Classic Hill Forest Drive Mansion Offers Award-Winning Courtyard, Incredible Interiors

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Located inside the exclusive Lake Forest subdivision, there’s not much about this classic Hill Forest Drive mansion that doesn’t scream “high caliber.” Built in 2000, this home received a complete and thorough renovation recently that has made this gem of a listing into the crown jewel of the neighborhood.

“Everything about this home is simply remarkable,” says Debbie Ingram, listing agent of 6917 Hill Forest, this week’s High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. “One steps into this home, which is an oasis and welcome respite from the outside world!”

Ingram describes this Hill Forest Drive mansion as chic, sophisticated, classy, and timeless — which is what we expect of such an outstanding High Caliber Home. And the remodel doesn’t disappoint, either.

“A complete, gutted remodel of the home in the last few years implemented the finest in design, materials, and craftsmanship,” Ingram added. In fact, the interior remodel totaled more than $750,000 in upgrades, making this classic Hill Forest Drive mansion an absolute deal at $1.618 million.

While the interiors are stunning, the landscape is rather enviable, too, the agent notes. 

“Every room downstairs enjoys the view of the sensational Lamberts-designed side courtyard,” Ingram said. “Lamberts received a national first place award from the Professional Landscape Network (PLANET) in 2013.”

The courtyard is fully featured, offering a split-face, native stone fountain wall with copper scuppers as the outdoor focal point from the main living area and the master, Ingram added. There’s also a fireplace, Lentz landscaping, and grill. 

The Lamberts-designed courtyard won a national first place award, listing agent Debbie Ingram noted. (Courtesy Photo)

“An excellent execution of design provides the seamless transition between the interior and exterior,” Ingram said. Speaking of the interior, you’ll see that the $750,000 in upgrades inside this Hill Forest Drive mansion were well spent. 

“The kitchen is sensational, with a large granite island, a fireplace in the breakfast nook, and the best appliances, which include a steam oven and warming drawer,” Ingram notes. There are two separate studies downstairs, five fireplaces, a game room, a media and exercise room, and wired sound system. Additionally, the Lake Forest neighborhood offers plenty of communal amenities, including walking trails, lushly landscaped grounds and lakes with fountains, tennis courts, a pool, and 24-hour security.

If you’re exhausted from all of those parties you’ll be throwing in this classic Hill Forest Drive mansion, the downstairs master suite is just as epic, with his-and-her, Zen-like baths and two walk-in closets. 

When asked what she loved most about this incredible listing, Ingram struggled to pin just one thing down. “The outdoor entertaining areas with fountain and fireplace, for one,” she said. “But it’s the meticulous quality of design and high-end materials that are rarely seen that make this home exceptionally timeless.”

Sounds like the perfect High Caliber Home of the Week to us!


Joanna England

If Executive Editor Joanna England could house hunt forever, she absolutely would. Instead she covers the North Texas housing market and the economy for While she started out with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Joanna's work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News as well as several local media outlets. When she's not knitting or hooping, or enjoying White Rock Lake, she's behind the lens of her camera. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, son, and their furry and feathered menagerie.

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