20 Summit Pl., Cedar Hill $695,000
This property is all about topography, topography, topography. It’s the perfect full-time residence or weekend retreat, located just 17 miles south of Dallas and three miles from Joe Pool Lake. Designed by George Woo, a protégé of I.M. Pei, it was recently updated by current owners to post-modern perfection. The house is approximately 3,000 square feet, divided by a vista-rich bridge with breathtaking views of lush cedars. Bonus: Summers are usually 10 degrees cooler here than in Dallas. The house boasts four bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, and a three-car garage on an adjacent Hill County summit covered in Buffalo grass. Douglas Newby, Douglas Newby & Associates. 214-522-1000.