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One of Lakewood's prettiest homes just hit the market

One of Lakewood's prettiest homes just hit the market

6803 Lakewood Blvd.
This iconic French-inspired home is currently listed for $2.3 million.  Photo courtesy of David Bush Realtors
6803 Lakewood Blvd.
The detailed wooden staircase and unique archways provide an artistic detail to the entrance.  Photo courtesy of David Bush Realtors
6803 Lakewood Blvd.
Guests can warm up next to the one-of-a-kind stone fireplace in the spacious yet cozy living room.  Photo courtesy of David Bush Realtors
6803 Lakewood Blvd.
With upgraded appliances and ample storage and counter space, the kitchen is ready for entertaining.  Photo courtesy of David Bush Realtors
6803 Lakewood Blvd.
The French doors in the dining room provide abundant natural lighting to this lovely space.  Photo courtesy of David Bush Realtors
6803 Lakewood Blvd.
Intricate wooden beams line the ceiling of the master bedroom, giving this space a touch of elegance and warmth.  Photo courtesy of David Bush Realtors
6803 Lakewood Blvd.
The master suite includes double French doors, two large windows, and an intimate private fireplace.  Photo courtesy of David Bush Realtors
6803 Lakewood Blvd.
Located off the master bedroom, this bath provides an immediate feeling of relaxation and sophistication.  Photo courtesy of David Bush Realtors
6803 Lakewood Blvd.
The home provides more than enough room for families and guests looking to experience the French countryside in the city.  Photo courtesy of David Bush Realtors
6803 Lakewood Blvd.
A library/sitting room can be used for lounging with a good book, or as a quiet office space.    Photo courtesy of David Bush Realtors
6803 Lakewood Blvd.
The unique tile floor and decorative wet bar showcase the attention to detail found throughout the home. Photo courtesy of David Bush Realtors
6803 Lakewood Blvd.
Surrounded by luscious green ivy and decorative windows, the gated courtyard leads to a comfortable sitting area and pool.  Photo courtesy of David Bush Realtors
6803 Lakewood Blvd.
Take a dip in the shaded pool located in the heart of the backyard.  Photo courtesy of David Bush Realtors
6803 Lakewood Blvd.
The spacious outdoor deck offers a cool and comfortable place to socialize.  Photo courtesy of David Bush Realtors
6803 Lakewood Blvd.
Visitors and overnight guests can enjoy privacy and comfort in this quaint and charming guest house. Photo courtesy of David Bush Realtors
6803 Lakewood Blvd.
6803 Lakewood Blvd.
6803 Lakewood Blvd.
6803 Lakewood Blvd.
6803 Lakewood Blvd.
6803 Lakewood Blvd.
6803 Lakewood Blvd.
6803 Lakewood Blvd.
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6803 Lakewood Blvd.
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When we imagine the perfect country home outside a scenic little European village, this eclectic country French estate is exactly what comes to mind. Fortunately, a passport isn't required to enjoy 6803 Lakewood Blvd. You just need to call David Bush with David Bush Real Estate and book an appointment.

Be prepared to write a hefty check, though, because Bush has this iconic house, named one of D Magazine's “Ten Most Beautiful Homes in Dallas” in 2008, listed for $2.3 million. Interestingly, the picturesque property has not been on the market for 40 years. The same family has owned this property for four decades, meaning it’s been lovingly cared for and meticulously maintained. 

“So many people called me about it when the for sale sign went up and told me it was always one of their favorite houses in Lakewood,” Bush says. “It really is a marquee signature Lakewood landmark. It has the Old World charm, craftsmanship, and character — and a magnificent lot. It’s just stunning.”

Built in 1935, it has the attention to detail created when true artisanship was the norm in luxury construction. There is a casual elegance to the interior, from the stained glass insets in the original entry door and detailed millwork on the staircase, to the exposed beamed ceilings and use of repetitive arches both indoors and out.

There are four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and a powder bath in the 5,218-square-foot home. The secondary living area has a private entry from the pool and garage, and the master suite, complete with a fireplace and balcony, is a private oasis.

The grounds are lush, with multiple areas for entertaining, and of course, a sparkling pool front and center. For visitors, there's a 445-square-foot guest cottage on the grounds.

Location, naturally, is always key, and from Lakewood Boulevard, you can walk to White Rock Lake and bike to Lakewood Elementary, and downtown and the Dallas Arts District are mere minutes away by car.

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