I remember when this house was being built I was crazy about it, but my friends just thought I was crazy! “One of a kind” kinda falls short whilst taking in the exceptional uber modern construction of the property that holds court at 1322 Kessler Parkway. Rarely does such a great property beautifully embody the nature that surrounds the structures, but oh this puppy enhances nature like only a Park Avenue plastic surgeon could. This creation not happen by chance.
Built in 1999, renowned architect Gary Cunningham brought to life a vision that was very ahead of it’s time, and a truly timeless masterpiece. Perched and hidden in the treetops of Kessler Park, once known as Pill Hill for the large population of Doctors that lived in the area, (NOT Valley of the Dolls) one of the most striking visuals you notice as you approach this property is the three (count them, three) two-story walls of sparkling windows. After parking on the street level you approach the home on foot up the incline of stairs. You can choose to enter into a foyer and continue up to the main living area or sit with friends in the pebble terrace by the koi pond and enjoy a merlot and selection of your favorite cheeses.
I, myself, would stop for cheese with anyone.
Speaking of that cheese, go ahead and buy it by the barrel: this home is so meticulously thought out that an electric trolley runs seamlessly from the ground floor garage to the main house. Zip line? No, a convenient way of hauling your groceries and purchases up the walkway to the three-story residence! Every house should have one of these!
Going up one level into the enclosed portion of the home you are in the world’s most wonderful treehouse. This 3043 sq ft one bedroom, one and a half bath home has a detached 2 bedroom guest house, also built among the tree tops, with a bridge connecting the two structures. I cannot stress enough how this is a must see for the most unique buyer. The irregular lot is just 50 foot shy of being a triangle and absolutely covered in lush vegetation and mature trees so much so you can easily drive by the property and miss it. Landscaping highlights have been brought to life using indigenous plants selected by the very talented landscape architect David Hocker. I LOVE that living driveway!
With a street level attractive two car garage and a roof top terrace this is one of Oak Cliff’s premier residences. Listed at a mere $1,295,000 by David Nichols of the Mathews-Nichols Group this home will go to one very progressive leader of industry, he or she that loves the out of doors, with a great sense of style and taste and, also, a bit of merlot and cheese by the koi pond!