Lovely Belmont Craftsman Tops Our Dallas Area Open Houses Weekly Roundup

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The gorgeous Craftsman at 5803 Richmond Ave. in Belmont is one of our five featured open houses this week.

Every week, we scour the homes for sale to find the best and brightest for our Thursday Open House Roundup. We’ve found Dallas area open houses that will delight you this weekend, ranging in price from $419,900 to $749K.

You’ll find a variety of properties, from the impeccable Belmont Craftsman pictured above, to a renovated Merriman Park Traditional with a light and bright feel. Let’s take a look!


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Open house: Sunday, Dec. 4, 3:30-5 p.m.

The charming Craftsman at 5803 Richmond Ave. is simply marvelous, renovated with impeccable attention to detail. Located in the Belmont neighborhood of East Dallas, it’s just a block from Lower Greenville and all its restaurants and entertainment options. This home has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, three living areas, and 3,020 square feet on two stories, built in 1920.

The outside is perfectly charming, and the interior is contemporary and sleek, with custom millwork and refinished heart of pine hardwood floors throughout. The original character of the home is married beautifully with modern updates, like the kitchen, with custom gray cabinetry, glass subway tile backsplash, quartz countertops, polished nickel hardware, an island with seating, and stainless steel appliances, including a Viking gas range. The home also offers new plumbing, new HVAC, and designer lighting. The covered patio in back is wired for TV and there’s a new detached garage, fence, and automatic gate.

This home was listed Nov. 11 by Lauren Farris with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty for $749,000.


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Open house: Sunday, Dec. 4, 2-4 p.m.

The Chapel Downs house at 3239 Whirlaway Rd. is a top-to-bottom renovation, and it’s a total delight. Thoughtful details are found throughout the home, from a custom-made front door of rift-sawn oak veneer in a gray finish with Baldwin hardware, to big new low-E windows throughout. This house has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bath, and 2,320 square feet on one story, built in 1962.

The curb appeal is enhanced by a new concrete front porch, modern sculptural porch posts, and an European-inspired LED outdoor wall sconce. The interior is light, bright, and open, with oak hardwoods throughout. The living room has a striking vaulted ceiling and designer lighting, and eight-foot-wide sliding glass doors were added to the living and breakfast spaces. The original dining room now serves as a study, and the main area offers a powder room, full-sized separate utility, and spacious breakfast area, which opens to covered patio. The sleek kitchen features stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, LED accents, a five-burner gas range, Bosch dishwasher, and Latitude kitchen cabinets with self-closing doors and drawers. The master bath feature a soaking tub, double shower with LED lighting, Kohler Loure Collection faucets and tub filler, Kohler sinks, 160 square feet of hexagon Carrara Marble mosaics and 96 square feet of stacked marble. The large fenced backyard offers custom-colored rain gutters in “tuxedo gray” around the entire perimeter.

This home was listed Nov. 28 by Diane Sherman with David Griffin & Company Realtors for $419,900.


UPDATED MERRIMAN PARK TRADITIONAL WITH LOTS OF BELLS AND WHISTLES7103 Claybrook a 7103 Claybrook b 7103 Claybrook c 7103 Claybrook d 7103 Claybrook e

Open house: Sunday, Dec. 4, 1-3 p.m.

The Merriman Park Traditional at 7103 Claybrook Dr. is light and bright inside, renovated to feel fresh and modern. The update created an open floorplan that includes hardwood floors, recessed lighting, and a welcoming feel. This home has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 2,806 square feet on one story, built in 1978.

The front living room has a high ceiling and wood burning fireplace. It is open to the dining room and kitchen, which are renovated, as well, and overlook the landscaped backyard. The dreamy kitchen now features a large island, marble countertops, white upper and gray lower cabinets, brushed nickel hardware, and new stainless steel appliances. New bathrooms include quartz and marble counters, and the master has his-and-her closets, a large soaking tub, and a glass shower with a frameless glass door. In back, there’s a covered patio and good-sized backyard with plenty of grassy green space.

This home was listed Nov. 11 by Kelley McMahon with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty for $624,900.


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Open house: Sunday, Dec. 4, 1-3 p.m.

We love a good Tudor, and the home at 502 Valencia St. is a great example of what can be accomplished when renovating a 1920’s property. This Tudor is now chic and modern with a fabulous kitchen. It has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,720 square feet on one story, built in 1929.

It has all the curb appeal you’d expect from a well-maintained Tudor, with that great roofline and mature landscaping. Inside, the living room greets with a neutral gray palette, decorative fireplace, hardwood floors, and lots of windows. There’s an arched doorway leading to the dining area, which features a contemporary chandelier. The kitchen is a total reno, now offering on-trend white cabinets, contemporary brushed nickel pulls, walk-in pantry, coffee bar, granite counters, a farm sink, and stainless steel appliances, including a gas range. The master is updated and offers a sitting area. The master bath now has dual sinks, a large glass shower, separate vanities, and walk-in closets.

This home was listed Nov. 30 by Nancy Johnson with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $474,900.


M-STREETS COLONIAL WITH CUTE CURB APPEAL, RECENT UPDATES6029 Penrose a 6029 Penrose b 6029 Penrose c 6029 Penrose d 6029 Penrose e

Open house: Saturday, Dec. 3, 12-2 p.m.

The Colonial Revival at 6029 Penrose Ave. is lovely, indeed, with cute curb appeal, an M Streets location, and loads of vintage charms. This Wilshire Park home has two bedrooms, one bathroom, and 1,326 square feet on one story, built in 1944.

This home has several recent improvements, including new insulation, a speaker system inside and outside, low-E windows, and a new garage door. The living room offers a wood-burning fireplace surrounded by built-ins and there’s an arched doorway leading from the living room to dining area. The kitchen features a farmhouse sink, convection oven, gas cooktop, and granite countertops, all overlooking the beautiful landscaping in the backyard. The floorplan also features a sunroom that opens to the deck in backyard.

This home was listed Nov. 29 by Cheryl Hancock with Rogers Healy And Associates for $425,000.


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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