Don’t Miss These Three Dallas Open Houses

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Open houses are like real estate on parade. Houses, condos, and townhomes don their finest to wave to the crowds and make an impression. 

Today, the parade is led by the three properties in our Dallas Open Houses of the Week column. We’ve scoured the DFW listings and picked the ones to recommend for your weekend open house viewing. They all have that je ne sais quoi that makes them stand out. 

This week, our houses range in price from $359,900 to $1.575 million. Will you take part in the real estate parade? 



Open house: Sunday, March 4, 1-3 p.m.

Sitting on 0.38 acres in North Highland Estates near Forest Lane and Midway Road, the updated home at 4339 Shady Hill Dr. has lots of space to stretch out and entertain, with 5,493 square feet on two stories built in 2005. With six bedrooms, four full bathrooms, two half baths, three living areas, two dining areas, and a study. 

This home offers an open floorplan with hardwood floors and high ceilings, as well as wonderful views of the swimming pool from the formal living and dining areas. There is fresh paint throughout and a new double-sided fireplace situated between kitchen and the second living area with shiplap floor-to-ceiling. A renovated kitchen has granite countertops, farm sink, lots of counters and cabinets space, island, walk-in pantry, and butler’s pantry. The master bedroom, guest bedroom, and study are on the first floor with four bedrooms and a large open area upstairs. You’ll also find lots of attic space for either storage or an addition. In back, a swimming pool with plenty of yard space and a covered patio with a gas grill.  

This home was listed Feb. 11 by Emily Vafa with United Real Estate — Dallas for $1.575 million.



Open house: Saturday, March 3, 1-5 p.m., and Sunday, March 4, 1-5 p.m.

You gotta love a development so new, you can’t Google the address. The Merion at Midtown Park townhome at 8272 Milroy Ln. is just such a place, located near Walnut Hill Lane and Greenville Avenue. This townhome has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, two living areas, and 2,361 square feet on three stories, built in 2017. Big bonus: the townhomes in this gated community offer Environments For Living Platinum and Green certifications and energy-saving features.

With views of the trees at Royal Oaks Country Club, a resort-style community pool, and other great amenities, this development looks like a great place to entertain, even if it’s just yourself. The home has a private elevator, two spacious entertaining areas, and a contemporary island kitchen with quartz countertops, white cabinets and subway tile backsplash, and stainless steel GE Profile appliances with a five-burner gas range. The master features a coffee bar and an ensuite bathroom with a soaker tub, separate shower, walk-in closet, and quartz countertops. The townhome has a two-car garage and full-size utility room. 

This home was listed Oct. 17, 2017, by Michael Matthews with Nathan Grace Fine Homes and Estates for $553,866, reduced to $548,866. Annual HOA dues are $1,450 and include front yard and common area maintenance as well as full use of facilities.



Open house: Sunday, March 4, 1-3 p.m. 

The newly renovated ranch-style home at 3756 Manana Dr. is in an up-and-coming part of Northwest Dallas, near Walnut Hill and Marsh lanes. It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, 1,725 square feet on one story, built in 1950. 

The floorplan has been opened up so the interior is light and bright with new low-E windows, fresh paint, new hardwood floors, updated electric, and upgraded fixtures. The HVAC was replaced four years ago. The updated kitchen has granite countertops, white cabinets, and stainless steel appliances, including a gas range. The bathrooms are also updated. The fenced backyard has mature trees and a covered patio. The two-car detached garage does not truly function as such due to limited accessibility and would make a great guest house or mother-in-law suite.  

This home is listed Feb. 5 by Kara Keeton with Re/Max Trinity for $359,900.

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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