Prestonwood Stunner with Sleek Farmhouse Vibe Tops Our Dallas Open Houses

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Open houses are one of the great pleasures of life, a marvelous way to spend a few hours on the weekend. Finding the best and brightest for your perusal is also a pleasure, and it turns into this column each week. 

We love bringing you an insider look at hot North Texas properties with our Open Houses of the Week. Every Thursday, we pick three fabulous open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you shouldn’t miss. This week, our houses range in price from $280K to $1.025 million.  



Open house: Sunday, July 8, 1-3 p.m. 

Extensive updates and an elegant, modern farmhouse feel define the aesthetic at 7222 La Sobrina Dr. The whole property is a stunner, with four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, two living areas, two dining areas, and 3,310 square feet on two stories, built in 1972. 

The renovations created an open concept floorplan with hardwood floors and designer colors throughout. The entryway features vaulted shiplap walls and ceiling with a custom designed staircase. An oversized living area with quaint sunroom overlooks a beautiful backyard. The kitchen offers Calcutta quartz countertops, a built-in breakfast nook, and commercial grade appliances, including a gas range. The master ensuite bath has an oversized shower, freestanding contemporary bathtub, accent wall, and barn door. Updated in 2017 or 2018 include a 30-year roof, windows, interior texture and paint, exterior paint, landscaping, floors, two HVAC system, bathrooms, doors and hardware, lighting, custom cabinets, countertops, landscaping, and an irrigation system.

This home was listed June 30 by John Prell with Creekview Realty for $695,000.



Open house: Sunday, July 8, 1-3 p.m. 

We love the transitional home at 5901 Vanderbilt Ave. on Lower Greenville. The finish-out is sleek and gorgeous and the house has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, one half bath, two living areas, and 3,394 square feet on two stories, built in 2017. 

Impressive vaulted ceilings in the entryway and formal living room and a large wood frame windows offer tons of natural light. White oak hardwood floors run throughout. The kitchen dazzles with white marble countertops, custom inset cabinets, and Bertazzoni commercial-grade appliances, including a six-burner gas range, 36-inch double door refrigerator, convection oven, and instant hot water pot filler. The master bath offers a custom vanity, a marble shower with triple head shower system, and a walk-in closet equipped with a washer and dryer. On the second floor, you’ll find a large game room and another laundry room. Outside is a sprinkler system in front and rear, security camera system, and bonus side patio.

This home was listed June 9 by Amy Hunniford with Rogers Healy and Associates for $1.025 million.



Open house: Sunday, July 8, 2-4 p.m. 

Walk to Bishop Arts from the house at 828 W. 8th St., a historic 1930 Craftsman with a beautiful wrap-around porch, three bedrooms, one full bathroom, one half bath, and 1,432 square feet on one story. 

High ceilings run throughout and original French doors connect the living room to the dining room. A galley kitchen opens into the breakfast room and original hardwood floors run throughout most of the home. The half bath has been renovated. In back, find a one-car car detached garage with a separate storage room as well as a mature tree. Before closing, the exterior will be painted and a new roof will be installed.  

This home was listed yesterday by Denni Kay Scates with REMAX DFW Associates for $280,000.

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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  1. Michele Martens says

    Could you please comment on a story you did on “Turtle Creek Haus” at Hood and Dickason in Jan. 2017? It appears they are beginning construction at that site, however no one seems to be able to tell me what has been approved by the city to be built. I have contacted four city agencies and the The Oak Lawn Committee.

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