From Tudors to Traditionals: Lakewood Home Festival Has Six Amazing Houses to Tour

6425 Blanch Circle is one of six amazing homes featured in this year's Lakewood Home Festival. (Photos: Jenifer McNeil Baker)

6425 Blanch Circle is one of six amazing homes featured in this year’s Lakewood Home Festival. (Photos: Jenifer McNeil Baker)

The Lakewood Home Festival is one of those home tours you can’t help but look forward to because it always has such a splendid mix of architecture and style. Last year there was a fabulous Hill Country Modern and perhaps one of my favorite Dilbecks, and this year does not disappoint.

Not only do you get a brand new build and a gorgeous remodeled midcentury modern, but you can also walk through a classic English Tudor and a gorgeous brick and stone home that looks like it could be a Hutsell. This year’s Lakewood Home Festival weekend, themed “The Legacy of Lakewood,” is Nov. 14 and 15, with a disco-licious “Friday Night Fever” auction party on Nov. 13. You can also purchase a limited-edition print fromlocal artist Walter Eduardo Soza of SozaDesigns Studios commemorating this year’s tour for just $250.

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If you want to see these fabulous Lakewood homes, you can purchase tickets ahead of the tour for $15 each, or $20 the day of the tour. You can also get tickets for the Saturday night candlelight tour, which includes the bonus home at 6915 Lakewood Blvd.

Auction party tickets for a “solid gold” evening start at $125 each, or $175 at the door if they don’t sell out before. You can also opt for a VIP ticket if you want to really do the hustle. As always, ticket sales and auction proceeds go toward the excellent programming and development fostered by the Lakewood Early Childhood PTA, a driving force behind the success of Lakewood Elementary, J.L. Long Middle School, and Woodrow Wilson High School.

“Attended by close to 4,000 patrons annually, the Lakewood Home Festival has raised millions of dollars for local schools since 1976,” according to the release. “Last year’s festival, alone, raised $155,000 for the three schools, setting a new record.”

 

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7259 Brennans Dr. – Prepare to be wowed as you enter this newly custom-built home completed in 2015. The interior and exterior are designed entirely in a modern Hollywood Regency style. The fusion of the two styles is apparent, from the classic pediment above the entry to the clean lines throughout the home. This home is pure glamour with its bright pink front doors, and black-and-white finishes with gold and bronze accents. The interior was designed by the homeowners, and every finish and fixture was carefully selected with inspiration from the homeowners’ favorite designer. The home beautifully reflects the homeowners’ love of entertaining.

Sponsored by: New Leaf Custom Homes and Maestri, LLC – Architecture + Design

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6630 Gaston Ave. – This stately Georgian Hybrid home was built in 1924 and sits on a large tree-filled lot near the golf course. Renovated by the homeowners in 2014 and 2015, the home’s colorful, warm and inviting décor is inspired by a design style the homeowners call “Southern Contemporary”. Southern born and bred, the homeowners have beautifully incorporated classic southern elements and family heritage with a contemporary twist. While the home is very elegant, it is also homey and inviting. The hound’s-tooth wallpaper in the pool house is a “must see”.

Sponsored by: Nancy Johnson Group Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and Republic Title Lakewood

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6943 Meadow Lake Ave. – This charming and classic Austin stone home was built in 1941. The homeowners kept their promise to the previous homeowners to retain the original footprint and exterior of the home while creating a dazzling interior that will take your breath away the moment you open the door. Renovations in 2013 were directed and designed entirely by the homeowners. The interiors are a mix of vintage finds updated with contemporary finishes and modern art and wall coverings. Even the playroom is a work of art.

Sponsored by: JacksonSells and Chicago Title – Skillman/Lakewood Office

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6655 Lakewood Blvd. – Built in 1930, this grand home is situated on two lots. Significant renovations were done in 2014 and 2015 to carefully maintain consistency with the original portion of the home, while updating it for modern living. The current homeowners are only the third family to occupy this piece of Lakewood history, and it was of utmost importance that every selection in the renovation be true to the period of the home. From the custom doors and replica bathroom tiles to the light fixtures and coved ceilings, it’s nearly impossible to determine what is original to the home and what is not. These outdoor-loving homeowners enjoy their four outdoor living areas the most.

Sponsored by: Farris McMahon Group and Lawyers Title Lakewood

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6913 Lakewood Blvd. – This beautiful red brick Colonial was built in 1935 and thoughtfully renovated by the homeowners in 2006 and 2015. The homeowners have carefully preserved the original integrity of the home, including molding, original light fixtures, chain mechanism windows, fireplace tiles, and “broken tile” mosaic flooring, all while expanding it for today’s family needs. The front covered porch was originally designed to catch the cool breeze and is now a favorite entertaining spot. This is a traditional and truly elegant family home. The red brick exterior and much of the interior art reflect the homeowners’ Midwestern roots.

Sponsored by: Coldwell Banker, Allegiance Title and Frost Bank   

6425 Blanch Circle is one of six amazing homes featured in this year's Lakewood Home Festival. (Photos: Jenifer McNeil Baker)

6425 Blanch Circle is one of six amazing homes featured in this year’s Lakewood Home Festival. (Photos: Jenifer McNeil Baker)

 

6425 Blanch Cir. – This amazing mid-century modern ranch-style home overlooks a secluded pond. Built in 1941, it was renovated and expanded in 2014. Upon entering the home, you’ll find a modern twist on the retro styles, simple shapes, and sleek lines inspired by the set of “Mad Men”. The home features beautiful photography by the homeowner’s father, as well as exquisite furnishings and art. The homeowners pride themselves on extending outside elements into the light-filled family home.

Sponsored by: Heather Guild Group, Oak Mortgage and Republic Title Lakewood

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6915 Lakewood Blvd. (Candlelight Only Bonus House) – This enchanting English Tudor was built in 1926 and is a winner of this year’s Preservation Dallas Preservation Achievement Award. Entering the home is like stepping back in time. The homeowners have taken great care in keeping it true to its original grandeur. There are too many original aspects of the house to mention, including original light fixtures that still display the original light bulbs. The homeowners are committed to historic preservation and have kept the stories of the home’s previous inhabitants alive in their choices of furnishings and décor. The homeowners are also avid antique collectors whose finds are featured throughout the home.

Sponsored by: Ebby Lakewood/Lake Highlands Office