Indulge Your Love of a Great Craftsman with This Week's Dallas Open Houses Roundup | CandysDirt.com

The contemporary Craftsman at 5457 Vickery Blvd. was actually built in 2015 and is one of three features in our Dallas open houses roundup this week.

We just love a great Craftsman and the Dallas neighborhoods where they reside. For our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week column, we’ve indulged our whimsy and included three Dallas Craftsman houses for your viewing pleasure. They range in price from $499K to $1.189 million and one was actually built in 2015 as an East Dallas custom. All three are beautiful with Craftsman-like elements like wide and welcoming front porches; broad, low gabled roofs; and wide-open layout that makes the most of square footage.

 

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Lakewood Custom Contemporary Tops Our Dallas Open Houses | CandysDirt.com

The Lakewood custom contemporary at 6915 Pasadena Ave. is one of our three featured Dallas open houses this week.

It’s Thursday, which means time to plan your weekend open house hopping. If you haven’t already made your list and checked it twice, allow us to recommend three fabulous Dallas open houses in this CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week post. 

This week, our houses range in price from $249,999 to $1.19 million. We’ve found a Lakewood custom contemporary with soaring windows, a Casa View Oaks home renovated by two familiar names, and a lovely Glen Cove house just reduced $10K. 

 

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Splurge vs. Steal: Two Turtle Creek Condos | CandysDirt.com

Our splurge is apartment 5F at 3510 Turtle Creek Blvd. in the Claridge.

Splurge vs. Steal is a new feature on CandysDirt.com. Every week, we look at two properties that offer something in common, but are miles apart in their asking price.  

Turtle Creek Boulevard is one of the toniest addresses in Dallas and a fabulous location close to Oak Lawn, Uptown, and downtown. It also offers proximity to multiple parks, Katy Trail, and green spaces along Turtle Creek itself. What’s not to love?

Over the years, developers have built quite a few highrise condo buildings along the boulevard. Our Splurge vs. Steal this week takes a look at two Turtle Creek condos that are only about a block and a half apart, but about $850K apart in list prices.

 

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By Amy Rose Dobson
Special Contributor

The dramatic entryway is just the beginning for this four-bed, three-and-a-half-bath home in the M Streets neighborhood. As you walk in the front door of 4418 Somerville Ave., the carefully selected design features immediately draw the eye upwards to the impressive chandelier and 22-foot ceilings. The floating staircase is another subtle cue that emphasizes the height of the home while also tying the two levels together with a seamless flow.

 “We worked hard to save that 42-inch oak tree in the front yard,” said Jeff Dworkin, principal at CandysDirt.com Approved Builder JLD Custom Homes. “The home was set back an additional 10 feet to minimize the damage to the tree roots. Gravel with stepping stones was used approaching the door, not concrete, to have a pervious cover.”

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Extraordinary University Park Charles Dilbeck | CandysDirt.com

One of Dallas’ most prolific and beloved architects left a legacy of exceptional design, and one of his most outstanding examples just hit the market. 

The University Park Charles Dilbeck at 4144 Shenandoah St. stands as a jaw-dropping illustration of this master’s architectural genius. Sitting on a corner lot, this picturesque property offers a sense of presence and importance. Inspired by Dilbeck’s time in the Loire Valley in France, this castle-like home was designed upon his return and built in 1934. His marvelous imagination expertly crafted the enchanting spaces in this house, both thoughtful and inspired throughout its 3,393 square feet. 

“This University park Charles Dilbeck has been beautifully maintained and meticulously updated in 2017 with loving attention to detail,” said listing agent Becky Frey with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. “It offers seamless indoor-outdoor entertaining options, like a saltwater cocktail pool and covered patio, and it really is an outstanding and significant property.”

This home has three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, two living areas, and two dining areas.

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Splurge vs. Steal: Two Houses on the Same Street in Hollywood Heights | CandysDirt.com

Our “splurge” at 823 Clermont St. features a backyard oasis with covered patio and swimming pool.

Splurge vs, Steal is a new feature on CandysDirt.com. Every week, we look at two properties that offer something in common, but are miles apart in their asking price.  

As a protected conservation district, Hollywood Heights offers big personality and preserved architectural gems, many from before WWII. This vibrant East Dallas neighborhood is a friendly community of just over 930 homes with close proximity to White Rock Lake and access to the highly rated Lakewood Elementary, appealing to young families.  

Today, we’ve found two homes located just a block and a half apart in Hollywood Heights on Clermont Street. Built six years apart — 1930 and 1936 — they sit on a street lined with mature trees. Both are family homes, with three bedrooms, and a short walk to Samuell Grand Park. 

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It speaks volumes about the state of my own home that I’m deeply attracted to property with killer outdoor living spaces. This post-war traditional in the heart of Midway Hollow may not be much to look at from the front, but just wait for it, folks. The backyard is everything.  And I’m going to make you wait until after the jump for it. You won’t even be mad, it’s just that good. With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, 3939 Van Ness Lane is listed by Justin Farmer with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty at $615,000.

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Fabulous Dallas Open Houses Includes Casa Linda Estates Charmer | CandyDirt.com

The Casa Linda charmer at 1545 El Campo Dr. is one of our three featured open houses this week.

Love East Dallas’ Casa Linda neighborhood? Then take some time to appreciate our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week roundup today. A Casa Linda charmer tops the three houses we’re featuring, which range in price from $624,900 to $1.515 million.

The other two are pretty fabulous, too. They include a lovely Lakewood contemporary with over 5,000 square feet and a totally renovated Schreiber Manor home with an elegant finish-out. Ready, set, go! 

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