A Tale of Two Houses: Luxury on the East and West Sides of White Rock Lake

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Sitting on almost half an acre in the upscale Forest Hills neighborhood, the house at 8566 San Pedro Pkwy. is on the east side of White Rock Lake.

For buyers looking for luxury in East Dallas, I’ve got a tale of two houses on the east and west sides of White Rock Lake.

Both are custom build houses, and both have the attention to detail and higher-end features you’d expect in such a property. Both are situated in established, coveted neighborhoods. And both are listed by Lee Lamont with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

“In both of these comparable properties, no expense was spared and each offers an enviable neighborhood near the lake and area amenities, like the Dallas Arboretum and shopping in Lakewood,” Lamont said.

First, there’s the home at 8566 San Pedro Pkwy., which sits on almost half an acre in Forest Hills near Garland Road and Lakeland Drive. It offers five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, one half bath, three living areas, two dining areas, and 5,400 square feet on two stories.

The other house, located at 6203 Vickery Blvd., near Richmond Avenue and Skillman Street, in one of East Dallas’ most coveted neighborhoods, Lakewood Heights. It’s just one block from the beloved Tietze Park and pool.

The Vickery home offers 4,422 square feet in the main house, with a detached guest quarters in back and another 450 square feet above the oversized garage. Sitting on an oversized corner lot, this home has four bedrooms, four full bathrooms, one half bath, two living areas, two dining areas, and two stories, built in 2005.

Both are open this Sunday, April 23, from 1-3 p.m. Let’s get a sneak peek!

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First, let’s look at the house on the east side of White Rock Lake, at 8566 San Pedro Pkwy. Sitting on 0.46 acres in Forest Hills, this is a custom built, one-owner home. The property is beautifully landscaped with multiple mature trees, creating a serene setting.

The San Pedro home has a gracious entryway with wrought iron balusters on the staircase. Just off the entryway is the first dining area, leading to the chef’s kitchen. The flexible and functional floorplan offers lots of options for family living and entertaining.

The kitchen is an ample space with lots of wood cabinets, granite countertops, a large center island, pot filler, and high-end stainless steel appliances, including an ice maker and double ovens.

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Great natural light floods the San Pedro house.

The downstairs also features a study and master bedroom. Upstairs are three bedrooms, a game room, and media room with another study.

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The upstairs game room offers possibilities for family entertainment.

The huge backyard with outdoor living area has room for the buyers to add a swimming pool of their own design. This home is listed by Lamont for $1,249,500.

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Next, let’s look at the Vickery house in Lakewood Heights. This double-story property sits on a 200-foot-deep lot with a great backyard for outdoor living. The Old World feel is created by rich woods, graceful arches, and wrought iron details. Look at those hand-scraped hardwood floors. Gorgeous.

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The custom build at 6203 Vickery Blvd. is the second of two luxury properties we’re featuring in this tale of two houses.

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The elegance of the entry makes way toward gracious living spaces, each with high-end features in this Lakewood Heights home.

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Just off the entryway, the formal dining room.

This is a wonderful family home with lots of space and thoughtful details. It’s also in the attendance zone for the award-winning Stonewall Jackson Elementary School, a major selling point.

Each room offers elegance, particularly the great room, pictured below. The ceiling is beamed with detailed wood trusses, vaulted ceilings, a dramatic iron chandelier, custom carved fireplace, and large wood windows. This is such an impressive space, perfect for entertaining or an evening at home with the family.

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This living area is absolutely stunning, with beamed, vaulted ceiling, custom fireplace, and oversized windows.

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A second living area features coffered ceiling, a vintage-look tiled fireplace, and large wood windows.

Now onto the kitchen, a timeless room with Danby marble countertops, huge center island, tons of white Shaker-style cabinets, a beamed ceiling with recessed lights, and commercial-grade, high-end stainless steel appliances, including double ovens. This open space leads to the great room.

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A downstairs master features a light-filled seating area overlooking the backyard. From here, you can see the guest quarters above the oversized garage. That space offers hardwoods, wood windows, and a full bathroom, making it a prime candidate for a nanny residence, private gym, poker room, or craft room.

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The downstairs master on Vickery features a separate seating area, beamed ceiling, hardwood floors, and gracious spaces.

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The backyard is lovely with manicured landscaping, mature trees, a wood privacy fence, brick paver patio, and outdoor fireplace. This home is listed by Lamont for $1.149 million. If you’d like to learn more about either of these two East Dallas properties, contact Lee Lamont at 214.418.2780 or lee@lamontrealestate.com.
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