I know it’s still 1000 degrees, but set your daydreams on cool winter nights in front of this showstopping fireplace at 605 Birch Lane in Richardson’s Richland Park neighborhood. The two-story fireplace in the step-down living room features three panels of 19-foot redwood and stone that soar to the ceiling.

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PeninsulaIt is no secret we are in love with The Peninsula, a small finger of East Dallas dirt that stretches around White Rock Lake’s eastern shore just off Buckner Boulevard. We write about almost every home that hits the market there for several reasons: It’s so hot, properties barely last on the market.

In fact, you almost have to snap them up as a hip pocket, they go so fast.

The area is huge with downsizing Baby Boomers who just want to be at the lake without the driving. In fact, we know several residents on The Peninsula who have left the Park Cities and North Dallas to be here.

And the area is huge with young families who want to raise their kiddos in a nature preserve as much as possible.

And this home is one of the best.

First of all, location and VIEW!  Most Peninsula homes build a second story look-out porch to see the lake.

In this home located at 9431 Waterview Road, you see the lake from your back-yard. There is backyard gate access to the jogging-bike trail that zig-zags across the shore. Or you can carry your kayak to the water’s edge and paddle in. Who wouldn’t want to be able to do a little sailing every single day?

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Open houses are one of the great pleasures of life, a marvelous way to spend a few hours on the weekend. Finding the best and brightest for your perusal is also a pleasure, and it turns into this column each week. 

We love bringing you an insider look at hot North Texas properties with our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week. Every Thursday, we pick three fabulous open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you shouldn’t miss. This week, our houses range in price from $280K to $1.025 million.  

 

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Find Updated Style in this Three-Bedroom Northwest Dallas Beauty | CandysDirt.com

Head to Northwest Dallas if you’re looking for a remodeled three-bedroom zoned for a great elementary. 

Located near Forest Lane and Webb Chapel Road in the Coral Hills neighborhood, 3219 Saint Croix Dr. is zoned for the beloved DeGolyer Elementary, which earns an 8 out of 10 from greatschools.org. Perfect family house, with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, 1,488 square feet, built in 1960. Let’s take a peek at our Tuesday Two Hundred, shall we?  

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Dells District Home with Builder's Warranty, Feel of an Updated Vintage Cottage | CandysDirt.com

New construction in North Texas is not keeping up with demand, especially in the lower price brackets. Our Tuesday Two Hundred at 3526 Gibsondell Ave. in Oak Cliff’s Dells District is a charmed exception. Built in 2016, it comes with a builder’s warranty and everything is still all shiny and new. 

This home has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,473 square feet on one story. There’s a lot to recommend this property — let’s take a look. 

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East Dallas Open Houses | CandysDirt.com

The East Dallas stunner at 6817 Velasco Ave. is a thing of beauty, and it’s one of our five featured open houses this week.

Some of the hottest real estate in DFW is located in East Dallas. And why not? Close proximity to downtown Dallas, White Rock Lake, and a lot of the most fun neighborhoods in the city. 

This week, our CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column is looking at four East Dallas properties on the market. Mark your calendars!

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Some of the most lush and secluded properties in Dallas can be found in Oak Cliff, where there are rolling hills and lots of green places.

Our Thursday Three Hundred is a truly one-of-a-kind property at 3320 S. Ravinia Dr., near W. Keist Boulevard and S. Westmoreland Road in Kiestwood. This contemporary home has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,636 square feet on four stories/five levels, built in 1985.

It feels like a treehouse with the unusual floor plan and an almost tropical backyard with a custom swimming pool and beautifully landscaped yard. Both bedrooms are designed as master suites, and the home has lots of luxe extras, from mahogany floors and open staircases, to a wine cellar and granite and marble throughout. The icing on the cake is a balcony off the fifth-floor master that overlooks the gorgeous backyard.

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The contemporary at 604 Kessler Reserve Ct. in North Oak Cliff is a stunner, and it’s one of our five featured open houses this week.

There’s no substitute for seeing a house with your own two eyes. Even the best real estate photography or video can’t capture the magic of walking into a property yourself and banging on the pipes, so to speak. So every week, we bring you our insider recommendations for the best five open houses to visit that weekend with our CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column.

This week, we’ve picked five winners. You’ll find a jaw-dropping Texas Hill Country Contemporary in North Oak Cliff’s Kessler Reserve, an updated Lakewood Heights Tudor with original stained glass and its butler’s pantry, and more. They range in price from $309,900 to $1.12 million. Will you be visiting any? Leave us a comment and let us know!

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