Trinity Groves, and downtown Dallas. Outdoor attractions include Stevens Park Golf Course, Twelve Hills Nature Center, and Coombs Creek Trail.
Broker : Briggs Freeman Sotheby's Int'l
Agent : Michael Mahon
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