Second in a series of 3 previews of properties on the 2010 Home Tour.

The Old Oak Cliff Conservation League Fall Home Tour
Kessler Park

This three-bedroom, two-bath home is located in the beautifully wooded Kessler Park-Sam Dealey Estates neighborhood. The
Austin stone home was built in 1950, and is best described as a “contemporary cottage.” The current homeowners have been renovating/remodeling the home since 2004 and have given it a well-designed 1940-50s look with modern comforts. Artwork from local artists and eclectic furnishings may be found throughout.

Guests entering the living room are greeted by a floor-to-ceiling, multi-colored, stacked-stone fireplace and original hardwood flooring. The adjoining dining room has a complementary wall covered with the same stone. A circular, recessed ceiling was also added above the dining room table to accommodate a large chandelier. The designer kitchen has slate flooring, warm cherry wood cabinetry, a glass subway-tiled back-splash, stainless-steel appliances, and a countertop composite of quartz, glass and mirror.

The current homeowners also expanded the home from its original 1800 square-foot design to 2,300 square-feet by converting the two-car garage into a spacious family room, complete with custom contemporary cabinetry and a vaulted ceiling.

The guest bathroom is tastefully decorated with Italian glass terrazzo tiled walls and a chocolate brown granite countertop, which harmonizes with the brushed steel fixtures and cherry wood custom vanity. There are two master bedrooms, one with a gas fireplace, and the other features an adjoining bathroom completely tiled in one-inch mosaic glass.

The homeowners and their guests enjoy relaxing outdoors under the new 900 square-foot covered living area, which houses one of the home’s four fireplaces; or, on the elevated private sun-deck which includes a hot tub and outdoor bar. Even the landscaping has been improved upon with the addition of stone work, palm trees, flowering vines, and native Texas perennials. This is truly a warm and inviting home, great for entertaining!