Stylish Interior Spaces, Luxe Amenities Elevate Our DFW Open Houses This Week

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The totally remodeled stunner at 4129 Emerson Ave. in University Park is one of our five featured DFW 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 DFW open houses you shouldn’t miss.

This week, our houses range in price from $549K to $1.32 million. You’ll find a range of properties, from a Coronado Hills cutie zoned for Lakewood Elementary to a Schreiber Manor Soft Contemporary Ranch with vaulted ceilings and lots of renovations. 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, July 10, 2-4 p.m.

The marvelous home at 4129 Emerson Ave. in University Park has so much going for it. It’s a great location off of Preston, between Highland Park Village and Preston Center. It’s also a gorgeous remodel that is full of cheerful, inviting spaces. It’s also zoned for Highland Park ISD, including the coveted Bradfield Elementary. This home has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and 4,240 square feet on two stories, built in 1936.

The spaces in this home are beautifully appointed, with gleaming hardwoods, Viking appliances, custom woodwork, and a new garage. There are two masters—one up, one down—and generous-sized rooms and high ceilings. The kitchen is dreamy, with a commercial-grade gas range, built-in wine cooler, double oven, marble counters, a farm sink, and large island. A nearby large utility room offers built-in cabinets, room for a freezer, and washer-dryer hookups. You can enjoy the lush backyard from both a second-floor balcony and a patio deck.

It was listed July 2 by Chris Blackman with Allie Beth Allman & Assoc. for $1.32 million.


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Open house: Sunday, July 10, 1:30-3 p.m.

You gotta love the C-Streets home at 7128 Casa Loma Ave. in Coronado Hills. It’s walking distance to White Rock Lake and the TMCA, and is light-filled, with new Pella windows throughout. It’s also in the Lakewood Elementary attendance zone. This house has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 2,247 square feet on two stories, built in 1936.

The updated kitchen includes a breakfast bar and custom cabinets. Downstairs includes two bedrooms plus the master with a large walk-in closet and a bathroom with double shower and dual vanities. The upstairs living space with bathroom could be a fourth bedroom, game room, or study.

It was listed July 5 by The Jackson Team with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $549,000.


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Open house: Sunday, July 10, 12-2 p.m.

East Dallas has a gem at 9951 Kilarney Dr. This home is like-new, having been recently taken to the studs for a total renovation. It has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 2,375 square feet, built in 1950.

Floor-to-ceiling windows bring the outside in, and the home has beautiful hardwoods and museum finish walls ideal for showcasing art. The open floorplan has great flow and is ideal for entertaining. The gourmet kitchen offers Quartzite countertops, custom cabinetry, breakfast bar, and commercial-grade Thermador appliances. Contemporary bathrooms have Kohler and Hansgrohe fixtures, and the master bathroom offers an oversized shower, free-standing tub, and custom walk-in closet. The home also has two decks and all interior walls are insulated and bedrooms have solid core doors for light sleepers.

It was listed June 15 for $665K, reduced over $50K to its current asking price of $614,900.


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Open house: Sunday, July 10, 2-4 p.m.

Deep in the heart of Lakewood’s Gaston Place neighborhood, the 1938 Traditional at 6831 Lorna Ln. is a hidden gem. It offers designer finishes, custom built-ins, an electric gate, gorgeous hardwoods, and a serene master bath renovated in 2014. This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,097 square feet on two stories.

Location is everything here: it’s walking distance to shopping in Lakewood, and a short drive to White Rock Lake. Inside, you’ll find lots of renovations and stylish touches. The kitchen is wonderful, with top-of-the-line appliances, including a six-burner Viking stove, Asko dishwasher, Sub-Zero commercial refrigerator, and convection oven. The master bedroom has walk-in closets with custom closet systems by The Container Store.

It was listed June 17 by John Prell with Creekview Realty for $679,900, reduced recently to its current asking price of $664,000.


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Open house: Sunday, July 10, 2-4 p.m.

The Northwest Dallas home at 4556 Thunder Rd. is in the Schreiber Manor neighborhood, near Interstate 635 and the Dallas Parkway. It’s a soft contemporary Ranch with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 2,771 square feet, built in 1968.

Natural light with views of luxurious pool & outdoor living.Spacious entry opens to 3 living areas. Gourmet kitchen with granite &built ins. Family Den perfect for living with wall of book shelves & fireplace. Wonderful 4th split bedroom. Master suite offers view of outdoors & sensuous bath with 2 WIC. Home ideal for family lifestyle & entertainment in Schreiber Manor neighborhood! Master: Dual Sinks, Linen Closet, Medicine Cabinet, Separate Shower, Separate Vanities, Sitting Area in Master, Walk-in Closets. Gas cooktop, double oven, breakfast bar, eat-in kitchen.

It was listed July 5 by Linda Vallala with Ebby Halliday Realtors for $549,000.

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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