A cozy little lake house on Cedar Creek Reservoir, about 70 miles southeast of downtown Dallas, is ready to be the weekend respite for one lucky local family. Although the exterior of 234 Bushwhacker Dr. in Mabank might not be winning any awards, the totally renovated interior of this three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath home deserves a spread in Southern Living.
Originally built in 1978, the 1,217-square-foot cottage is going for $259,000. It was renovated in the last few years by the sellers, who put in new everything: kitchen, floors, heating and air conditioning, fixtures, water heater, retaining wall, and sprinkler system. There is even a brand new boathouse with electric boat lift.
The kitchen has updated appliances, pantries, cabinets and backsplash, and it shares a semi-circular living space with seating around the large stone fireplace and TV area. It’s all surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows that look out onto the backyard and lake .
The back deck is perfect for grilling, and the master bedroom has its own private deck access for early risers looking to get out on the water without waking everyone else.
And when you come off the lake, the large basement is set up to hold life jackets and boat supplies in addition to having a full bathroom so you can get clean before heading upstairs.
Ebby Halliday agent Shelly Brown-Qualls says that despite being down for the last couple of years, Cedar Creek is full again after the last few months. And don’t worry about a Lake Lewisville environment on holiday weekends.
“It’s not a big party place,” she says. “There aren’t a bunch of restaurants, so you cook out at your house and with your neighbors. It’s a much more chill environment.”
The peninsula on which Bushwhacker sits has boat access on both sides and a neighborhood boat launch for guests. The house can be sold fully furnished as shown with an acceptable offer.