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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Our Saturday Eight Hundred is a Kessler Woods contemporary at 706 Kessler Woods Trail, perched at the top of the neighborhood. Listed by David Griffin for $849,500, it’s a rare opportunity to own a home for under a million dollars in what has become one of the hottest neighborhoods in Dallas.

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Noted eco-friendly architect Jonathan Delcambre designed this home at 706 Kessler Woods Trail to look like homes built more than a half-century ago, but with the addition of stained wood siding and perfectly proportioned masonry, this home stands out.

We love the lines, the presence on the lot, and the gorgeous interiors from Allison Brooks of B2 Architecture, all of which make this property worthy of being our High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans. Are you ready to buy the high caliber home of your dreams? Call Lisa Peters today to sail from bid to closing.

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If you’re ready to fall head over heels for this delightfully sunny riff on midcentury modern architecture, jump!

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703 Kessler Woods trail extLast night’s second episode of Real Housewives of Dallas included some realities about the Dallas real estate market, and a clue to why so many are moving here: our homes, while notching up in value and pricing for a native’s pocketbook, are seen as the most affordable abodes on the planet to those from uber pricey places like California and New York.

Oh and a cameo appearance by my bird.dish-040816-tiffany-hendra

Last night, RHOD Tiffany Hendra (a beautiful girl!) continued her saga of trying to plant roots in Texas, since she and her “Australian rocker husband”, Aaron Hendra, moved back to Dallas to be near her family. I loved it when Tiffany said that if she hadn’t gone to Fred Segal one too many times, she could practically “buy a small mansion here in Dallas with cash.” Ha! If only that were the case!

Tiffany heads down to 703 Kessler Woods Trail to look at a listing long since sold — filming was last year, recall — with cowboy hat wearing Mia Vincent, who is a Certified Real Estate Negotiator.703 Kessler Woods Trail ext front

 

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This just drives me crazy. Here we have a nice house at 1506 Kessler Parkway in a great neighborhood, obviously last owned by an elderly couple. Asking is $450,000 though it’s on DCAD for $268,000  but then we know how behind DCAD is.

I’ll bet this home has had very few owners. Built in 1955, it sits on a huge .37 acre wooded lot with great trees. The home is a two bedroom, two bath 2310 square feet deal with a two car garage. It is very perplexing why there are only two bedrooms. There are three living areas, so maybe one of the bedrooms was converted to the sitting area off the master. Whatever. It’s been loved, but loved by someone who really liked Formica, linoleum and carpet on the added on sunroom. Oh and early American furniture.

So why I ask, why did this agent put up these crappy pictures in MLS? I mean, look at them.

House with traffic cones in front!

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Are you a fan of clean lines and wide-open spaces? Adore vaulted ceilings and unique finishes? Crave amazing views? To say we have just the property for you is an understatement. The truth is, we have the only property for you, and it’s this fantastic modern home with a beguiling grid of windows and brick set on a hill in Kessler Woods.

It’s unique properties like this that sometimes present unique challenges, but one aspect of the buying process where you should never have any hiccups is pre-approval and financing. To get seamless bid-to-close service, make one call to Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans. With a home of this caliber, you won’t want to take any chances! Call Lisa Peters today.

Jump to see the dazzling interiors of this gorgeous modern home in North Oak Cliff!

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This sleek home in Kessler Park is a stunning example of a home that is designed to maximize the outdoor spaces both within the home and outside its walls. It doesn’t hurt that it’s inside an amazing gated community in one of Oak Cliff’s most posh neighborhoods.

Truly though, this listing at 2223 Kessler Woods Court from David Griffin, is a fantastic example of a more modern take on Texas regionalist architecture, incorporating a stark, yet rustic exterior by pairing bright white stucco, clean lines, and a standing seam roof in a classic shape.

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IHOTW 830 Kessler Woods Trail

I don’t know about you, but this cold yuck just gave me yet another excuse to bake and cook, well, yes, eat drink. I need to find some homes for diet inspiration! Homes that make me want to jump and move and burn fat!

What? Homes as diet inspiration? Yes, actually. Beach homes are the perfect way to whittle down to a bikini-worthy waist. Gazing at those clear blue waters and sand, you drop the Kettle Chips toote suite and become a Breatharian, like Michelle Pfieffer. Hopefully, the physique will follow.

Thighs too flabby? Go look at ski homes, and all the steps you get to walk up with those heavy ski boots dragging resistance on your feet. Do this preferably on your ipad while doing a few wall squats simultaneously. Homes with a lot of stairs just seem to pop out exquisitely chiseled quads in the owners from the moment you close.

830 Kessler Woods Trail front porchWhich is why I love (fresh to the market) 830 Kessler Woods Trail. Sleek, sophisticated, modernist, this is a total Breatharian home. You know the area: 30 stunning residences in a gated residential development of highly sophisticated architecture inspired by the work of revered mid century masters Frank Lloyd Wright and Joseph Eichler. Surprise surprise, only three lots are left here, and two of those have homes going up. Dallas Realtor extraordinaire David Griffin lives in Kessler Woods, was one of the area’s very first evangelists.

The homes at Kessler Woods are nestled on a real hill — not the “Pill Hill” that the area around Methodist is sometimes called — but a cliff at the edge of one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city, Kessler Park. There are dramatic views of downtown Dallas and also of a beautifully landscaped center park. A small creek winds through the property amongst towering cedar and live oak trees. Lot sizes range from 7500 square feet to one-half acre, priced from $180,000 to $200,000.

Really, Kessler Woods is about as close as you can get to living in Austin when living in Dallas. And staying fit.

So Patrick Hammer, of Hammer & Partners,  designed this creek-side home, built in 2006, with expansive walls of commercial-grade windows just pulling that outdoors in. Pull pull pull! There are wide-plank oak hardwoods, floating stairs to bound up, formals including a soaring 2-story living room, dining room and open glorious kitchen. There is also a must-have in this part of town: a screened-in porch that totally extends your entertainment area or gives you a chance to rest with a glass of wine (150 cal max) to let your heart rate down. There are entertainment decks, more steps, and a jetted pool. I am in love with the master suite with fireplace, which is quickly becoming a standard necessity given our schitzo climate, and a beautiful spa master bath. There are four bedrooms, three and a half baths, plus a media and an exercise room YES ALL THAT! in 3631 square feet.

Best of all,  you can grab this home for a wee bit more than one million: $1,025,000. You just know the folks at Inwood Mortgage will make that happen like of piece of cake with zero calories!