Lakeside Living

8 serene lake houses near Dallas-Fort Worth for living the dream


Surfside Court
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Surfside Court 2
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207 Hunter Pass
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207 Hunter Pass
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2304 Lafayette
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2304 Lafayette interior
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2601 Driftwood
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2601 Driftwood Interior
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2604 Perkins Road
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2604 Perkins Road Interior
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1302 South Lakeshore
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1302 South Lakeshore Int.
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1904 Peninsula Drive
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1904 Peninsula Drive Int.
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1750 Dalton
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1750 Dalton Interior
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Do you daydream about lakeside living? So do we. Which is why we scouted lake houses currently for sale around Dallas-Fort Worth. Here’s a snapshot of homes that afford that kind of lifestyle, ranging in price from $600,000 to nearly $4 million.

4112 Surfside Ct.
Lake Arlington
4 bed/4.5 bath/5,468 square feet
$1,175,000

A huge back patio and deck with fire pit and pool, plus three screened porches, all with views of the lake, may make you reconsider ever leaving the house. With two office spaces, you may never have to make the choice.

4112 Surfside Ct. (continued)

Hardwood floors, stately columns, and neutral wall colors give the home an art gallery feel. A gourmet kitchen and spa-like master bathroom — with multiple heads and body sprayers in the shower, a jetted tub, and a bidet — make us want to vacay here all year long. 

207 Hunter Pass
Lake Waxahachie
4 bed/4 bath/4,417
$995,000

Modern design meets country living in this gem nestled on 3 acres at Lake Waxahachie. The upper deck is the place to be, with an uninterrupted view of the lake through lush trees. The saltwater pool is a close second.

207 Hunter Pass (continued)

Inside, Carrara marble tile, Italian plaster walls, and heavy wood beams are featured throughout. There’s ample seating in the living area and kitchen; six can sidle up to the bar that divides the two. Views of the lake and landscape remain the focal points throughout the open floor plan, which seems to encourage you to simply relax and breathe it all in.

2304 Lafayette Dr.
Lake Ray Hubbard
5 bed/6 bath/6,401 square feet
$1,690,000

Driving up the tree-lined entry of this estate, you might think you’re in the Deep South. The covered patio provides shade and entertainment space, while the infinity-edge pool helps combat the summer heat. A little bit of landscaping, and this backyard would be an oasis.

2304 Lafayette Dr. (continued)

Four living areas plus two flexible spaces would make entertaining in this home a breeze. Hardwood floors, custom built-ins, exotic granite, and a gourmet kitchen round out the fabulous features.

2601 Driftwood
Lake Grapevine
6 bed/5 bath/6,407 square feet
$1,895,400

This luxurious compound comprises a main house with five bedrooms and separate living quarters with bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette, and living and dining areas. The lagoon-like saltwater pool with a view of Lake Grapevine is just waiting for a blow-out summer party.

 

2601 Driftwood (continued)

Gorgeous fixtures, custom millwork, and rustic hardwoods make each light-filled space feel like it’s something right out of Southern Living. We can’t get over the romantic touches like the plantation shutters and clawfoot tub.

2604 Perkins Rd.
Lake Arlington
4 bed/4 bath/5,751 square feet
$895,000

We’re loving these lake houses with pools. Watch the sun set over Lake Arlington from your own private oasis, or walk out to the lake just feet from the house. There’s also a boat dock with boat lift. 

2604 Perkins Rd. (continued)

Sure this one screams bachelor pad right now, but that can be remedied with a little redecorating. This place was designed with house guests in mind, with two game rooms, a custom study, a media room, a huge balcony, and guest quarters.

1302 S. Lakeshore Dr.
Lake Ray Hubbard
4 bed/3.5 bath/2,990 square feet
$615,000

This newly reduced ranch-style charmer boasts a huge backyard that ends at the shoreline of Lake Ray Hubbard, making it boat dock ready. Plenty of mature trees dot the half-acre property, and in Texas, we’ll take all the shade we can get.

1302 S. Lakeshore Dr. (continued)

A vaulted beamed ceiling in the living area, clad in a fresh coat of crisp paint, updates the home nicely and draws the eye to the private views of the water. We love the split bedroom feature in this one-story abode. It’s sure to give you plenty of privacy away from kids or visiting relatives. 

1904 Peninsula Dr.
Lake Grapevine
6 bed/5.5 bath/5,093 square feet
$800,000

This homey refuge sits on 1.21 acres, with direct access to Lake Grapevine. Although you can’t see the lake from the back patio, you can enjoy knowing that it’s just a short, secluded walk away. The expansive deck and patio area, complete with multiple seating areas, pool, spa, and fire pit, gives us serious backyard envy.

1904 Peninsula Dr. (continued)

The recently updated home features a fun spiral staircase and built-ins in the home office, stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, and neutral paint colors throughout. Plus, there’s a see-through fireplace in the master suite, separating the sitting area from the rest of the room. Talk about romantic.

1750 Dalton Rd.
Lake Ray Hubbard
5 bed/5 bath/7,627 square feet
$3,900,000

The largest of the featured properties also is the most Texan, with barn and stables onsite. (You can ride your horse to the shore of Lake Ray Hubbard.) We’re imagining hosting barbecues out back with the help of the outdoor kitchen, fabulous pool, and cabana.

1750 Dalton Rd. (continued)                 

True, the decor is a bit dated. But with vaulted and tray ceilings in various rooms, crown molding, and an incredible master bath, a few coats of paint and some new window treatments seem worth the trouble. 

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