Sleek Style Defines the Spaces of these Dallas Open Houses

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If you love clean lines and a contemporary look, then you’ll fall hard for the three properties we’ve found for our Open Houses of the Week column. They’ve got a sleek aesthetic and stand out as exceptional for their neighborhood. 

This week, our open houses range in price from $465,000 to $1.269 million. Which one is your favorite?


Open house: Sunday, Oct 7, 3-5 p.m.

Built by renowned Lakewood builder Joe Jackson, the house at 4320 Santa Barbara Dr. features gorgeous contemporary design, high-end amenities, and serious attention to detail. It has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, two living areas, two dining areas, and 3,724 square feet on two stories, built in 2008. 

Warm concrete floors, museum finished walls, and floor-to-ceiling windows are just some of the features of this house, which has head-turning curb appeal with an Austin stone exterior. A front living area is anchored by a fireplace with huge stone surround and a wall of windows. This space is open to the kitchen, with its large island and breakfast bar, double-height cabinets, butler’s pantry, Bertazzoni range, and built-in Sub-Zero refrigerator-freezer. Another living area has a wet bar with refrigerator as well as hardwood floors. Upstairs, the master bedroom is large and its ensuite bath dazzles with a jetted tub, walk-in shower with frameless glass, and floating vanity with dual sinks and quartz countertops. A walk-in closet offers an organization system. Also upstairs is a study, game room, and three secondary bedrooms. In back, the resort-style yard has a large covered patio with ceiling fans, built-in grill, and fireplace. There’s a lovely swimming pool and eight-foot wood privacy fence with a gate to the greenbelt behind the property.

This home was listed Sept. 27 by Becky Frey with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty for $1.269 million



Open house: Saturday, Oct. 6, 12-2 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 7, 2-4 p.m. 

Sleek, contemporary style defines the Prestonwood house at 6823 Leameadow Dr., with custom updates and an open floorplan. This home has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, two living areas, two dining areas, and 3,337 square feet on one story, built in 1972.

Large windows, vaulted ceilings, and a pure white on the walls make this house seem even larger than it is, and the floorplan flows easily from one space to the next with light-colored oak hardwood floors. The impressive kitchen features two-tone Shaker-style cabinets, quartz countertops, an oversized island with breakfast bar and waterfall edges, and stainless steel appliances, including double ovens. One of the living areas features a fabulous with sleek marble surround and tons of natural light. Love the master with its barn door, new carpeting, and an ensuite bath with an oversized shower with rain shower head, a freestanding tub, quartz countertops, and dual sinks. A Jack-and-Jill bathroom includes new vanities with quartz countertops, new tile, and shiplap accents. A second master has a walk-in closet, walk-in rain shower, and European-style sink. In back, a nice-sized covered patio and privacy fence offer entertaining possibilities. 

This home was listed Sept. 28 by Ashley Lambert with JP & Associates Realtors Rockwall for $685,000.



Open house: Sunday, Oct. 7, 2-4 pm.

The Lake Highlands house at 9356 Hunters Creek Dr. is a refreshing twist on a typical traditional with lots of updates that are sure to appeal to homebuyers. This home has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, three living areas, two dining areas, and 2,848 square feet on one story, built in 1969.

An impressive living area features a beamed ceiling, hardwood floors, and a stacked stone fireplace. This is open to the kitchen, with is simply beautiful with quartz countertops, an island with breakfast bar, white Shaker style cabinets, and stainless steel appliances, including a gas range and vent hood. The master bedroom is large with an ensuite bath with dual sinks and walk-in shower. The secondary bedrooms are also good-sized with a split fourth bedroom. In back, you’ll find a privacy fence, covered patio, pergola, open patio, and countertop with built-in refrigerator. 

This home was listed Sept. 21 by Kevin Caskey with Halo Group Realty for $475K, reduced to $465,000.


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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