Kessler Park Texas Modernist in a Dramatic Hilltop Setting

When you have location — you have it all. Our Inwood House of the Week at 1123 Kensington Lane is not only in one of the best locations in Dallas, but it’s also one of the finest Texas Modernist homes you’ll find anywhere. Located on a hill about thirty feet above Stevens Park Golf Course, architect Aaron Angle created a vision in dry stack stone for a client that had fallen in love with Oak Cliff.
“I chose the stone for its color,” Angle said. “I thought it was important to do something that would blend in, but had a presence. The house has a little bit of a fortified look, and a mysterious feel from the street.”

The moment you walk up the steps of this Texas Modernist and enter the front door you realize this is a home uniquely suited for entertaining.  There is a walled courtyard, and seemingly endless windows overlook the pool. “That front courtyard is my favorite part of the house,” Angle said.

Kessler Park Texas Modernist
The dry stacked stone continues on the floor-to-ceiling fireplace wall in the living room of the 5,977-square-foot home. One of the many refreshing things about this house are the time-honored finishes. All of the cabinets and bookcases are maple, and the floors are white oak. If you’re looking for trendy, move on down the road, because this is classic with a capital “C.”

Kessler Park Texas Modernist

Kessler Park Texas Modernist

The master suite and a guest bedroom are on the first floor. Three more bedrooms, a game room, and a media rooms are on the second floor. That’s five bedrooms, (with five bathrooms, of course,) if you’re counting, and there are also two powder baths.

Angle had various pieces of exterior sculpture made that will remain with the property.

“There is just not a better location, from my perspective,” listing agent David Griffin said. “You have no sense of what is up on the hill from the street. The house is surrounded by trees, and you also have privacy from the hillside.”

The home has never been on the market before, so it’s truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a Texas Modernist in such a unique setting.

Griffin has it listed for $2.45 million.

Karen Eubank is the owner of Eubank Staging and Design. She has been an award-winning professional home stager for more than 25 years. She’s been a professional writer for 20 years. Karen is the mother of a son who’s studying music at The University of Miami. An ardent animal lover, she doesn’t mind one bit if your fur baby jumps right into her lap. Find Karen at




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  • Stunning transformation from the original to this. Out of curiosity, how did you get the street name changed from Kensington Drive to Kensington Lane?