Briarwood Traditional Wows With Serene Spaces in Our Weekly Open House Roundup


The Briarwood traditional classic at 4511 Elsby Ave. is a thing of beauty, and it’s one of our five featured open houses this week.

Every Thursday, we bring you an insider’s look at hot North Texas properties with our CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column. Every week, we pick five fabulous open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you shouldn’t miss.

This week, our houses range in price from $430K to $849K. You’ll find a range of properties, from a Briarwood traditional classic with farmhouse touches and a long list of awesome amenities, to a Winnetka Heights Craftsman with stylish updates. Let us know what you think of our choices, and if you know of any we should feature next week!



Open house: Sunday, Feb. 19, 2-4 p.m.

The Briarwood traditional at 4511 Elsby Ave. is a classic with modern farmhouse touches and a white, fresh feel inside and out. It offers beautiful touches, like blonde hardwood floors, an open floorplan, rolling barn doors, a balcony overlooking the backyard, and a guest cottage in back with a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and living room. This home has three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bathroom, and 2,670 square feet on two stories, built in 2000.

The kitchen features Carrera Marble countertops, white cabinets, white tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliances, including a gas range. It opens to the family room with a fireplace, and rolling barn doors flank the den entrance and allow for a private downstairs bedroom suite. The master is upstairs with a sitting area, dual closets, large bathroom, and a balcony overlooking the backyard. There’s an outdoor kitchen and deck, carriage house pavilion, greenhouse, organic gardens, and a chicken coop.

This home was listed Feb. 13 by Terri Patrick Cox with Allie Beth Allman & Associates for $749,500.


WINNETKA HEIGHTS CRAFTSMAN WITH STYLISH UPDATES, VINTAGE CHARMS203 S Winnetka a 203 S Winnetka b 203 S Winnetka c 203 S Winnetka d 203 S Winnetka e

Open house: Sunday, Feb. 19, 2-4 p.m.

The exceptionally charmed Craftsman in popular Winnetka Heights at 203 S. Winnetka Ave. marries vintage looks with stylish updates. This home is reimagined inside and out, with 10-foot beamed ceilings, warm hardwood floors, and seamless custom millwork. This home has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,632 square feet on one story, built in 1925.

An elegant kitchen emits a cool industrial farmhouse feel with functional stainless steel counters, custom cabinetry, and stainless steel appliances, including a gas range. The large bedrooms and elegantly updated period baths surround a remarkable interior art niche. The backyard space features a spa, back porch, and whimsical lighting.

This home was listed Feb. 10 by Brian Bleeker with Dave Perry-Miller InTown for $449,000.


TURTLE CREEK CONDO IN ONE OF DALLAS’ ORIGINAL HIGH-RISE BUILDINGS3310 Fairmount a 3310 Fairmount b 3310 Fairmount c 3310 Fairmount d 3310 Fairmount e

Open house: Sunday, Feb. 19, 2-4 p.m.

The condo at 3310 Fairmount St,. Apt. 8F is in Park Towers, one of Dallas’ original high-rise buildings on Turtle Creek. This beautiful midcentury condo offers sophisticated and modern finishes throughout, with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,631 square feet, built in 1964.

The spaces flow effortlessly together, and the updated kitchen offers sleek European cabinetry, a glass tile backsplash, and stainless appliances. Both bathrooms have been fully renovated. Unit 8F is a corner unit with floor-to-ceiling windows, a wrap-around terrace, and easy access to the Katy Trail and Reverchon Park.

This condo was listed Feb. 3 by Mark Manley with David Griffin and Company Realtors for $430,000. Monthly HOA dues are $1,642 and include all utilities, blanket insurance, exterior maintenance, full use of facilities, maintenance of common areas, management fees, reserves, security, sprinkler system, trash, and water/sewer.


BLUFFVIEW BEAUTY ON LARGE LOT NEXT TO BACHMAN CREEK GREENBELT4001 Shorecrest a 4001 Shorecrest b 4001 Shorecrest c 4001 Shorecrest d 4001 Shorecrest e

Open house: Sunday, Feb. 19, 2-4 p.m.

Sophistication and style find a home at 4001 Shorecrest Dr. in Bluffview, near W. Northwest Highway and Midway Road. Sitting on almost half an acre next to the Bachman Creek Greenbelt, this home has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bath, two living areas, and 2,219 square feet on one story, built in 1957.

A formal entry leads to the open living room, dining room, and kitchen areas. The formal living offers a double-sided wood-burning fireplace and has an open floorplan leading to the family room. The family room also has a fireplace, media cabinet, and doors leading to the large patio outside. The spacious kitchen is lovely and has tons of cabinets, quartz countertops, a large island, breakfast bar, and breakfast nook, as well as high-end stainless steel appliances. Two guest bedrooms share a hall bath and the master bedroom is a retreat with an ensuite bath and doors opening to the backyard.

This home was listed Jan. 5 by John Weber with Ebby Halliday, Realtors, for $849,000.


FOUR-BEDROOMS UPDATED LAKE HIGHLANDS HOME WITH OPEN FLOORPLAN, REDUCED $4K9653 Whitehurst a 9653 Whitehurst b 9653 Whitehurst c 9653 Whitehurst d 9653 Whitehurst e

Open house: Sunday, Feb. 19, 2-4 p.m.

Located in the heart of Lake Highlands, the home at 9653 Whitehurst Dr. is a four-bedroom with big renovations and an open floorplan, just reduced $4K. There are hardwoods throughout the living areas, entry, formal dining room, hallways, and master bedroom, and a three-car garage. It has three bathrooms, two living areas, and 2,936 square feet on one story, built in 1973.

The living room features a floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace, vaulted ceilings, skylight, and wet bar. The kitchen offers quartz countertops, glass tile backsplash, farm sink, and stainless steel appliances, including double ovens, built-in microwave, and vent hood. The master suite features a sitting area with bay windows, two walk-in closets, separate frameless glass shower, and a jetted tub. The split fourth bedroom offers privacy and would make a great mother in-law suite. In the backyard, there’s a swimming pool and board-on-board eight-foot privacy fence.

This home was listed Feb. 8 by Shelby James with Allie Beth Allman & Associates for $499,000, reduced this week to $495,000.


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