open houses in dallas tx

The Phillipe Starck condo in Victory Park is one of our five featured open house roundup this week.

Every week, we give you an insider look at great DFW properties with our CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column. We pick five “don’t miss” open houses around North Texas you shouldn’t miss.

This week, our houses range in price from $439,000 to $1.2 million. You’ll find a a renovated Forest Hills ranch with over 3,200 square feet, a Hollywood Heights/Santa Monica cottage with a master bedroom addition that will make you swoon (check out the ceiling!), 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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Val Fenwick, the Virginia Cook agent marketing 10421 Shadow Bend Drive, says this contemporary home in Crest Meadow Estates is “better than new.” To tell you the truth, I often take the little narrative that accompanies most listings with a grain of salt. However, with this home, I couldn’t agree with Val more!

Everything inside and out of 10421 Shadow Bend has been gutted and updated, from the hardwood floors to the lighting, plumbing and electrical, so you can get that new home feel without building from the ground-up in the suburbs. The price is pretty competitive, too, at $365,000 — just reduced by $15,000 in the past week.

The dramatic floor-to-ceiling Travertine fireplace sets the mood for the rest of the home, and it doesn’t disappoint, and the dining room, which flows seamlessly into the kitchen, features a built-in sideboard perfect for stowing away and showing off your finest china and barware.

I doubt the kitchen has had any use at all, from the looks of it. The sleek cabinets and well-thought-out island is begging for a cook with culinary aspirations, though!

The master suite is huge, and like most of the house, it’s flooded with natural light. The master bathroom, which is on the ground floor, has one of the coolest upgrades in the entire house — a heated floor!

While there’s no pool, there’s certainly room to add a small one, and then this home in North Dallas will be 100 percent perfect and practically brand new!