This year’s Holdiay in the Highlands Home Tour features five great homes in Lake Highlands.

From Staff Reports

The Lake Highlands neighborhood in northeast Dallas is filled with charming, creative, and interesting architecture and home design, which is why the Lake Highlands Women’s League created the ‘Holiday in the Highlands’ Home Tour in 1970. This year, the annual home tour and luncheon is set for Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. The homes will be open for viewing from 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. and the luncheon will be served at the Highland Oaks Church of Christ from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Keep reading for a chance to win tickets to this great home tour!
 
The homes on the tour this year are:

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9215 Royal Pine Drive (Photo Credit: Patten Custom Homes)

Founded by Natalie and Feild Patten, Patten Custom Homes (PCH) is one of the premier custom home builders in Dallas, Texas. One look at a PCH new build, and you’ll see why their quality construction and high attention to detail has put them on par with the most sought-after builders in Dallas. In fact, over the last seven years, PCH has earned a reputation for extraordinary project management, fully transparent communications, and an unwavering client commitment.

“Our main goal with every client custom build, is to design and build as if it were our own home,” says Natalie Patten, owner of Patten Custom Homes.

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It’s rare that we see a clean, modern take on a Southwestern aesthetic, but this modern home in the White Rock Valley area of Lake Highlands accomplishes it exceptionally well. Designed and constructed by award-winning W2 Studio in 2005, this home is kitted with only the best materials, notes listing agent Kevin Sayre of David Bush Realtors.

Though unassuming from the front, this ecologically sensitive home in a sought-after enclave of East Dallas easily earns the title of High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. With a huge screened porch, beautiful gardens, and inside one of the very best elementary attendance areas in Richardson ISD, 8605 White Rock Trail is sure to impress.

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Almost every single listing out there has one or two things about it that just don’t sit right with us. Maybe it’s something with the trim, the layout, or the landscaping that just doesn’t work. With contracts closing at a rapid clip, decisions must be made quickly, and so we’re thrilled to present a Lake Highlands traditional ranch that will feel like home with just about any decor style and inside a great elementary school attendance zone.

Alyssa O’Brien Ramsay with Nathan Grace Real Estate is offering 9206 Northpoint Drive, a cozy one-story with everything a family wants, for $439,000. That’s a bit of a bargain considering the sought-after Richardson ISD schools!

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In the search for a cool midcentury modern home in East Dallas, you’ll come across a lot of duds. Some of them, while once cool, have had their interiors sacrificed to the altar of dated renovations. It’s a sad sight to behold. But once in a while you come across a real gem that has been lovingly maintained by owners conscious of the period. This week’s High Caliber Home sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans is one such property. 

It’s a listing from midcentury modern expert Realtor Brandon Stewart at David Griffin & Co. and it will bring joy to the heart of any fan of the era. Just see inside!

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Find Updated Style and Lots of Space in this Lake Highlands Home | CandysDirt.com

Natural light is the best accessory for any home, and the interior of our Thursday Three Hundred is bathed in it. 

The 1973 Lake Highlands home at 9517 Fallbrook Dr. features a wall of floor-to-vaulted-ceiling windows in the front living area. Many other rooms bring big windows to the design plan, and the result is lovely and bright. 

But this house is not just another pretty listing. It’s packed with functional updates, from a newer roof, patio, and HVAC upstairs, to new privacy fence, landscaping, and updated electrical. And with three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bath, two living areas, two dining areas, and 2,556 square feet on two stories, there’s lots of options for ways to enjoy the house.    

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Lake Ridge Estates

Color can be a beautiful thing. We’re often told to repaint our homes to a neutral palette when selling to appeal to as many buyers as possible. But some sellers buck that trend and keep the varied hues in their house. The results can be memorable.

Our Thursday Three Hundred will color you happy with its navy blue living room, sage green kitchen, bright bedrooms, and stripes on some walls and ceilings. It even has vintage lavender tiles in one bathroom.

Located at 9847 Shoreview Rd. in Lake Highlands’ Lake Ridge Estates, this property exudes personality and style with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,704 square feet on one story, built in 1958. No one who visits this house will get it mixed up in their memory with another.

Of course, there are lots of other selling features, like hardwood floors in the common areas and bedrooms, slate tile in the kitchen, an updated kitchen with gorgeous granite countertops, recent HVAC replacement, and a fantastic location near Northwest Highway and Audelia Road. It’s a hop, skip, and jump from the north shores of White Rock Lake and Flag Pole Hill. Bonus: it’s in the attendance zone for Hexter Elementary, which earns a “9” out of 10 from greatschools.org.

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