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The contemporary at 604 Kessler Reserve Ct. in North Oak Cliff is a stunner, and it’s one of our five featured open houses this week.

There’s no substitute for seeing a house with your own two eyes. Even the best real estate photography or video can’t capture the magic of walking into a property yourself and banging on the pipes, so to speak. So every week, we bring you our insider recommendations for the best five open houses to visit that weekend with our CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column.

This week, we’ve picked five winners. You’ll find a jaw-dropping Texas Hill Country Contemporary in North Oak Cliff’s Kessler Reserve, an updated Lakewood Heights Tudor with original stained glass and its butler’s pantry, and more. They range in price from $309,900 to $1.12 million. Will you be visiting any? Leave us a comment and let us know!

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Open house: Sunday, May 22, 2-4 p.m.

The dream home at 604 Kessler Reserve Ct. in North Oak Cliff’S Kessler Reserve is a Texas Hill Country Modern that’ll knock your socks off. This is a 4-3 with an additional half bathroom and 3,392 square feet, built this year.

Located near West Colorado Boulevard and North Tyler Street, this home has wide-plank white oak flooring throughout the living areas in the master bedroom. A downstairs master suite includes a courtyard and large study with a luxe master bath. The high-end kitchen includes Bosch stainless steel appliances with a Bertazzoni cooktop and oven. White oak cabinets and millwork throughout this home lead to 14-foot ceilings in the living room with an eye-catching wood-burning fireplace. Kessler Reserve is the most exciting new development in Dallas, a gated community with rolling hills, an abundance of mature trees, and natural beauty.

It is listed by Faisal Halum with  Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty for $1.12 million.


7229 Yamini a 7229 Yamini b 7229 Yamini c 7229 Yamini d 7229 Yamini e

Open house: Sunday, May 22, 3-5 p.m.

If you’re looking to be impressed, make your way to 7229 Yamini Dr. This Jan Mar Estates Transitional-Contemporary stunner is a 4-4 with 3,967 square feet, built in 1955 and flawlessly updated. Nothing is out of place here, from the sleek, stylish kitchen with white Shaker cabinets, quartz countertops, and large island to the open floorplan, painted white brick fireplace, and large windows throughout the property. All four bedrooms are spacious, each with its own luxe full bathroom. The oversized master has a sitting area-office and a fabulous bathroom with frameless glass shower and jetted tub.

It is listed by Noe De Leon with Keller Williams Realty Plano for $959,900.


LAKEWOOD HEIGHTS TUDOR WITH CHARMING ORIGINAL DETAILS, THOUGHTFUL UPDATESdallas open houses 6222 Llano b 6222 Llano c 6222 Llano d 6222 Llano e

Open house: Sunday, May 22, 3:30-5 p.m.

We love a good Tudor and the home at 6222 Llano Ave. doesn’t disappoint. This is a 2-2 with 1,760 square feet, built in 1933 and beautifully maintained with original stained glass windows. Location is everything here — this is in Lakewood Heights, a coveted East Dallas neighborhood near Tietze Park, a 9-acre public park owned located on the western edge of the area. 

This home has two living areas, hardwood floors, a breakfast area with the original butler’s pantry, and an open floorplan. The kitchen is updated with stainless steel appliances, including a wine refrigerator, as well as custom cabinets, and granite countertops. Both the master suite and second bedroom have Elfa walk-in closets, and the bathrooms are updated. In 2012, the owners added a new roof, gutters, garage, HVAC, alarm, and in-ground sprinklers.

It is listed by Nancy Johnson with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $449,000.


UPDATED FOUR-BEDROOM PRESTON HOLLOW HOME ON OVERSIZED LOTdallas open houses dallas open houses 11406 Valleydale c 11406 Valleydale d 11406 Valleydale e

Open house: Sunday, May 22, 2-4 p.m.

The backyard alone could sell the Preston Hollow home at 11406 Valleydale Dr. With the swimming pool, landscaping, and serene feel, it’s made for entertaining. But there’s so much more: this home is a 4-4 with 3,482 square feet, built in 1959 and stylishly updated.

This two-story home offers a versatile floor plan with a gourmet kitchen featuring an island with double sink, stainless steel appliances, and Colonial white granite counters. The bright and spacious family room overlooks a private backyard with brick patio wrapped around that sparkling pool. A downstairs master suite impresses with handscraped floors, custom closets, and a sitting room with a patio view.

It is listed by Sean Parsons with Re/Max DFW Associates for $770,000.


HIGHLAND MEADOW TRADITIONAL OVER 2,000 SQUARE FEET, JUST OVER $300K8635 Hackney a 8635 Hackney b 8635 Hackney c 8635 Hackney d 8635 Hackney e

Open house: Sunday, May 22, 2-4 p.m.

The lovely Traditional at 8635 Hackney Ln. is zoned for Richardson ISD and Wallace Elementary, big selling points. It’s a 3-2 with 2,067 square feet, built in 1961, located in Highland Meadows. There’s a study off the master bedroom, two updated full bathrooms, and an updated kitchen. The original garage has been converted into a second living that measures approximately 20-by-17 with a fireplace and built-ins. The home also has new windows and a tankless water heater. The backyard features a covered patio, large open deck, and a large grassy area.

It is listed by Tony Nuncio with Dallas City Center Realtors for $309,900.


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 CandysDirt.com.

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