Historic Kessler Park Estate Has Been Fabulousy Updated for Modern Living


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The estate at 1136 Turner Avenue in Kessler Park is filled with history. Not only did generations of Oak Cliff children take piano lessons there, it also hosted meetings of Dallas’ first Boy Scouts troop. But in recent years the home has been lovingly restored and updated for modern living. Mike Bates of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is offering the revamped luxury property for $1,199,500.

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The front of the house includes formal living and dining areas, a library with built-in shelving, and a craft room/art studio. Interesting architectural details include Carrara marble on the walls in the formals and a pair of porthole windows with wooden blinds in the grand staircase.

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Just off the kitchen, which features stainless-steel appliances and a charming breakfast area, is a full-size utility room attached to the two-car garage. The first floor is completed by a media room with a two-story entry featuring floor-to-ceiling windows.

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All four bedrooms are on the second floor. The master suite begins with a living area that most buyers will envision as a man cave. It’s connected to the master bedroom, which features a fireplace, by a set of French doors. The master bathroom includes a coffee bar with a refrigerator, and it’s wired so that a flat-screen TV can hang over the jetted tub. The separate dressing room, which can also be accessed via the rear stairwell, features built-in drawers and cabinets, a balcony overlooking the media room, and a patio providing views of the backyard.

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A guest bedroom suite features another private patio with backyard views. The two other bedrooms share a full bathroom, as well as a playroom that has windows on three walls plus a skylight. Thanks to the property’s abundance of gorgeous greenery, this room is akin to an indoor treehouse.

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The fun continues in the unbelievable backyard. With a multi-level patio, a pool complemented by a hot tub and fountain, and a cabana featuring a kitchenette, this yard has hosted its fair share of epic parties with more celebrations sure to come.

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To schedule a private showing, contact Mike Bates at mikebates@daveperrymiller.com or 214-418-3443.

Photos by Shoot2Sell