Cuteness Alert: Adorable Cottage With Glam Interiors Now Reduced in The Peninsula

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I don’t have to tell you where this property is, the name “Peninsula” says it all.

This is one of the hottest, if not THE  hottest, locations in Dallas for downsizing boomers, first-time home buyers, even families — just about everyone.

We have written so much about it: so many are ditching their ‘hoods for The Peninsula. Why? You can find decently priced homes with character, great views, plus a scenic, pastoral, water-fronted property that is like living in a second home year ’round! Living in The Peninsula is like a year-round vacation spot. People who buy here brag all the time that it’s like having a vacation house at the lake —but it’s only 10 minutes from downtown Dallas.

The Peninsula also has quite a history. The White Rock Lake dam was completed over a century ago.  Over her 100 year lifeline, White Rock Lake has gone through many changes, from being a city water source, to a popular sporting destination, to a perennial party scene for teenagers and even weddings. The park department and advocacy groups  — with help from people like Jeannie Terelli — have all pitched in to clean up the lake and park, all of which has only helped maintain and raise the values of the properties.

Because who wouldn’t want to live within walking distance of this gorgeous body of water?

Better yet, who wouldn’t want to have this view (and seat) just a few steps from your front door?

Enter 9431 Northcliff. The home is closer to Buckner than the lake, but only one small street separates you from the water. The cottage home was extensively remodeled in 2017 with beautiful interior finishes you would find in Highland Park/Preston Hollow and a charming, easy lake-house exterior. Inside,  the vaulted living room opens to the dining room and kitchen. That kitchen is magazine-spread worthy with the requisite stainless steel appliances, light granite counters, pretty backsplash tiles, and new shaker-style cabinets. The utility room is attached and knocked out, even features a doggie shower to clean Rover’s paws should he go chase a Frisbee in the lake!

The master is spacious with French doors leading to a sweet, arbor-covered porch. The master bath is large and features dual vanities and a custom walk-in closet you will not find at any lake-house. There are two additional bedrooms, another bath (two total) all in a little over 1800 square feet. A two-car garage is attached and faces the side.

Typical of the neighborhood, the backyard is tree shaded with a large grassy area for play and plenty of patio space. The total lot is a hefty quarter of an acre.

Which is great, but you will be spending most of your days a few doors down on the shore. Walk the dogs, walk the spouse: the neighborhood is loaded with fun, interesting people all of whom would really rather be outside and down at the lake.

Originally listed at $740,000, this Northcliff beauty has been reduced to $725,000. Which seems like a lot for an area once loaded with cottages that could be had for a song of the mid $300’s, but that’s what happens when dirt gets so popular!

And… this property, listed by Denise Lowery with Ebby Halliday Lakewood-Lake Highlands, will be open for all to see on Sunday, March 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. … a rare chance to experience The Peninsula!

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Candy Evans

A real estate muckraker, Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters. She is also the North Texas real estate editor for, CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, & the Katy Trail Weekly. Candy has written for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News, plus a host of national sites. Constantly breaking celebrity real estate news, she scooped former president George W. Bush's Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of her signature, and, devoted to the vacation home market. Her verticals have won many awards, including Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations. Candy holds an active Texas real estate license but does not sell. She is on the Board of Directors of Braemar Hotels & Resorts (BHR).

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