While the home that Dallas City Center Realtor Tony Nuncio is sponsoring for the Heritage Oak Cliff Fall Home Tour is far from old, he won’t hold that against it. An Old Oak Cliff Conservation League (now Heritage Oak Cliff) member since 2007, a founding member of the Oak Park Estates Neighborhood Association, and now a proud resident of the Kings Highway Conservation District, Nuncio has long been dedicated to the area. 

In fact, he and his partner of 21 years, Terrance Nichols, opened their remodeled 1920s bungalow for the 2015 home tour — a sacrifice on the altar of neighborhood fundraising that all home tour participants know too well. Though we are in love with his adorable house, this year, Nuncio is proud to sponsor the gorgeous, modern take on the glass house at 804 Kessler Woods Trail. Trust — there will be no stone throwing coming from us, as we’re completely in awe with not only the house itself, but with the views. 

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Live in the city long enough, and the very things you love about urban life can become what grates on your spirit day after day. We often move to cities to be close to things — shopping, museums, parks, other people — but sometimes we miss being able to connect with nature and enjoy privacy.

Those who seek luxurious surroundings are sometimes faced with a similar conundrum: Do you buy where you’ll get high-end digs and a prestigious address but have zero privacy, or do you opt for something just as gorgeous but more out of the way?

Personally, I’d shoot for this incredible modern North Oak Cliff home that borders the Twelve Hills Nature Center. Marketed by David Griffin himself along with associate Keith Cox, 808 Kessler Woods Trail is a phenomenally well-appointed home that is surrounded by nature. There are tons of surprises in this house, and one of them is the price — just $995,000! What a bargain!

This home has three en-suite bedrooms, each with a private outdoor balcony from which you can view the nature center. There’s a half bath, as well, and there are two living areas downstairs. While this house isn’t unnecessarily large, it’s 3,186 square feet are expertly laid out. And it has views all over the place from its floor-to-ceiling windows.

The kitchen, which features a long peninsula with a glass counter, is so sleek and beautiful you almost expect it to take off in flight! I love the walnut-hued wood ceiling, which gives it a cozy feel. There are polished stone floors throughout the first story, and they look amazing with the dark cabinets.

The backyard doesn’t even remotely feel like you’re within 15 minutes from downtown, but you can ponder that from your pool and spa. Heck, you can do whatever you want — host parties, have a cup of coffee, catch some UV rays — and it will be infinitely more awesome when done with a view of a protected nature preserve!