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Hot Property: A Creekside Gem in the Heart of Lakewood

The grown-up version of the treehouse we've always wanted.

In a city like Dallas, where summer temperatures are sweltering and bodies of water are scant, nothing beats a home next to a creek. Such properties are incredibly hard to find. That’s why, if we’re going off location alone, 6815 Carolyncrest Drive is well worth a feature. This four-bedroom build is situated just above the McCommas branch of White Rock Creek. (It’s also steps from Lakewood Elementary, for any house hunters out there with young children.)

Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the home itself is lovely, with an elegantly understated, mixed-material façade. Bright white stucco and warm wood are complemented by wrought-iron windows, modern sconces, and a Juliet balcony.

Even on the ground level, this home feels like a treehouse. Each floor-to-ceiling window frames a different vantage point of the thick, lush trees that line the property’s perimeter.

The open floor plan melds together the living room, dining room, and kitchen. In the latter, an enormous island is perfect for entertaining, and the gray cabinetry and white subway tile backsplash are fresh and airy. Pay attention to the light fixtures: gilded orbs above the kitchen island, an iron pendant in the breakfast nook, and a sunburst-style chandelier near the fireplace.

The second story, which houses several bedrooms and additional living spaces, is perched among the treetops. The master bathroom boasts unparalleled views of both the backyard and the creek, and we envy the future owners who can soak in the sights from the freestanding tub.

The backyard at 6815 Carolyncrest Drive is as green as it gets. A multi-level pool is framed by a verdant lawn, and the creek babbles nearby as it winds its way around the property. The outdoor living area, which is enveloped in pretty wood paneling, is an ideal setting for summer gatherings.

Take a full tour of this Lakewood home with the gallery below.

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