When I came across this charming East Kessler Park traditional home at 1518 Oak Knoll St., I did a double take. It checked every box I could think of for our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week, great location, sizable home, character, updated, a pool, and look at that yard! There are 12 trees over 100 years old that canopy the lot, with nine of them in the front yard. Where else in Dallas do you get that? Nowhere!
Oak Cliff is known for its terrain, with chalk cliffs, winding creeks, and wooded landscape. So, if you love living in the trees and want to be within easy striking distance of the Bishop Arts, Trinity Groves, and The Dallas Arts District, this 1948 East Kessler Park traditional is a sweet find.
“Oak Knoll is one of the most sought after streets in East Kessler because it’s wide,” Compass Real Estate listing agent Crystal Gonzales said. “This home offers the best of both worlds. It retains a traditional look with formal living and dining areas, but you also have a large open-plan family area created when the home was remodeled. Single-level living is also important in our market right now, and it’s hard to find.”
The renovation of this 3,180-square-foot, four-bedroom, three-bathroom, one-half-bathroom East Kessler Park traditional also has excellent wall space to display art without sacrificing windows, which is generally hard to find. The renovation was comprehensive, so while you have the great character of the façade, and as mentioned a traditional feel when you enter, every single square inch has been touched to create the practicality and functionality that work for today’s family.
The kitchen opens to the family room and includes premium stainless steel appliances, custom cabinets, and a center island with seating — exactly what we all want.
The master bedroom overlooks the backyard with French doors and large French windows. There’s a lovely master bath with a soaker tub, double vanities and a shower big enough to clean the dogs and kids at the same time, as well as a generous master closet.
It’s hard to find this size home, on that much land, with so many beautiful trees, for $999,999.
Open House: Sunday, August 26, 1-3 pm
Karen Eubank is the owner of Eubank Staging and Design. She has been an award-winning professional home stager and writer for over 25 years. She teaches the popular Staging to Sell class and is the creator of the online course, The Beginners Guide to Buying Wholesale. She loves dogs, international travel, history, white paint, champagne, artificial turf, and homes with personality. Her father was a spy, and she keeps secrets very well. Find Karen at www.eubankstaging.com