Tickets are now on sale for the annual Lakewood Home Festival.
Now in its 42nd year, the tour celebrates the diversity of the neighborhood, showcasing gorgeous new design alongside renowned historic architecture. This year, the I Love Lakewood theme will spotlight seven East Dallas homes spanning Lakewood Boulevard to The Cloisters.
For the first time in the history of the Lakewood Home Festival, three neighboring homes designed by architectural icon Charles Dilbeck, known as the “Dilbeck Triplets”, will be available for viewing on Lakewood Blvd.
Event planners say the masterpieces have been meticulously updated and restored to their architectural vernacular.
The home festival takes place Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10 and 11.
A candlelight tour will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 10.
This year’s featured homes are:
This 2016 modern new build was envisioned by the homeowners with entertaining in mind. It features 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, and a side yard that is integrated into the home, giving it a unique indoor-outdoor living feel. The Brazilian homeowners’ interior style beautifully reflects their love of culture and the importance of family. With four living spaces and two kitchens in and out, this home is truly an entertainer’s dream space.
One of the Lakewood “Dilbeck triplets”, this home provides an estate setting in the heart of the city. As the original house designed by Charles Dilbeck, this 0.8-acre property has been seamlessly expanded and renovated. With 4 en-suite bedrooms, three living areas, a gym, and two offices, this home is perfect for both work and play. The backyard provides a private oasis perfect for entertaining and even boasts a former log cabin turned pool house. This space was once used to host neighborhood association meetings and was cleverly dubbed “Lakewood City Hall”.
Described by its homeowners as “Lakewood Classic Contemporary,” this custom new build was meticulously razed and redesigned in 2008. Within its 3800 square feet are plenty of unique design elements that reflect the homeowners’ different personalities. The homeowners repurposed the original 1940s Austin stone into a retaining wall surrounding the sloping lot. Four bedrooms, an expansive gathering kitchen, over 40 windows, and a pool built into the foundation gives this home a serene feel while providing an exciting environment in which to live.
This stunning 1979 mid-century modern was designed, built, and formerly owned by the local architect, David Ludwick for himself and his family in 1979. The current homeowners took the property through extensive renovations for two years, showcasing the home’s original charm. It has astonishing views of the property’s 1/2-acre creek from every room. The use of walled windows combined with red oak allow light to flood into the living space. The interior features many unique design elements that beautifully complement its distinctive architectural style.
6738 Lakewood Blvd.
The middle estate of Lakewood’s “Dilbeck Triplets” has been breathtakingly updated, unifying the historic elements with the current design to satisfy both history buffs and the discerning eye. This historic charmer was built by Dines and Kraft and designed by noted architect Charles Dilbeck in 1932. The current homeowners have paired well-chosen materials with luxe furnishings, creating the perfect balance of vintage and modern. The stunning pool and large surrounding grounds lead to a spacious and airy backhouse, which mirrors the theme to perfection in the main residence.
Located in the tucked away Cloisters neighborhood sits this stunning Coastal Modern Farmhouse, which underwent an extensive transformation this past year. The bank of windows along the back of the home offer views of White Rock Lake and creates a unique lake house feel. This 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom property is highlighted by an extensive kitchen that opens to the living room, creating a relaxing atmosphere that brings the outdoors inside. The use of textures, a tranquil palette, and immaculate design vision created the perfect renewal of a tired house, elevating this home to a Lakewood treasure.
This exquisite Dines and Kraft home, built in 1935 by renowned architect Charles Dilbeck, meticulously blends into the natural beauty of Lakewood. Representing one of the famous “Dilbeck Triplets”, his notable French Tudor style is readily apparent, but also has a unique personality to differentiate it from its siblings. The graceful interior design and décor introduced by Dilbeck exudes elegance while carefully maintaining a tranquil and livable feel. The Dilbeck legacy is defined by his unique balance of the historic Tudor charm with his own eclectic design. The home underwent a complete interior remodel in 2017 providing an opportunity to supplement the owner’s personal flair while maintaining elements of the architect’s original features.
Hosted by the Lakewood Early Childhood Parent Teacher Association (LECPTA), the Lakewood Home Festival is a community-wide event that raises funds for Lakewood Elementary School, J.L. Long Middle School and Woodrow Wilson High School. The funds directly benefit students through the purchase of school materials, technology and enrichment programs. Attended by thousands of patrons annually, the Lakewood Home Festival has raised millions of dollars for local schools since 1976. Last year’s festival, alone, raised over $200,000 for the three schools, setting a new record.