Last week’s Oak Cliff MLS tour was a hot one. There were several great homes, but two very discerning agents reached out to me regarding one that stood head-and-shoulders above the rest. Both agents were enamored with the kitchen of 1321 Canterbury Court in Kessler Park, and for a really good reason.

And the kitchen alone is reason enough to name this listing from David Griffin & Co. Realtor Courtney Tauriac as our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. As luck would have it, this beautiful 1937-built home is already under contract, but if you fall in love with it (Spoiler alert: You probably will!), get in touch with Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans today to get pre-qualified so you can put in a backup offer on this deliciously updated historic property in one of Dallas’ most sought-after neighborhoods!


1310 W Canturbury Ct. extYou want to live on a really great street in Kessler Park loaded with homes of charm and character? Check. Totally new insides with architectural details intact? Check. Downstairs master suite? Done. Take a look at 1310 Canterbury Court and tell me if this 1929 circa Tudor is not one of the greatest homes you could find for $600k?1310 W Canterbury Ct. LR1310 W Canterbury Ct. DR1310 W Canterbury Ct. kit

Actually, I lied — call Tim Rogers! This home is $599,900!

You get more than 2800 square feet, three living areas, three bedrooms and like I said, the master is down with a gorgeous spa bath (tub and shower!). There are two full baths in all, and all renovated beautifully, plus a cute half bath. There is a to-die for green lot with some serious topography going on you will not find up north, even in the Park Cities  — you know the Hill County begins in south Dallas, right here in Kessler.

1310 W Canterbury Ct. kit 21310 W Canterbury Ct. entryLet’s talk about the kitchen for a minute. It is amazing: 6 burner top of the line Wolf range plus grill & double oven, an over-sized built in Kitchen Aid refrigerator with a nice stainless finish, a Miele built-in espresso machine, a wine fridge and more: lower microwave, huge center island with slab of granite, two sinks, great cabinets.

1310 W Canterbury Ct. master1310 W Canterbury Ct. masterbathI am also in total love with the dark, hand scraped hardwoods throughout, that blend so nicely into the tiled/marble areas. I am also crazy about that rolling back yard, which is .16 of an acre but seems larger, plus it sports a great entertainment deck.

Best of all, I love the varied floor levels right after you walk in that beautiful curved door! Yeah, I guess you could say this house definitely “does it” for me!1310 W Canterbury Ct. media1310 W Canterbury Ct. rearext

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Oak Cliff doesn’t have the stigma it used to. In fact, more young people are moving south of the Trinity River to buy their first homes than ever before. But that doesn’t mean Oak Cliff is all fixer-uppers and bungalows with bike lanes.

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Kessler Park is as haute as ever, and this Canterbury Court home proves it. It’s been completely updated with an amazing kitchen, gorgeous living room, and a deck that is perfect for hosting parties come spring.

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It’s listed by the Autrey Rhea Group of Ebby Halliday Realtors for $599,900, and I’d be surprised if it sells for less than $589,000. There may be an expert negotiator out there that can make the sellers leave of their logic, but it’s doubtful, especially considering how much work has been done to this 1929 tudor.

In all, 1310 Canterbury Court has gorgeous scraped hardwoods throughout the home, but the sunken living room really pops with curved steps that lead to a floor-to-ceiling tiled fireplace.

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Some may wrinkle their nose at the absence of a mantle, but not me. I really love how the fireplace is both a work of art in the living room and the focal point for the dining area and kitchen, too, which are connected with the open floor plan.

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Speaking of the kitchen, everything is updated with high-end appliances and materials. There’s a six-burner Wolf range, built-in Kitchen Aid refrigerator, and a built-in Miele espresso machine, which is a great way to skip the line at the coffeehouse altogether.

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The master suite is so beautiful. I love the five-piece bathroom with the two separate vanities at different heights. It’s definitely not a one-size-fits-all bathroom, but it doesn’t go overboard with individual touches that might turn off buyers.

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The backyard, which is hard to see in these twilight photos, has a great deck. It’s painted red, which is what you’ll do to the town if you host a party here!

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What do you think?