Private Preston Hollow Home with Great Outdoor Living Tops Dallas Open Houses

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This week, our search for the finest Dallas open houses leads us to Preston Hollow, Lake Gardens in East Dallas, and Druid Hills in Oak Cliff. There, we’ve found three killer properties you’ve got to see this weekend! 

This is our Open Houses of the Week column, and this week, our houses range in price from $325,000 to $1.395 million. Which one is your favorite?


Open house: Sunday, May 6, 2-4 p.m. 

Sitting on 0.43 acres near Walnut Hill Lane and Preston Road, the Preston Hollow home at 6131 Stefani Dr. is private and pretty with four full bathrooms, one half bath, two living areas, and 3,862 square feet on two stories, built in 1948.

An excellent floorplan offers a downstairs master suite as well as one guest bedroom. Two bedrooms are upstairs, and both are ensuites with a balcony. Hardwood floors run throughout and there are alder wood cabinets in the kitchen, as well as quartz countertops, a breakfast bar, and high-end stainless steel appliances, including a gas range. Recent updates include a new HVAC systems, electrical box, windows, doors, and a new two-car garage. See large mature trees and lush garden views from the kitchen, family room, and dining room. 

This home was listed April 30 by Joe Kobell with Ebby Halliday Realtors for $1.395 million.



Open house: Sunday, May 6, 12-2 p.m.

Deep in the heart of East Dallas, the renovated 1955 home at 10405 Lake Gardens Dr. is a gem, situated on a picturesque street with arching shade trees. This house has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 2,521 square feet on one story, built in 1955. Recent updates include new HVAC, Nest thermostat, water heater, and a two-car detached garage. 

Original hardwood floors run throughout, which also features a bonus study or living area. This home was made for entertaining with kitchen and dining opening up to oversized living room with views of swimming pool, cabana, and grassy yard. There are lots of built-ins with plenty of storage. The kitchen offers granite countertops, white cabinets, and a gas cooktop. Bonus: this property is in the attendance zone for the exemplary Hexter Elementary.

This home was listed May 1 by Crystal Hermosillo with JP & Associates Realtors Dallas for $569,000.



Open house: Sunday, May 6, 1:30-3:30 p.m. 

In Oak Cliff’s Druid Hills neighborhood, we love the house at 2125 Ebbtide Ln., redesigned with a transitional, clean-lined look. This house has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two dining areas, and 1,786 square feet on one story, built in 1960. Recent updates include a 30-year roof with decking, low-E windows, HVAC system, ducts, electric panel, and privacy fence. 

The floorplan has been redesigned to be open in the common areas with hardwood floors throughout. The kitchen offers marble countertops, island, breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances, and new soft-close white Shaker-style cabinets. Nearby, find an oversized laundry mud room. The bedrooms are good-sized and bathrooms are exquisitely designed. In back, a private patio and mature trees.

This home was listed May 1 by Kitty Gordon with Angel Realtors for $325,000.


Our favorite open houses are the ones you tell us about! Email Leah your property here for consideration. 

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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