Here are the seven homes for the 2013 Winnetka Heights Holiday Home Tour
This one story Craftsman Bungalow screams, “look how cute I am, dangit!”. As you enter the home you soon realize the well-appointed interior is as fetching as the charming exterior. Don’t be shocked by the gourmet kitchen, which rivals even some of Highland Park’s finest. And make sure to meet Gabrielle…
Badged one of Dallas’s top 10 most beautiful houses in 2012, D Magazine referred to it as a Georgian Federal. Although this one-of-a-kind two-story does have some Arts and Crafts influence, this label does actually seem quite fitting. The magazine also envisaged only matters of importance being discussed within the walls of this stately architecture versus those of recent reality shows. Those of us who know these neighbors know better.
This two-story Prairie FourSquare was extensively renovated in 2012. The new occupants, a modern-day Swiss family Robinson, can enjoy cocktails up on their second story balcony within the canopy of one of our neighborhood’s most majestic oak trees. Inside, new period-style tile, stone and millwork make the home feel fresh, yet preserve its original integrity.
This one story Craftsman “Fungalow” will take you back to the future! Within the last year, this indefatigable couple emptied their home of ten years, moved to a high rise, had the home gutted and then sensitively restored, this time equipping it with automation that would make even the Jetsons jealous! Walk out back to see the newly created adult playground. (No, not that kind.)
Nestled on an elevated and extra wide corner lot, this stately one and a half story Craftsman is decked out at every season, including the holidays. If the idea of only one Christmas tree bores you, then you are in the right home. Decor that is partly inspired by the owners’ travels gives this home a sophisticated, yet comfortable feel. What’s the opposite of simple?
Entering this two-story Prairie Foursquare, you immediately get a sense of the owner’s artistic passion. With a mix of traditional and eclectic pieces, this otherwise conservative home has a nice little Edge to it. Continue upstairs and imagine sipping your favorite bourbon on the extensive covered balcony overlooking the backyard oasis.
This one time, one story Craftsman Bungalow now boasts two stories, giving it more the feel of an Airplane Bungalow. A tender renovation within the last decade coupled with the owners’ warm and traditional sense of style earn this home the 2013 “Bed-and-Breakfast” award. Well, it probably would if we had one. As you tour the home, you will notice that it is unusually organized for a home with three children. We’re still wondering what mom and dad did with all of their belongings.
View the Galleries of Homes from previous tours.