lake highlands homeToday’s Tuesday Two Hundred will leave you amazed that so many high-end amenities and thoughtful details are available in a Lake Highlands home for under $300K.

The house at 10006 Chimney Hill Ln. is located in the Country Forest-Jackson Meadows neighborhood, about as far north as you can go in Lake Highlands before bumping into Richardson. This is outside the LBJ loop, and for some, that’s a deal breaker. But I promise, once you see this house, you won’t care. (And really, it’s fewer than ten minutes to White Rock Lake and  NorthPark Center, minutes away from the Richardson Tech Corridor, and only 15 minutes north of downtown Dallas. Perspective, y’all.)

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The master bathroom is a real stunner, with an unusual center vanity with two sinks, granite counters, and lots of storage. There is also ample closet space, decorative and recessed lighting, a private water closet, and spa-like steam shower.

It’s a 3-3 with 2,619 square feet, built in 1979. Inside, you’ll find everything from handscraped hardwood floors and a kitchen with custom cabinetry, to cedar-paneled vaulted ceilings and a stunning master bathroom.

This stunner is newly listed by Angela Garcia with Keller Williams Realty Arlington for $295,000.


403 Canyon Creek extThis is a really cute house. Three bedrooms, two baths, 2100 square feet plus. Built in 1983, it was completely renovated in 2007, yielding trowel-textured walls and hand-scraped wood floors; fine designer finishes and Prairie Creek Elementary ye haw! The owners also really went all out for space age type appliances. There is an Advantium Speedcook (makes best frittatas ever) , granite counter(s) (let’s come back to those), stainless appliances, and, in the master bath, a computerized luxury spa complete with steam, sprays, whirlpool, and even a built-in entertainment system.

Oh, it’s not just a steam shower, it is an ozone sterilization system.Space Age bath tub

Actually, it looks rather scary. According to the website, that space-ship like deal is a steam shower bath. “Ozone Sterilization Systems” are available in many of the units. The ozone sterilization can keep your Steam Shower Units, Steam Shower Baths, and Hot Tubs clean. I guess if you get in there, it will keep you germ-free, too, maybe even undo the effects of too much alcohol:

“Often bacteria, viruses, and germs breed in humid environments making Ozone Sterilization Systems a smart feature to have in your Steam Shower Units, Steam Shower Baths, and Hot Tubs.”

I’d like one all over my HOUSE! Besides sterilizing you and the unit, these things have purported extra health benefits like arthritis relief, back relief, decreased congestion (no kidding), decreased inflammation (how this happens I do not know, especially in a hot steam environ), decreased pain, improved joint flexibility (oh yeah), improved muscle tone, improved skin, improved sleep, increased blood circulation, increased mobility, muscle relaxation, overall relaxation, relieved fatigue,  and strengthened immune system.

Maybe you even get a break on Obamacare if you own one!403 Canyon Creek Drive ext 403 Canyon Creek Drive FR fireplace 403 Canyon Creek Drive kitchen 403 Canyon Creek Drive ext.jpg fireplace master 403 Canyon Creek Drive ext.jpg Bath master 1 403 Canyon Creek Drive ext.jpg guest bath 403 Canyound Drive ear yard

Other perks in this $329,000 house. What, yes, it’s $329,000 and no, I am not lying. I know, that fancy bath unit was probably half the cost of half the house. It’s really cute, and I love the exposed brick wall in the family room. You get la la la formals, three bedrooms, two baths, 2100 plus square feet on .35 of an acre. (Did I already say that? Obvi I need a session or two in this steam unit, maybe it cures Alzheimers?) The only thing that bugs me is, did someone forget to finish the kitchen? It’s like it was added as an afterthought. There is just that one counter on the wall, then there is a table at an angle in matching marble. I’ve seen more counter space in apartments. Does the table come with the house? All sorts of questions here.

But then, I sure haven’t seen an out-of-sight steam shower unit that sterilizes me in an apartment. No siree, that is one hot mess product I don’t think you’ll find, well, anywhere except, maybe, Alaska!





This home is a short sale, and cheaper than renting. The owner is perfectly serious when he says, bring on all offers. Like, we mean ALL. Currently priced at $475,000, this home is amazing and practically brand new, though it was built in 1998. In fact, my first question was: does anyone live here? You get almost 3000 square feet, three bedrooms, three and a half baths, generously-sized  rooms with beautiful mill work and wood trim, a steam shower in the decked-out master bathroom, a wood-paneled library, glorious granite and stainless kitchen, you can walk almost anywhere for food, exercise or fun while the two car garage holds your autos. Listed wth Kimberley Gromatzky at Dave Perry-Miller Uptown, I just cannot believe, CAN NOT BELIEVE the asking price: $475,000. 4322 Throckmorton, check it out, FAST!