If nothing else, this house was the first I saw of eight that did not have taxidermy on the walls. My, are folks around here dedicated to the display of dead animals! Might I suggest that, in addition to de-cluttering your space, it might be a good idea to remove anything deceased before engaging in professional photography? That includes anything nefarious you’ve got going on in the attic or crawl space, too. It just makes for good business.

Fortunately, this Lake Highlands Estates renovation comes taxidermy-free, and delights as a fantastic renovation that boasts a great kitchen and a retreat-like master suite, among other attractive features. With three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms in 3,174 square feet, 10315 Van Dyke Drive is listed by Barbara Arredondo with Clay Stapp and Co. for $705,000.

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Midway Hollow home

Midway Hollow is a neighborhood in transition, with a lot of renovations going on among the 2,600 or so houses there. It’s an appealing area in northwest Dallas, with mature trees, affordable homes in several price ranges, nearby shopping, and a healthy, involved crime watch.

Flippers have made their mark among many a Midway Hollow home, and some people are wary of the quality of work offered by them. That may or may not have any basis, but it still causes pause among a few potential homebuyers.

Today’s Tuesday Two Hundred at 3703 Cortez Dr. is not a flip — this beautiful work was done by the owner for herself, says listing agent Barbara Arredondo with Clay Stapp + Co. 

“This is such a neat house — it was taken to the studs for a renovation and it sits on a larger corner lot,” Arredondo said. “All of the bedrooms are a big surprise — usually in a home of this era, they are small, but these are not.”

This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,044 square feet, built in 1951. There’s an open house this Saturday, May 27, from 2-4 p.m. Here’s your sneak peek. (Be sure to check out the “before” photos below for a look at the hot mess this house was before the owner started renovations!)

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kessler woods

The modern marvel at 808 Kessler Woods Trl. tops our open house roundup this week.

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

This week, our houses range in price from $399,900 to $1.189 million. Topping our roundup is a dramatic modern masterpiece in Kessler Woods — it’s truly stunning. We’ve also found an M-Streets English Tudor, newly constructed East Dallas townhome with rooftop deck, and more.

 

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Glenridge Estates

The luxe Glenridge Estates home at 4002 Park Ln. is one of our five featured open houses this week.

We love bringing you an insider look at hot North Texas properties with our CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column. Every Thursday, we pick five fabulous open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you shouldn’t miss.

This week, our houses range in price from $297,615 to $765K. A swoon-worthy Glenridge Estates traditional, pictured above, tops our roundup. You’ll also find a four-bedroom Kiest Forest home on a creek lot in Oak Cliff, a Prestonwood West garden home with soaring ceilings, and more!

 

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DFW open houses

The modern Prairie-style home at 5424 Richmond Ave. is one of our five featured open houses this week.

Every week, we scour the listings in North Texas and find the most amazing properties to feature in our CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column. Every Thursday, we share five fabulous DFW open houses you definitely don’t want to miss.

This week, our houses range in price from $450K to $999K. You’ll find a 2015 Vickery Place Prairie-style beauty (pictured above), a golf course luxury house in Richardson, and more. Are you ready to tour some properties? Let’s go!

 

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Lakewood Heights Contemporary Craftsman 6111 Lakeshore Drive

East Dallas neighborhoods can get confusing. Consider Lakewood. You have Lakewood proper, Lakewood Hills, and Lakewood Heights. Add to that the apartment communities of Lakewood Flats and Lakewood Greens. While they may all share a first name, getting that last name wrong is like being referred to as the first husband’s wife, when husband number three is manning the backyard grill. No one wants to make that mistake. So, we’re going to clarify exactly where Lakewood Heights is located, and exactly what’s so special about this neighborhood, because our Saturday Eight Hundred is a Lakewood Heights contemporary craftsman cottage that is a brand-new David Weekley custom build at 6111 Lakeshore Drive. It not only pays homage to the character of the neighborhood, but it’s also staged to perfection — and you know how much that means to this particular CandysDirt.com staffer. (more…)

dallas open houses

The modern masterpiece at 84 Vanguard Way is a thing of beauty, and it’s one of our five featured open houses this week.

Every week, hundreds of homes get put on the market in Dallas. We scour the listings for the best open houses to feature in the CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column.

This week, we’ve found five fabulous properties you’ll love, from a contemporary marvel in Central Dallas’ Urban Reserve that’s LEED-certified and a stunning Munger Place Craftsman, to a stylish soft contemporary four-story condo, and more. Let us know what you think of our choices, and if you know of any we should feature next week!

 

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dfw open houses

The contemporary stunner at 6959 Dalhart Ln. in Bob-O-Link Downs is a thing of beauty, and it’s one of our five featured open houses this week.

Every week, we pound the pavement to find you the best and most marvelous DFW open houses that weekend. It’s Thursday, so it’s time to show off what we’ve found.

Today in the CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column, we’ve got five homes that range from $230K to $1.049 million, including a a Santa Monica/Hollywood Heights Tudor with quintessential charms, a modern marvel in Uptown, and the contemporary Bob-O-Links Downs stunner, located just west of White Rock Lake (pictured above). Let us know what you think of our choices and if you know of any open houses we should feature next week.

 

 

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