Feast your eyes on this impressive Dallas Tudor with a backstory you won’t believe! Ideally situated on an elevated Kessler Square lot near the trendy Bishop Arts District sits this immaculate Tudor gem. It was relocated from its original Park Cities location to its current address back in the 80s, and still rests in the Kessler Square neighborhood in North Oak Cliff we know and love today. Clearly someone adored this home. So much so, they went through the trouble of moving it! Take one glance at the photos, and you’ll see why.
“We do not have a lot of details on the origination of the home, but were able to track down the family who lived in the house in University Park and sold it in 1982,” says Jeff Hickey, who co-lists the picture-perfect Tudor with Michael Brink of Brink Realty Group, Keller Williams Urban Dallas. Below are a couple of photos of the house in its original condition from its University Park location at 4352 San Carlos, prior to being moved to Oak Cliff.
“They had lived there for 15 years and raised their there kids there,” Hickey adds. “In 1982, they had outgrown the space and that’s when they sold the house to a third-party builder who relocated the house to Oak Cliff. I’ve tried to chase down the tax records but the process is rather trying and looks like it could take some time to do the proper research.”
For those who love a juicy story, we got the scoop:
The house was built sometime prior to 1950 (est. 1925 – 1940). In 1963, the Bynum family moved to Dallas from Waco and purchased this house which was located at 4352 San Carlos in University Park. After 15 years at that location, the Bynum family had outgrown this space and listed this house for sale.
A company purchased the house in 1982 from the Bynum’s and sometime late 1982 or early 1983, this company moved the house to Oak Cliff. The company actually cut the house in two and loaded each half onto a flatbed truck and transported them to 1106 North Edgefield Avenue in Oak Cliff. In this new location, they put the two halves back together and modified the house.
There were originally three gables on the front of the house and upon relocating the house to Oak Cliff, the builder removed the far right gable and the porte cochère. They also resurfaced the home with red brick and added an additional room to the back of the house along with a swimming pool and a two-car-garage.
We’re still researching, but most indicators are that the house was originally built sometime between the late 1920s and 1940. The homeowner who sold the house when it was moved indicated that she had seen tax records in University Park of the house with a Ford Model A automobile sitting in the front of it.
We can see how it would be hard to let this one go! And with its stunning architecture, pitched rooftops, beautiful brick enveloped in ivy, plaster walls, hardwood floors, gas fireplace, plus a private pool and patio, it’s definitely thriving in its “new” location.
Our hat’s off to the owners, who obviously took painstaking care in keeping it maintained over the years. The mature trees and manicured lot only add to the charm, and just look at those interiors. We’ve spent time poring over the details, and can only imagine how this beauty shows in person! Inside the three-bedroom, two-full-bathroom Tudor at 1106 N. Edgefield you’ll find a dramatic barrel-vaulted hallway which leads to a generous chef’s kitchen with – OMG! – a bright red, six-burner, “Lacanche” gas stove known as “CoCo.”
We are told the owners traveled to Burgundy, France, to select this amazing appliance and witness the birthing of CoCo by the renowned manufacturer Forneaux de France Ltd. The Forneaux foundry was established in the village of Lacanche, deep in the Burgundian countryside in France over 200 years ago, and range cookers have been manufactured there by hand ever since, both for the commercial and domestic markets. Apart from their extraordinary heritage, what makes Lacanche range cookers so different from other range cookers on the market today is that they are still made to exacting standards by hand to order.
NOTE: Given the exclusivity of this Lacanche range, it is excluded from sale of home, however, it may be negotiated separately or the owners will provide a credit for a new oven.
But do not fret, there’s more to love about this kitchen than its fabulous stove…
Shiny stainless steel countertops, an expansive eat-in center island, rich custom cabinetry, exposed beams, and open-shelf storage with ladder take this room over the top. In the nearby living, natural light pours from multiple sets of French doors, looking out to an incredible backyard oasis with sparking swimming pool, stone patio, and outdoor kitchen, all surrounded by lushly landscaped gardens and charming architectural details.
Obviously this is the Friday Five Hundred of all Friday Five Hundreds! And it might get scooped up before you finish reading this post, but let’s continue …
When it comes to generous light-filled living spaces this home has that on lock, thanks to its walls of windows, vaulted ceilings, warm woods, and beautifully tiled floors. A secondary den and formal dining room are equally impressive, offering versatile entertaining space that would make for one memorable Thanksgiving holiday!
“This home is perfect for professionals wanting to live in North Oak Cliff or empty nesters looking to downsize from a larger home while maintaining the charm and character of an older home,” said Michael Brink. “Anyone looking for a home with as much character and charm of this early 1900s Tudor will appreciate the value this property provides. The history of this home, coupled with modern updates, beautifully landscaped backyard with pool, and optimum location within Kessler Square make this home a great buy.”
We couldn’t agree more! From the comfortable, well-appointed beds and baths, to gorgeous stone and marble accents, arched windows shaded by plantation shutters, and an effortless floor plan spanning 1,764 square feet, this Kessler Tudor is a veritable feast for the senses that leaves nothing to be desired.
Plus, its ideally located just minutes from all the boutique shops, restaurants, and entertainment of Bishop Arts District. It doesn’t get much better than this folks!