Celebrate the 43rd Annual Lakewood Home Festival


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Attending a festival is a must for the fall season. Don’t worry about finding one, because Lakewood Early Childhood PTA is hosting this year’s 43rd annual Lakewood Home Festival, co-sponsored by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate. The community-wide festival commemorates the historical and architectural presence in the neighborhood. 

 

The houses featured at the festival this year are designed by noted architect Clifford Hutsell. Along with the classic homes of Lakewood, modern homes will be featured in the tour, as both styles continue to attract growing families to the community. In addition, attendees will have the chance to take a tour of the newly renovated Lakewood Elementary School.

 

The Lakewood Home Tour will kick off with with our sponsored auction party Friday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Omni Hotel. The party generates a portion of the overall Home Festival funds through ticket sales, and through a silent auction, thanks to the help of local businesses and community partners.

 

“Keep Calm and Lakewood On” kick off auction party sponsored by DPMRE:

Friday, Nov. 8 from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Omni Hotel at 555 South Lamar Street

 

Lakewood Home Tour:

Saturday Nov. 9 and Sunday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Candlelight Tour:

Saturday, November 9 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 

Tickets are available online at lakewoodhomefestival.com, in person at Comerica Bank, Talulah & HESS, and Snowbaby, as well as each home during the tour hours. The school will only be open to the public on Nov. 9.

Sutton co-chairs 2016 Lakewood Home Festival


Nothings says you love your neighborhood quite like agreeing to co-chair one of its largest, most anticipated events. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate Agent Skylar Sutton Champion is overseeing this year’s Lakewood Home Festival, and it promises to be one of the best yet. (She has also bravely signed on for next year!)

Skylar Sutton Champion of the Heather Guild Group is the chairman of the 2016 Lakewood Home Festival benefiting the Lakewood Early Childhood PTA
Skylar Sutton Champion of the Heather Guild Group is the chairman of the 2016 Lakewood Home Festival benefiting the Lakewood Early Childhood PTA

The theme for the 40th Annual home tour is “Explore Lakewood.” Champion says the six houses on tour will be ready come the weekend of November 12. She has been working tirelessly on the home tour, in addition to her jobs as mother and top-producing real estate agent.

“Typically home tours tend to focus on interiors, and we certainly will,” Champion said. “The theme we chose this year is a nod to Lakewood’s unique setting in this city – the mature trees, the rolling hills, the creeks and lake views — so we’re highlighting several houses that have seamlessly incorporated these natural surroundings into their aesthetic.”  

Among her many responsibilities, Champion helped select the homes on this year’s tour. She previewed several contenders, and along with her committee, decided which met the general theme and pre-determined criteria. Finalists run the gamut from a 1927 Dutch Colonial Revival to a 2016 Southern Luxe Farmhouse.

“It’s been so much fun being on the inside the last couple of years, working towards a common goal to raise money for local schools and organize something our whole community loves and looks forward to year after year.,” Champion said.

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As an 8-year resident of Lakewood, Champion wholeheartedly believes in all it has to offer today’s residents and families.

“We consistently have some of the best schools in Dallas,” she said. “It’s my honor to help raise money for the schools my own children will soon attend: Lakewood Elementary, JL Long Middle School and Woodrow Wilson High School. Last year, the event raised $187,000, and had around 2,000 people tour the various homes.. This year, we plan to top that, and I’m confident we will!”

“Incidentally, I love that my worlds are colliding in this event,” Champion continued. “My company has an office here in Lakewood, and has been involved in the home tour’s success for the last few years. Once again, they will sponsor the Auction Party on Friday night and the Candlelight Tour on Saturday night.”

In addition, several of Champions fellow agents are showing support by sponsoring homes, including: Heather Guild Group, Nancy Johnson Group and Scott Jackson’s team JacksonSells.

Champion is a member of the Heather Guild Group of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, and has recently been named among the Top 25 Producers in East Dallas by the Lakewood Advocate, and a Top Producer/D Best Real Estate Agent by D Magazine.

On Tour This Year

6521 Bob O Link Dr - This vintage Dutch Colonial home was built in 1941 on an oversized lot. The homeowners’ 2015 renovation includes period detailing and the interior, designed solely by the homeowner, combines classic traditional pieces with French country flair along with transitional accents. The second-floor balcony overlooks a beautifully landscaped front yard (pictured at top of story), and in the back yard, an outdoor living area overlooks the pool.
6521 Bob O Link Dr – This vintage Dutch Colonial home was built in 1941 on an oversized lot. The homeowners’ 2015 renovation includes period detailing and the interior, designed solely by the homeowner, combines classic traditional pieces with French country flair along with transitional accents. The second-floor balcony overlooks a beautifully landscaped front yard (pictured at top of story), and in the back yard, an outdoor living area overlooks the pool.
7208 Dominique Dr - A stately Southern Luxe Farmhouse, this home was built on a double lot in 2016. Inspired by the southern estates in East Texas, this magnificent home is a treasure of architectural delights. It blends contemporary, transitional, classic and rustic designs to create the perfect home for a modern family. The wraparound porch gives a nod to a simpler time while the floor-to-ceiling windows add to the bright, contemporary interior. Every detail of the home is custom designed, from the wallpaper, drapes and furniture to the finishes and lighting. The carriage house is also a “must see”. Sponsored by: Heather Guild Group, New Leaf Custom Homes and Maestri, LLC Architecture + Design
7208 Dominique Dr – A stately Southern Luxe Farmhouse, this home was built on a double lot in 2016. Inspired by the southern estates in East Texas, this magnificent home is a treasure of architectural delights. It blends contemporary, transitional, classic and rustic designs to create the perfect home for a modern family. The wraparound porch gives a nod to a simpler time while the floor-to-ceiling windows add to the bright, contemporary interior. Every detail of the home is custom designed, from the wallpaper, drapes and furniture to the finishes and lighting. The carriage house is also a “must see.” Sponsored by: Heather Guild Group, New Leaf Custom Homes and Maestri, LLC Architecture + Design
6935 Lakeshore Dr. - Commanding attention atop a rolling hill in the heart of Lakewood, this classic Dutch Colonial Revival was built in 1927 by famed Lakewood developer Lee Kraft, of Dines and Kraft, as his personal family home. The current homeowners completed a full remodel, renovation and addition in 2014, bringing the home back to its original beauty. The interior is a reflection of the homeowners’ love of travel and experiencing new adventures and cultures. The growing family cherishes time together and spending it with their children in the backyard. The home is a perfect example of preservation and adaptation for modern living. Sponsored by: JacksonSells and Chicago Title – Skillman/Lakewood Office
6935 Lakeshore Dr. – Commanding attention atop a rolling hill in the heart of Lakewood, this classic Dutch Colonial Revival was built in 1927 by famed Lakewood developer Lee Kraft, of Dines and Kraft, as his personal family home. The current homeowners completed a full remodel, renovation and addition in 2014, bringing the home back to its original beauty. The interior is a reflection of the homeowners’ love of travel and experiencing new adventures and cultures. The growing family cherishes time together and spending it with their children in the backyard. The home is a perfect example of preservation and adaptation for modern living. Sponsored by: JacksonSells and Chicago Title – Skillman/Lakewood Office
8 Nonesuch Rd. - Situated on an acre lot, this beautiful, traditional, two-story home was built in 1997. It is surrounded by large, enduring trees on land that once belonged to retail icon Stanley Marcus of Neiman Marcus. The current homeowners completed a major renovation in 2014 to fit the needs of their large, fun-loving family. The floor-to-ceiling steel doors at the rear of the home are the perfect frame to the backyard oasis. It is complete with a naturally landscaped pool, a deluxe outdoor living space, and multiple areas for entertaining, including a large fire pit. This home is truly an entertainer’s dream.
8 Nonesuch Rd. – Situated on an acre lot, this beautiful, traditional, two-story home was built in 1997. It is surrounded by large, enduring trees on land that once belonged to retail icon Stanley Marcus of Neiman Marcus. The current homeowners completed a major renovation in 2014 to fit the needs of their large, fun-loving family. The floor-to-ceiling steel doors at the rear of the home are the perfect frame to the backyard oasis. It is complete with a naturally landscaped pool, a deluxe outdoor living space, and multiple areas for entertaining, including a large fire pit. This home is truly an entertainer’s dream.
6723 Sunnyland Ln. - This urban contemporary home was built in 2016 on a cul-de-sac lot overlooking White Rock Creek. The interior is inspired by British designer Timothy Oulton and incorporates dark accents, crystal chandeliers, and polished concrete-and-walnut floors to complete the urban feel of the home. The walls of glass and the multitude of windows bring the outside in and create Lakewood’s very own modern Swiss Family Robinson “tree house”. While the home is glamorous and sophisticated, it is also homey and inviting. Even the family’s large Great Dane has her own room, complete with doggie door and custom built-ins. Sponsored by: Nancy Johnson Group and Republic Title Lakewood
6723 Sunnyland Ln. – This urban contemporary home was built in 2016 on a cul-de-sac lot overlooking White Rock Creek. The interior is inspired by British designer Timothy Oulton and incorporates dark accents, crystal chandeliers, and polished concrete-and-walnut floors to complete the urban feel of the home. The walls of glass and the multitude of windows bring the outside in and create Lakewood’s very own modern Swiss Family Robinson “tree house”. While the home is glamorous and sophisticated, it is also homey and inviting. Even the family’s large Great Dane has her own room, complete with doggie door and custom built-ins. Sponsored by: Nancy Johnson Group and Republic Title Lakewood
3201 Wendover Rd. - This iconic Early Texas Modern home was built by O’Neil Ford and Arch B. Swank in 1939 for Juanita and Alfred Bromberg, who lived there for 60 years. The unimposing, sleek-lined, modern home is nestled in the trees and sits on 10 acres of prime Lakewood Real Estate. Upon entering the property down the long, winding, gravel driveway visitors are transported from the city to a serene countryside estate complete with trails, bridges, wildlife, and the family dog, Duke, roaming freely. The home features numerous screened porches and balconies to escape into the forest and enjoy prime views of the meadows, babbling brooks and creeks. After acquiring it in 1999, the homeowners went to great lengths to preserve and return Lakewood’s famed “Hidden Jewel” to its former glory. The homeowner continues to maintain a deep appreciation for American architecture and design. His wife had been the president of Preservation Dallas prior to her untimely passing in 2009. The home, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, is rich in character and full of history
3201 Wendover Rd. – This iconic Early Texas Modern home was built by O’Neil Ford and Arch B. Swank in 1939 for Juanita and Alfred Bromberg, who lived there for 60 years. The unimposing, sleek-lined, modern home is nestled in the trees and sits on 10 acres of prime Lakewood Real Estate. Upon entering the property down the long, winding, gravel driveway visitors are transported from the city to a serene countryside estate complete with trails, bridges, wildlife, and the family dog, Duke, roaming freely. The home features numerous screened porches and balconies to escape into the forest and enjoy prime views of the meadows, babbling brooks and creeks. After acquiring it in 1999, the homeowners went to great lengths to preserve and return Lakewood’s famed “Hidden Jewel” to its former glory. The homeowner continues to maintain a deep appreciation for American architecture and design. His wife had been the president of Preservation Dallas prior to her untimely passing in 2009. The home, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, is rich in character and full of history.

Home tour photography by Jenifer McNeil Baker

Discover “The Legacy of Lakewood” During This Weekend’s 39th Annual Lakewood Home Festival


Everyone knows the old saying: “If these walls could talk.” For a minute, let’s imagine “these walls” are located somewhere within Dallas’ much-beloved Lakewood. Given the rich, nearly 100-year history of the neighborhood, it’s likely they have some very interesting things to say. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate looks forward to helping give several of them voice this November as Underwriter and Title Sponsor of the Auction Party for the 2015 Lakewood Home Festival.

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If you’ve ever driven by one of the seven homes on tour this year and longed to know its secrets — or even simply admired it from afar – this weekend will be the perfect opportunity to satisfy your curiosity. Fall is in full swing, and the holidays are on the horizon, making it a great time to enjoy them in all their seasonal splendor.

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The theme of this year’s tour is “The Legacy of Lakewood,” honoring 75214’s architectural diversity. The featured homes range from a new build, crafted in a modern Hollywood Regency style, to an early ‘20s tudor, which has been painstakingly preserved down to the original light bulbs. Each and every one is a tangible reminder why so many seek to create their own history in this highly coveted corner of town.

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Because Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate knows intimately all that makes Lakewood so special to our city, we’re thrilled to once again help make the tour possible.

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The disco-themed “Friday Night Fever” auction party we’re sponsoring at the Belo Mansion features both silent and live auctions. Monies raised there and from general admission ticket sales go directly to supporting students of Lakewood Elementary, JL Long Middle School and Woodrow Wilson High School in the form of materials, computers, and enrichment programs.

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Last year’s festival was attended by close to 4,000 people and raised $155,000 for the three schools, setting a new record. We’re confident this year will be even more successful. Tickets for both the Auction Party and the Tour can be purchased online here. There is a discount for buying in advance.

Please make plans to join us and discover “The Legacy of Lakewood” for yourself! This year there’s even a special new candlelight tour Saturday night with a chance to meet the homeowners.

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Tour Times

Saturday, Nov. 14, 10am-5pm
Saturday Night Candlelight Tour, 6pm-9pm
Sunday, Nov. 15, 11am-5pm

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