Secluded Cottage Near West Highland Park Tops Our Weekly DFW Open Houses

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The unique traditional in Mockingbird Park at 5435 Westside Dr. is one of our five featured DFW open houses this week.

Every Thursday, we bring you a roundup of DFW open houses that will knock your socks off. This week, we’re got a particularly big range of styles and prices, ranging from $394,900 to $1.16 million.

You’ll find an updated and expanded M-Streets Tudor, a unique traditional near West Highland Park that feels secluded and contemporary, a Mediterranean home near Celestial Park in Addison, and more. You don’t want to miss these!


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Open house: Sunday, Sept. 18, 2-4 p.m.

The home at 5435 Westside Dr. is a rare find, with its secluded, cottage feel, and contemporary, bright look inside. Located near West Highland Park in Mockingbird Park, this home as three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,037 square feet, built in 1953.

There’s a fabulous landscaped courtyard when you walk up to the house, and mature landscaping everywhere. It creates that “removed-from-the-world” feel. Inside, there is tons of natural light, a breakfast bar, plantation shutters, and a private back yard. The home has beautiful dark hardwoods throughout, a wonderful screened in porch with access from courtyard and the master, and an updated kitchen with a contemporary glass tile backsplash, convection oven, gas cooktop, and an open, airy feel.

It was listed Sept. 12 by Caroline Summers with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty for $699,000.


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Open house: Sunday, Sept. 18, 2-4 p.m.

Celestial Park is a special place in Addison, a quiet, manicured space where families and children play. The home at 14746 Celestial Pl. is located half a block from there, and the serene feel of the park is reflected in this house. It has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bathroom, and 3,683 square feet, built in 1996.

This is a private Mediterranean-style house with with Italian cypresses framing the terrace and turquoise waters of the updated pool and spa. The entryway is dramatic, and afternoon light casts rainbows through the beveled glass entry doors.  This space leads into double-height living room overlooking the pool terrace and loggia. The master overlooks pool with sitting area and the ensuite bathroom has split vanities and two large walk-in closets. There are updated hardwoods in breakfast room, family room, and library.

It was listed Sept. 14 by Lynn Stofer with Re/Max Premier for $775,000.


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Open house: Sunday, Sept. 18, 2-4 p.m.

The East Dallas home at 11057 Carissa Dr. has undergone a beautiful transformation, now updated to be a real charmer. Located in Lochwood Meadows, this house has four bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bathroom, and 1,998 square feet, built in 1969.

The home offers a formal living and dining area, second living area with hardwoods, vaulted ceilings, and a large brick fireplace, and a two-car attached garage in the rear of the house. The renovated, eat-in kitchen offers lots of cabinets with designer paint and granite counters. There’s also a cute backyard with a patio and mature trees.

It was listed Sept. 14 by Pam Nelms with Coldwell Banker Residential for $394,900.


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Open house: Sunday, Sept. 18, 2-4 p.m.

Sitting on over half an acre, the home at 5522 Royal Crest Dr. in Russwood Acres has an estate-like feel. It has five bedrooms, four full bathrooms, one half bathroom, and 4,835 square feet, built in 1966. Everything is light and bright, and the floorplan lends itself to entertaining, with great outdoor living, including a swimming pool.

A wall of windows in great room overlooks the large covered patio and beautiful pool. The kitchen is updated with natural stone countertops, lots of light cabinets, and stainless steel appliances. The bathrooms are a dream, with contemporary renovations. The home also offers an attached three-car garage.

It was listed Sept. 12 by Dana Greenberg with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty for $1.16 million.


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Open house: Sunday, Sept. 18, 3:30-5 p.m.

We love a good Tudor, and the M-Streets charmer at 5918 Monticello Ave. doesn’t disappoint. It is beautifully updated and big, with 3,668 square feet, built in 1938. This home has four bedrooms and three bathrooms on two stories, featuring two living areas and a study. The floorplan is great for entertaining, and the outdoor living area has a large covered patio, built-in gas grill, and Green Egg.

The open kitchen has custom cabinets with granite countertops, lots of cabinets, and Thermador stainless steel appliances, including a gas range. The oversized master suite has large walk-in his-and-hers closets, and a wonderful bathroom with large corner bathtub. This home is close to Tietze Park and all of the amenities that East Dallas offers.

It was listed Sept. 5 by Jason Landry with Brinkley Property Group for $825K, reduced to $799,000.



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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