Skibell Contemporary Stunner Tops Our Dallas Area Open Houses This Week

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The contemporary stunner at 17 Winding Lake Dr. is a thing of beauty, and it’s one of our five Dallas area open houses this week.

Every Thursday, we look at Dallas area open houses and pick five “don’t-miss” properties you’ve just got to see that weekend.

Our CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column this week looks at homes ranging in price from $509,900 to $1,727,700. You’ll find a the contemporary home pictured above, an updated condo just steps from Katy Trail, 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, Dec. 11, 2-5 p.m.

The contemporary stunner at 17 Winding Lake Dr. is an impressive home in a gated community of only 10 properties near Forest Lane and Preston Road. It has four bedrooms, four full bathrooms, two half bathrooms, four living areas, an elevator, and 5,943 square feet on two stories, built in 2007.

The formal living and dining areas offer 25-foot vaulted ceilings and a sculptural center staircase. The sleek kitchen is totally modern, with flat-front cabinets, large center island, and stainless steel appliances, including double ovens and a commercial-grade gas range. This is near the second area, with views of the gorgeous outdoor pool and outdoor spaces. The downstairs master suite offers a luxurious bathroom with an oversized steam shower, sunken soaking tub, and closet system. There’s a theater room upstairs with state-of-the-art equipment, as well as a tech room that houses security and a Creston whole house automation system, which controls lights and music via a smart device.

This home was listed Dec. 5 by Noe de Leon with Keller Williams Realty Plano for $1,727,700.


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Open house: Sunday, Dec. 11, 1-3 p.m.

The Far North Dallas ranch at 7018 Lattimore Dr. is a lovely home near Frankford and Hillcrest roads. It sits on a treed lot with a large backyard and swimming pool. This home has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 3,147 square feet, built in 1985.

The living room has vaulted ceilings and a large fireplace. The kitchen offers quartz countertops, white cabinets, center island, and stainless steel appliances, including a Viking cooktop. The master bathroom is a dream, with a large soaker tub, renovated shower, and expansive closet. A Jack-and-Jill bathroom features double sinks in a split floor plan.

 This home was listed Nov. 16 by Brittany Stewart with Keller Williams Realty for $509,900.


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Open house: Saturday, Dec. 10, 2-4 p.m.

The condo at 4419 Buena Vista St. Apt. 14 is beautifully updated on the Katy Trail, just steps from Knox Street entertainment and restaurants. It has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bathroom, and 3,149 square feet on three stories, built in 2004.

This condo includes a light-filled kitchen with granite counters, lots of cabinets, and stainless steel appliances, including a commercial-grade gas range. The great room has a balcony overlooking Katy Trail, and there’s a living room with a two-story ceiling and Juliette balcony. The master suite and sleek master bath offer a huge walk-in closet, and there’s a large outdoor patio off of a guest bedroom, as well as an oversized two-car attached garage.

This condo was listed Dec. 7 by Victoria Barr with Ebby Halliday Realtors for $625,000. Monthly HOA dues are $285 and include  blanket insurance, exterior maintenance, front yard maintenance, gas, maintenance of common areas, management fees, reserves, sprinkler system, trash, and water/sewer.


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Open house: Saturday, Dec. 10, 12-2 p.m.

The townhome at 3618 N Fitzhugh Ave. is a modern, loft-style home in Northern Hills in the Turtle Creek area, one block from Katy Trail. With soaring ceilings and custom finishes, it has an art gallery ambiance with maple floors throughout. This townhome has three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bathroom, and 3,281 square feet on three stories, built in 2010.

Lots of big windows mean abundant natural light throughout, and the contemporary finishes, like mod wood ceiling beams, create a luxe feel. The kitchen is an open space with lots of cabinets, beautiful countertops, large island with seating, and stainless steel appliances, including a gas range. A huge master bathroom has vaulted ceilings and big bathroom, and there’s a rooftop deck, as well as a private patio.

This townhome was listed Nov. 10 by Jenna Ryan with RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs for $849,000.


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Open house: Sunday, Dec. 11, 2-4 p.m.

The M Street traditional at 6303 Martel Ave. is in the coveted Wilshire Heights neighborhood, with four living areas and a pool. With hardwoods throughout, its 2,906 square feet flow beautifully on its two stories. This home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, built in 1948.

The many living areas and three fireplaces make for cozy living, and the open kitchen offers marble, stainless steel appliances, and a center island. A huge master has one of the fireplaces, as well as a big bath with jetted tub and an adjacent study. The outdoor spaces include a covered patio, pool-spa, and small putting area with artificial grass on the side. This property is also in the Stonewall Jackson Elementary School attendance zone.

This home was listed Dec. 1 by The Lewis Group with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty for $689,000.



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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