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.
Take a glimpse of the homes the teams are sponsoring below and see the rest of the homes in November.
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.
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.
Dallas is a vast city of eclectic character encompassing various environments, from the modern and sleek high rises of downtown to quiet, tree-lined streets.
The city’s eastern corridor spans the Lake and Garden District, more commonly known as East Dallas. The “neighborhood” comprises several communities including, Lakewood, Lake Highlands, Forest Hills, historic Swiss Avenue and more.
Residents enjoy a world apart from what most outsiders think Dallas to be. In East Dallas, a variety of flora and fauna are available to see daily through renowned attractions, such as the Dallas Arboretum and a plethora of green space. The allure of White Rock Lake is over 1,200 acres of serenity and a focal point of outdoor activity for sports enthusiasts and families alike.
The area is also known for its historic homes, more than a century old and many restored to preserve their fine craftsmanship.
We’ve selected 10 homes which showcase the charm and variety that East Dallas has to offer.
While the Park Cities Fourth of July Parade is a major event, the Lakewood Fourth of July Parade is a bit more intimate and informal. There’s no need to register your bike or float in Lakewood; just show up at the corner of Cambria and Lakewood boulevards at the proper time, and you’re in! That casual attitude is just one of the reasons that this family-friend affair is so beloved in the neighborhood.
If you’d like to live within walking distance of the parade route, or even have a front-yard seat for the festivities, check out these homes listed by Dave Perry-Miller & Associates.
The original Lakewood Tudor on a prime corner lot at 6700 Lakeshore Drive has been thoughtfully rebuilt, with attention to detail. The generous scale of the kitchen is wonderful for today’s living and offers excellent access to the outdoor entertaining.
The cozy sun room at 6523 Lakewood Boulevard is perfect for afternoon tea or a game of cards. The master bedroom sits next to an elegant large den with vaulted ceilings and a centered stone fireplace.
The master retreat at 6652 Lakeshore Drive is oversized with a seating area, gas fireplace, crown moldings, spa-like bath, jetted tub, separate shower, dual vanities, and a walk-in closet. There are three additional bedrooms located off the large landing area served by two baths.
The house at 6748 Avalon Avenue provides plenty of space to stretch your legs. It boasts a five-car garage and a 1,600-square-foot guest house that includes a fourth full bathroom. There’s also a greenhouse, a pergola, and expansive decks.
The charming, European-influenced estate at 6832 Lakewood Boulevard was built in 1929 and is hidden from the street by landscaping. It features original fixtures, stained-glass windows, and a four-car parking garage.