This Weekend’s Dallas Open Houses Promise Happy Days of Real Estate Hunting

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The Park Cities home at 12101 Madeleine Cir. is one of five we're featuring in our open-house roundup this week.
The Park Cities home at 12101 Madeleine Cir. is one of five we’re featuring in our open-house roundup this week.

The Dallas housing market this week offers some particularly beautiful homes, many of which have open houses this weekend.

We’ve rounded up five that would make for a great visit. They range in price from $217,000 to $949,000, and include everything from a stately traditional Prairie in Munger Place to a Lakewood Contemporary by Durham Builders. Let us know what you think of our choices, and if you know of any we should feature next week!

STATELY TRADITIONAL PRAIRIE IN MUNGER PLACE WITH BASEMENT, ALMOST 3,000 SQFT open houses open houses open houses open houses open houses

OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, Nov. 21, 1-3 p.m.

The original details on the stately traditional Prairie home at 4925 Junius St. are beautifully maintained. This East Dallas Munger Place home is 2,901 square feet, with four bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and a powder room. A large, welcoming front porch with original oak door and dormer with sidelights opens to a graceful entry where you get a glimpse of the original details, like oak floors, wood beams on the ceilings, a built-in bookcases, and fireplace. None of the wood in this 1918 home has been painted or stripped over the years, so its lovely patina shines through.

Other charming details include beveled glass French doors leading to the dining room, coffered ceilings, a twelve-cabinet butler’s pantry at the back of the dining room, an enclosed sleeping porch over the porte-cochère with 11 windows, and a clawfoot tub in the master bath. This home was listed Nov. 16 by Randall Elms with Dallas City Center Realtors for $589,000.


SPACIOUS LAKE HIGHLANDS RANCH WITH TASTEFULLY UPDATED KITCHEN, BATHROOMSopen houses open houses open houses open houses open houses

OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, Nov. 22, 1-3 p.m.

The Lake Highlands Estates home at 10603 Mapleridge Dr. was built in 1964, but has been tastefully updated with a modern, beautiful feel. Located near Walnut Hill and Plano Road in an established neighborhood with mature trees, this home has 2,021 square feet, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an open floorplan.

A new floor-to-ceiling contemporary fireplace surround anchors the living room and looks sleek, especially with the hardwoods. In the kitchen, check out the total reno: marble counters, stainless steel appliances (including a gas range), elegant pendant lights, cream-colored cabinets, and a breakfast bar that looks into the living room. Both bathrooms are completely renovated new everything: marble counters, cabinets and hardware, fixtures, mirrors, and floors. The master bath now offers a huge walk-in shower with shower, rain, and body sprays. This ranch was listed Nov. 4 by Lee Lampl with Ebby Halliday, Realtors, for $372,999.


LAKEWOOD CONTEMPORARY BY DURHAM BUILDERS WITH CLEAN LINES, OPEN SPACESopen houses7122 La Vista B open houses open houses open houses

OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, Nov. 22, 1-3 p.m.

Built in 2013, the contemporary Lakewood Hills home at 7122 La Vista Dr., near Garland Road and Gaston Avenue in East Dallas, is zoned for the sought-after Lakewood Elementary. It has three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, a powder room, and 2,872 square feet.

The curb appeal is smart, a creamy white with bright red accents and a wood accent wall. A small covered patio to the right of the front door makes it a place to relax and talk to neighbors. The first floor has a large, open kitchen and a raised dining room, as well as a large family room with a fireplace. The master bedroom and bathroom and the powder room are downstairs, and two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a media/game/playroom is upstairs. In the backyard, a cozy wood deck looks over an expanse of green grass. This home was listed Aug. 24 by Charles Carneal with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $729,000, and was reduced last week for the third time to $685,000.


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OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, Nov. 22, 2-4 p.m.

The cutie at 1736 S. Edgefield Ave. near S. Tyler Street and W. Claredon Drive in Oak Cliff is a cozy, comfortable brick cottage, built in 1939. It’s been completely renovated to make it feel up-to-date and stylish. Located in the Elmwood neighborhood, it’s close to a meandering creek and greenbelts.

The home is a 2-2 with 1,534 square feet. In the front room, newly refinished hardwoods gleam, and a now-decorative original fireplace, period light fixtures, and arched doorway offer so much character. Elsewhere in the cottage, floor-to-ceiling windows offering great natural light, and there’s a wood-burning fireplace with on-trend wood surround in second living area. The kitchen is refreshed, with new counters, fresh paint, and floors. An oversized master suite has a sitting area, large bedroom, three closets, and a distinctive updated bath. This house was listed Nov. 6 by Kathy Hewitt and Steve Habgood with Dave Perry-Miller InTown for $229,000, and was reduced to $217,000 last week.


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OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, Nov. 22, 3:30-5 p.m.

The Preston Forest home at 12101 Madeleine Cir. has undergone massive renovations and is elegant and impressive in its new state. Built in 1988, this 4,251-square-foot house has four bedrooms, four full bathrooms, and a powder room. Everything feels crisp and clean, with white and more white everywhere, contrasting beautifully with rich hardwoods and wood accents.

The remodel was complete in June, and included gorgeous hardwoods (the herringbone pattern in the study is particularly handsome); custom plantation shutters; upgraded electrical, plumbing, windows, and insulation; a magazine-worthy kitchen with quartzite counters and Ann Sacks tile; and extensive bathroom renovations. The master bath, in particular, is to die for, with white Carrara Marble counters and floors, a freestanding soaker tub, striking wire pendants, two large vanities, lots of cabinet space, walk-in closet, and a frameless glass shower door.

The backyard space is equally impressive, completed in 2009 with a contemporary swimming pool and spa, large wood pergola, built-in grill, and, for the kids, a cool treehouse. This home was listed Sept. 30 by Kay Weeks with Ebby Halliday, Realtors for $949,000.


This open house roundup is now a weekly feature at CandysDirt. Let us know if you visit these properties and what you think of them. If you have an open house to tell us about, email Leah here.



Leah Shafer

Leah Shafer is a content and social media specialist, as well as a Dallas native, who lives in Richardson with her family. In her sixth-grade yearbook, Leah listed "interior designer" as her future profession. Now she writes about them, as well as all things real estate, for

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  1. Brian says

    These are really beautiful homes. I think I would enjoy going to open houses but I don’t because I don’t want to waste the agent’s time.
    Isn’t it considered incorrect to attend an open house if you know there’s no chance you’ll buy the property?

    • mmCandy Evans says

      Never say never! That is so thoughtful of you, Brian, to think of not wasting the agents time because yes, so many do. The Looky-loos. But then again, you never know. I always say real estate is like love. You just never know when a property is going to strike a chord in your heart at the right time. So in that respect, most seasoned agents don’t mind having lookers. You may even talk about the house to someone who is buying!

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