Super-Secret Listing

Dallas buyers better get a jump on this secretly for-sale Oak Cliff home

Dallas buyers better get a jump on secretly for-sale Oak Cliff home

118 N. Winnetka house for sale
The home at 118 N. Winnetka Ave. is listed for $407,000. Photo courtesy of Dave Perry-Miller
118 N. Winnetka house for sale
But don't bother looking it up on MLS — it's not on there yet. Photo courtesy of Dave Perry-Miller
118 N. Winnetka living room
The living room features tall ceilings and beefy crown molding. Photo courtesy of Dave Perry-Miller
118 N. Winnetka dining room
An abundance of windows mean lots of light. Photo courtesy of Dave Perry-Miller
118 N. Winnetka kitchen
The updated kitchen has stainless steel appliances. Photo courtesy of Dave Perry-Miller
118 N. Winnetka master bedroom
A spacious master bedroom connects to the master bath. Photo courtesy of Dave Perry-Miller
118 N. Winnetka master bathroom
A walk-in shower and jetted tub can be found in the master bath. Photo courtesy of Dave Perry-Miller
118 N. Winnetka guest bathroom
A charming guest bathroom has a claw-foot tub. Photo courtesy of Dave Perry-Miller
118 N. Winnetka backyard
There's a large deck in the backyard. Photo courtesy of Dave Perry-Miller
118 N. Winnetka house for sale
118 N. Winnetka house for sale
118 N. Winnetka living room
118 N. Winnetka dining room
118 N. Winnetka kitchen
118 N. Winnetka master bedroom
118 N. Winnetka master bathroom
118 N. Winnetka guest bathroom
118 N. Winnetka backyard

A charming Oak Cliff abode is quietly sneaking onto the market — so quiet, in fact, that it's not even listed on MLS yet. We spotted it on Candy's Dirt, and after seeing the pictures, you may want to email agent Brian Davis at Dave Perry-Miller and ask for a showing before the crowds start assembling.

The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home at 118 N. Winnetka Ave. is listed as being built in 1927, but the current owner thinks that's highly unlikely given the location. She places the construction at somewhere between 1910 and 1920.

Regardless of its official birthday, it looks darn good for its age. A wide front porch is as welcoming as the well cared-for exterior, with its soft blue-green paint and crisp white trim.

Inside, tall ceilings and oversize crown molding make the 1,800 square feet feel even larger. Beautiful and plentiful windows allow light to pour into every room.

Some of the home's modern conveniences are visible — huge walk-in shower, jetted soaking tub, ample closet with adjustable shelving — while others, like a newly installed tankless water heater, are not. The kitchen has the requisite stainless steel appliances along with dual dish drawers.

"It's a great blend of old and new that allows for easy living with lots of character," Davis says.

Out back, a large rear deck hints at spring parties, while dogs and kids have plenty of lawn space to run around. Better get a move on before it's gone.