It's the 40th anniversary of the Lakewood Home Festival, and this year the theme is "Explore Lakewood." November 12-13, Dallasites can do just that, via these six featured homes, whose interiors incorporate the natural beauty surrounding them.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
6521 Bob O Link Dr.
This 1941 Dutch Colonial is nestled among an array of mature trees that dot an oversized lot. The home was completely renovated in 2015, and the backyard features a relaxing outdoor living space and pool.
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The homeowner designed the entire space herself, with visions of French country and the occasional transitional accent serving as her guides.
3201 Wendover Rd.
This 1939 early Texas modern sits on 10 acres of trails, bridges, and wildlife. Multiple screened-in porches and balconies allow the homeowners and their guests to enjoy views of the meadows and babbling brooks.
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This home, on the National Register of Historic Places, is owned by the husband of a former president of Preservation Dallas, who died in 2009.
6723 Sunnyland Ln.
This 2016 new construction, in an urban contemporary style, overlooks White Rock Creek. The property features walls of glass, polished concrete, and walnut floors.
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Most pets tend to lounge in the kitchen in search of scraps, but this family's Great Dane prefers to lounge in her very own room, complete with doggie door and custom built-ins.
6936 Lakeshore Dr.
Yet another Dutch Colonial stealing the neighborhood spotlight on this year's tour. This 1927 construction was built by famed Lakewood developer Lee Kraft (of Dines and Kraft) as his family home.
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The current owners renovated the entire home, including an addition, in 2014, incorporating their love of travel and adventure throughout.
7208 Dominique Dr.
This 2016 construction, inspired by the Southern estates of East Texas, is a great example of the modern farmhouse trend.
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The floor-to-ceiling windows give this rustic yet traditional home a contemporary, clean feel. We've also heard that the carriage house is pretty special.
8 Nonesuch Rd.
This 1997 construction, which sits on land formerly owned by Stanley Marcus of Neiman Marcus, is an entertainer's paradise. The backyard boasts a naturally landscaped pool, fire pit, and multiple outdoor living spaces.
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The current owners renovated the space in 2014 to fit the needs of their large family. Many a meal has been spent around this large dining room table, which offers the perfect view of their outdoor oasis.