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