Wraparound porches, at the front and rear, grace the exterior by bringing the outside in while capturing cooling breezes from every direction. Step inside to admire the grand formals. Tall ceilings, an abundance of never-painted woodwork and elegant ceiling box beams immediately catch the eye. Beautiful pocket, swing & French doors are accented with antique hardware. Per the owner, the beautiful wood floors are of center cut Douglas fir and were refinished for a natural look.
The current owner has added an impressive antique colonnade with built-in bookcases between two original bedrooms to create a huge light-filled master suite with sitting area. The upper level balcony is accessed from the master and offers a delightful retreat with tree top and streetscape views. A delightful antique “teller’s cage” was salvaged from the Fishburn’s Cleaners & Laundry, formerly located on Ross Avenue, and installed in the large parlor to create a whimsical wet bar.
A serene back yard salt-water pool, safe for pets and wildlife to drink from, was completed in 2002. It was custom shaped to accentuate the house and garden, finished with gray tile and Oklahoma flagstone. It has gray plaster, giving the whole pool a Caribbean ocean color. It is equipped with a heated spa for cool evenings.
Note: This home comes with 4 years remaining on the City of Dallas Tax Abatement! The Winnetka Heights Historic District Centennial Celebration is underway this year. See agent for further information and for a copy of the detailed disclosure.