Modern Two-Section Home in West Kessler - Home Tour Preview
Homeowners | Enrique MacGregor and Mark Niermann
Home Sponsor | Hewitt Habgood Realty Group
Nestled along the Stevens Park golf course rests the impressive mid-century modern home of Enrique MacGregor and Mark Niermann. After the purchase in 2004, the couple planned minor changes to expand the original 2,100 square foot home; however, soon after closing the adjoining lot became available and a new architectural plan was born.
This renovated foot home is comprised of two sections. The public areas lie on the addition, or south side of the property, and are defined by massive windows, open floorplan, and concrete floors which extend to the outdoor terraces. Kitchen, dining and entertainment areas provide ample options for family gatherings as well as large events.
A central green space with a small forest of Ginkgo Biloba trees separates the public areas from the private spaces on the original remodeled home, which is on the north side of the property. A home office, three bedrooms, and a private sitting room are set in this space, which is characterized by original wood floors, smaller windows, and more personal touches in art and décor.
Exterior spaces are equally impressive. The original garage and storage area have been converted into a guest/pool house; a geometric raised pond is filled with a variety of fish; a lush, soft lawn creates a sensory experience for both one’s feet and eyes; and an expansive pool, deck, and outdoor kitchen, and cabana offer endless outdoor entertaining options.
Back inside, works from many local artists are displayed in both the private and public spaces. Of note, an original Ted Kincaid “cloud” greets you to your right as you step from the main entrance onto the vestibule. You can see a two-story canvas of one of Kincaid’s clouds in the lobby of the Dallas Omni Hotel downtown.
Rumor had it that secret ‘cave’ in the backyard played home to a moonshine distillery in the early days of Oak Cliff. The excess waste from production supposedly drained to the creek behind the home. When completing the recent pool and backyard renovations, contractors uncovered this area, full of debris and yard waste. Although alcohol is no longer brewed on the property, this home is still the place to be.
Architectural Style: Mid-century Modern
Year Built: 1951
Neighborhood: West Kessler