Delight in This Weekend's Gorgeous Park Cities Open Houses | CandysDirt.com

Highland Park and University Park feature some of the most stately real estate in Texas. The Park Cities rarely fail to impress. 

For this week’s CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week post, we’re headed to the Park Cities to look at three stunning properties you’ve got to tour this weekend. Our houses range in price from $1.335 million to $5.199 million and they are just fabulous, people. Let’s take a sneak peek. 

 

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This home on Potomac features traditional architecture with midcentury flair. (Photos: Gittings)

From Staff Reports

Armstrong Bradfield Preschool Association (ABPA) will host the 19th annual Homes for the Holidays Home Tour on Friday, Dec. 1. The tour will start promptly at 9:30 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. The tour will showcase four beautiful homes, allowing residents to have an inside look at some of the most striking homes in the Park Cities during the holiday season.

Look for a newly constructed contemporary French provincial on Versailles, a colorful contemporary traditional on San Carlos, a recently renovated historic home on Beverly, and a traditional Southern with midcentury modern decor on Potomac.

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Highland Park Gated EstateThe opportunity to live on almost two acres in the heart of Highland Park seldom comes along because people tend to hang onto these large estates. Once in a great while, a large family property hits the market and some lucky buyer hits the jackpot. For the first time in over a century, the historic Highland Park gated estate at 4009 Armstrong Avenue is for sale. You have probably passed by the home thousands of times if you live in the neighborhood and never noticed it. That’s by design, and it’s one of the major attractions of the property. (more…)

 

There’s nothing we appreciate more at CandysDirt.com than folks who understand the importance of history and preservation, and this is a historic home in Highland Park that is a total love story. There are far too many homes that fall under an unnecessary wrecking ball in our area.

We are especially heartened when we find a builder like Josh Zielke who marches to the preservation drum beat, and we couldn’t be more happy with the results in our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week.

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Highland Park Estate

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Luxury real estate in Dallas is like musical chairs. No one stays put for long, and if you don’t move fast, someone pulls that chair out from under you. Iconic Highland Park estates like 4412 Lakeside Drive are few and far between. You might think they linger on the market for years, but you’d be wrong. The fact that a property like this doesn’t come along often means if you are in the market, don’t assume it will stay around. (more…)

It’s officially back to school season! Store shelves are lined with pencils, pens, and notebooks. Children sport new backpacks. For many families, it may also be moving season. Top school districts are a major draw for families looking to relocate to nearby suburbs. For households not ready to buy a home in a new district, we’re highlighting some family-friendly apartment buildings in top Dallas-area school districts.

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Our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week is the most luxuriously updated Highland Park Craftsman I’ve ever seen. Not only has this 1921 home been meticulously remodeled, but it’s also been expanded in a smart way that keeps the architectural integrity intact.

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The house Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay brought her beaus “home” to on this week’s episode can be yours for about $3.9 million.

Confession: I have never watched The Bachelor, nor The Bachelorette. In fact, the closest I’ve ever come to watching either show was the dearly departed clip show The Soup on E!.

You can also grill the dates of family members in this perfectly appointed formal dining room. (Photo courtesy ABC)

I may be unfairly judging the shows based on this exposure, but I am pretty sure I’d rather be locked in a listed hoarder house full of homicidal-looking clown dolls than watch this really confusing show about (as far as I can tell) kissing strangers ’til you think you might love them and then proposing and then not getting married about three months later.

But something curious came up in the last episode, and thank the Lord for Reality Steve, who put a finger on the issue: The house that Rachel Lindsay from Dallas, our bachelorette for this season, brought her suitors “home” to was not actually home. (more…)