Glenridge Estates

The luxe Glenridge Estates home at 4002 Park Ln. is one of our five featured open houses this week.

We love bringing you an insider look at hot North Texas properties with our CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column. Every Thursday, we pick five fabulous open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you shouldn’t miss.

This week, our houses range in price from $297,615 to $765K. A swoon-worthy Glenridge Estates traditional, pictured above, tops our roundup. You’ll also find a four-bedroom Kiest Forest home on a creek lot in Oak Cliff, a Prestonwood West garden home with soaring ceilings, and more!

 

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North Davilla Drive

Midway Hollow is a big star among affordable Dallas neighborhoods. Lots of houses there, like our Thursday Three Hundred, have been totally remodeled to look fresh and modern, but still ring in under $400K.

Located at 3770 Dunhaven Rd. near Walnut Hill and Marsh Lanes in the North Davilla Drive neighborhood, this home is beautifully done with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,413 square feet on one story, built in 1951. It has hardwood floors and fresh paint throughout, with a new kitchen and master bathroom, among other areas.  There’s a partially open floorplan, and a great backyard. Let’s take a look!

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4005 Gillon a

Deep in the heart of Highland Park near Beverly and Lakeside drives, I’ve found an incredible home, being offered for a steal,  on almost half an acre of prime real estate. This is the best part of Highland Park, and this home doesn’t disappoint.

The Greek Revival masterpiece at 4005 Gillon Ave. has Georgian Colonial influences in its stately architecture. Built in 1973, the house is a three-quarters replica of an 1853 mansion the owner grew up loving in Canton, Miss. The façade conveys a grandeur that continues inside.

This home has three bedrooms, thee full bathrooms, one half bath, four living areas, and 7,292 square feet on two stories.

“The space is there for anyone who might want to update it, but the home is perfect for those who appreciate the finer features of a bygone era,” said David Sparling with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, who is listing the house. “This property is two doors down from Lakeside Drive and in the best part of Old Highland Park.”

4005 Gillon was built as an homage to that American era which is crystallized in our identity by Southern Belles attending elaborate balls. It was in the spirit of that gilded age that this home was conceived and built.

This is a home that was made to impress, both inside and out, where you could host just a few friends for an intimate dinner or half of the town for a black-tie affair, without missing a step. It imposes unto its guests an air of sophistication and grace.

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17 Winding Lake b

The contemporary stunner at 17 Winding Lake Dr. is a thing of beauty, and it’s one of our five Dallas area open houses this week.

Every Thursday, we look at Dallas area open houses and pick five “don’t-miss” properties you’ve just got to see that weekend.

Our CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column this week looks at homes ranging in price from $509,900 to $1,727,700. You’ll find a the contemporary home pictured above, an updated condo just steps from Katy Trail, and more. Let us know what you think of our choices, and if you know of any we should feature next week!

 

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beckley club estates

In North Oak Cliff, Beckley Club Estates is one of the older neighborhoods, established in 1926. Rarely does one of the historically notable homes of the area come on market. Our Tuesday Two Hundred was one of the original model home for the neighborhood (“Ramona Gates”). It sits on a corner lot, complete with private courtyard, two-car garage, and plenty of yard space.

Located at 1527 Seevers Ave., it has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,678 square feet, built in 1928. This is a rare find, and it just hit the market. Let’s take a look.

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Dallas Area Open Houses | CandysDirt.com

The gorgeous Craftsman at 5803 Richmond Ave. in Belmont is one of our five featured open houses this week.

Every week, we scour the homes for sale to find the best and brightest for our Thursday CandysDirt.com Open House Roundup. We’ve found Dallas area open houses that will delight you this weekend, ranging in price from $419,900 to $749K.

You’ll find a variety of properties, from the impeccable Belmont Craftsman pictured above, to a renovated Merriman Park Traditional with a light and bright feel. Let’s take a look!

 

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Turtle Creek condo

Midcentury modern lovers, we’ve found the place of your dreams on tony Turtle Creek Boulevard.

Located at 3701 Turtle Creek Blvd. Apt. 4E, this chic and sleek unit is magazine worthy, overlooking the creek from the fourth story. Its retro style is modernized with contemporary touches, like an updated kitchen with a European look in all white. The floorplan is open and bright, and the unit has one bedroom, one bathroom, and 1,025 square feet on one story, built in 1962. Bonus: monthly HOA fees cover all utilities, a rarity in condos. All this for under $300K.

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Len B book

I have known, and loved, Len Bourland for a long time. We were both writers, mothers, and married to physicians when we met back in the ’80s. Moving to Dallas from New York City, switching roles from working producer to freelancing mom, was sort of shocking to my then much younger system. Meeting Len was amazing: a woman who, like me, lived to write. A writer who actually had a regular column we all devoured, laughed over, but most importantly identified with. Great writers make themselves jump out on the page, bring you into their hearts, pull you into their lives, and leave you as a close friend. A friend you can identify with.

That was, and still is, Len’s award-winning regular column in Park Cities People. From Carpool Capers to At Our House, we enjoyed her stories of the “halcyon days” when we didn’t have car seats with five point locking systems. Like the time she and her neighbor donned rubber gloves, long sleeves, swim goggles, bandanas and shower caps to jump-start a car — after all, the battery warning label said “Caution! Batteries Contain Acid, Which Can Explode!”. It was I Love Lucy meets The Brady Bunch.

Her book, “Normal’s Just a Cycle on a Washing Machine”  is a collection of all those fun columns, raising a family in the Park Cities, the “quintessential Reagan-era stay-at-home mom dream in the Big D”. But it’s also the story of a woman who, like most of us, launches a family with sparkly eyes and a big, loving heart, then sees it turn upside down before her eyes. Len manages to keep it together, “mop up and move on”, and find a new life and career through real estate at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s on Lovers Lane.

And by the way, if you can answer the real estate “riddle” at the end of this post, Len will send you a copy of her book, which is for sale on Amazon, at Preston Royal Barnes & Noble, St. Michael’s Women’s Exchange, Church of the Incarnation and St. Michaels & All Angels Church. 

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