An imaginative and incredibly stimulating find in Kessler Square
In a world of the most beautiful homes in the entire world, this one still stands out. This is an exceptional Tudor house on Clinton Avenue in Kessler Square, and one of the most noteworthy houses I have seen recently. It’s all absolutely incredible.
The landscaping and landscaping highlight the architecture and really add to the charm. The arched front door is painted the perfect deep red and the leaded windows are the most classic Tudor detail.
This house has history too. I mean, obviously. It was constructed in 1926, but there are news clippings to back up the stories of the past. One snippet is when the house was listed shortly after it was built – likely from the original owner, although there is no date on the snippet. Listed exclusively with Alex Magrill for $5,000.
At one time, W.T. White, superintendent of Dallas and future school namesake, owned this house at 1147 North Clinton. His daughter, Frances, hosted a Sunday dinner buffet for the magazine’s editorial board Hockaday mirror Hockaday Junior College newspaper founded by Miss Ella Hockaday in 1931. Different from Hockaday School which was launched in 1913.
The current owners have supplied the scraps and will no doubt pass them on to the next owner. And sure, we can find them online — especially if you’re Karen Eubank — but there’s something so wonderful about having original newsprint on hand.
Fairy tale house
And now we return to this wonderful house. Dave Perry Miller Melissa O’Brien Kessler Plaza is the most storied neighborhood, he said. The neighbors are always out for walks, jogs, and leisurely strolls. It’s a special little enclave with a strong sense of community.
O’Brien said every time she sees a house here or in the Greenland Hills — another gorgeous enclave of Tudor-style homes — she falls in love, and it becomes her favorite. She’s actually sold this before and lives there — five of her six team members live as well — so she’s basically seen them all. But this thing in front of you at home seems to be your favorite. Kind of like your kids. I’m kidding!!
Inside it is a beautiful mixture of the original and the modern. The kitchen rests on an impressive white oak crate. Off the kitchen is a built-in banquette and directly opposite it is a built-in desk.
The fireplace is gorgeous, the master suite is spacious, the master bath is elegantly modern, and the backyard is just as charming as the interior with a sandstone patio and moss green fence to blend into the landscape.
But O’Brien said the best feature might be the buyer’s incentive available through Nov. 7, 2023. The home seller is offering a $16,000 credit to buyers with an accepted offer. This can be used to cover closing costs, applied to a 2-1 purchase, or whatever the buyer really wants. If you need a crash course in 2-1 Buydowns, we’ve got you covered. Check out Seth Fowler’s article detailing everything.
O’Brien recently remodeled 1147 N. Clinton Avenue for $700,000 and will host an open house this Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.