9333 Biscayne Boulevard

Bold and beautiful with all the hallmarks of a classic modernism. The sculpture is by Laura Walters.

Something’s happening in the Peninsula neighborhood, near the shores of White Rock Lake. Cutting edge modernism is slowly casting this area in an exciting new light. Location is everything, so it’s inevitable that new construction would begin popping up here. The area is rife with empty-nesters who have fled the Park Cities and North Dallas for smaller lots, sleeker homes, and the chance to spend every night walking by the water. (more…)

9520 Lake Highlands Front

What a fantastic opportunity to live in one of the most coveted areas of Dallas! The Peninsula is an amazing neighborhood on the eastern shore of White Rock Lake, with splendid views of the lake and a small-town feel. It’s an amazing area with neighbors who care about maintaining the quality of life. There are some phenomenal homes here, too, whether brand new or restored.

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But if you want to try your hand at living in this neighborhood before you commit to buy, this incredible traditional at 9520 W. Lake Highlands Drive is the way to go. It’s a beautiful three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home with unobstructed views of White Rock Lake from its expansive deck. It’s listed for rent from Dave Perry-Miller agent Janice G. Parson for $4,400 a month. That’s pretty reasonable, considering the only home on MLS in this exclusive neighborhood is priced at $1.1 million.

9520 Lake Highlands Living

 

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Inside you’ll find pristine interiors with a very beachy feel, including a dining area that opens to the living room. The 2,100-square-foot home sits on a huge lot, too, at 0.42 acres. There are two fireplaces, two living areas, a lovely little kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and tons of windows everywhere. For privacy, you’ve got window screens and plantation shutters — fantastic for when the late afternoon light feels as if it could singe your eyebrows! But when the sun is about to set, you can throw those windows open for the most incredible views.

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The master suite is huge, clocking in at 25 x 18, and includes a sitting area that is currently used as an office. I love all of the windows that let in tons of light and great views of the sunsets you’ll enjoy from this vantage point of the lake. Very romantic.

And the master bath is updated, with new tile and granite counters. There’s tons of storage, too. Really, this is a unique house and a great place for any family coming to Dallas thanks to one of the many recent corporate relocations we’ve had recently, and wants to live right next to Dallas’ crown jewel.

What do you think?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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