Splurge vs. Steal: Ghoulishly Good Finds In North Oak Cliff

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Our Steal: 1910 Marydale Drive, Dallas, Texas is currently listed by Ged Dipprey of Dave Perry-Miller InTown for $699,000.

Whether you’re looking for a luxurious retreat in the Kessler Reserve, or a charming historic in Stevens Park Estates, we have the home for you! This week’s Splurge vs. Steal takes us to the charming streets of North Oak Cliff – one of Dallas’ most sought-after neighborhoods in part due to its recent revival and close proximity to an eclectic mix of eateries, shops, and entertainment. It’s also a hot spot for Halloween, boasting some of the best trick-or-treating around! One look at these boo-tiful abodes and you’ll be dreaming of a North Oak Cliff home to call your own.

Splurge: Gated Kessler Reserve Transitional With All The Upgrades For $1.19M

Our Splurge: 605 Kessler Reserve Court, Dallas, Texas is listed by Kathy Hewitt and Steve Habgood with Dave Perry-Miller InTown for $1,190,000.

Nestled on a .26-acre lot in the tranquil, gated community of Kessler Reserve, sits this impressive three-bedroom, three-full-bathroom beauty, recently built in 2016.

It has luxurious Faux Bois floors, a bevy of gallery walls, Carrera marble baths, and a 17-foot, beamed-and-vaulted ceiling in the den. Clearly this meticulously designed home was made to entertain among its sizable 3,621-square-foot floor plan.

In the kitchen you’ll find Bosch appliances, a Bertazzoni six-burner gas stove, and of course, soft-close cabinets. A main-floor bedroom offers sliding glass doors to a private patio and lushly landscaped garden, while the second-floor master suite comes complete with dual marble sinks, separate tub, and shower.

From the large upper level play room to the secluded outdoor courtyards, there’s so much to love about this North Oak Cliff gem!

Kathy Hewitt and Steve Habgood with Dave Perry-Miller InTown have listed 605 Kessler Reserve Court for $1.19 million.

Steal: 1938 Stevens Park Brick Tudor Filled With Surprises For $699K

If something more historic is your thing, why not check out this four-bedroom, four-full-bathroom Tudor in North Oak Cliff’s popular Stevens Park?

Listing agent Ged Dipprey of Dave Perry-Miller InTown offers an in-depth look at what it’s like to live here:

“In addition to having the honor of listing this home, I was also afforded the opportunity to live in this home for a short time while our home on the same street was undergoing an extensive renovation. It was  a true delight for our family of four and two dogs to live in this spectacular home! Now I can personally attest that this home’s versatile floor-plan fits almost any life stage and as it is both perfect for families and empty-nesters alike. ”

For a little more than half the price of our splurge, you’ll enjoy 3,222 square feet, complete with a fenced backyard reminiscent of an English garden, and plenty of room for a pool!

An updated kitchen with huge walk-in pantry, white custom cabinets, designer backsplash, stainless steel appliances, and ample granite counters make cooking a breeze. And the bedrooms? They are divine!

“With four baths (three en-suite), four bedrooms and two living rooms, we had our choice on how best to make the home’s floor-plan work for our family,” Dipprey said. “Since there are two living areas down along with two bedrooms, we ultimately elected to live large and make the entire upstairs our own “grown-up” retreat by using an upstairs guest bedroom as our media room! See ya kids! The adults have finally laid claim to their very own sanctuary!”

Both upstairs bedrooms feature their own private balconies and the huge master suite has a magnificent home office that overlooks the landscaped grounds. “Who needs the corner office with views like this?” Dipprey adds.

“Ultimately, for our family, this home proved to be a win-win! Sure, as parents we were the big winners, occasionally pretending we were alone on our own private island, but at the end of the day, the kids did just fine on their own.  After all, they hid out in their own kid oasis by laying claim to the second living area making it their very own playroom,” he added. “While the move from 1910 Marydale back to our home is imminent, there is simply no way we would ever be able to say goodbye to family friendly Stevens Park Estates. As many know, Stevens Park is a premier Halloween ‘trick or treat’ destination for the Oak Cliff community, not to mention being known for Annie Stevens ‘toddler’ Park and its meandering hike/bike trails bordering Stevens Park Golf Course.”

Ged Dipprey with Dave Perry-Miller InTown has listed 1910 Marydale Drive for $699,000.


Amy Puchaty

Amy Puchaty is founder and principal writer of Amy Puchaty Communications, a freelance copywriting firm specializing in luxury real estate marketing. As a real estate writer and communications specialist, Amy's marketing campaigns and copywriting work have appeared in numerous print and digital publications including The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Inman News, The Denver Post, and Dallas Business Journal. Follow Amy at www.amypuchaty.com

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