Lake Highlands patio home

For this week’s Tuesday Two Hundred, we found this Lake Highlands patio home at 9646 Baseline Drive that’s a great lock-and-leave option for downsizers and frequent travelers, listed for $265,000 by Mitchell Sanders of Robert Elliott and Associates. (more…)

Long Cove townhomes

Back in March we told you about Long Cove’s newest luxury lakefront neighborhood, Henderson Bay, and now we’ve got complete details about the sleek new townhomes being built there by Robert Elliott Custom Homes, starting from $695,000.

Since the beginning, we’ve followed Don McNamara’s Long Cove development as it’s become a sprawling 1,000-acre second-home haven and a go-to weekend spot for many in the Metroplex. Long Cove, located on the clear, deep end of Cedar Creek Reservoir, was inspired by getaways like those of the Seaside and Watercolor communities in Florida.

But this new 40-acre private and protected cove will feature sandy beach volleyball, a slide into the lake, lakeside fire pits, shared play fields, and rolling lawns. Plus there’s an amphitheater large enough to host an orchestra for outdoor concerts.

The contemporary two-story Long Cove townhomes have two different floor plans to choose from: a two-bedroom, three-bath interior lot home that has 2,422 square-feet or a three-bedroom, five-bath corner lot home that has an impressive 3,198 square-feet. In total, there will be only eight townhomes built. (more…)

Contemporary Golf Course Home In Bent Tree Royal Sweeps Our Dallas Open Houses | CandysDirt.com

I became more familiar with the Bent Tree Royal neighborhood up north of Bent Tree Country Club when I was running for Dallas City Council last spring. The area is amazing, and I instantly knew the real estate would be worth writing home about if a home ever became available there.

And it finally did! 17310 Club Hill Drive sports the best of what this neighborhood is all about. Sleek contemporary homes built into a bluff, many with updates, most facing the golf course greens. But the maintenance is practically zip, save for bushes and a few trees. 

To make it even better, Bent Tree Royal is tucked away between two creeks, with winding streets and TONS of mature trees. It is nesteled between Preston Road and the Dallas North Tollway off Westgrove, which at one point sounded oh so far north. 

But now, with all happening in Plano and at Legacy, this area is a most perfect location to jump north OR south. DFW is a hop skip jump off George W. Bush, and The Star is just up the Tollway.

Homes RARELY come available up here, because the location and bones are so great.

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Westover Square ext

We just love this house, because it has everything we (meaning, I) am looking for in (our) my next home: fantastic spaces, storage, elegance, rooms you can use, and just enough green space. I always seem to be at war with sprinkler systems and that’s it, I’m over them. Give me turf, give me gravel, just get rid of the grass!

1809 Westover Drive is also gated for maximum security, so you can lock her up and leave to go hiking in New Zealand, sailing in the Carribbean, or babysit the kiddos in Northern California.

And yet, when you are home, you are not cramped into a condo or have to deal with getting in or out of lobbies.

Instead, there is a courtyard entrance with a pretty terraced garden pathway. Inside, the place is a total knock-out!

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