This Peninsula Property Can Be Your End of the Day Getaway

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PeninsulaIt is no secret we are in love with The Peninsula, a small finger of East Dallas dirt that stretches around White Rock Lake’s eastern shore just off Buckner Boulevard. We write about almost every home that hits the market there for several reasons: It’s so hot, properties barely last on the market.

In fact, you almost have to snap them up as a hip pocket, they go so fast.

The area is huge with downsizing Baby Boomers who just want to be at the lake without the driving. In fact, we know several residents on The Peninsula who have left the Park Cities and North Dallas to be here.

And the area is huge with young families who want to raise their kiddos in a nature preserve as much as possible.

And this home is one of the best.

First of all, location and VIEW!  Most Peninsula homes build a second story look-out porch to see the lake.

In this home located at 9431 Waterview Road, you see the lake from your back-yard. There is backyard gate access to the jogging-bike trail that zig-zags across the shore. Or you can carry your kayak to the water’s edge and paddle in. Who wouldn’t want to be able to do a little sailing every single day?


The home is an Austin stone original that has been renovated with oversized windows to capitalize the exterior views from within, in almost every room. You simply don’t have homes like these in most urban areas. View glorious sunsets with a glass of wine to end every day, or rise early for sunrise over the water on the upper-level balcony watching Mother Nature awaken.

I repeat, this is your option of living EVERY DAY. We love Cedar Creek Lake, adore Cypress Springs, and many who live in The Peninsula have lake homes around North Texas.

But here, you have the lake life every single day.

The home was built in 1946, likely as an Austin stone lake house, and originally featured the two bedrooms, one bath downstairs. A remodel added the master bedroom upstairs with a large master bath and the upper lake-watching balcony. Traditional from the hewn exterior stone to the vintage pine floors, there is a large gourmet kitchen, breakfast bar to the living room, a sunroom dining area, two bedrooms down with one bath, a 12-foot master suite upstairs with 12-foot windows.

I mean, it’s more than a million dollar view, in a home priced at only $825,000, and is listed with Jenny Capritta with RE/MAX DFW Associates. Want to check out more photos? Click here.
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Candy Evans

Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters, bloggers and consultants. She reports on Dallas real estate for WFAA-TV’s Daybreak with Ron Corning, and is frequently called as a real estate expert by other Dallas media. She is also a real-estate editor for CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, the Katy Trail Weekly and the White Rock Weekly. She even has her own web-based Real Estate show called, The Party Line. Candy has written for AOL Real Estate, and is a guest blogger for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News plus a host of national sites. Candy was a longtime contributing editor to Dallas’ D Magazine and sister pubs, and in 2007 founded the wildly successful Dallas real estate blog, DallasDirt. That’s where she broke the news on where former president George W. Bush bought his Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of an exciting platform of Dallas-based real estate sites including, devoted to the vacation home market, and her signature, everything you need to know about real estate in North Texas. And yes, we are still psyched about the GOLD! In 2013, was named Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations, and the only association for journalists covering real estate, home and urban design. We snatched silver in 2015, and who knows what 2016 brings...

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