Light-Filled Urban Reserve Contemporary Floats to Top of Dallas Open House Roundup

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The modern masterpiece at 84 Vanguard Way is a thing of beauty, and it’s one of our five featured open houses this week.

Every week, hundreds of homes get put on the market in Dallas. We scour the listings for the best open houses to feature in the CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column.

This week, we’ve found five fabulous properties you’ll love, from a contemporary marvel in Central Dallas’ Urban Reserve that’s LEED-certified and a stunning Munger Place Craftsman, to a stylish soft contemporary four-story condo, 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, Oct. 2, 2-4 p.m.

We love the Urban Reserve neighborhood for modern, sustainable living in Dallas. Located near Central Expressway, White Rock Trail, and the Dart Light Rail, this environmentally friendly development of 50 architecturally stunning homes is a sight to behold, and the home at 84 Vanguard Way is a beautiful example of what’s available there. It’s an impressive, light-filled contemporary home designed by Marek Architecture with three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bathroom, and 2,583 square feet on one story, built in 2015.

Located on a beautiful lot in cul-de-sac with stunning views of park and White Rock Creek Trail, this house has a 320-square-foot screened porch with a fireplace and a 522-square-foot wood deck that both enjoy stellar views. The garage is oversized, too, at 582 square feet. This property is LEED Gold certified, and the amenities include a dreamy kitchen, large bedrooms and living spaces, and luxury touches everywhere. You can read more about this house here.

It was listed Sept. 27 by Beverly Pitchford with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty for $1.1 million. Semi-annual HOA dues are $800.


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Open house: Sunday, Oct. 2, 1:30-3 p.m.

If you love a great Craftsman, then be sure to attend the open house for the one at 5006 Reiger Ave. It is a gorgeous example of what can happen when a home is loved and cared for, then updated in an era-appropriate way. It’s pretty amazing to see a 1908 Dallas property looking so lovely. This home has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 2,868 square feet on two stories.

The renovations for this Craftsman took it to the studs in 2013 and gave it modern amenities, like a two-car garage, decorative lighting, clean lines, large walk-in closets, and an electric gate. The home offers ebony hardwood floors, lots of natural light, high ceilings, designer paint colors, and great flow with oversized rooms. The kitchen is updated beautifully with granite counters, island, tile backsplash, contemporary pendant lights, and stainless steel appliances, including a gas range. The master suite is large with a sitting room, and its bathroom has dual sinks, a garden tub, and separate shower. The home also features covered porches for outdoor living.

It was listed Sept. 28 by Jill Carpenter with Coldwell Banker Residential for $550,000.


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Open house: Sunday, Oct. 2, 1-3 p.m.

Get the feel of a country French cottage at 4309 Pomona Rd. This charmed 1950’s ranch in Bluffview Estates sits on a on 165-foot-deep lot and has vintage style, energy efficiency and modern updates. It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,078 square feet, built in 1950.

In the living rooms, the centerpiece is a custom-designed fireplace with an Alderwood mantel, decorative tiles, and gas logs. A similar wood beam crosses the ceiling and helps create that country French look. The property offers lots of amenities, like a new tankless water heater, 16-SEER HVAC, wine cooler, Wolf six-burner gas range, granite counters in the kitchen, new electrical panel, new AC in 2012, newer dishwasher, walk-in closet in master bedroom, a freshly painted exterior, and lawn sprinklers.

It was listed Sept. 21 by Phyllis Glover with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $649,500.


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Open house: Sunday, Oct. 2, 12-2 p.m.

The home at 3707 Dorothy Ave. is urban living at its finest, with three stories and two rooftop terraces, near Lemmon Avenue and Inwood Road. Its amenities are contemporary and the overall feel is spacious and stylish. This home has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 3,342 square feet, built in 2006.

The home offers vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, see-through fireplaces in both the living-dining room and master bedroom-bath. A large media room separates the master and guest suites, while a game room on the third level leads you to two fabulous rooftop terraces with views of downtown Dallas and Highland Park.

It was listed Sept. 22 by Becky Frey with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty for $649,900.


STYLISH SOFT CONTEMPORARY CONDO WITH FOUR STORIES, ROOFTOP DECK4235 Holland a 4235 Holland b 4235 Holland c 4235 Holland d 4235 Holland e

Open house: Saturday, Oct. 1, 1-3 p.m.

Located just outside Highland Park near Lemmon and Douglas avenues, the condo at 4235 Holland Ave. Apt. B offers great entertaining possibilities. Its overall style is soft contemporary, and the location is near Uptown, Oak Lawn, and downtown. It has three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bathroom, and 2,250 square feet on four stories with a rooftop deck, built in 2005.

The main living area on the second story has an open floorplan with the kitchen, living, and dining areas. A spectacular staircase takes center stage, and the high ceilings and natural light make the space seem even larger. On one side of the room is the first of two fireplaces in the unit. The master bedroom offers a fireplace and its bathroom has dual sinks, a walk-in shower, and soaker tub.

It was listed Sept. 26 by Svetlana Grujic with Clay Stapp + Co for $529,000. Monthly HOA dues are $250 and include blanket insurance, exterior maintenance, management fees, reserves, sprinkler system, trash, and water/sewer.


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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