Kessler Park remains one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Dallas for many reasons: rolling terrain, mature trees, diversity of architecture, and proximity to downtown. 1430 Junior Drive envelops the best of all these factors, featuring striking modern design atop a tree-covered hill with partial views of, and convenient access to, downtown Dallas. This new construction modern home in Kessler Park is the byproduct of a talented trio: RGD+B (architecture), R Brant Designs (interiors), and David Rolston (landscaping). A bold, yet gracious presence beckons to be admired and welcomes homeowners and visitors alike.
Thoughtful planning and quality finishes make this home a standout. The façade includes a combination of metallic-finish brick, Western Red Cedar siding, and stucco. Step through the custom pivoting Rexson steel front door into the foyer, which provides space to admire what’s to come. Your attention will likely be directed to the distinctive floating steel staircase, highlighted by accent lighting in a bed of Mexican Beach Pebble below. Further into the home you will find the public areas: a combination of open concept living, dining, and kitchen. It’s evident that nature inspired much of the home’s design; the massive walls of clerestory windows and LaCantina sliding doors seamlessly pair the interior living and dining areas with the exterior entertaining area, from which one can admire the neighboring treetops and tasteful landscaping in the backyard. In the cooler months, cozy up to the gas-burning fireplace in the living room, anchored by a Lueders Limestone hearth.
Opposite the living room is the kitchen, featuring a combination of custom millwork and cabinetry with fine-grain silver oak and white gloss finishes. The Bosch Benchmark appliance package includes built-in fridge/freezer, dishwasher, double-oven, gas cooktop, microwave, and wine fridge. The expansive island and breakfast bar anchor the kitchen, with VICOSTONE Quartz counters and Kohler sink with GROHE fixture. Guests will admire the Phillip Jeffries Suede Lounge Wall Covering found in the nearby powder room. Abundant first floor storage is available in the coat closet, full-size utility room, which doubles as a walk-in pantry, and two-car garage.
Also found on the first floor are two of the four bedrooms. The luxurious master suite is a peaceful retreat, flooded with natural light from the sliding exterior doors. The level four museum-finish walls in neutral white, polished seeded concrete floors, and walnut-cladded wardrobes continue the home’s trend of bringing natural elements inside. The walk-in closet and spa-like bathroom, also featuring custom walnut millwork, leave nothing to be desired. Ann Sacks tile, leathered Brazilian Taj Mahal Quartzite, Kohler fixtures, a soaking tub, expansive vanity mirror with backlighting, and walk-in shower check all the boxes. The secondary bedroom on the first floor features an ensuite bathroom and closet and can easily double as an office or study.
Venture upstairs to find the lounge (or family room) accompanied by a striking wet bar finished with walnut millwork, leathered Steel Grey Stone counters, mirrored backsplash, and beverage cooler. Enjoy the outdoors upstairs – adjoining the lounge is a rooftop deck with stylish touches such as IPE tiles, pea gravel, and a Rosemary garden with irrigation system. Best of all is the stunning view of downtown and one of Dallas’ iconic bridges. Back inside, the second level features two additional private bedrooms, each with ensuite bathrooms and walk-in closets, and a large storage closet for all your organizational needs. Both ensuite bathrooms are superbly finished – one with an Exoctic White Thassos marble counter, and the other with VICOSTONE Quartz. Both have Ann Sacks wall and floor tile and Kohler fixtures.