Monday Morning Millionaire: Become One With Nature in This Kessler Woods Modern Masterpiece

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Live in the city long enough, and the very things you love about urban life can become what grates on your spirit day after day. We often move to cities to be close to things — shopping, museums, parks, other people — but sometimes we miss being able to connect with nature and enjoy privacy.

Those who seek luxurious surroundings are sometimes faced with a similar conundrum: Do you buy where you’ll get high-end digs and a prestigious address but have zero privacy, or do you opt for something just as gorgeous but more out of the way?

Personally, I’d shoot for this incredible modern North Oak Cliff home that borders the Twelve Hills Nature Center. Marketed by David Griffin himself along with associate Keith Cox, 808 Kessler Woods Trail is a phenomenally well-appointed home that is surrounded by nature. There are tons of surprises in this house, and one of them is the price — just $995,000! What a bargain!

This home has three en-suite bedrooms, each with a private outdoor balcony from which you can view the nature center. There’s a half bath, as well, and there are two living areas downstairs. While this house isn’t unnecessarily large, it’s 3,186 square feet are expertly laid out. And it has views all over the place from its floor-to-ceiling windows.

The kitchen, which features a long peninsula with a glass counter, is so sleek and beautiful you almost expect it to take off in flight! I love the walnut-hued wood ceiling, which gives it a cozy feel. There are polished stone floors throughout the first story, and they look amazing with the dark cabinets.

The backyard doesn’t even remotely feel like you’re within 15 minutes from downtown, but you can ponder that from your pool and spa. Heck, you can do whatever you want — host parties, have a cup of coffee, catch some UV rays — and it will be infinitely more awesome when done with a view of a protected nature preserve!


Joanna England

If Executive Editor Joanna England could house hunt forever, she absolutely would. Instead she covers the North Texas housing market and the economy for While she started out with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Joanna's work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News as well as several local media outlets. When she's not knitting or hooping, or enjoying White Rock Lake, she's behind the lens of her camera. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, son, and their furry and feathered menagerie.

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