Do you like to home ogle? Do you like driving by houses and thinking to yourself, “I’ve been in there. Their indoor hot tub was quite appealing”? Do you actually need to find a new home to live in? Every other week, we scout out three open houses in three different neighborhoods that look well worth the trip.
11316 Valleydale Drive | Open Saturday, May 9 from 1 – 3pm
The Neighborhood: North Dallas
The Price: $1,025,000
Why It Looks Cool: Mid-Century Modern is hot right now. I mean it is really having a moment. So much so, that I think the term gets tossed around a little too lightly. But if you’re referring to this lovely home on Valleydale Drive, go ahead and toss the term at it. Throw it, actually. The beautifully renovated house is everything a mid-century modern home should be. There’s an open floor plan, an architectural ceiling, and plenty of tall windows (including a glass gallery hallway) that bring the outdoors in. Aside from all that, it’s just a wonderfully beautiful house with plenty of fun, unique touches to make it feel like home.
1999 McKinney Avenue #604 | Open Sunday, May 10 from 2 – 4pm
The Neighborhood: Downtown
The Price: $799,000
Why It Looks Cool: The appearance of this condo on today’s open houses list is entirely for selfish reasons. I pass by this building (1999 McKinney) on my walk home from work every day and have always wanted to know what was going on behind those towering windows. It looks like a whole lot of coolness is going on actually, so I’m hoping you can forgive my selfish ways. Come for the crazy beautiful views, stay for the Swarovski crystal lighting, blackout draperies, and walkability to some of Dallas’ best attractions.
6934 Hammond Avenue | Open Sunday, May 10 from 1 – 3pm
The Neighborhood: Hollywood Heights
The Price: $788,000
Why It Looks Cool: If you’re having déjà vu, it’s probably because you just saw a lovely photo of this home featured on our slideshow for this year’s Hollywood Heights Home Tour. My immediate thought was, “Eh, we’ve already seen this. Why rehash old times?” But when a house is as lovely and charming as this, a trip down memory lane is entirely worth it. Especially when it’s been recently updated with great attention paid to preserving its 1930s-style charm. Think coved ceilings, stained glass windows, and French doors coupled with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and Carrera marble. So if you missed the Hollywood Heights/Santa Monica Home Tour this year, fear not. This pretty home on Hammond will still open its doors for you this Mother’s Day.