Truly distinctive homes are constructed with great care as to how they sit on the land. Charles Dilbeck did just that when 1125 N. Canterbury Court was built. Situated on a hillside in the heart of Kessler Park, this architecturally significant home features a blend of handcrafted original and updated designs.
Allowing a rare, one-of-a-kind lifestyle with multiple porches, patios, pathways for walks in the woods, plus breathtaking treetop views from almost every room. Striking displays of rough and refined woodwork. Its romantic style is reminiscent of quiet, country farmhouse living yet you are actually in the middle of the city. Downtown Dallas is only minutes away.
As you step inside, unique architecture and charming character welcome you. The formal dining and living room greet you with original beamed ceilings, handsome hardwood flooring and a grand seven-foot-by-six-foot brick fireplace with original andirons – the perfect spot to curl up with a good book and relax.
Speaking of books, behind the living room is a rustic library where you can store all of your treasures and novels. The library was originally a screened in porch.
Off of the dining room is the freshly painted kitchen updated with stainless steel Viking and SubZero appliances, beautiful countertops and ample storage. An adorable barrel-vaulted breakfast nook is the perfect cozy spot to enjoy breakfast before starting your day. Charming surprises and design details are everywhere you look.
Beyond the kitchen is the master suite, which was originally the garage to the home. Complete with vaulted pecky cypress ceilings, alcove office, gorgeous walk-in shower tiled with Italian glass tile, Carrara marble countertops and original cabinet doors.
As you travel up the brick staircase, notice the plank door under the staircase leading you to a hidden bar/coat-check featuring the original honey wood finishes. Upstairs are the two guest bedrooms sharing a bath plus the original master suite.
The master suite features cedar-lined closets and a fabulous sleeping porch that could serve as your own private balcony with spectacular views of the outdoors.
The guest quarters, also known as Canterbury Cabin, serves as a functional, separate living quarters with a living room, kitchenette, bedroom and bath. The quarters has served as both living quarters and work studios.
The landscaping and gardens wrap around the entire house providing beautiful outdoor views from every room in the home.
The backyard features an original limestone wood-burning fireplace that will provide warmth and a phenomenal ambiance when the weather turns cold. Bonus: The backyard has a staircase leading down to the basement and the utility closet. Don’t miss this opportunity to own a wonderful hillside home of architectural significance in Kessler Park, Dallas’ coveted oasis of trees and serenities.
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