Kessler Park Tudor

If you’re in the market for a Kessler Park Tudor with a backyard that has no less than five areas for entertaining, stop reading and call Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s listing agent Jenni Stolarski immediately. This is one hot property, and mark my words — it will be pending by next week.

It’s always a challenge to bring you move-in ready properties, especially under a million dollars. And when we find them, they go fast.

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Kessler Park Estate
Privacy and space are hot commodities today. It’s hard to find one, much less both, but we have. Our Inwood House of the Week, at 1402 Yakimo Dr., is a Kessler Park Estate in Oak Cliff, set in almost an acre of woods. It’s hard to believe a property like this still exists only minutes from downtown Dallas.

Becky Frey and Jenni Stolarski with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s have this one-of-a-kind 5,363-square-foot secluded estate listed for $1.695 million.

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dallas open houses

The architectural beauty 1324 W. Canterbury Ct. in Kessler Park is one of our five featured open houses this week.

Every Thursday, we scour the market to find five fabulous properties with open houses that weekend. These are events you should not miss, and we love bringing you the CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column.

This week, our houses range in price from $419K to $977K. You’ll find a range of properties, from the stately Kessler Park traditional pictured above, to a newer Tudor in the Belmont neighborhood. Let us know what you think of our choices, and if you know of any we should feature next week!

 

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KESSLER PLAZA 2510 W 10th Street Front

It’s rare to find an adorable home at an affordable price in a North Oak Cliff neighborhood that is seeing dramatic price increases and appreciation. I mean, this area of Dallas is growing like gangbusters, attracting more and more Millennials, so prices are increasing along with gentrification.

But this home just west of Hampton Road in Kessler Plaza is not only a cutie from the curb, but it’s a tremendous value considering that in this area, similar homes are being marketed for much more — nearly $50,000 in some cases!

KESSLER PLAZA 2510 W 10th Street porch

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1115 S. Canterbury Court Saturday 700

Who would have thought you could find Cape Cod style in Kessler Park?

Dallas is certainly filled with a wide variety of unique homes, but finding one with that Eastern Seaboard vibe is like searching for the proverbial needle in a haystack. So we’re beyond excited that Kay Wood with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International has just listed this two-story cottage at 1115 S. Canterbury Court for the first time in history.

Yes, you read that right.

This home has never been on the open market. “It’s always been sold by word of mouth,” Wood said. The present owners are only the third family to have occupied the four-bedroom, two-bathroom home, listed for $750,000. The thought of owning a home that’s only been in the hands of three families and invokes a distinct feeling of being on the Cape, makes our hearts skip a beat. (more…)

North Oak Cliff Tudor

The Kessler Park neighborhood in North Oak Cliff is comprised of 10 separate developments dating from 1923 to 1979. The first was the Kessler Square Addition in March 1923. In November of that year, the Kessler Highlands Addition, east of Kessler Square, was added. It has long, rectangular blocks that run east-west, including Thomasson, Stewart, Kidd Springs, and Salmon, where our Thursday Three Hundred is located.

The Tudor revival at 834 Salmon Dr. is a 3-2 with 1,840 square feet, built in 1926 and beautifully renovated. The vintage charms shine through, with the original fireplace, appealing facade, and and lovely hardwoods.

It was listed March 4 by Grant Vancleve with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty for $389,000.

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dfw open houses

The home at 3805 Country Club Dr. in Flower Mound is one of four we’re featuring in this week’s open house roundup.

The weekend after Christmas is not prime real estate shopping time, so this weekend could be your opportunity to visit some lovely properties on the market without fighting crowds. It’s slim pickings for open houses, but we found four that range in price from $500K to $1.695 million in neighborhoods around North Texas.

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1704 W ColoradoYou recall the story of 1704 West Colorado, yes?

OK, I will refresh:

The Spanish-style mansion at 1704 W. Colorado Blvd. that has been admired far and near in Dallas — named one of the “Most Beautiful Homes in Dallas” by D Magazine and featured on the Dallas Open Days Garden Conservancy Tour, — this Kessler Park home is a Spanish mission-style killer with a 4,000-square-foot main home and accompanying structures, expansive gardens, maizes and tremendous views of the nearby Stevens Park Golf Course and Coombs Creek.

Anyhoo, the shocker came a few months ago with news that this home was going to be auctioned off July 7. And not just any auction, but one on the steps of the George Allen Courts building on Commerce St.

Yeah, you know what that means. Bidding for this beauty started at just $500,000, according to the Auction.com listing for the property.

Not only were bargain hunters rubbing their palms over this auction, the home, like my beloved Aldredge House, had raised the hackles of neighbors after hosting weddings and more, posting in the VBRO pool as a place to rent. The property is perched high atop a cliff overlooking the Stevens Park Golf Course, one of the best locations in Dallas.

We were pretty saddened by the thought of anyone losing their precious home. We’ve been there, it’s tough. And we found out this wasn’t a typical case. At first the homeowner would not talk, then he told us he was trying to prove a point. As in, trying to get the attention of the bank. Well, he got it.

Enter an Ebby Halliday agent named Laurie Welch, who, like every agent in North Texas, reads this site. (more…)