East Kessler Ranch Features Hand-Picked Updates, Beautiful Original Features

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“If they could pick this house up and move it to a bigger lot, they would,” says 1618 Eastus Drive listing agent Courtney Tauriac. It was a passion project for them, and everything within this midcentury ranch was hand picked.

So it’s with a tinge of sadness and a whole lot of admiration that we name this 1952-built stunner in East Kessler our High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. Thanks to their hard work, we’re pretty sure these sellers will get an offer on this beautiful North Oak Cliff home in a jiffy, so if it’s speaking to you, better call Lisa Peters today to get pre-approved and ready to bid!


1618 Eastus Porch 1618 Eastus porch 2 1618 Eastus Living 1618 Eastus Living to Den 1618 Eastus Den Fireplace 1618 Eastus Den View of Sunroom 1618 Eastus Kitchen 2 1618 Eastus Kitchen 6 1618 Eastus Kitchen 5 1618 Eastus Kitchen 7

When the sellers purchased this home seven years ago, it already had a lot of character within its more than 3,000 square feet. It just needed a little updating here and there to make it work for today’s lifestyle. And so they began the years-long process of renovating the hilltop-perched ranch, with stunning results. Beautiful hardwood floors run throughout the main areas and bedrooms, along with energy-efficient, double-paned windows that bring in tons of light and views.

The open floor plan offers flow for great entertaining — something that the sellers did with aplomb — easily bringing guests in from the front porch and through the formals and into the open kitchen with a large island and an eat-in peninsula bar. The show-stealer, though, is the vintage Vent-A-Hood, which was original to the home. Tauriac says the sellers relocated the hood to its current position after having it overhauled at the brand’s Richardson shop. It was then painted and re-installed and it looks absolutely stunning.

“They were really trying to play to their own homage of the home,” says Tauriac of the updates.

We love the den, which has a beautiful stacked-stone fireplace with ledges and a hearth perfect for warming yourself during those frosty winter nights. We couldn’t be more thrilled that they didn’t paint it — a tragedy that happens often in misguided renovations.

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There are three bedrooms, with two full and one half baths. While all of the bedrooms are decent-sized for the age of the home, the master is definitely accommodating. The bedroom is bright thanks to four windows that line the room, offering tons of natural light. The master bathroom is a bit quirky, but I kind of like it. It has an almost contemporary/bohemian vibe, with arched windows and door on the enormous shower stall, slate tile on the walls and floor, a huge jetted tub, and a dark espresso vanity with double vessel sinks below wall-mounted fixtures. The second full bath, though, is a bit more in line with the times. The gray palette is a good foil for the uncommon corner tub, and there’s tons of storage!

1618 Eastus second Full Bath

Now, I can completely sympathize with the sellers about wanting more space as this home is positioned on a somewhat steep lot, but it allows for lots of privacy on just a third of an acre thanks to the terraced backyard and fully enclosed patio. The views are outstanding! And it’s priced right — Tauriac has it listed for $695,000. We are certain that this home will find a buyer fast, so if it’s calling to you, pick up the phone and dial up Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans today!


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 CandysDirt.com. 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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