Who would have thought you could find Cape Cod style in Kessler Park?
Dallas is certainly filled with a wide variety of unique homes, but finding one with that Eastern Seaboard vibe is like searching for the proverbial needle in a haystack. So we’re beyond excited that Kay Wood with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International has just listed this two-story cottage at 1115 S. Canterbury Court for the first time in history.
Yes, you read that right.
This home has never been on the open market. “It’s always been sold by word of mouth,” Wood said. The present owners are only the third family to have occupied the four-bedroom, two-bathroom home, listed for $750,000. The thought of owning a home that’s only been in the hands of three families and invokes a distinct feeling of being on the Cape, makes our hearts skip a beat.
Built in 1936, the original owners actually hailed from Martha’s Vineyard, so that explains the stylistic influences. They have carefully updated and renovated the home to preserve the original architecture and charm. “They really honored the spirit and tradition of the home,” Wood said.
The dining room is one of the finest examples of preservation we’ve seen with an original mural of Martha’s Vineyard and Art Deco-inspired millwork.
The kitchen offers every modern convenience while maintaining the character and charm of the home. It has the Bertazzoni range we’re are all in love with, and quartz countertops.
The home features one bedroom downstairs and three up. Bathrooms have been updated with modern features and an eye to retaining the period charm with subway tile, beadboard, and pedestal sinks.
The home has a sizable backyard, perfect for entertaining. A studio sits just beyond the koi pond.
Kessler Park is an established conservation district and has long been a coveted Dallas neighborhood. It was named after George Kessler, an urban planner and landscape architect, and developed in four distinct phases. Canterbury Court was part of the third phase, started in 1924. These first four developments are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Let that sink in for a minute.
Not only is this home minutes from Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Stevens Park Golf Course, the Bishop Arts District, downtown Dallas, and walking distance to The Kessler School, it’s also on the National Register of Historic Places.
“If I hadn’t moved last year, I’d be writing a contract on this one for myself,” Wood said.