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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.

Preston Trails Soft Contemporary Will Make Your Jaw Drop Among Dallas Open Houses | CandysDirt.com

Every week, we scour the listings and pound the pavement looking for the most impressive, unusual, and wonderful Dallas open houses to recommend for you that weekend. It’s our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week column, where 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 $375,000 to $1.6 million. Will you be going to see them?

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04/26/18 7:30am

This Chapel Downs Traditional Is Updated With Picture-Perfect Style | CandysDirt.com

Thoughtful updates and convenient location set the stage for a fantastic Chapel Downs traditional that offers picture perfect style in Northwest Dallas.  

The house at 3120 Chapel Downs Dr. is our Thursday Three Hundred, made for entertaining with three living areas, two dining areas, and 2,417 square feet on one story, as well as a patio and cute backyard. This home has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bath, built in 1962.

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04/24/18 7:30am

Just 10 minutes from the shores of White Rock Lake, find fresh style and big renovations in the house at 2720 San Marcus Ave. deep in the heart of East Dallas. 

Our Tuesday Two Hundred is located near Gus Thomasson and Shiloh roads in an established neighborhood with mature trees and a sense of community. This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas, and 1,836 square feet on one story, built in 1955. There’s an open house this Saturday, April 28, from 2-4 p.m. Would you like a sneak peek? 

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04/23/18 7:30am

Splurge vs Steal: Two Kessler Park Beauties | CandysDirt.com

Kessler Park is one of our favorite parts of North Oak Cliff, a neighborhood with history, topography, winding streets, arching shade trees, and so much more.  

In this week’s Splurge vs Steal, we’re looking at two Kessler Park beauties. Which one is your favorite? 

 

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Striking Rosser Terrace Renovation Hits All the High Notes Among Dallas Open Houses | CandysDirt.com

Every week, we’re pounding the pavement and scouring the web for the hottest North Texas properties. And every week, you’ll find them here! 

Our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week column features 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 $345,000 to $975,000.  

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Shortly after the completion of Lakewood Country Club in East Dallas, a house appeared to overlook the rolling fairways with downtown Dallas as a backdrop. 

Built by premier Dallas developer Dines and Kraft in 1924, the house at 2203 Cambria Blvd. in the Lakewood Conservation District offers incredible estate living and it is our Inwood Home of the Week. It has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, two living areas, two dining areas, and 3,849 square feet on two stories, as well as a small basement and walk-up attic space on 0.44 acres. There’s even a guest house in back. 

“When you look at these homes built in the 1920s, you have to understand what you are getting — they have so much more to offer than most of the new construction on the market because you simply cannot build this sort of quality today as it’s not cost effective,” said Karen Eubank of Eubank Staging who helped prepare the home for sale. “So to be able to purchase a flawlessly maintained home from the ’20s, my goodness, everyone who wants a home in Lakewood should be beating down the door!” 

Tasteful and era-appropriate updates delight throughout the house, which was on the Lakewood Home Tour a few years ago. It’s sure to please homebuyers looking for a property with character and high-end features. Bonus for families: this house is in the attendance zone for Lakewood Elementary.

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04/19/18 7:30am

Prepare to be thrilled by a Carrollton house that proves suburban can be both sexy and stylish with its big renovation, sleek finishes, and excellent outdoor space. 

Located near Keller Springs Road and Marsh Lane at 2736 Shadygrove Ln. in Briarwyck Estates, this house is our Thursday Three Hundred with four bedrooms, two bathrooms, two dining areas, a home office, and 2,589 square feet on one story, built in 1983 and sitting on a third of a acre.

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04/17/18 7:30am

One of the more satisfying things to see in real estate is a gorgeous renovation, particularly if the transformation is dramatic. 

So prepare to be thrilled by our Tuesday Two Hundred, a Cedar Oaks flip that took the Oak Cliff house at 1509 Arizona Ave. from choppy to chic.  What was closed off and dark is now contemporary and sleek with a high-end finish-out and a basement that was formerly detached. 

“The owners were really trying to create something different and beautiful with a lot of function and an open floorplan,” said listing agent Alexis Madrid with The Madrid Group. “They took the whole house to the studs and recreated it with a custom touch.”

This home has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bath 1,710 square feet on two stories, built in 1950.

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