2016 Home Tour: November 12-13

 Featured Home on this year's 40th Annual Lakewood Home Tour. See all homes and descriptions below.

 

Hosted by the LECPTA, the Lakewood Home Tour is a part of the Lakewood Home Festival weekend. The homes showcased on this year's 40th Annual Lakewood Home Festival celebrate diverse designs, styles and architectures, lending to the charm and character of this treasured East Dallas neighborhood, which has earned its place in Dallas history. Read the LATEST PRESS RELEASE: 40th Annual Lakewood Home Festival Features Six Extraordinary Homes, "Explore Lakewood".

  • Home tour tickets are $15 each in advance or $20 each at the door 
  • Homes will be open Saturday through Sunday, November 12 - 13, at 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Candlelight Tour

The Candlelight Tour, is an intimate event on Saturday night. Visitors have the opportunity to mingle with homeowners at each of the homes on the tour. See details below:

  • Candlelight Tour tickets are $30 each (includes access to the Saturday/Sunday home tour)
  • Homes will be open Saturday, November 12, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m
  • Basic Home Tour tickets can be upgraded to include the Candlelight Tour at the door for $15
  • The Candlelight ticket is included in the cost of an auction party ticket

Comerica Candlelight VIP Bus Tour

The VIP tour will drop you off directly in front of each home and get you straight to the front of the line. No hassling with parking or waiting your turn!  You are guaranteed to see every home on the tour.

  • Candlelight VIP Bus Tour tickets are $50 each
  • Candlelight VIP Bus Tour begins on Saturday, November 12. Reception starts at 5:30 p.m., buses leave at 6:35 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

2016 Home Tour detail - "Explore Lakewood" 

For the 40th Annual Lakewood Home Tour, this year’s “Explore Lakewood” theme spotlights homes that accentuate breathtaking interiors while bringing the outside in, drawing attention to the mature trees, rolling hills and creek views that have made this neighborhood a sought-after oasis. The tour provides the perfect opportunity to see historical architecture and the latest design trends while demonstrating ways in which some homeowners have brought the natural beauty of their surroundings into their homes.

6521 Bob O Link

This vintage Dutch Colonial home was built in 1941 on an over-sized lot. The homeowners renovated it to perfection, including period detailing, in 2015. The second-floor balcony overlooks a beautifully landscaped front yard. Designed solely by the talented homeowner, the dazzling interior combines classic traditional pieces with French country flair along with added transitional accents. Nestled in the trees, the backyard is the perfect place to unwind and relax in the outdoor living area overlooking the pool. This home is a classic American beauty.

7208 Dominique Drive


A stately Southern Luxe Farmhouse, this home was built on a double lot in 2016 by New Leaf Construction and was fully architected and designed by Maestri Architecture and Design. 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”.

6935 Lakeshore Drive


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. 

 8 Nonesuch Road


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 its 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 Drive

This urban contemporary home was built in 2016, by Rosewood Custom Builders, sits 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.

 3201 Wendover Road

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.

 

Photos by Jenifer Baker Photography

 

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