A Cheery, 1940s-Inspired Lake House in Greenville

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2000 N. Lake Dr. Greenville

Happy New Year!

Hopefully, these past few weeks were filled with family and friends, celebrating and relaxing in comfortable quarters. If hectic activity left you wishing you owned a convenient retreat away from the hustle and bustle of city life during the holidays (and on weekends, over the summer, maybe even mid-week) today’s post is for you!

We kick off 2017 with a look at a delightful lake house in a gated community on Greenville Club Lake, a private waterfront development in Hunt County just a little over an hour northeast of Dallas. The listing at 2000 N. Lake Drive, Greenville is inspired by the Prairie-style housing of the 1940s, but was built in 2010.

The 3,272-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath structure on a 0.75-acre waterfront parcel marries the best of both worlds: Nostalgic, casual styling and modern surfaces and amenities. Describing it as a three-bedroom home is misleading, though. With additional bunkroom space, the house sleeps up to 14. It’s a picture book-pretty place to showcase vintage family photos, farmhouse furniture, and those pretty quilts you picked up in Canton.

Click through for photos of this charming Greenville Club Lake retreat:

The drive up belies the space within.

200 N. Lake Drive, Greenville

2000 N. Lake Dr., Greenville

On the ground floor, an open floor plan joins the main living area to kitchen and dining spaces. Special features include 10-foot pine plank walls, 100-year-old reclaimed wood floors, custom wood-framed windows, and two-panel vintage doors throughout,  complete with the original 1920s hardware. Can’t you just see Bing Crosby sitting by the fire in one of these chairs with his pipe and newspaper? (Or maybe yourself with coffee and a laptop?)



Standout appointments in the kitchen include a replica 1950s vintage refrigerator and a 1940s O’Keefe & Merritt gas range, which punctuate a clean, modern design with cypress wood counter tops and a Carrara marble island:

2000 N. Lake, Greenville


2000 N. Lake, Greenville


Love the ceiling treatment, open shelving, and farmhouse sink overlooking the living room:


There’s an airy ground-floor master bedroom suite that opens to a spacious porch:





2000 N. Lake, Greenville

The screen porch is also accessible through doors in the living area, and has room for ample seating with a Club Lake view:greenville-lakehouse-porch-1

Upstairs is a second living area, a second master bedroom, a guest bedroom, and two separate bunk spaces and a second-story porch also facing Club Lake.  Here’s a look at the living space, decked out in All-American red, white, and blue:

2000 N. Lake, Greenville

2000 N. Lake, Greenville


The ladder leads to two cozy bunks under the eaves. The loft would also make nice playroom space/aka “secret hideout” for kids (maybe headquarters for the girl cousins?).

2000 N. Lake, Greenville

A space between the second-floor master bedroom and living area has room for four bunks, plus some clothing storage:


Here’s the upstairs master bedroom:


And the guest room large enough to accommodate two queen size beds:


The upstairs rooms share a full bath:
2000 N. Lake, Greenville

In addition to one full bath down and one full bath up, there’s a powder bath on the ground floor:


The view of the back of the house present a timeless picture:

2000 N. Lake, Greenville

Grounds open to Club Lake:


And a private dock with a boathouse and lift:


2000 N. Lake, Greenville

Club Lake Greenville is a private, gated 122-lot development with a 378-acre lake stocked with Florida Hybrid Spring Bass, Crappie, Catfish, and Copper Nose Gill on approximately 700 acres. Residents share a clubhouse, marina, and lodging suites for spillover guests. Along with fishing, water skiing, and tubing, activities here include duck hunting and hiking miles of trails. It’s a word-of-mouth kind of place — there’s no website.



The property at 2000 N. Lake Drive, Greenville is listed at $629,000. If this front door says “welcome” to you, contact Veronica Lind of Rogers Healy and Associates.