With nice weather in the forecast this weekend, take advantage of the sunshine and go on an open house spree! Check out the beauties below.
15 Lakeside Park, Dallas. This elegant and well-built home sits on one of the most scenic sites available, and it was built for one-level luxury living. With tall ceilings, large rooms, and lots of glass, the house was built to take advantage of the natural, garden-like setting. The living areas and primary bedroom face the pond and creek with its flowing waters and tall fountains, giving an unmistakable sense of serenity. Two ensuite second-floor bedrooms open to a large covered porch overlooking the grounds. The house has been beautifully maintained and freshly painted inside, giving a new owner a blank slate for modern updates. Three bedrooms/three-and-a-half baths. $1.5 million. Schools: Benjamin Franklin Middle School, Hillcrest High, Kramer Elementary, Alcuin, Dallas International School, Dealey Montessori/Vanguard. Open house: 1 pm to 3 pm
7447 Malabar Lane, Dallas. This midcentury modern home sits on a 0.4-acre lot in North Dallas’ scenic Janmar Estates. Clean lines and neutral hues inform the home’s exterior, which is defined by a dark metal standing-seam roof set against a white brick-and-stone façade. Red oak hardwood floors provide a chic setting for the formal living and dining spaces, and the family room boasts a floor-to-ceiling marble fireplace accented with an airy ambiance from the surrounding wall of windows and skylights. The primary suite includes a cast stone fireplace, two walk-in closets, and an en suite bath with an air-jetted tub and thermostatic shower. Ideal for outdoor entertaining, the shady veranda is outfitted with an outdoor kitchen, fireplace, and outdoor heaters. Five bedrooms/ four-and-a-half baths. $2.7 million. Schools: Benjamin Franklin Middle School, Hillcrest High, Kramer Elementary, Alcuin, Dallas International School, Dealey Montessori/Vanguard. Open house: 1 pm to 3 pm
6207 Lakehurst Ave., Dallas. Push through the secret door in the bookshelves to enter a primary suite of luxury and peace. Bathe in a bateau tub surrounded by Damascus marble and Italian mosaics, then relax in the adjacent sitting room. Enjoy the massive library or host soirees into the night with this open floorplan connecting each magnificent room seamlessly. Towering 30-foot tall ceilings in the chef’s kitchen next to the butler’s pantry, bar, and catering kitchen. Subzero appliances with Wolfe double ovens and cooktop and dual dishwashers. Exterior features copper gutters, a gazebo, an herb garden, an antique fountain, a screened-in porch, and Lentz lighting with design by Robert Bellamy in Dallas’ most prestigious neighborhood. Five bedrooms/ six-and-a-half baths. $3.4 million. Schools: Benjamin Franklin Middle School, Hillcrest High, Kramer Elementary, Alcuin, Dallas International School, Dealey Montessori/Vanguard. Open house: 1 pm to 3 pm
3371 Regent Dr., Dallas. First-floor bedroom with separate entrance. The game room boasts a custom-built bar and iron spiral staircase. Upstairs home office and bath with custom cabinetry. Glass blocks provide natural light in this mid-century modern home. Exotic woods throughout, including a custom-designed solid mahogany staircase, front doors, flooring, and trim. Great home for entertaining, with three outdoor areas plus an upstairs balcony overlooking the large backyard. A winter water garden with a fireplace joins the Zen garden leading to the Hibachi-covered grilling area. Five bedrooms/ three baths. $875,000. Schools: DeGolyer Elementary, Marsh Preparatory, Prestonwood Montessori at ED Walker Middle School, WT White High, Good Shepherd Episcopal School, Holy Cross Lutheran School, Hockaday, Lamplighter, Episcopal School of Dallas. Open houses: Saturday and Sunday, 2 pm to 4 pm
4229 Normandy Ave., University Park. Recently completely remodeled by Ellen Grasso & Sons, this home is within walking distance to Bradfield Elementary, Highland Park Village, DCC, Germany Park, and the Moody YMCA. The main floor has two living areas, a dining room, half bath, and a gorgeous chef’s kitchen. Two-car attached garage with epoxy coating. The second floor includes the primary bedroom with three secondary bedrooms and a large laundry room. A third-floor bedroom with full bath could be flex space. New patio and turfed side yard complete this light-filled traditional home. Other updates include a new roof, new A/C units, new water heaters, fresh paint, new fireplaces, and the list goes on. Truly a must-see. Five bedrooms/ four-and-a-half baths. $1.7 million. Schools: Bradfield Elementary, McCulloch Intermediate, Highland Park Middle School, Highland Park High School, Christ the King, Providence Christian School. Open house: 2 pm to 4 pm