Lakeshore living is at its finest in the Lone Star State, where these five lake house will surprise you with their views, amenities, and luxury. Take a look at a couple of our favorites places for relaxing this summer, thanks to Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.
Elegant Exclusive on Eagle Mountain Lake
Listed by John Zimmerman for $2.099 million
Just northwest of Fort Worth is Eagle Mountain Lake, one of the most beautiful lakes in North Texas, spanning 8,694 acres. This house has gorgeous views, and the 2.77-acre property is heavily treed with an engineered sea wall and extensive drainage system. The drive-up to the house features street lights from famed Avenue Foch in Paris. The exterior of the home is limestone, cut, polished, and imported from Syria, and solid, double-hung wood Anderson windows create unmasked views of the property while offering the highest energy efficiency. There’s even a boat dock with a lift for two boats. Designed by William Beck and custom built by prize-winning builder Landon Banks, this 5,918-square-foot house has a gourmet kitchen with commercial-grade appliances and a cozy sitting area with a fireplace. All four bedrooms are ensuite, and there are marble, limestone, and designer details throughout.
Traditional Texas Retreat on Richland Chambers Lake
Listed by Janna Schick for $624,900
Richland Chambers Lake is located near Corsicana, about 1.5 hours from downtown Dallas. It offers 330 miles of beautiful shoreline and waters full of white, hybrid striped, and largemouth bass. This lakefront property is perfect for quiet living or weekend retreat, situated on a hill with grand views of the lake and trees. A walkway surrounds the entire property and a lighted walkway leads down to the boat dock which features two bays, sinks, and built-in cabinets. The main house has four bedrooms, three baths, and 3,535 square feet on two stories. The living room and large dining room are connected by dual fireplaces and the upstairs features a master bedroom and bath with spacious walk-in closet, two additional bedrooms and bath, and a landing with built-desk. A wrap-around screened porch and walls of windows allow for lots of natural light and great view from every room. In addition to the main house, there are attached guest quarters with full kitchen, stacked washer and dryer, living area, and separate bedroom and bath.
Tuscan Treasure on Lewisville Lake
Listed by Marilyn Newton for $1.25 million
Framed by native oak trees, this Tuscan beauty sits on 1.37 lake front acres on Lewisville Lake with boat accessibility from the backyard. The home has four bedrooms, two full baths, two half baths, and 5,093 square feet on two stories. Beautiful hand-scraped hardwood wood floors are showcased throughout most of the downstairs. The kitchen would be appreciated by any chef (or aspiring one), with double ovens, gas stove top, an island with a second sink, breakfast bar, and large amounts of counter space and cabinets. A downstairs game room has great lake and backyard views, as do most all rooms throughout the home. The large master suite with luxurious bath features a jetted tub, double vanities, and a large steam shower for two. Upstairs are two living areas, one of which has an architectural turret that gives additional natural light. Enjoy the outdoor kitchen, a large patio, babbling brook, a cozy fireplace, and stunning lake sunsets.
Bass Fishing Beauty on Lake Fork
Listed by Donald Peterson for $590,000
This 3,238-square-foot home is located on Texas’ number one bass fishing area, Lake Fork, about 1.5 hours east of Dallas. It sits on acre of waterfront land with automated boat house and dock in a quiet, gated subdivision in Yantis. The beautifully designed three bedroom, 3.5 bath house has two master suites and an incredible 40-foot screened loggia with a fireplace to watch the sunsets. There are also great vaulted formals, a gourmet kitchen, large utility area, hand-scraped hardwood floors, and Versailles patterned slate.
Lewisville Lake Lovely
808 Lake Breeze Drive, Highland Village
Listed by Bridget Hupp for $999,990
Be one of the few to live on the lake in this 6,392-square-foot custom estate, with five bedrooms, 5.2 baths, a three-car garage, state-of-the-art home theater, and soaring views leading down to the water’s edge. It’s one of the largest lakes in north Texas, spanning 29,000 acres with 233 miles of shoreline. Sip your morning coffee from the wrap-around deck, or take a dip in the waters with lake access from a private and secluded backyard. This house is pure luxury, with marble floors, a dramatic winding staircase, walls of windows, an open-concept floorplan, and turnkey designer upgrades. The gourmet chef’s kitchen has granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and an expansive cooktop island with breakfast bar seating. The masters suite offers a separate security system, living and kitchen area, laundry, mirrored exercise room, spa-quality bath, and a discrete bonus room.