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Pricey Dallas estate in private community keeps a secret out back

Pricey Dallas estate in private community keeps a secret out back

Pool at 12258 Creek Forest Dr. in Dallas
Beyond the lake you can see office buildings in North Dallas, giving the suburban retreat an urban vibe. Photo courtesy of Allie Beth Allman & Associates
Putting green at 12258 Creek Forest Dr. in Dallas
In the backyard is a pool, fire pit, putting green and view of the lake. Photo courtesy of Allie Beth Allman & Associates
Porch at 12258 Creek Forest Dr. in Dallas
This porch can be screened in. Photo courtesy of Allie Beth Allman & Associates
Elevator at 12258 Creek Forest Dr. in Dallas
Every good estate has an elevator, right?
12258 Creek Forest Dr. in Dallas
The home's inside the prestigious Lake Forest gated community. Photo courtesy of Allie Beth Allman & Associates
Foyer at 12258 Creek Forest Dr. in Dallas
The home has details reminiscent of a Tuscan villa. Photo courtesy of Allie Beth Allman & Associates
Great room at 12258 Creek Forest Dr. in Dallas
Wooden beams run throughout many of the main living spaces. Photo courtesy of Allie Beth Allman & Associates
Kitchen at 12258 Creek Forest Dr. in Dallas
The kitchen boasts ample cabinetry and a curved island. Photo courtesy of Allie Beth Allman & Associates
Living room at 12258 Creek Forest Dr. in Dallas
One of two living areas. Photo courtesy of Allie Beth Allman & Associates
Dining room at 12258 Creek Forest Dr. in Dallas
Entertaining is easy here.
Bar at 12258 Creek Forest Dr. in Dallas
Speaking of entertaining, there's a bar. Photo courtesy of Allie Beth Allman & Associates
Master bedroom at 12258 Creek Forest Dr. in Dallas
Master bedroom has a fireplace and large sitting area. Photo courtesy of Allie Beth Allman & Associates
Master bath vanities at 12258 Creek Forest Dr. in Dallas
Two sinks and lots of cabinets in the master bathroom. Photo courtesy of Allie Beth Allman & Associates
Master bath at 12258 Creek Forest Dr. in Dallas
That's a lot of mirrors. Photo courtesy of Allie Beth Allman & Associates
Master closet at 12258 Creek Forest Dr. in Dallas
Hey, even the master closet has a view. Photo courtesy of Allie Beth Allman & Associates
Game room at 122258 Creek Forest Dr. in Dallas
Possibilities are endless in this game room. Photo courtesy of Allie Beth Allman & Associates
Pool at 12258 Creek Forest Dr. in Dallas
Putting green at 12258 Creek Forest Dr. in Dallas
Porch at 12258 Creek Forest Dr. in Dallas
Elevator at 12258 Creek Forest Dr. in Dallas
12258 Creek Forest Dr. in Dallas
Foyer at 12258 Creek Forest Dr. in Dallas
Great room at 12258 Creek Forest Dr. in Dallas
Kitchen at 12258 Creek Forest Dr. in Dallas
Living room at 12258 Creek Forest Dr. in Dallas
Dining room at 12258 Creek Forest Dr. in Dallas
Bar at 12258 Creek Forest Dr. in Dallas
Master bedroom at 12258 Creek Forest Dr. in Dallas
Master bath vanities at 12258 Creek Forest Dr. in Dallas
Master bath at 12258 Creek Forest Dr. in Dallas
Master closet at 12258 Creek Forest Dr. in Dallas
Game room at 122258 Creek Forest Dr. in Dallas

A new listing may raise the price bar in a chichi North Dallas neighborhood. The nearly 7,000-square-foot home at 12258 Creek Forest Dr., in the gated Lake Forest community, has just hit the market for $3.9 million.

The house next door had been priced at $3.8 million, says Allie Beth Allman listing agent Keith Conlon, but this one has more packed into it. Price per square foot: $561 and some change.

The house was built in 2011 by well-known Dallas homebuilder George Lewis. With a design reminiscent of a Tuscan villa, it has four bedrooms (including two masters), four baths and an elevator.

But the elevator isn’t the most impressive feature; it’s the view from the back. Beyond the private pool, putting green, fire pit and lake, you can see the office buildings running up the Central Expressway/Forest Lane corridor. It gives this suburban-looking home an urban vibe.

Sliding glass doors connect one of two living areas to the massive back porch, which can be screened in. The house also has a great room with even greater wood beams and a large kitchen with curved center island. Hanging over the island is a wrought-iron fixture that mimics many others in the house, from the dining chandelier to the entry sconces.

The first-floor master suite comprises a sitting area, balcony, bath with double vanities and an almost disconcerting number of mirrors, and a closet with a view. Upstairs are three more bedrooms, plus an extra 570 square feet of storage.

Lake Forest is a gated community (read: HOA) with 68 park-like acres filled with winding creeks, lakes, waterfalls and oak trees. Amenities include walking and jogging tails, dog park, swim pavilion, tennis courts, and picnic areas. Despite the retreat-like setting, in this home you will never lose sight of the fact that you live in a bustling city, even if you’re 10 miles away from downtown.

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A version of this story originally was published on Candy’s Dirt.