Splurge vs. Steal: Expansive Lake Highlands Homes with Swimming Pools

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“The more house, the better” is a common motto some homebuyers have adopted and the popular East Dallas area of Lake Highlands has options in several neighborhoods. 

In this week’s Splurge vs. Steal, we’ve found two expansive Lake Highlands homes, one with over 3,100 square feet and the other with over 4,900, built one year apart and under two miles apart. They’ve both got multiple living areas, larger kitchens, swimming pools, and outdoor living options. They also both zoned for Richardson ISD. Which one is your favorite? 

 

SPLURGE:  ALMOST 5,000 SQUARE FEET WITH THREE LIVING AREAS

If you’re looking for plenty of space to relax and entertain, the Lake Highlands home at 9605 Moss Haven Dr. might be your ticket. Located near Royal Lane and Abrams Road, it has five bedrooms, five bathrooms, three living areas, two dining areas, an office, and 4,992 square feet on two stories, built in 1979. 

Wonderful curb appeal is the first selling feature of this house, with mature trees and landscaping. Inside, the large front living area has parquet wood floors, fireplace with floor-to-ceiling brick surround, and built-in bookshelves. The kitchen has good bones with a center island, granite countertops, oversized walk-in pantry, double ovens, and warming drawer. Another living area has hardwoods and a built-in TV cabinet. In the master, there is a fireplace, oversized shower, soaking tub, and dual walk-in closets. On the second floor, a fifth bedroom, bathroom, and game room. In back, a swimming pool, covered patio, and three-car garage with work bench. 

This home was listed March 1 by Rebecca Elam with Ebby Halliday Realtors for $800,000.

 

STEAL: WELL-MAINTAINED WITH OVER 3,100 SQUARE FEET

The custom-built Lake Highlands brick home at 9506 Winding Ridge Dr. is in good condition with sweet curb appeal. Located near Royal Lane and Audelia Lane, this home has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, three living areas, two dining areas, a home office, and 3,168 square feet on two stories, built in 1980. 

In the front of the house, an office with painted built-in shelves on two walls and French doors. A central living room has high ceilings, a skylight, fireplace with stone surround, and hardwood floors. The kitchen is the heart of this lovely home, updated with dark wood cabinets, granite countertops, island, walk-in pantry, and stainless steel appliances, including a gas range. In the master, find newer carpeting and an ensuite bathroom with a double shower, double sinks, and jetted tub. In back, a yard with hardscaping and landscaping, open patio, contemporary swimming pool with spa, and three-car garage. 

This home was listed Feb. 23 by Keith Yonick with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage — Dallas for $607,000

 

Leah Shafer

Leah Shafer is a content and social media specialist, as well as a Dallas native, who lives in Richardson with her family. In her sixth-grade yearbook, Leah listed "interior designer" as her future profession. Now she writes about them, as well as all things real estate, for CandysDirt.com.

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