Our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week is an expansive and impressive Austin stone English estate home in East Kessler Park. The North Oak Cliff beauty at 1052 Kessler Pkwy. sits on 0.6 terraced acres framed by arching shade trees and a swimming pool, guest quarters, and outdoor entertaining center.
With over 7,300 square feet on two stories, this property is not lacking for space — it was expanded substantially in 2007 in a way that complements its 1940 design. This home has five bedrooms, six full bathrooms, one half bath, eight living areas, and two dining areas.
“This beautiful home would work exceptionally well for a large or growing family, but with its [oversized] entertaining spaces, it could work just as well for a young professional couple that enjoys entertaining for business or pleasure,” said Steve Habgood, one of the listing agents with Dave Perry-Miller InTown. “It sits within the estate section of the rolling hills of East Kessler Park and affords a very private & serene setting, with a lush backyard and pool.”
This really is a special part of North Oak Cliff, and Habgood is not exaggerating when it calls it the “estate section.” The curb appeal of this beauty is stately, and with its elevation, offers panoramic views of the treetops. Natural light is one of the best accessories throughout this home, and big windows offer pretty views of those same trees and landscaped yards.
We wouldn’t normally mention the master suite so early in a piece, but this one is extraordinary.
“[It] is over 1,100 square feet and offers a private family room, a reception room with seasonal storage, and his-and-her bathrooms and walk-in closets,” said Habgood.
Privacy is one of the themes of this home.
“It offers eight living areas over the 7,300 square feet, so there’s always a place to escape to and enjoy quiet times or relaxed entertaining,” Habgood said. “And all of the bedrooms except for one offer ensuite baths.”
Compared to other homes in the neighborhood, this home stands out.
“It’s one of the largest, if not the largest home in the Kessler Park neighborhood,” Habgood said. “It’s designed for indoor and outdoor entertaining with a spacious backyard, pool and entertaining cabana with cooking center. Also, for any car aficionados, the four-car garage with walls of built-in storage is a rare asset in the neighborhood.”
Other things we love about this home: original architectural details, extensive landscaping and hardscaping, serene views, the high-end kitchen, the living areas with fabulous views, and a big sparkling swimming pool.
This exceptional Austin stone English estate home was listed June 14 by Kathy Hewitt and Steve Habgood with Dave Perry-Miller InTown for $1.495 million, reduced to $1.395 million.