Friday Four Hundred: Modern On The Inside, There’s Nothing Claustrophobic About This Kessler Highlands Tudor

One of the reasons I’m not a huge fan of Tudors is that they are notoriously cramped and crowded on the inside, with wall, after wall, after wall separating rooms from one another. I love the way they look on the outside, though, with the high-pitched roofs and the brick exteriors, and there are tons of them in Kessler Highlands.

This one, though, feels very European on the inside with white on white walls and tile and tons of open space. It feels a lot brighter than most Tudors, too, thanks to the huge windows throughout the first floor of this 2,725-square-foot home.

Built in 1928 and fully renovated, 1217 N. Tyler St. is marketed by Susan Melnick of Virginia Cook Realtors for $475,000. Considering the location — the very hot North Oak Cliff area — the size and interior condition, I think that’s a pretty fair price for this home.

I think this house, while a great home for children, is an excellent house for entertaining. The bar, which has some really cool stools, would be a great place to belly up as the host is in the kitchen. The dining room is outstanding, too, as it faces an entire wall of windows.

The master suite is an interesting bird, mostly because it has two full baths. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of such a thing. I guess when the owner was renovating, he wanted to give one full bath a tub and another a shower? I like the idea, and the execution is pretty cool, but I’m not sure it’s a great selling point.

There are a total of four bedrooms and four baths in this home, which is pretty significant for a Tudor. Even more significant is the huge backyard with a gigantic deck. There’s also a fish pond with waterfall in the professionally landscaped, organic outdoor space.

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