Get Ready for Some Eye Candy with this Week’s Dallas Open Houses

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This week, there are so many exceptional properties on the market, it was hard to choose the three for our Open Houses of the Week. But pick we did, as we do every Thursday. This week, our houses range in price from $475,000 to $1.349 million.  



Open house: Sunday, Sept. 9, 1-3 p.m. 

Sitting on 0.57 acres in East Dallas’ desirable Forest Hills neighborhood, the house at 8238 Forest Hills Blvd. is one-of-a-kind — there’s nothing cookie cutter about the design here. Many of the common area rooms are double height and light pours in from huge windows and skylights, making it feel airy and bright. This home has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, two living areas, and 4,082 square feet on one story, built in 1965. 

The huge great room includes a wood-burning fireplace, accent lighting, and a wet bar with wine refrigerator and built-in ice maker. A wall of windows and double French doors lead to a gorgeous screened-in porch overlooking the beautiful landscaping — there’s certainly room for a pool here if future owners want. A high-end kitchen features a Wolf gas range, dual dishwashers, Sub-Zero refrigerator, and breakfast area. The house has lots of storage plus a workshop, rolling privacy gate, and updates like HVAC, Control4 AV System, and 27-kw generator. In back, there is an additional outdoor family area for entertaining with a gas grill, sitting area, and fire pit. 

This home was listed Sept. 4 by Michael Picolo with Ebby Halliday — Preston Keller for $1.349 million.



Open house: Sunday, Sept. 9, 1-4 p.m. 

The North Dallas house at 7229 Midbury Dr. feels contemporary with clean lines and a sleek finish out, sitting on over a third of an acre near Forest Lane and Hillcrest Road. This home has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bath, two living areas, and 2,494 square feet on one story, built in 1956 and sitting on 0.37 acres. 

Almost everything is new, from the open floorplan and beach white stained hardwood floors to modern bathrooms and a, 8-foot horizontal wood fence. The kitchen has marble countertops, an island, marble backsplash, and stainless steel appliances, including a gas range. The bathrooms are finished with marble, Italian porcelain tile, and designer fixtures. In the master, you’ll find a beautiful soaking tub, rain shower, and luxury master closet. Even the utility room is beautiful. In back, there is new wood deck and 13-foot expanded drive with automatic iron gate. Other updates include a new roof, 2017 AC, new windows, and new sprinkler system and landscaping. 

This home was listed Sept. 5 by Jack McLemore with Listing Results for $850,000.



Open house: Saturday, Sept. 8, 1-4 p.m. 

Located in Oak Cliff’s Bishop Arts District, the re-imagined Craftsman at 720 Elsbeth St. is beautiful, with  sweet curb appeal and a picture-perfect interior. This home has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,978 square feet on on story, built in 1945. 

Hand-scraped hardwood floors run through the living room, dining room, and hallway and the bedrooms have new carpeting. The kitchen features quartz countertops, custom white Shaker-style cabinets, large-format tile floor, and stainless steel appliances. The master and a secondary bedroom have custom walk-in closets. Other updates in the house include new insulation, paint, electrical, plumbing, and gas line. In the back, you can see the Dallas skyline and there is a deck, privacy fence, and grassy green space. This home was listed Aug. 24 by Shana Acquisto with Acquisto Real Estate for $475,000.

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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