Gaston Terrace Modern Marvel Tops Our Open House Roundup

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The Gaston Terrace modern marvel at 7326 Coronado Ave. tops our open houses this week.

Every Thursday, we comb through all that weekend’s open houses to find you the ones you’ve just got to see. The CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column is your insider’s view of what’s hot right now.

This week, our houses range in price from $330K to $1.195 million. You’ll find the Gaston Terrace modern pictured above, a budget-friendly Claremont cutie, 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: Saturday, April 15, 12-2 p.m.

Gaston Terrace is a hot East Dallas neighborhood where lots of older homes are being razed and replaced with new construction. Case in point, the modern marvel at 7326 Coronado Ave. This is one of the few true contemporary builds you’ll find in Lakewood with four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, and 4,210 square feet on two stories, built in 2017.

You’ll have plenty of space to entertain with an open layout, upstairs living area that overlooks the ground floor, large kitchen, and spacious backyard. The marriage of wood, stucco, and metal combine to create a stunning look and feel. In the living room, a huge gray brick fireplace is a striking visual feature, and the area is open to the kitchen and dining areas. The kitchen is a dream, with quartz countertops, a large center island, gray contemporary cabinets, and stainless steel appliances, including a gas range. Other notable features include hardwood floors almost everywhere, a downstairs master, luxe master bath, oversized master closet, and tons of large windows.

This home was listed April 6 by Rogers Healy with Rogers Healy and Associates for $1.195 million.


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Open house: Saturday, April 15, 12-2 p.m.

Classic meets contemporary in this newly updated home at 8315 Banquo Dr., close to White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum. The bamboo floors and natural light complement the open floorplan and neutral palette to create an airy feel. This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,689 square feet on one story, built in 1959.

The updated kitchen features a partially open plan, espresso-colored wood cabinets, a modern backsplash, a breakfast bar, and stainless steel appliances. Other updates include USB ports in select outlets throughout, new lighting, added insulation, foundation repair, rewired electric with new panel box, added laundry inside house, new master shower, and new front door.

This home was listed April 7 by Margaret Parks with Rogers Healy and Associates for $330,000. It was staged by staged by Pam Skaggs Frank’s Gloss Interiors.


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Open house: Saturday, April 15, 1-6 p.m. and Sunday, April 16, 2-5 p.m.

Located near Inwood Road and Lemmon Avenue, the new townhome at 3603 Dorothy Ave. is a study in modern architecture and thoughtful spaces. Called the Blue Sky, these townhomes look sophisticated, yet imminently livable. This home has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bath, and 2,318 square feet on two stories, built in 2017.

The open floor plan, with a wall of windows, allow all of the first floor to view the private patio and yard. There’s a private rooftop deck which could be upgraded and designed for outdoor living. The kitchen is contemporary and sleek, with white high-gloss cabinets (and lots of them), stainless steel appliances, a large center island with seating, and an open view of the dining and living areas.

This townhome was listed April 11 by MaryBeth Harrison with Keller Williams — Dallas Park Cities for $575,000. Annual HOA dues are $480 and include management fees.


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Open house: Saturday, April 15, 2-4 p.m.

The thoughtfully renovated Lakewood Heights home at 6212 Monticello Ave. is full of original charms and updated appeal. It offers two living areas, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,798 square feet on one story, built in 1955.

Some of the improvements to this house include new double-paned windows throughout, blown-in insulation, a new roof, and updated master bath. There’s also surround sound in the living areas, a large laundry area, fresh paint inside and out, and a two-car garage. The backyard patio overlooks the lovely, sustainably landscaped yard.

This home was listed April 11 by Kimberlee Gromatzky with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $519,000.



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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