Though it’s unlikely to find any snow outside your home during a Texas winter, that doesn’t mean you can’t embrace the Danish concept of hygge, which has gained popularity in our culture recently. Hygge (pronounced hoo-gah), which means “to cherish oneself; to keep or make oneself snug” is though to be the etymological origin for the English word “hug,” and perfectly describes the embrace that this 1925-built Kessler Square Tudor offers with its loads of cozy details. 

I had no problem picturing myself in this listing from Robert Kucharski of David Griffin & Company Realtors, and if you are a fan of spaces that spill over with hygge, you’ll want to nab our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. From the plentiful curb appeal and charm of the entire neighborhood, to the copious amenities this red-brick Tudor offers, you’ll never want to leave your cozy home!

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1034 Winnetka Front

I’m sure you’ve all heard of the Oak Cliff “Oh!” It’s when a Cliff Dweller tells the uninitiated that they live south of the Trinity, and gets the response of “Oh!”

It’s almost like a version of “You poor thing,” or “Bless your heart.” That’s changing, though, as more people see the value in the tree-lined streets and gorgeous architecture that is abundant in North Oak Cliff. From Craftsman homes to colonials to Tudors and even midcentury moderns and more, this area is becoming known for its diversity and character.

1034 Winnetka Porch

Take this renovated 1925 Tudor inside the popular Kessler Square neighborhood. It is cute as a button from the curb, but inside you’ll find sleek and chic interiors that have been updated without obliterating the inherent charm that comes with homes from a certain vintage.

Jump to see the photos from inside this fabulous Hewitt & Habgood listing:

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Kessler Highlands TudorOne of the most appealing areas in North Oak Cliff is Kessler Park, with gently rolling hills, historic houses, and lovely, tree-lines streets. The area is made up of multiple separate neighborhoods, each with their own personality, like Kessler Park Estates, Kessler Square, West Kessler, and Kessler Plaza.

Today’s Thursday Three Hundred takes us to Kessler Highlands, the second oldest of the Kessler Park neighborhoods, and a gorgeous Tudor Revival house at 923 Thomasson Dr.

This 3-2 has 1,610 square feet and a highly functional layout, with original touches, like a working fireplace and a charming round-top front door with large circular window. Its also just three blocks from Kidd Springs Park and Recreation Center.

It is newly listed by Crystal Gonzalez at David Griffin & Company for $349,900. Like so many of the beauties I find to profile in this column, it went under active open contract within a matter of days, so take a look before it’s off the market!

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Yes, I am going to show you another awesome house in Oak Cliff. Why, you ask? Because if you aren’t considering your next home purchase to be south of the Trinity River, then you’re missing out on a great opportunity.

Like this adorable three-bedroom, two-bath Tudor in Kessler Square marketed by Brady Moore. You can tell by looking at 1046 N. Edgefield that this home was recently updated. Lots of fresh paint and fixtures, as well as a gorgeous and modern kitchen with a too-cute island. It’s priced right, too, at $339,900.

The details are almost too much in this house. I mean, check out the tile in the bathroom! It’s perfect!

And there’s a great sleeping porch, which is probably one of my favorite things about older homes. Of course, now that we have air-conditioning, many sleeping porches are enclosed. But they’re still great spots to grab a good book or a knitting project and sip some coffee.

And Kessler Square, which is an awesome little nook inside Kessler Park that feels like row-after-row of adorable Tudors, is a great place to buy. If you’ve ever driven up and down the streets of Lakewood, you’ve probably seen a similar sight — tons of Tudors from the twenties that have been lovingly restored.

It’s also close to the Kessler School, a private elementary school with a wonderful staff. And you’re a short bike ride from the under-construction Sylvan Thirty development and the Bishop Arts District.

Seriously, this is probably the most up-and-coming-est area in Dallas!