Celebrate Independence Day with a new home perfect for entertaining

Dallas housing inventory remains low, but we’ve been scouring the area for a few places that might offer a little something special for the upcoming 4th of July weekend.

Whether it’s a lazy pool, a kitchen designed for entertaining, or a spacious backyard – or in the case of Windsor Ridge, all three – these homes will meet your family’s needs during the holidays and for those to come.

Which of these CandysDirt.com open houses of the week are you going to visit?

big old flag

Irving volunteers will begin planting more than 40,000 American flags in front of homes, businesses and places of worship next week to celebrate Independence Day and show patriotic solidarity. So while you’re enjoying the 30th annual Great Flag Caper along the city’s 10-mile MacArthur Boulevard, make an appointment to pass the amazing home at 4405 Windsor Ridge Drive.

The $3.5 million home has six bedrooms and nine bathrooms spread over 8,700 square feet.

The gourmet kitchen, two game rooms, glass-enclosed wine cellar, and backyard oasis with outdoor kitchen make this the best party house in town.

We don’t blame you for wanting to plant your flag at Windsor Ridge and hang around – but be sure to check Command Central for the Great Flag Caper on the porch of Nell Anne Hunt’s home at 3704 Hidalgo St. The theme of the event is “We don’t live in America. America lives in us.

Viewings of 4405 Windsor Ridge Drive are scheduled by appointment through the realtor Brad Crouch with Engel & Volkers Dallas Southlake.

Down in the farm

This four bedroom on an acre in the country is definitely another good spot for a 4th of July gathering.

We’re not talking about a bad neighbor party, a fraternity, just a good gathering place for people to mingle, eat in a spacious kitchen, and let the kids run around in the back – or even the front. This is the country, after all.

Home at 810 Hill St., Farmersville, listed at $430,000, features energy-efficient upgrades, interior insulation and a three-car garage with an attached side room to use as a workshop, home gym or storage space .

Peach trees, flower beds and rosebushes will attract family and guests to the great outdoors. The porch invites visitors to sit and chat with a glass of lemonade. An outdoor fire pit is perfect for roasting s’mores or gathering to sing and laugh with friends.

The cedar roof and fence are new. And don’t worry about the lawn; the property comes with a Husqvarna 46 inch lawn mower.

Real estate agent Virginia Diaz with Vickles Real Estate Group Inc. is hosting an open house from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 25.

This backyard, however

The Old East Dallas house at 727 Lipscomb Ave. has a large backyard ideal for an above ground pool, games and barbecues.

Built in 1924, this home has many updates. In the past four years alone, the concrete driveway has been replaced, a new concrete patio has been installed in the back yard, and new steps have been built at the back door. The sewer line is new, and a gas line has been extended to the fireplace. Although it may not seem like the right time for a fire, these gas logs will come in handy in the fall.

Perhaps the best part is that Lipscomb’s lair sits on 8,400 square feet of land.

And the updates go on and on: a new gas line from the meter to the house, a new gate leading to the driveway between the garage and the fence, new paint and updated water lines with good pressure and no leaks. The foundation has been inspected by Substructure Repairs Inc., with a lifetime transferable warranty.

The house features landscaping in that huge back yard and new interior paint.

The two-bedroom, two-bathroom costs $675,000.

Real estate agent Michael Crane presents the house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 25.

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