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The Phillipe Starck condo in Victory Park is one of our five featured open house roundup this week.

Every week, we give you an insider look at great DFW properties with our CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column. We pick five “don’t miss” open houses around North Texas you shouldn’t miss.

This week, our houses range in price from $439,000 to $1.2 million. You’ll find a a renovated Forest Hills ranch with over 3,200 square feet, a Hollywood Heights/Santa Monica cottage with a master bedroom addition that will make you swoon (check out the ceiling!), 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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Open house: Sunday, March 13, 1-3 p.m.

The Phillipe Starck-designed building at 2200 Victory Ave. in Victory Park, called The House, is a modern masterpiece with 27 floors with 135 luxury condos. Apartment 2005 is on the market, with two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a half bathroom, 2,466 square feet, and a balcony with unobstructed views of downtown and the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge from living room.

The condo has two living rooms, two balconies, and a clean, modern interior, with blonde hardwood floors, Carrara Marble countertops, and Subzero and Wolf appliances. Amenities of The House include a 130-foot pool, hot tub, cabanas, outdoor fireplace, guest suite, owner’s lounge, fitness center, conference room, and 24-hour concierge and valet.

It was listed Oct. 11 by Cheryl Carter with Allie Beth Allman & Assoc. for $1.2 million (monthly HOA dues are $1,616).



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Open house: Sunday, March 13, 1-3 p.m.

The cottage at 6819 Santa Fe Ave. in Hollywood Heights/Santa Monica is a real charmer, a 3-3 with 1,879 square feet, built in 1936. We have to start with the second master suite addition, because it’s absolutely fabulous! Look at the arched ceiling! It could also be a second living area, but wouldn’t you like to wake up there?

The kitchen has Silestone countertops, a modern farmhouse sink, bedeboard ceiling decor, and stainless steel appliances. The architectural details in this home are so appealing! It’s also in the Lakewood Elementary attendance zone.

This home was listed March 3 by Joe Kacynski with David Bush Realtors for $439,000.



Open house: Sunday, March 13, 1-3 p.m.

We’re headed north for this house, a Toll Brothers custom home at 3410 Sweetwater Dr. in the Richardson gated community of Bridgewater Crossing, near President George Bush Turnpike and Renner Road. This home has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, two stories, and 2,852 square feet, built in 2014 and lived in for less than a year.

Inside, you’ll find hand-scraped hardwood floors, and open floorplan, fireplace, soaring ceilings, a large master bathroom that opens to two outdoor patios, and a large bonus room on the second-floor landing. The kitchen has quartz countertops, and cabinetry extended to ceiling for extra storage. The master bathroom includes additional designer cabinetry (the electrical connections can be found inside the main cabinet) and a spa-like feel. It is in the Stinson Elementary attendance zone, which earns a 10 out of 10 from

It was listed Feb. 5 by Cynthia Lopez with Ebby Halliday, Realtors, for $499,000, and HOA fees are $2,340 per year. (We’ve written about Lopez’s effective marketing videos, like the one above, in our post YouTube Marketing Helps Richardson House Go Under Contract in Just Three Days).



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Open house: Sunday, March 13, 2-4 p.m.

Forest Hills is a coveted neighborhood near White Rock Lake in East Dallas. The house at 8447 Santa Clara Dr. would make living there a dream. It’s a 4-3 with 3,244 square feet, built in 1950, beautifully remodeled to be modern and highly livable. The house is on almost half an acre, so the outdoors space is a big selling feature—check out the big deck and yard above!

The house has an open floorplan and hardwood floors, with wonderful flow and an elegant, chic look. A recently added great room features high ceilings and a wall of Anderson glass doors to that big backyard. The kitchen is in that space, too, and looks just about perfect, with a large island with breakfast bar with pendant lights, white farmhouse sink, on-trend white cabinetry, glass backsplash placed in a herringbone pattern, and stainless steel appliances. There are two master bedrooms bathrooms—the added master is a suite with a big bathroom and walk-in closet.

This house was listed March 9 by Richard Phelps with Ebby Halliday, Realtors, by $799,999.



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Open house: Saturday, March 12, 3-5 p.m.

The Crest Meadow Estates home at 7154 Grand Oaks Rd. is impressive with its remodel—it’s 3,738 square feet of contemporary stylings and luxe amenities. This home has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and a powder room. It was built in 1970, and the extensive remodel has made is a modern showpiece.

Located near Hillcrest Road and Royal Lane, this house has two large bonus rooms, awesome marble Terrazzo floors, and custom walnut cabinetry. There’s also new HVAC, plumbing fixtures, tankless water heater with recirculating pump, A/V wiring, and security cameras. The backyard is big, and the next owner may well want to put in a swimming pool. There covered outdoor seating area is ready for it!

It was listed Feb. 26 by Noe De Leon with Keller Williams Realty Plano for $799,700.


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.



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. Cheryl Carter says

    Thank you Candys Dirt for spotlight lighting my listing in The House Condominium’s it was a great article and a perfect portrayal of downtown living at its finest!

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