Readers, today we’re heading to the shores of Cedar Creek Lake, about 50 miles southeast of downtown Dallas. Sure, summer is over and October isn’t a typical time to admire a waterfront home. In 2020, however, few things are more appealing than a weekend escape within driving distance of Dallas, and this 2019 build fits the bill.
2208 Point of View is a sprawling half-acre property. The lawn is dappled in sunlight, filtered through towering trees. The home itself has unexpected texture thanks to board-and-batten siding. The slate gray paint and wood accents add a twist to the otherwise classic façade.
Inside, the aesthetic is understated, bright, and airy–no kitschy fish-patterned wallpaper or anchor décor here. Instead, you’ll find bright white shiplap walls, polished concrete floors (ideal for sweeping sand away), a custom staircase, and midcentury-inspired pendant lights. The lakefront views are on full display through the floor-to-ceiling windows.
In the kitchen, each cabinet is painted a moody blue-green that matches the lake’s surface. White subway tile, open shelves, and a cozy booth setup round out the room.
The master bedroom has soaring ceilings and a patio overlooking the lapping water below. In addition to two pretty guest rooms, there’s an eight-person bunk room for sleepovers or family reunions. The bathrooms are adorned with eye-catching extras, like indigo tiles and cactus-print walls.
In the backyard, a sloping green lawn leads down to the shores of the lake, where a two-level dock with a boat lift awaits. Store kayaks and water toys on the upper level, or take a seat on its patio chairs to watch the sunset. As of September 30, the lake temperature was still a comfortable 77 degrees, but when it gets too cold to swim, a fire pit will keep you warm as you enjoy the lake from afar.
Take a full tour of 2208 Point of View with the gallery below.