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East Kessler Park home with private backyard oasis is made for entertaining

East Kessler Park home with backyard oasis is made for entertaining

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The home, at 1629 Junior Dr., sits on half an acre of lush grounds. Photo courtesy of Melissa O'Brien
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The house was built in 1938 and is listed for $1.3 million. Photo courtesy of Melissa O'Brien
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The East Kessler Park residence is back on the market.  Photo courtesy of Melissa O'Brien
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The current owner is a chef and cookbook author who knows the value of a special kitchen. Photo courtesy of Melissa O'Brien
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So many hidden nooks and crannies in the kitchen. Photo courtesy of Melissa O'Brien
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Big windows reveal views of the grounds outside. Photo courtesy of Melissa O'Brien
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Lighting and sound are voice- and fingertip-activated.  Photo courtesy of Melissa O'Brien
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A spacious master bathroom looks out over the impressive grounds.  Photo courtesy of Melissa O'Brien
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A soaking tub also has a view of the urban paradise outside. Photo courtesy of Melissa O'Brien
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This updated office space above the detached garage is plumbed for future expansion. Photo courtesy of Melissa O'Brien
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The backyard includes a fire pit. Photo courtesy of Melissa O'Brien
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This expansive veranda sits just off the garage and office space and has views of downtown Dallas.  Photo courtesy of Melissa O'Brien
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There's plenty of room for outdoor entertaining on the grounds. Photo courtesy of Melissa O'Brien
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A hot tub sits in the backyard. Photo courtesy of Melissa O'Brien
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A home nestled into an urban paradise in East Kessler Park is back on the market after the first buyer was unable to sell their own in California. That misfortune creates a spectacular second chance for the beautiful, meticulous modern at 1629 Junior Dr.

Listing agent Melissa O'Brien says it just might be the most special home to come on the market in this neighborhood in years.

Perched high on a half acre in one of the most desirable corners of the area, this 3-bedroom, 2.1-bathroom home also features an oversized garage with finished second-story office space that boasts a veranda overlooking downtown Dallas. It is plumbed for future expansion should the need for a mother-in-law suite or garage apartment arise.

The main home — built in 1938 and beautifully updated — has 2,625 square feet of soft-modern design that features walls of windows, open living spaces, and rich hardwoods.

"The current owners have labored over every design decision, and the outcome rivals anything currently on the market," O'Brien says. "She’s a chef and cookbook author, so the kitchen is extraordinary. It is full of little surprises that will truly blow buyers away."

It is rare to find a kitchen that is equal parts beautiful and functional, and pictures don't do this one justice. Think floating marble island, restaurant-quality appliances, and a spacious bar with hidden beverage built-ins.

Another exemplary feature of the home is the dreamy master retreat, with its expansive closet and soaking tub that overlooks the gorgeous grounds.

Speaking of the backyard, it is the very definition of an outdoor oasis in the midst of a large city. A fire pit and hot tub sit amid endless varieties of plants and flowers throughout the grounds. The future owners will feel like they have moved into their own arboretum. (No green thumb required for purchase.)

"This is the one that people just can’t forget," O'Brien says. "They dream about it, they long for it, and I don’t doubt that the next person through will find that it’s their needle in a haystack."

The home is listed with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $1.3 million.