Light-Filled North Highlands Estate Beauty Tops Our Dallas Weekend Open Houses

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The sprawling North Highlands Estates home at 4420 Cedarbrush Dr., one of our five Dallas weekend open houses, was taken to the studs for a total renovation.

Every Thursday, we bring you an insider look at hot North Texas properties with our CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column. We pick five fabulous Dallas weekend open houses (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you have just got to see.

This week, our houses range in price from $369,500 to $1.26 million. You’ll find a variety of properties, from the sprawling North Highlands Estate traditional pictured above, to an M-Streets beauty with separate guest quarters in the back. Enjoy our selection!

LUXE NORTH HIGHLANDS ESTATE TRADITIONAL WITH OVER 5,000 SQUARE FEET4420 Cedarbrush a 4420 Cedarbrush b 4420 Cedarbrush c 4420 Cedarbrush d 4420 Cedarbrush e

Open house: Sunday, Oct. 9, 1-3 p.m.

The home at 4420 Cedarbrush Dr. was designed by architect Jim Nesbitt in 1961, and recently given a complete renovation that created a luxe, sprawling home with 5,176 square feet. Located near Hockaday at Forest Lane and Midway Road in North Highlands Estates, this traditional has five bedrooms, four full bathrooms, and two half bathrooms on two stories. The home sits on over a third of an acre.

The living room is two stories with a wall of double-pane windows, hardwood floors, stone fireplace, and spacious feel. In the kitchen, you’ll find granite countertops, a large center island, breakfast bar, and stainless steel appliances, including double ovens and a gas range. The house also offers a downstairs game/media room, Asian courtyard, large bedrooms, formal dining and living rooms, inviting porches, an oversized backyard, and arching shade trees.

This home was listed Sept. 30 by Sandra Melmed with Coldwell Banker Residential for $1.26 million.


SLEEK, CHIC CONTEMPORARY TOWNHOME IN OLD EAST DALLAS4711 Live Oak a 4711 Live Oak b 4711 Live Oak c 4711 Live Oak d 4711 Live Oak e

Open house: Sunday, Oct. 9, 1-3 p.m.

The new-construction townhome at 4711 Live Oak St. Unit 1 is modern and sophisticated with a sleek look. Located near N. Fitzhugh Avenue, it features a large, open floorplan, vaulted ceilings, hardwoods throughout, and oversized windows for great indoor-outdoor flow. This townhome has two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bathroom, and 1,979 square feet on two stories.

High-end finishes including reveal trim, solid core pocket and frameless flush-mounted doors, and smooth walls. The private backyard is fenced, and there’s also a balcony, fireplace with rock crystals, and a two-car garage.

It was listed Sept. 30 by Sam Sawyer with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty for $449,500. There are no HOA dues.


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Open house: Sunday, Oct. 9, 1:30-3 p.m.

Dallas architect Clifford Hutsell is famous for the whimsical and eclectic homes he built in Lakewood in the 1920s and later. He designed the M-Streets property at 6021 Mercedes Ave. in 1927 and you can see his signatures, like Batchelder gas fireplace, handcrafted marble mosaic floor, cove ceilings, stained glass windows and glass doors on cabinets in the breakfast nook. This home has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 2,275 square feet on two stories.

This home is updated with modern amenities, like the kitchen, but it still retains the architectural integrity of the original design. There are hardwoods throughout, a screened porch overlooking the serene backyard, and guest quarters above the garage, which include a full bath and kitchenette.

It was listed Oct. 3 by The Jackson Team with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $650,000.


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Open house: Sunday, Oct. 9, 1-3 p.m.

White Rock Hills is one of the East Dallas neighborhoods where you can get a great deal on a house. The property at 5852 Clendenin Ave., near Interstate 30 and N. Jim Miller Road, is an example of the renovations happening there to older homes. This 1963 ranch is completely updated with new hardwood floors, tile, fresh paint, and a contemporary look. It has has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bath, and 2,282 square feet on one story.

The home has two living rooms, one with a gas fireplace and both with recessed lighting and crown moulding. The kitchen now offers marble countertops, loads of Shaker-style dark gray cabinets, and stainless steel appliances, including a gas range. The bathrooms are also transformed, with new counters and tile, and the master ensuite has a walk-in shower and on-trend tiling.

It was listed Sept. 12 by Kimberly Vizurraga with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty for $369,500.


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Open house: Sunday, Oct. 9, 2-4 p.m.

The Prestonwood home at 6935 Echo Bluff Dr. in North Dallas is a spacious, contemporary house with charmed curb appeal, easy flow, and big windows that flood the interior with natural light. It has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 2,477 square feet, built in 1977 and zoned for Richardson ISD.

Located near Campbell and Hillcrest roads, this house features hardwood floors, a wood vaulted ceiling, natural stone tile, swimming pool and spa, firepit, new roof, and a side yard with two seating areas on stamped concrete. The renovated kitchen features granite countertops, stone tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliances, including double ovens and a gas range. The master bathroom is updated with travertine sinks, a large shower, and jetted tub.

It was listed Oct. 1 by Jill Russell with Ebby Halliday Realtors for $495,000.


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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