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 $240K to $945K. You’ll find a range of properties, from an updated ranch in Northwest Dallas’ Les Jardins neighborhood, to a jaw-dropping restoration of a 1921 Prairie-Tudor home in Vickery Park. Let us know what you think of our choices, and if you know of any we should feature next week!
EXTRAORDINARY VICKERY PLACE RESTORATION, PERFECT MARRIAGE OF OLD & NEW
Open house: Saturday, March 5, 1-4 p.m.
The restoration of 5628 Miller Ave. in Vickery Place is extraordinary. This 1921 house is a blend of Prairie and Tudor, and a landmark in the neighborhood. Steve Kettering, owner of Kettering Ideas, was determined to save it and restore its architecture and history. Mission accomplished.
This home now stands a perfect marriage of old and new, with original elements saved, like shiplap siding from the exterior now used as interior accents, and over 1,200 square feet of new construction added. This three-story home was taken to the studs and rebuilt, and much of the framing, beams, and rafters are new, as well as a new foundation with 28 concrete piers with a lifetime warranty. It now has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, a half bath, and 3,224 square feet.
The floors in much of the home are reclaimed hardwoods, and the overall look is vintage modern, with clean lines and character. The on-trend kitchen features double convection ovens, six-burner gas cooktop, built-in microwave drawer, apron sink, butcher block island, tons of cabinetry, and a subway tile backsplash. The kitchen is separated from the utility room by a sliding barn door custom made from original shiplap siding in the home. Eco-friendly features include a 16+ SEER variable speed HVAC, low-E windows, foam insulation, high-efficiency gas water heater, low-flow commodes, and recirculating hot water.
It was listed March 2 by Jacqui Bloomquist with Coldwell Banker Apex Realtors for $945,000.
PEACEFUL, RENOVATED LES JARDINS RANCH WITH OVER 3,200 SQUARE FEET
Open house: Sunday, March 6, 1-3 p.m.
Nestled in peaceful Les Jardins near Royal Lane and Midway Road, the ranch at 4310 Reaumur Dr. is a welcoming, renovated space. This 4-3 has 3,243 square feet, built in 1962 and updated thoughtfully to create an open floorplan with great flow and function.
The covered front and back porches are particularly wonderful, and make outdoor living a pleasant reality. Inside, the custom remodel is finished out with quartz, marble, travertine, hardwood floors, new windows, and a chef’s kitchen opening to the large family room with a fireplace and views of a large, landscaped backyard.
It was listed Nov. 10 by Lou Alpert with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty for $778,000, reduced Feb. 25 for $773,000.
TURTLE CREEK CONDO WITH OPEN FLOORPLAN, SPA-LIKE MASTER BATH
Open house: Sunday, March 6, 1-3 p.m.
The condo at 3883 Turtle Creek Blvd. Apt. 904 is your opportunity to buy a tony address for just over $200K. This 2-2 has 1,023 square feet, located in the Twenty-One Turtle Creek building, which was built in 1963.
The living area is a large, 23-by-15 flexible space, open to the kitchen with a bright, light feel. A renovated kitchen has KitchenAid stainless steel appliances, including a gas convection range with warming drawer. The condo features built-ins and smartly designed closets, and the second bedroom has a built-in desk and cabinets. The master bathroom includes a deep soaker tub and oversized shower.
It was listed March 1 by Peggy Millheiser with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $239,950, and HOA fees are $741 per month.
CUTE LAKEWOOD HEIGHTS COTTAGE WITH FANTASTIC LOCATION, LOTS OF UPDATES
Open house: Sunday, March 6, 2-4 p.m.
The adorable cottage at 6138 Monticello Ave. in Lakewood Heights has a fantastic location, near East Mockingbird Lane and Skillman Street in East Dallas. It’s a 3-2 with 1,454 square feet, built in 1954 and tastefully updated.
The open living-dining room areas offer hardwood floors and a fireplace. Nearby, the renovated kitchen now has stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, a wine refrigerator, recessed lighting, and a hidden washer-dryer. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet and additional closet, and all bedrooms have that same great hardwood flooring. In back, there’s a friendly yard with mature trees and deck—this lot is large for the area, measuring 62-by-179. This house is in the Stonewall Jackson Elementary attendance area. It was listed yesterday by Gina Howell with Allie Beth Allman & Associates for $439,000.
UPDATED LAWTHERWOOD HOME, STEPS FROM WHITE ROCK LAKE
Open house: Sunday, March 6, 12-4 p.m.
The 1975 renovated home at 2815 Lawtherwood Pl. could hardly be closer to White Rock Lake; located on the southwest corner of the lake, it’s practically in Tokalon Park and the greenbelt, next to White Rock. This is a 4-3 with 3,311 square feet in the Lakewood Elementary attendance zone, with lots of updates and tons of space.
Dark hardwoods run throughout much of the first floor, and the rooms are large and bright. In the living room, a two-sided fireplace is on one side of the space, with white built-ins on the other. The kitchen is complete with granite countertops, a huge number of white cabinets, and stainless steel appliances, including double ovens. This home has double master suites, and both master bathrooms feature dual sinks, granite counters, soaker tubs (one is jetted), and walk-in closets.
It was listed Jan. 23 for for $699,999 by James Lee with Coldwell Banker Residential, reduced to $674,999.
This open house roundup is 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.