L Streets HomeThe L Streets are a charming part of Lake Highlands, an area with about 1,050 single-family homes from the mid-1950s and later. It is so named because most street names begin with the letter L, like our Tuesday Two Hundred at 8521 Lockhaven Dr.

The L Streets are roughly bounded by Walnut Hill Lane, Plano Road, Ferndale Road, and Northwest Highway. This home is just a couple of blocks from Frendale and Northwest Highway, close to popular recreation areas like White Rock Lake, the White Rock Creek Trail and Greenbelt, Flagpole Hill, and the Dallas Arboretum. There’s easy access to Interstate 635, Central Expressway, and the DART Rail White Rock Station.
L Streets HomeIt’s a 3-2 with 1,708 square feet, built in 1955. Over the years, owners have made cute updates that make it a turnkey property. But it still has that retro charm that makes these homes so appealing.

It was listed Dec. 4 by Jason Thomas with Nathan Grace Real Estate for $289,000, and went under contract yesterday. Let’s take a look before the final deal is done.


Forest Front

I am going to be pinning the hell out of these listing photos, y’all. Don’t let me be the only one. Seriously, from the exposed beam ceilings, the expert whitewashed look, and the pops of color that just suck you in, this Lake Highlands home is just perfection.

Forest Front Door

This home, built in 1940, has been completely redone with fabulous finishes. I am telling you, Highland Real Estate agent Matthew Twomey gets some of the best listings! This home is just a dream and a half. It’s has this wonderful, transitional French country vibe. The listing photos really do look like pages from a catalog — beautiful light, well-curated furniture and decor, and plenty of charm.

Forest living

It’s on the market for $560,900, and considering its prime location at the tippy tip top of Flag Pole Hill, well, you’ll probably end up paying close to that. I mean, come on! It has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and more than 3,200 square feet in a prime, private-without-being-remote location. Also consider that while 7915 Forest Trail is technically in Dallas, it’s within the Richardson Independent School District.

Forest Kitchen

This is the same area that our Thursday Three Hundred hearkens from, which has wild peacocks and horses, and huge, huge parks. The same spot that is next to White Rock Creek and just off a popular cycling trail.

Forest Dining

Other things I love about this house include: the quaint rear deck that has this very unique little curve, those blue French doors that lead you into the house, the huge kitchen that is completely open to the living areas, the copious pooling drapes and complete lack of blinds or shutters, the master bath and its Carerra marble vanity and shower … I could go on and on.

Forest Master

What about this house charms the pants off of you?

Forest Master Bath Forest Deck