Luxe Patio Home in Lake Highlands Elementary Attendance Area

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Lake Highlands

Sometimes the wait for a brand new home feels like an eternity. From picking out finishes to the actual finish-out, the finish line almost always feels out of reach. And then when you move in, there’s still the adjustment period where you work out the details.

Not so with our High Caliber Home of the Week, a gorgeous like new David Weekley build inside the highly rated Lake Highlands Elementary attendance area inside Richardson ISD. Truly, 8666 Fanellanwood Place is better than new, thanks to the seller — David Griffin Realtor Micky Carr.

“I was one of the first owners to move into this little gated enclave of about 80 homes, The Villas of Lake Highlands,” he said. “It was one of David Weekley’s first close-in, more urban developments in Dallas.”

And it looks incredible. We know that Micky has an eye for updates and details, as we’ve featured one of his recent projects and personal homes on Gaston Ave.

“After selling my 1930s Lakewood home, I was ready for a newer, low-maintenance, lock-and-leave lifestyle,” Carr said, “but I still needed a small yard and no common walls because of my dogs.”

As it turned out, the Villas of Lake Highlands turned out to be perfect. Plus, the HOA includes security gates, community pool, green space for playing, dog park, and front yard maintenance. This home has three bedrooms, two full and one-half baths, and 2,880 square feet. It’s extremely energy efficient, Carr said, with electric bills averaging less than $100 per month.

Downstairs, the home has a light-filled, open concept floor plan with ample closets. There is a fireplace, built-in speakers, wood floors, a gourmet kitchen with at 10-foot island, and a commercial-grade range top and double ovens.

Upstairs is the bonus room, with plenty of space for movie night. The huge master suite is stunning in this 2015-built home, and the decor selections are perfect. From the oversized tub and double vanity, to the designer lighting and excellent location with superb schools, there’s nothing we don’t love about this home. And the amenities? Well they’re in a league of their own.

“Of all the neighborhoods I’ve lived in Dallas, this one has the most real sense of community,” Carr said. “We have all walks of life here — single folks, couples, parents with kids who love Lake Highlands elementary. Everyone seems to really enjoy the location, community pool, and dog park.”

Micky Carr with David Griffin and Company Realtors has listed 8666 Fanellanwood Place for $499,000.


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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