Swiss Avenue Prairie Craftsman, Winner of Preservation Award, Tops Open Houses

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The Swiss Avenue Prairie Craftsman at 4807 Swiss Ave. won a 2008 Preservation Dallas Restoration Award and it’s one of our five featured open houses this week.

Is there any style of house as fetching as a Prairie Craftsman? We’ve found a stunning one in historic Peak’s Addition in Old East Dallas, and she’s a beauty. This winner of the 2008 Preservation Dallas Restoration Award leads the way in our CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column. Every Thursday, 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 $327K to $725. You’ll find a range of properties that are all memorable, from a renovated Forest Meadows contemporary in Lake Highlands (with the coolest kitchen island!) to a Hockaday Manor home with an elegant finish-out and architectural interest in every room. Let’s go!


AWARD-WINNING SWISS AVENUE PRAIRIE CRAFTSMAN WITH GUEST QUARTERSswiss avenue prairie craftsman swiss avenue prairie craftsman swiss avenue prairie craftsman swiss avenue prairie craftsman swiss avenue prairie craftsman

Open house: Sunday, March 19, 1-3 p.m.

Be still, my heart. The Swiss Avenue Prairie Craftsman at 4807 Swiss Ave. is swoon-worthy, the winner of the 2008 Preservation Dallas Restoration Award. The home has been painstakingly renovated while maintaining historic integrity, and features beautiful formals with original woodwork, coffered ceilings, and pocket doors. This house has four bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bath, and 2,932 square feet on two stories, built in 1926, with guest quarters in back adding another 558 square feet.

An updated open-concept kitchen has a large island, marble countertops, colorful lower cabinetry, and opens to the sunlit second living room. French doors lead to generous backyard with low maintenance turf and a two-car garage built in 2007. Above it are the guest quarters, adding more functional space to this thoughtfully created home. The wide and welcoming covered front porch is wonderful for entertaining, and allows you to sit back, relax and experience the true sense of community this neighborhood brings.

This home was listed March 9 by Elizabeth Mast with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty for $695,000.


RENOVATED FOREST MEADOWS CONTEMPORARY IN LAKE HIGHLANDS9253 Raeford a 9253 Raeford b 9253 Raeford c 9253 Raeford d 9253 Raeford e

Open house: Sunday, March 19, 2-4 p.m.

The updated Lake Highlands home at 9253 Raeford Dr. is thoroughly renovated with an open floorplan, contemporary finish-out, and designer fixtures and lights throughout. It makes a big impression, from curb appeal to interior delights. This home has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 2,272 square feet on one story, built in 1972.

The kitchen stars in the show, with a large center island clad in reclaimed wood, quartz countertops, chic modern pendant lights, white cabinets, and stainless steel appliances, including a gas cooktop and double ovens. The master suite includes a fabulous master bathroom with a frameless glass shower, oversized soaker tub, dual sinks, and a cool tile backsplash. Bonus: this home is in the RISD Moss Haven Elementary attendance zone.

This property was listed March 10 by Katherene Hough with Ebby Halliday Realtors for $519,000.


NEW MODERN TOWNHOME IN 10-UNIT COMMUNITY IN HASKELL PLACE NEAR UPTOWN4205 Delano a 4205 Delano b 4205 Delano c 4205 Delano d 4205 Delano e

Open house: Sunday, March 19, 2-4 p.m.

The Nox is a new 10-unit townhome community in Haskell Place near Lemmon and N. Haskell avenues. Unit 3A at 4205 Delano Pl. is a sleek, modern, just-completed townhome with a rooftop balcony and city views, an attached two-car garage, and a decidedly contemporary vibe throughout. This unit has two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bath, and 1,500 square feet on four stories, built in 2017.

The kitchen is part of an open floorplan with a breakfast bar, stone countertops and white backsplash, and high-end stainless steel appliances, including a gas range. Walls of windows flood the townhome with natural light, and the rooms feel spacious and bright. The master includes an ensuite bathroom with dual sinks, large walk-in shower, and bathtub.

This townhome was listed March 2 by Joanna Weigand with Keller Williams — Dallas Park Cities for $327,000. Monthly HOA dues are $255 and include backyard and front yard maintenance, exterior maintenance, blanket insurance, maintenance of common areas, management fees, reserves, and sprinkler system.


FAR NORTH DALLAS TRADITIONAL WITH SERENE SPACES ON CORNER LOT, REDUCED $25K18819 Haddington a 18819 Haddington b 18819 Haddington c 18819 Haddington d 18819 Haddington e

Open house: Saturday, March 18, 2-4 p.m. and Sunday, March 19, 2-4 p.m.

The Far North Dallas property at 18819 Haddington Ln. is in the Haverwood Meadows neighborhood, near Preston and Frankford roads in a gated community. This house is right across from a manicured greenbelt and sits on a corner lot with plenty of room for a swimming pool in the backyard. It has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, and 3,274 square feet on two stories, built in 1996.

Recent upgrades include marble floors, hardwoods, travertine tile upgrades throughout, stainless steel appliances, new hardware, new ceiling fans, fresh paint in designer colors, and carpet in bedrooms.

This home was listed March 10 by Brad Benat with Keller Williams Realty Dallas Preston Road for $550,000, a $25K reduction from its original list price.


HOCKADAY MANOR HOME WITH ELEGANT FINISH-OUT, ARCHITECTURAL INTEREST4450 Mendenhall a 4450 Mendenhall b 4450 Mendenhall c 4450 Mendenhall d 4450 Mendenhall e

Open house: Sunday, March 19, 1-3 p.m.

Located in the coveted Hockaday Manor neighborhood, the home at 4450 Mendenhall Dr. is an elegant retreat with great architectural lines and design. It is beautifully updated and offers an open floorplan, chic white-on-white color palette, and a high-end kitchen. This property has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, and 3,144 square feet on one story, built in 1962.

Updates on this house include new HVACs, low-E windows, engineered wood flooring, porcelain tile, quartz countertops, cabinetry, Nest thermostats, dual flush toilets, light fixtures, carpet, fence, designer paints, and doors. The open kitchen is dreamy and bright, with new stainless steel appliances, including a commercial-grade gas cooktop. The family room has a sleek fireplace and beams on the ceiling and there’s a spacious bonus room, split bedroom with private bath, large master suite with gorgeous shower tiled floor to ceiling. The ample backyard features a swimming pool, green space, and a large covered patio.

This home was listed March 8 by Alex Antonio with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage — Lakewood / NE Dallas for $725,000.



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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