Whether you’re looking to build your dream family legacy home or you’re ready to escape to lake living right now, the popular Long Cove luxury community at Cedar Creek Lake has several options that’ll fit you.

If you’ve ever tried to purchase land to build your dream home from the ground up, you’ll know it’s not as easy as it sounds. Finding available land that’s truly buildable is a challenge. Luckily, Long Cove has a few last lakefront sites in the established Dodd’s Point neighborhood that can be combined to create an acre-plus of waterfront property ready for construction. The lakefront home site, available for $1.75 million, measures 0.775 acres with 227 feet of waterfront land. The adjacent lot is available and can be combined to add a half-acre.

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Back in March we told you about Long Cove’s newest luxury lakefront neighborhood, Henderson Bay, and now we’ve got complete details about the sleek new townhomes being built there by Robert Elliott Custom Homes, starting from $695,000.

Since the beginning, we’ve followed Don McNamara’s Long Cove development as it’s become a sprawling 1,000-acre second-home haven and a go-to weekend spot for many in the Metroplex. Long Cove, located on the clear, deep end of Cedar Creek Reservoir, was inspired by getaways like those of the Seaside and Watercolor communities in Florida.

But this new 40-acre private and protected cove will feature sandy beach volleyball, a slide into the lake, lakeside fire pits, shared play fields, and rolling lawns. Plus there’s an amphitheater large enough to host an orchestra for outdoor concerts.

The contemporary two-story Long Cove townhomes have two different floor plans to choose from: a two-bedroom, three-bath interior lot home that has 2,422 square-feet or a three-bedroom, five-bath corner lot home that has an impressive 3,198 square-feet. In total, there will be only eight townhomes built. (more…)

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Our Splurge: David Burgher of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty has listed 5663 Lakeshore Court in Log Cabin, Texas for $1,850,000.

It’s only a matter of months before lake season creeps in. And if you’ve been eyeing lake homes in and around the Dallas area, have we got the Splurge vs. Steal for you! This week we put the spotlight on Cedar Creek Lake – a charming destination located just one hour southeast of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.

As the fourth largest lake in Texas with over 320 miles of shoreline it affords idyllic lake recreation, water sports, and a variety of lake homes at every price point. Whether you’re searching for a Lakeshore splurge or a Malakoff steal, Cedar Creek Lake has it all. Which would you choose? We would love to hear in the comments.

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Fall is here. Winter’s coming! Does your boat have a home for the winter? Or perhaps you need a new vessel? Here’s news from East Texas: This past month, Long Cove on Cedar Creek Lake opened a new marina complete with dry dock storage, and it’s open to the public!

Even if you’re not a homeowner in the luxury lakeside residential community, you can rent space to store your boat during the off-season, out of the water and safely sheltered from the elements. Adding to this, Lewisville-based Buxton Marine Sales, the world’s largest Nautique luxury boat dealer, has opened a satellite location adjacent the marina, making shopping and maintenance all the more convenient in this knockout development with concierge services that take care of the work that goes into the care and maintenance of a lake home and boat.

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Bunk rooms have become ubiquitous in vacation homes — not only for kids, but adults too. What is it about bunk rooms that is so engaging? Perhaps they bring back happy memories of sharing bedrooms with siblings (fights forgotten), summer camp, slumber parties, ghost stories, whispers, and giggles. We all have a little spot in our imagination of what the best slumber party ever looks like, and it likely has some kind of bunk bed or canopy-covered cozy spot.

The trend is prevalent at Long Cove, the knockout lakefront real estate community  on Cedar Creek Lake we’ve shared news of as stages unfolded.  The project is being developed by Don McNamara, well known in Dallas for projects such as CityPlace and West Village.

With shared amenities and a full range of services similar to second home communities such as Watersound and Seaside in the Florida Panhandle, Long Cove is a convenient and carefree place to relax just one hour south of Dallas. The premise: 1,100 acres of luxury lake housing with more than 6 miles of shoreline, a community knit together with shared amenities (a convenient marina, boat shop, pool, golf, and playing fields and courts for all sorts of sports and activities); concierge services to take care of the work that goes into the care and maintenance of a home and boat — all within easy driving distance from Dallas-Fort Worth.

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Residents here tend to be multi-generation families gathered to share weekends and vacation time under one roof. Space to sleep many counts here; hence the appeal of the bunk rooms. There’s a friendly bit of competition as to which designer comes up with the best bunks — it even has its own page on Long Cove’s community website. In the race for the best bunkroom, Long Cove shared photos of these slumber party-ready spots.  These fun nooks are tricked out with cool storage compartments, clever ladders, and tech-friendly USB ports. Many adjoin media or  game rooms furnished with flatscreens, video game setups, and billiard tables.

Have a gander, and smile with us, at these inviting heartwarmers and tell us: Which bunkroom is your favorite?

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In the middle of this Texas Summer heat, who wouldn’t want to be out on a lake? At the 505 Ranch on Cedar Creek Lake, the water levels are up and it’s time for activities out on the water!

If you love lake living that’s close to Dallas, perhaps it’s time to consider a home at 505 Ranch? Jump to find out why it’s a great location for a quick getaway.

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