Creekside Place Is a Hidden Cove of Homes With ‘Mammoth’ Reasons to Live There

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There’s a tiny neighborhood of 80’s custom homes at Alpha and Hillcrest that are just heavenly for quite a few reasons, the biggest of which is six tons and 11 feet tall. That’s why we’re thrilled Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans pointed us to this new listing by Compass’ Mark Manley as the High Caliber Home of the Week.

The 44-home community of Creekside Place was developed in the 80’s by the Dallas Hill family — Mrs. Margaret Hunt Hill, the daughter of oilman H.L Hunt, and her husband Al Hill Sr.

And boy, they could pick a spot. Creekside Place is surrounded by the private Northwood Club golf course on one side and a privately-owned 13-acre greenbelt, which is owned and maintained by the HOA. 

The Hills brought in the firm of Clark and Heath to build all but six homes in Creekside Place. Dale Clark is the better known of the two having built over 400 homes in Dallas with a special penchant for building large elegant homes close to greenbelts. As Candy has mentioned before, if you lived in Dallas in the 1980’s, you knew of Dale Clark homes. 

A few years back, Karen Eubank did some “digging” to find a fascinating history of this Creekside Place community.

“Around 1989 or 1990, one of the neighbors who happened to be a geologist, was poking around the creek bottom,” she writes. “He discovered a prehistoric fish preserved in the rock and dutifully called the Dallas Museum of Science and Nature. They came out, verified the find, and eventually sent out a team to excavate the fish. During the excavation process, they discovered the bones of a Woolly Mammoth!”

Those are two great reasons this home at 13846 Creekside Place is a great find. Here’s the rest of the list:

This incomparable home sits on a large corner lot with circular drive, porte-cochere, gas lanterns, lush landscaping, and beautiful oak trees. Five, in fact, on this 10,057 square foot interior/corner lot.

The impressive interior invites grand scale living with a blend of convenience and sophistication in a flowing floor plan. Off the large entry is a den study and full bath, formal living and dining area with wood floors, soaring ceilings, fireplace, wet bar, and more.

The kitchen and breakfast room overlooks the private courtyard and heated saltwater pool with fireplace. The 1st floor primary suite has a sitting area, fireplace, and lavish master bath with walk-in closet and extra storage. Upstairs, there are two guest suites and two full baths with access to a covered balcony.

The neighborhood association dues are only $1,550 per year and cover all front yard and backyard maintenance. Talk about low maintenance living at its best!

Mark Manley of Compass RE Texas has listed 13846 Creekside Place for $825,000.


Shelby Skrhak

Shelby is Associate Editor of, where she focuses on sponsored content, estate sales, and suburbs. She's a journalist and podcaster turned full-time freelance writer based in Plano. She comes to after running digital content and social media at SUCCESS magazine. She's a Lake Highlands native and graduate of UT-Dallas.

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  1. jerry l johnson says

    As a partner in the design firm Caperton Johnson I designed most of the homes in Creekside . If Dale Clark built it ….I designed it . The first 3-4 homes were designed by others but after that they are all my designs . The featured home included. Jerry Johnson dba JLJ Design Studio since 2007 .

    • Keith Cromwell says

      Thanks Jerry, you designed a timeless home. We are the second but longest owners (23 years). Its spaces flow and function so well, from daily living to catered parties for 100. The soaring ceilings drew us to this home initially and make the home feel so much larger than its square footage. Every room has a bright and beautiful view. So happy to know more about the heritage and your fantastic design.

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