We got word from Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Ged Dipprey that a well-known West Kessler midcentury modern was about to hit the market, but nothing prepared us for how stunning this home is. I know we say this quite often when it comes to homes we profile, but this midcentury ranch at 900 Bison Trail really is an entertainer’s dream!

Dipprey says that this listing is incredible because it combines a coveted location with high-end design and incomparable amenities, including a few unexpected features. Of course, we’ll show you all the delicious photos of this amazing midcentury modern in West Kessler, but if you want to see it for yourself, up close and in person, Dipprey is hosting an open house at 900 Bison Trail on Sunday, July 29, from 2-4 p.m.

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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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Kessler Cottage

North Oak Cliff is one of Dallas’ oldest established neighborhoods and it’s full of community gems, from multiple annual festivals and historic districts to family friendly outdoor areas and a streetcar system newly revived earlier this month.

Its diversity of architecture is one of its most appealing aspects for those who live there—the range of styles and eras makes for distinct, memorable neighborhoods with a range of options for homeowners.

Today’s Tuesday Two Hundred is a West Kessler cottage at at 638 Tenna Loma Ct.—the neighborhood is bounded by Stevens Park Golf Course on the north, Davis Street on the south, Hampton Road on the west, and the Twelve Hills Nature Center to the east.

West Kessler is one of North Oak Cliff’s marvelous neighborhoods, home to about 150 households. You’ll find lots of late-1930s Tudor cottages, as well as newer Austin stone-and-brick houses in traditional and ranch styles.

kessler cottage

One of many stained glass insets throughout this West Kessler cottage, located in the entryway.

This 1941 Tenna Loma cottage has 1,381 square feet with two bedrooms and one bathroom. It harmoniously marries vintage charm, like original light fixtures and stained glass insets, with modern updates, like stainless steel appliances and granite counters in the kitchen.

It is listed by Ged Dipprey at Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and recently reduced $6,000 to $279,000.

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Welcome Home! This is a tranquil and quiet neighborhood with all

 

North Oak Cliff is where you’ll find great homes, mature trees, and fantastic views that would cost thousands more elsewhere in Dallas. Take this charming midcentury ranch in the West Kessler neighborhood of Stevens Woods. Not only does this high caliber home back up to the recently redone Stevens Park Golf Course, but it also has a gorgeous pool and updates throughout. It’s so well preserved and in a truly beautiful neighborhood, and it just hit the market!

Don’t take your chances with financing on a home like this, and contact Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans to get pre-approval so you can put in a winning bid on this beauty. Deals like this don’t last long in our market, so contact Lisa for your financing needs today.

Jump to find out more about this lovely home!

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900 BISON TRAIL FRONT

This home is absolutely super model stunning, from the landscaped and lush curb to the amazing backyard. This is a home that typifies an architectural style from the inside out. Truly, this gorgeous midcentury modern in West Kessler from Kathy Hewitt is a show stopper and definitely worthy of being this week’s High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Caliber Home Loans.

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614 Tenna Loma Court Front

There are so many people looking for a move in-ready home inside 635, and thanks to a shortage in available inventory, prices are going through the roof. But some economists still warn of “shadow inventory” that could make a mess of residential housing markets as investors bring properties to the market in a blitz of ready-to-sell homes. That could have dire effects on prices and demand.

But on a more local note, let’s talk about the high demand for homes in Oak Cliff. Two years ago, you’d be crazy to price a two-bedroom, two-bath Tudor in West Kessler for $325,000. It would sit on the market for month after month with no bites at all. But now, with our market and inventory as it is, it’s not a reach to see a Tudor like 614 Tenna Loma Court on the market at $325K. Truly, Dave Perry-Miller Realtor Mike Bates knows the price is right.

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610 Tenna Loma Front

This house is already so cute. I usually hate it when people say this, but it really does have great bones.

Marketed by Mike Bates, 610 Tenna Loma Court in West Kessler Heights has been expertly maintained and is ready for some color. There are three bedrooms, two baths, and just over 1,800 square feet in this home. You’re within a hop, skip, and jump from Stevens Park Golf Course, and the Bishop Arts District is just a short bike ride away. It’s on the market for a recently reduced $237,500.

610 Tenna Loma Living

When I first saw the interiors of this house, I loved how the living and dining areas had been opened up. It is so refreshing to see so much open space in a home built in 1940. The fireplace is gorgeous, and there are tons of great built-ins. Truly, this home is perfect for the book collector.

610 Tenna Loma Dining

I love the French doors that separate the living and dining areas. It’s perfect to create some intimacy in a space. While the floors, which were recently refinished, sparkle like new, there are tons of great period features such as arched doorways.

610 Tenna Loma Kitchen

Now, I’ve seen lots of kitchens like this one in North Oak Cliff. A new granite countertop has been added, but you’ve still got the same awkward layout that would only make sense if you had a gigantic, antiquated gas range and an actual ice box. This kitchen would definitely benefit from a full-on gutting, and you’ll have put your mark on it to boot!

610 Tenna Loma Sunroom

There’s a great sunroom attached to the kitchen, with plenty of light. Of course, you can deal with the linoleum floors later, probably after you redo the kitchen, right?

The best part about this house isn’t in the photos or the listing information, though. It’s the neighborhood. This area has banded together in recent years to improve quality of life. That’s thanks in large part to great leadership and fantastic residents.

What do you like about this North Oak Cliff traditional?

610 Tenna Loma Front

This house is already so cute. I usually hate it when people say this, but it really does have great bones.

Marketed by Mike Bates, 610 Tenna Loma Court in West Kessler Heights has been expertly maintained and is ready for some color. There are three bedrooms, two baths, and just over 1,800 square feet in this home. You’re within a hop, skip, and jump from Stevens Park Golf Course, and the Bishop Arts District is just a short bike ride away. It’s on the market for a recently reduced $237,500.

610 Tenna Loma Living

When I first saw the interiors of this house, I loved how the living and dining areas had been opened up. It is so refreshing to see so much open space in a home built in 1940. The fireplace is gorgeous, and there are tons of great built-ins. Truly, this home is perfect for the book collector.

610 Tenna Loma Dining

I love the French doors that separate the living and dining areas. It’s perfect to create some intimacy in a space. While the floors, which were recently refinished, sparkle like new, there are tons of great period features such as arched doorways.

610 Tenna Loma Kitchen

Now, I’ve seen lots of kitchens like this one in North Oak Cliff. A new granite countertop has been added, but you’ve still got the same awkward layout that would only make sense if you had a gigantic, antiquated gas range and an actual ice box. This kitchen would definitely benefit from a full-on gutting, and you’ll have put your mark on it to boot!

610 Tenna Loma Sunroom

There’s a great sunroom attached to the kitchen, with plenty of light. Of course, you can deal with the linoleum floors later, probably after you redo the kitchen, right?

The best part about this house isn’t in the photos or the listing information, though. It’s the neighborhood. This area has banded together in recent years to improve quality of life. That’s thanks in large part to great leadership and fantastic residents.

What do you like about this North Oak Cliff traditional?