Remarkable Kessler Park Traditional Wows In Our Roundup of Dallas Open Houses

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The architectural beauty 1324 W. Canterbury Ct. in Kessler Park is one of our five featured open houses this week.

Every Thursday, we scour the market to find five fabulous properties with open houses that weekend. These are events you should not miss, and we love bringing you the CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column.

This week, our houses range in price from $419K to $977K. You’ll find a range of properties, from the stately Kessler Park traditional pictured above, to a newer Tudor in the Belmont neighborhood. 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, Aug. 21, 2-4 p.m.

You’ll fall in love with the stately home at 1324 W. Canterbury Ct. in Kessler Park in North Oak Cliff. This home has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, two half bathrooms, and 3,861 square feet on three stories, built in 1937. This home offers great architectural details, remarkable curb appeal, and is framed by majestic trees with views to a greenbelt across the street.

There’s an expansive front veranda opening to the formal entry with a sweeping wood staircase with wrought-iron banister, rich hardwood floors, center turret, leaded glass windows, solid wood doors, and beautiful period fixtures. The architectural details of this home are gorgeous. The oversized living room features box-beamed ceilings, distinctive Rookwood fireplace, and views of the front and back. The premium kitchen offers tile floors, granite counters, SubZero and stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry, and a butcher block island. Upstairs, the master suite features a sitting area, columned wood-burning fireplace, walk-in closet, and a luxury master bath with separate tub and seamless glass shower. Two additional bedrooms and a charming vintage bath are on this level. Downstairs offers a relaxed family room, piano area, wet bar, utility area, and half bath. The fourth bedroom is a self-contained suite with sitting-office area and ensuite bath.

In the back, there’s an expansive stone patio and walkways, numerous garden areas, a nine-foot board-on-board privacy fence, water feature, and mature trees. The original owner was a prominent Dallas demolition specialist; as such, many of the features inside and out are from a variety of historic Dallas buildings.

It was listed Aug. 11 by Kathy Hewitt and Steve Habgood with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $977,000.


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Open house: Sunday, Aug. 21, 2-4 p.m.

Lean back and enjoy the oasis at 8826 Lakemont Dr. in Bluffview on one-third of an acre. This is like a private hideaway, with a resort-style backyard with a saltwater pool, amazing deck, pergola, large fire pit, wine refrigerator, and multiple seating areas. The home has two bedrooms, one full bathroom, one half bathroom, and 2,094 square feet on one story, built in 1953.

The interior has been renovated to be modern and fully updated. There are rich hardwoods, a midcentury stone fireplace, fresh paint, a beamed ceiling in the living room, and more. The kitchen has Shaker-style wood cabinets, and stainless steel appliances, including a gas range. Large windows grace almost every exterior wall, and natural light floods the home.

It was listed July 23 by Mark Linder with JP & Associates Frisco for $799,000.


END-UNIT TOWNHOME IN OAK LAWN WITH PRIVATE COURTYARD, ROOFTOP DECK3507B Dickason a 3507B Dickason b 3507B Dickason c 3507B Dickason d 3507B Dickason e

Open house: Sunday, Aug. 21, 2-3:30 p.m.

The townhome at 3507B Dickason Ave. Unit 5 is in the heart of Oak Lawn, located near Cedar Springs Road and Oak Lawn Avenue in the Sale Street Townhomes. This is an end unit with three stories: two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bathroom, and 2,201 square feet, built in 1981. There’s also a rooftop deck with views of the neighborhood.

The large dining and living areas with fireplace, built-ins, and double French doors that open onto private courtyard. There are hardwoods and the kitchen is updated with a breakfast area and stainless steel appliances, including double ovens. An oversized master suite offers vaulted ceilings and architectural detail, and the ensuite bath is renovated and includes a large custom custom closet. The guest suite has an updated bath and the home offers hardwood floors and an attached two-car garage.

It was listed Aug. 15 by Richard Graziano with Allie Beth Allman & Associates for $419,000. Monthly HOA dues are $285 and include blanket insurance, exterior and front yard maintenance, maintenance of common areas, and management fees.


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Open house: Sunday, Aug. 21, 1-3 p.m.

Charms abound at the property at 6240 Annapolis Ln., near E. Lovers Lane and Skillman Street in East Dallas. This Caruth Meadows traditional is in a sought-after neighborhood and offers excellent curb appeal with mature trees and landscaping. This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,286 square feet on one story, built in 1967.

This house is well appointed, from the hardwood floors to the sweet backyard. The living room has a coffered ceiling, large brick fireplace, and true sense of Southern hospitality. The kitchen is updated with granite countertops, tile backsplash, tons of white cabinets, and double ovens. The nearby breakfast room overlooks a garden patio. The master bath is complete with white marble countertops, dual sinks, and a jetted tub.

It was listed Aug. 16 by Susan Blackburn with Allie Beth Allman & Associates for $519,000.


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Open house: Sunday, Aug. 21, 1-3 p.m.

If you love the charms of a Tudor, but want a newer home, the look no further than the property at 5841 Velasco Ave. It offers custom Tudor design and looks, but was built in 2003 in the Belmont neighborhood, near E. Mockingbird Lane and Greenville Avenue. It has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 3,536 square feet on two stories.

Inside, you’ll find high-quality design in a home that has been meticulously maintained. There are special finishes and architectural detail throughout, including hardwood floors, built-in cabinets, walk-in closets, and an updated kitchen with granite, an island, stainless steel appliances, and tons of cabinets. The bedrooms are spacious, and there’s a quaint outdoor area with a covered patio.

It was listed Aug. 15 by Susan Georgeson with Coldwell Banker Residential Plano for $749,900.


This open house roundup is a weekly feature at 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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