Little Forest Hills CottageTiny houses have captured our collective imagination in recent years. There are countless blogs dedicated to tiny houses, and TV shows like Tiny House NationTiny House Hunters; and Tiny House, Big Living have huge audiences.

The tiny house movement, also known as the small house movement, describes an architectural and social movement that advocates simple living in small houses.

While the Little Forest Hills cottage at 8715 Angora St. is bigger than many at 824 square feet, it’s still in the category. And for Dallas, where the mantra is often “bigger is better,” this is most definitely a tiny house.Little Forest Hills CottageThis cute cottage was built in 1948, with two bedrooms and one bathroom. It has an open floorplan and updates, and a big backyard. Its neighborhood, Little Forest Hills, is a community of almost 1,000 homes on the east side of White Rock Lake, with arching shade trees, friendly neighbors, and eclectic architecture. The home is walking distance to the lake, Dallas Arboretum, and The Bath House Cultural Arts Center, and a 15-minute drive to downtown Dallas.

It was listed Dec. 10 by Kyle Lyon with Keller Williams Urban Dallas for $230,000.

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9262 Peninsula Front

We love the Peninsula — a neighborhood just off the shores of White Rock Lake that features amazing architecture and fantastic views — and this home is a perfect example about why we love this place.

9262 Peninsula Living

 

At 9262 Peninsula you’ll find a Craftsman-style home built in 2006 that has a gorgeous cedar shake exterior and beautiful landscaping that feels so lush and private. This home, priced at $729,900, has three bedrooms, two and a half baths, and some of the most beautiful oak trim that I have ever seen. It’s full of details that make the Craftsman architecture just pop.

9262 Peninsula Kitchen

The lower floor is open and spacious — a fabulous layout for entertaining — and the kitchen features beautiful cabinets and a spacious island. The countertops are granite and the appliances are stainless, which is what you’d expect. It’s the two-tone cabinetry that has my heart all a-flutter.

9262 Peninsula Den

The master bedroom has an adjacent den that is perfect for relaxing or having an out-of-the-way place for kids to stash their toys and do their homework. The suite itself isn’t overly large, but it’s a good size and has several windows to let in a breeze and filtered light from the canopy of trees surrounding the home.

9262 Peninsula Master

The master bath is just adorable. It’s a five-piece bath and has a cute checkerboard tile floor with his-and-hers vanities separated by the doorway — a novel layout if nothing else. I love the cabinetry and the soft colors, too.

9262 Peninsula Master Bath

Another fabulous selling point to this home is the screen porch. Of course, our summers can sometimes chip away at your will to live outside the comfort of air conditioning, but there are those precious weeks in spring and fall where you cannot imagine being anywhere else but outside, preferably with an icy beverage in hand. This screen porch is the perfect place to do that while keeping the mosquitoes (hey, you’re right next to White Rock Lake) at bay.

9262 Peninsula Screen Porch

This is just one of those homes that inspires, doesn’t it? If you’ve fallen in love with some of the details inside 9262 Peninsula, feel free to pin these photos to one of your Pinterest boards! I know I will! Want to see it all in person? This amazing home is open from 1 to 3 p.m tomorrow!

9262 Peninsula backyard