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.

Lakewood’s Home Tour Takes a Village


Lakewood’s Home Tour Takes a Village
Photo by Jenifer McNeil Baker


Satiate your curiosities and take part in a decades-long tradition of giving back to local East Dallas schools during this year’s Lakewood Home Festival from Nov. 9 to Nov. 11.


The fall tradition, now in its 42nd year, spans nearly 4 miles of Lakewood’s best tree-lined neighborhoods, highlighting the various architectural styles and designs of seven homes.


Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is a proud sponsor of the event, commencing with the auction party at 7 p.m. Nov. 9, with this year’s theme, “Lakewood Takes a Bite Out of the Big Apple.” The party will feature live and silent auctions. Tickets for the auction start at $150.



The following evening, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is also sponsoring the Candlelight Tour from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 10. Guests will enjoy sipping wine with the owners and architects of a selection of the homes. Tickets for the Candlelight Tour start at $30.30.


The Lakewood Home Festival is hosted by the Lakewood Early Childhood PTA and funds the purchase of school materials, computers and enrichment programs at Lakewood Elementary School, J.L. Long Middle School and Woodrow Wilson High School. Last year’s festival raised over $200,000 for the three schools.


Lakewood’s Home Tour Takes a Village


“It was truly our best year so far and not just because of the toal amount raised, “ Ana Whitcomb, 2018-19 LECPTA president said in Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s fall/winter 2018 Fine Home Collection magazine.


“For the first time, we were able to give every single penny back to the schools,” Whitcomb continued. “Our phenomenal sponsors helped make this possible — we couldn’t do it without them.”


In addition to Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s sponsorship, two teams from the brand’s Lakewood officeJackson Sells and the Heather Guild Group — sponsor two of the homes in the tour.


Take a glimpse of the homes the teams are sponsoring below and see the rest of the homes in November.


Lakewood’s Home Tour Takes a Village
Photo by Jenifer McNeil Baker


The Jackson Sells team is sponsoring 6726 Lakewood Blvd., one of Lakewood’s “Dilbeck Triplets.”


The home, built by one of Dallas’ most notable architects, Charles Dilbeck, offers an oasis of a backyard. Lush and manicured landscaping surround a former log cabin-turned-pool house, once dubbed “Lakewood City Hall” for its use as a site to host neighborhood association meetings.


Lakewood’s Home Tour Takes a Village
Photo by Jenifer McNeil Baker


The Heather Guild Group is sponsoring 6927 Pasadena, a 2016 modern home built with entertaining at the top of mind. The home features breathtaking and unique living spaces for indoor and outdoor entertaining.


Tickets to the home tour are $20 and are available online at lakewoodhomefestival.com or at Lakewood Comerica Bank, Talulah & HESS and Snowbaby. Tickets will be available at the door at any of the homes on tour. The homes will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Children 12 and younger are free.


See a preview of all the featured homes and purchase tickets at Lakewood Early Childhood PTA.


Learn more about the LECPTA’s history in Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s fall/winter 2018 Fine Home Collection, available online at dpmmagazine.com.


Read more about the Fine Home Collection on our blog:

Fall/Winter 2018 Fine Home Collection Now Available

Sarah Todd Has the Midas Touch

Lakewood Auction Party is Part of Heather Guild’s Well-Designed Life


Heather Guild

Heather Guild was recently featured on the Day Designer blog, specifically in its Well-Designed Life Series, and we can see why. The busy wife and mom has multiple reasons to stay organized. Not only is she one of Lakewood’s leading Realtors, she’s also chairing the Lakewood Home Festival Auction Party. If you have an item, experience, or service you’d like to donate to the auction, which benefits the Lakewood Early Childhood PTA, then click here.