We Dare You To not Love This East Kessler Midcentury Trendy Residence

Ali Topan

Spectacular. That’s the one option to describe this week’s Excessive Caliber Residence of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber Residence Loans, an impeccably-renovated midcentury trendy retreat listed by Janelle Alcantara of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s Worldwide. And I problem you to disagree.

Tiptoeing the sting of Coombs Creek in Kessler Parkway Park, 1645 Junior Drive is located on an acre of heavily-treed topography in Oak Cliff. Among the many mature Cedar, Elm, and an Oak tree you’d be hard-pressed to suit your arms round, you’ll discover this four-bedroom, 4,310-square-foot magnificence.

A customized metal pivot door marks the house’s entrance

It was designed in 1963 by AIA award-winning midcentury architect David Braden, whose personal masterfully-designed house is situated a block or two away on Cedar Hill Ave. Although not explicitly linked by something I’ve learn, I’d say you may see most of the hallmarks he designed for his own residence artfully accomplished on this Junior Drive dwelling.

Take this entrance lounge for instance. Your entire Junior Drive dwelling was constructed into the plush hillside and sits 30 ft above road stage. Braden makes use of floor-to-ceiling home windows to mix the indoors with the outside however provides a minimalistic deck that disappears into the panorama. Additionally, the brick and cedar ceiling beams are carried from inside to outdoors, which expands the sight traces into the timber, Alcantara factors out. There are even partial views of the Dallas skyline by the timber.

In an interview for AIA Dallas, Braden described his course of for constructing his own residence close by:

I designed a home for my household in 1951 on Cedar Hill Ave. in Oak Cliff. It was dug into the hill on the highest stage and the roof deck dropped all the way down to the lounge. [I] put a glass entrance on it and it seemed out onto the deck. […] It was what I believe was the primary flying deck that appeared on a home in Dallas, TX.

David Braden
AIA Dallas

And what’s that shiny gold floor on this lounge? Why that’s an unique copper fire, an expensive throwback and statement-making ingredient of midcentury origins.

The wooded, .96-acre property affords immense privateness and a spectacular setting for a residence with clerestory home windows and skylights that present attractive dappled mild.

The house is sensible, too. Trendy facilities embrace Lutron Lighting and automatic shades, a house theater, and tankless water heating. The kitchen is supplied with Miele home equipment, lighted show cabinetry, a breakfast bar, and loads of storage. A secondary kitchenette is situated downstairs adjoining to the media room.

Down by the house theater, there’s a spacious storage room the place the Lutron system and different mechanicals are housed. It’s a subterranean room so it makes for an excellent storm shelter.

The proprietor’s suite opens to a tropical paradise with a pool surrounded by nature, decks, and a fireplace pit. Behind the mattress is a raised loft with a built-in desk, bookshelves, and cabinetry, which makes for an ideal dwelling workplace or research.

It’s all simply so elegant and sensible and attractive and complex, proper?

Alcantara agrees. “The house is a mix of creative imaginative and prescient and engineering to create a dwelling that harmonizes with nature,” she says. “It’s a contemporary treehouse the place fantasy and actuality intertwine.”

Janelle Alcantara of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s Worldwide Realty has listed 1645 Junior Drive for $3 million.

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