The Lake Life
Escape Dallas on the weekends with these idyllic lakefront homes
A lake house should be a place where you can relax, unwind, and enjoy your surroundings, all without worrying about maintenance (or, let's face it, everyday life). Long Cove was built for exactly that purpose, offering Dallasites a luxurious escape on the shores Cedar Creek Lake.
Created by Don McNamara, the developer and investor behind Uptown's West Village and Cityplace, Long Cove is a mix of waterside cottages and custom lakefront homes, spanning more than 1,000 acres and with six miles of shoreline.
It's an exclusive community, with only a limited number of lakefront home sites released each year. And with homes built by Robert Elliott Custom Homes and designed by Stocker Hoesterey Montenegro Architects, the competition for these properties is fierce.
The next release date is March 31, for Harbor Front Homes in the Henderson Bay neighborhood. These contemporary, two-story, townhome-style homes feature dynamic views of the Henderson Bay Harbor. They have a lock-and-leave mindset, which is ideal for anyone who plans to make the short drive — an hour and change — in from Dallas on the weekends.
Starting at $750,000, the homes range in size from 2,500-3,000 square feet, and include quality finish-outs, open and airy floorplans, quick dock access, and concierge services.
What else can you expect to find at Long Cove? Here are three additional highlights.
Life on the water
Gone are the days of having to futz with your boat or take care of your pool. The full-service marina handles all the maintenance details for you, while quaint fishing ponds offer landlubbers a way to enjoy their own waves. An onsite, resort-style pool and waterslide means more time splashing. In the evening, cozy up next to a lakeside bonfire pit or savor a glass of wine and the incredible view from your own rooftop deck.
Be one with nature
Iron ore hike and bike trails connect all the neighborhoods. A "toy barn" houses all the sports gear your outdoors-loving heart could desire, from cruiser bikes to tennis rackets to a full setup for beach volleyball.
Hole in one
An executive golf course and full driving range designed by Tripp Davis complement the new Thistle Never Dhu putting green — one of the world's largest — designed by David Zinkand.
Mark your calendar for March 31, when the Long Cove sales team will be onsite from 9 am-6 pm to introduce the Henderson Bay Harbor Front Homes. Reservations are encouraged, and can be made by calling 214-220-4924. If you can't make it out that day, feel free to reach out anytime to the sales team to learn more or set up a time to drive out and see for yourself how idyllic the community is.