Just in Time for Spring – Three White Rock Lake Homes You Can’t Resist

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You don’t have to live in East Dallas to appreciate the great gift Dallas has in White Rock Lake. On the daily, people from all over the city come to hike, bike, run, ramble, kayak, sail, explore, observe, picnic, photograph, play fetch, propose, kite fly and countless other activities in or on some parcel of the city park’s 2,000 acres.

No small wonder then that living by the lake is a great real estate investment. In addition to all its many recreational and mental health benefits, average days on market are lower as is general turnover. When an opportunity to move comes along, would you be able to refuse? Here are three homes in three price ranges that should give you pause, even if you’re quite content with where you are.

4001 W. Lawther | $4,995,000

The “praise-worthy” 1.95-acre waterfront home at the corner of Fisher Road and Lawther Lane has no doubt caught your eye and triggered intrigue before. The five-bedroom, six-bath home with two half baths, encompasses 10,681 square feet (per appraiser), using every single one to perfection.

“There is nothing lacking in this home – or unnecessary for that matter,” says listing agent Sharon Redd. “It’s absolute perfection. This one-of-a-kind property brings all new meaning to ‘lake life.’ Multiple balconies along the front offer decadent views with just enough natural barriers to feel secluded. The next owners will have to pinch themselves!”

Enter the grand foyer with a sweeping double staircase and inlaid marble and wood flooring. Through the majestic front doors, you can see across the sprawling front yard to the lake as the water laps the shore. Turn around and your sight line extends all the way to the back of the property, past the terrace with fire pit and water feature, meticulous landscaping, pool with 20-foot screen for dive-in movies, batting cage, koi pond, and arbor with outdoor kitchen.

“You’ll never be at a loss for something to do here,” said Redd. “And if by some odd chance you are… well, you live on White Rock Lake!”

The home also includes a home gym, spa room, guest apartment with separate entrance, and a four-car garage. Contact Redd at 469-835-5363 to schedule a showing.

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8463 Santa Clara Drive | $869,000

On the opposite side of the lake atop an elevated .45-acre lot, is a three-bedroom, three-bath Forest Hills beauty. The ravages of time apparently skipped over the 1951 former ranch-style home that’s currently classified as a contemporary/modern. That is directly attributable to an impressive renovation and expansion completed by a previous architect owner.

The exceptional additions include a private, over-sized master bedroom with luxury bath, den and study/studio featuring tall ceilings, custom steel windows, and polished concrete floors.

The eat-in island kitchen was upgraded to feature Viking and Sub-Zero stainless-steel appliances, Ann Sacks tile and honed Basaltina countertops. Two spacious split secondary bedrooms and two secondary baths also received significant attention.

Additional improvements include insulated Pella windows, high-definition composition roof, professional landscaping, tree lighting, a fountain, a large terrace and screened-in porch overlooking the private backyard.

“If you can even drag yourself to the lake with all this greatness going on at home,” says listing agent Harry Morgan, “more power to you!’

Contact Morgan at 214-769-3303 to schedule a showing.

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2815 Lawtherwood Place | $625,000

Finally, an incredible value awaits in the cul-de-sac community called Lawtherwood. White Rock Lake and the Filter Building are a one-block walk. Tokalon Park is just beyond your back fence. Lakewood Elementary is a 10-min. bike ride – 8 minutes if you’re fast. And you better be to take advantage of this one!

The bright and open main living spaces are updated and conducive to multiple uses. A wall of windows allows natural light to pour through the sunroom and see-through fireplace into the updated kitchen and family room.

The first-floor master suite offers private French-door access to the arbor-covered patio garden. Substantial storage and a freshly painted exterior round out the highlights.

Listing agents Paige and Curt Elliott have a few “circling” so if you’d like to see, reach out – fast – at 214-478-9544.

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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 Forbes.com, 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 CandysDirt.com, and SecondShelters.com, 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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