Nothing’s Junior About This 1939 East Kessler Home

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Do you see that subtle flash of white stone and window frame in the far right background? That’s this week’s High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans, nestled deep into a 1.15-acre lot at 1606 Junior Drive in Oak Cliff.

On the market for the first time in 40 years, and the first time ever listed in MLS, this East Kessler home was listed by David Griffin of David Griffin and Company Realtors and had an offer in just four days.

This 1939-built East Kessler home is a relic of glorious days past. The three-bedroom, 3,533-square-foot home is located at the corner of Junior Drive and Evergreen Hills, a quiet and country-like lane thickly lined with live oaks, maples, and cedars. On this large corner lot, just look up in awe at the towering 80-year-old trees that shade this arboretum-like landscape.

“The setting is so private and the landscape is so beautifully and lovingly maintained, it’s the kind of home that rarely changes hands,” Griffin says.

A detached garage is a connection to the neighborhood’s past as one of the first neighborhoods to accommodate automobiles. In the 1930s, streets in this affluent neighborhood were long and curvy roads that traversed the hilly landscape, a contrast from short, easy-to-walk neighborhood streets that were built along the spines of streetcar lines.

Follow the winding serpentine walkways, past the enchanting gardens and stone-paved patios to the brick red arched door with inset leaded glass. Pairs of leaded glass windows punctuate the home’s thick walls, giving you the sense this home is really, really well made.

This three-bedroom, four-bath home has 3,533 square feet. David Griffin of David Griffin and Company Realtors has listed 1606 Junior Drive for $1.395 million.


Shelby Skrhak

Shelby is Associate Editor of, where she focuses on sponsored content, estate sales, and suburbs. She's a journalist and podcaster turned full-time freelance writer based in Plano. She comes to after running digital content and social media at SUCCESS magazine. She's a Lake Highlands native and graduate of UT-Dallas.

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