Lake Highlands Home Tour

The Lake Highlands Home Tour is coming up on Saturday, and as a veteran of home tours, I can tell you this one is a must not miss. Here is a sneak peek at a storybook cottage you’ll never forget.

Emily Hewett has been an interior designer for 17 years. As the owner of A Well-Dressed Home, she knows full well what a home tour entails because she’s helped plenty of clients prep for them. So, hats off to Hewett, as she still volunteered to be on the tour!

The Hewett’s home was built in Lakewood in the 1940s and moved to 7915 Forest Trail in Lake Highlands sometime in the 1970s. For someone to make that sort of effort to save a home makes us love it even more.

Lake Highlands Home Tour


The Lake Highlands Home Tour features a 2013-built Tom Greico design. (Photos: Property Snappers)

There are as many reasons to love Lake Highlands as there are people who live in this East Dallas neighborhood, and the annual Lake Highlands Home Tour will show off a wonderful cross-section of these beautiful houses and the families who treasure the neighborhood. The March 30 event, which runs from 1 to 5 p.m., will showcase seven incredible specimens of architectural diversity you can explore, including an incredible modern home designed by the late, much-loved builder Tom Greico.

If you don’t yet have your tickets, we’re here to offer an inside look at the tour that will have you scrambling for your credit card number. And if that’s not enough, make room in your schedule for the auction benefit that evening at Oak Highlands brewery from 7 to 10 p.m., with food and beer from Dog Haus Biergarten and wind from WineShop at Home. You can snag an all-inclusive ticket to both the tour and auction for $45, or you can enjoy just the tour, which is priced at $20 per person with complimentary drinks served at each tour stop. Proceeds from the tour go to the Lake Highlands Area Early Childhood PTA, which supports programming at Lake Highlands-area schools.

You can buy tickets here, or you can try your luck here at as we’ll be giving away a pair of tickets to this home tour next week! Stay tuned!

For a sneak peek at the seven incredible homes on this year’s tour, jump!


9859 Shoreview

One of the BEST home tours in town happens this weekend in Lake Highlands, and is proud to be a sponsor! Why is the 14th Annual Dream+Inspire+Design Home Tour of the best? One, the neighborhood just rocks it: Lake Highlands, or Old Lake Highlands, or whatever you want to call it is really the Austin of Dallas. The lake is right there, and you can easily cycle everywhere. There is a nature preserve on Van Dyke where you can see the Dallas skyline. They have fireworks and parties there every Fourth of July. People walk with their dogs or babies in strollers. It’s a super active community.” 

Know who told me that? Lake Highlands resident and Clay Stapp agent Barbara Arredondo.

Next reason: the tour benefits the lake Highlands Early Childhood PTA. Children + education = I’m all in.

The 14th Annual Dream+Inspire+Design Home Tour is April 7, 2018.  Tickets are $35.00 per person and include Brunch at Rosine Hall located within the Dallas Arboretum, plus all day admission to the Arboretum and a tour of Five Area Lake Highlands Homes. Tickets can be purchased at

Now let’s look at some of the featured homes: (more…)