D Sale of the Week: 1112 South Canterbury Court

Live like a king in your own Kessler Park castle for under $600K.

This Oak Cliff home has recently had $25,000 of remodeling invested into it. photo courtesy of Keith Cox
Castles have great ambiance but are drafty, and often the loo is walking distance away. Not in this Oak Cliff castle. Architectural details? Check. Remodeled and stuffed with all the amenities of the modern kingdom? Check.

1112 South Canterbury Court in Kessler Park is a majestic rock English Tudor built in 1932, but you’d never know it. This home has recently enjoyed an influx of $25,000, enough to nip and tuck the grandest of dames. It features a fully remodeled kitchen with custom period cabinets, prerequisite granite counters, stainless Viking gas stove, and a stainless refrigerator on a travertine floor.

The house has maintained and brightened all the original hardwoods and maximized the rich moldings. The archway motif is carried throughout the house, including a cast-stone entry with three stained-glass Palladian arch windows. There are plantation shutters, 9-foot ceilings, and you won’t hear each other sneeze in this home: the walls are all thick original plaster. Four bedrooms, two and a half updated baths, two living areas, a charming study with see-through fireplace and solid rock walls featuring an arched stone window with a view of the huge yard that’s made private by an 8-foot-tall privacy fence. The 2522- square-foot house sits on more than a one-quarter acre wooded lot with a handsome back porch deck. There’s a separate two-car garage.

Priced at $599,900, this home is ready to sell and an excellent buy for the location, architectural integrity, and price. According to some real estate web sites, it’s listed  4 percent below the neighborhood’s average list price of $611,000. The home is nestled on a circle between Kessler Park and Stevens Park Golf Course. There are many folks who think this part of town will see property values soar when the market turns around, and some who’ve been here all along. All we know is, with cliffs like these, there really is nowhere to go but up.

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