Elegant Style, Big Renovations Define this Week’s Dallas Open Houses

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Every Thursday, we bring you an insider look at hot North Texas properties with our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week column. These are fabulous open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you shouldn’t miss that weekend.

Today, our houses range in price from $417,900 to $1.075 million. Which one is your favorite? 


Open house: Sunday, Sept. 30, 2-4 p.m.

The remodeled house at 5826 Melshire Dr. is simply extraordinary, full of the coolest, on-trend elements we’ve seen in a while — there’s nothing ordinary about it and it delights again and again. This home has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, three living areas, two dining areas, and 3,884 square feet on one story, built in 1958 and sitting on 0.4 acres. 

The setting is lush, with arching shade trees and mature landscaping. Huge windows throughout the house offer beautiful views. A living and dining area share a beamed ceiling, floor-to-ceiling windows, built-ins, access to the back patio and yard, and a fireplace with a shimmering surround in a herringbone tile pattern. The kitchen has major wow factor, with Downsview custom cabinets, marble countertops, oversized island, breakfast bar, swanky light fixtures, skylight, stainless steel appliances, and counter-to-ceiling light blue glass tile in a contemporary stacked pattern. Every bathroom features a one-of-a-kind of a kind look with fabulous colors and incredible wallpapers and the master is stunningly beautiful. The luscious backyard has multiple Trex decks, landscaping, and a privacy fence. 

This home was listed Sept. 26 by Lauren Savariego with Virginia Cook Realtors for $1.075 million.



Open house: Saturday, Sept. 29, 1-3 p.m, and Sunday, Sept. 30, 2-4 p.m. 

The Austin stone Devonshire cottage at 5522 Stanford Ave. is a delight, a short walk to Inwood Village and full of vintage charms. It has two bedrooms, one bathrooms, two living areas, and 1,539 square feet on one story, built in 1941. 

Everything is appealing about this home, from the curb appeal to the large rooms with big windows. The front living room has an original fireplace with carved surround, crown molding, and red oak hardwood floors that run throughout. The kitchen has white Shaker-style cabinets and a larger-than-expected size. The footprint is on the smaller size, but with its flexible floor plan and 50-by-150 lot zoned for a rear-entry garage, there are plenty of options for easy expansion. 

This home was listed Sept. 24 by Kevin Griffeth with Ebby Halliday Realtors for $650,000.



Open house: Saturday, Sept. 29, 1-3 p.m. 

The Casa Linda house at 8712 Westglen Dr. is the recipient of a major renovation that created memorable style throughout. Some of the updates include low-E windows, resurfacing the swimming pool, a new pool cleaning machine, and four-year-old roof and HVAC. This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,736 square feet on one story, built in 1961. 

New hardwood floors run throughout the common areas, bedrooms have fresh carpeting, and recessed lights illuminate it all. The flooplan is now open with open lines of sight from the front door to the kitchen. In that space, you’ll find double-height gray flat-front cabinets that are soft-closing, quartz countertops, an island, and stainless steel appliances. In the bathrooms, there are new vanities with quartz countertops and in one, the shower has pebble stones on the floor of the shower with accent glass tiles, all behind frameless glass. 

This home was listed Sept. 7 by Lauren Nguyen with Metroplex Realty for $425K, reduced to $417,900.


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 CandysDirt.com.

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