Splurge vs, Steal is a new feature on CandysDirt.com. Every week, we look at two properties that offer something in common, but are miles apart in their asking price.
North Oak Cliff’s Kessler Park is known for its eclectic and well-maintained architecture, including some marvelous Tudor revivals. The origins of the neighborhood date to 1924, and it is now part of a historic district with most of the houses built before World War II.
Our Splurge vs. Steal today looks at two Kessler Park Tudors on one of the most desirable streets in the area, located catercorner to each other. Built just five years apart in the 1930s, they feel pretty different now. One offers updates and interior renovations; the other feels largely untouched. They are walking distance to Coombs Creek and the surrounding greenbelt, and a few minute’s drive to downtown Dallas.
Splurge: Updated Tudor with Big Renovations, Terraced Backyard
The Kessler Park Tudor at 1133 N. Canterbury Ct. has been updated inside and out, maintaining vintage charms and bringing some modern buyer wants to the table, too. This home has three bedrooms, one full bathroom, one half bath, two living areas, a sunroom, study, a small cellar, and 2,459 square feet on two stories, built in 1936. It’s a little light on the bathrooms, but the sunroom off the master would make a great conversion. Additionally, the oversized attic offers space to expand.
Hardwoods run through most of the house, and there are recessed lights, crown moldings, two fireplaces, and newer windows that keep the interior light and bright. The renovated kitchen features a La Cornue French range, custom millwork, hardwood countertops, and a Liebherr double refrigerator. The large backyard is terraced with shade trees and a patio with a fireplace.
This home was listed July 13 by Joe Ramirez with Ramirez and Associates for $745,000.
Steal: Largely Untouched Tudor with Gorgeous Original Features
Our steal is located at 1122 N. Canterbury Ct., a one-of-a-kind Tudor that has been in the same family for 71 years and six generations. It offers historic charms throughout, like the grand staircase’s statuary in the turreted semicircular entry, steeply pitched slate roof, richly stained woodworks, crown moldings, picture hanging rail, high cove ceilings, original crystal and brass fittings, arched doorways, and a skylighted two-story stairwell. Natural light streams into the interior from banks of original windows, including stained glass features. This home has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, four living areas, and 3,364 square feet on two stories, built in 1931.
The home offers two original fireplaces — in one of the living areas, the arch of the fireplace is echoed by the arch on a window across the room. Original hardwoods run through almost all of the house except the bathrooms and kitchen. That space is updated with white cabinets, slate floors, granite tile countertops, and stainless steel appliances, and there is another original fireplace in the room. In back, there is a detached two-car garage and yard with a fountain.
This home was listed June 15 by The Kucharski Group with David Griffin and Company Realtors for $599K, reduced last week to $574,500.