Every Thursday we select a few great open houses for our readers to check out over the weekend. This week in CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week, we’ve even found one that was featured on Houzz.com! They range in price from $369,000 to $825,000. Which ones will you visit?

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Chapel Downs HomeDallas houses built in the 1960s aren’t generally known for their wide, open floorplans. But it’s a top “want” on today’s buyer wishlist, so a renovation that makes it happen is a smart choice.

Today’s Thursday Three Hundred shows us a wonderful example of taking a 1966 house and reworking the interior to be spacious and open. The house at 10039 Pensive Dr. in Northwest Dallas is four bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and 2,303 square feet. The common spaces—living room, dining room, kitchen, breakfast area—have had almost all interior walls removed to make one huge room. What a difference it makes!Chapel Downs HomeIt’s located in the Chapel Downs neighborhood, a community of 334 homes established in the early 1960s. According to the Chapel Downs Neighborhood Association, the majority of homes in the area are single-story ranch-style homes ranging from 2,000 to 2,500 square feet. The neighborhood is characterized by pleasant homes with comfortable front, back, and side yards with mature trees and plenty of green grass. The borders of Chapel Downs are loosely Walnut Hill Lane on the south, Webb Chapel Road to the East, Carry Back Circle to the North, and Goodyear Drive to West.

Fun fact: The original neighborhood developer was a horse racing fan and named many of the streets after winning horses at the Kentucky Derby, like Carry Back (1961 Kentucky Derby and Preakness), Citation (1948 Triple Crown Winner), Venetian Way (1960 Kentucky Derby), and Pensive (1944 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes).

The overall feel of the house is fresh, modern, and bright. This beauty is newly listed by Philip Hobson with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty Texas for $349,000.

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437 Mayrant Front

One of the last hidden gems in North Oak Cliff, Wynnewood North is truly a serene, beautiful neighborhood. It has mature trees, a lovely park and greenbelt, and winding streets. And it’s affordable, too!

Prices in many areas of North Oak Cliff are rising fast, especially those that are close to the Bishop Arts District. But if you’re willing to venture a little further south, past the DART tracks and Clarendon Avenue, you’ll find Wynnewood, a wonderful neighborhood that has a fantastic mix of architectural styles.

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