Lake Houses Are Cool Investments in Hot Market {Video}

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Hot enough for you? It’s always cooler at the lake, and North Texas has many beautiful places where family and friends can take a swim, fish or just watch the sun set over the water. And waterfront properties have traditionally proved to be good long-term investments.

Here are a few lakeside homes ready to make a splash.

4700 Stafford Drive | Colleyville | Listed for $2,400,000

4700 Stafford Drive 76034, Colleyville, Nanette Luker, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-exterior

A four-bedroom estate home sits on a large stocked pond in a resort-like setting in the heart of Colleyville. The interior rooms have great views and elegant finishes with hardwood and travertine flooring. The kitchen has commercial-grade appliances, a six-burner gas cooktop, a huge island and two dishwashers. Outside is a saltwater diving pool with a large cabana. The four-car garage also has a hookup for a recreational vehicle.

808 Lake Breeze Drive | Highland Village | Listed for $999,990

808 Lake Breeze Drive 75077, Highland Village, Bridget Hupp, briggs freeman sotheby's luxury home for sale in dallas fort worth-deck

Sip your coffee on the wrap-around deck of this five-bedroom custom-built estate or take a dip from your private backyard in Lake Lewisville. A well-equipped kitchen features stainless-steel appliances and a large cooktop island with a breakfast bar. The master suite with a separate security system has a spa-like bath. In the community, just north of the Metroplex, are eight tennis courts, three pools, two soccer fields, two playgrounds and five miles of paths.

850 Meadow Hill Road | Fort Worth | Listed for $999,500

850 Meadow Hill Road 76108, Fort Worth, John Zimmerman, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-exterior

Close to downtown Fort Worth, this four-bedroom executive retreat overlooks a private lake in the Aledo school district. With a gated entry, the three-level home has open living areas with great views. On the first floor are a well-equipped kitchen and an exercise or media room. There are four fireplaces and large covered porches and balconies. The master suite has a fireplace and great bath. A study is just off the main living area.

2044 Harbor Way 501 | Graford | Listed for $669,900 

2044 Harbor Way 501 76449, Graford, John Zimmerman, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-lake2

This beautiful carriage house has amazing views from The Harbor at Possum Kingdom Lake. The four-bedroom condo has three bedrooms on the main level, and a beautiful iron spiral staircase leads to second-floor loft suite. An oversized master suite includes a spa-like bath and walk-in closet. The kitchen has an island and opens to a spacious living and dining room with wet bar. Outside, a covered balcony includes an attached grill. 

1052 Bluff Creek Point | Strawn | Listed for $3,200,000 
1052 Bluff Creek Point 76475, Strawn, Nanette Luker, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-outside dining

This is an architectural masterpiece set on 1.2 scenic acres in prestigious Sportsmans World, home to the famous Hell’s Gate. It provides the ultimate lakefront escape with the best views of Possum Kingdom Lake. Enjoy rustic elegance with soaring ceilings and fireplace, huge windows and gorgeous décor. This home has a game room, flexible living space and a detached two-bedroom guesthouse.

3744 W. Bay Circle | White Rock Lake/East Dallas | Listed for $1,589,000

3744 W Bay Circle Dallas 75214, White Rock Lake, Lou Alpert, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-exterior

Situated on a one-acre lot with views of White Rock Lake, this home is a rare find in Lawther Drive Estates, an exclusive pocket of Lakewood with only 20 homes on one-acre minimum lots. This neighborhood has direct access to biking and jogging trails. The home is one level, with an open floor plan perfect for entertaining, an abundance of natural light that draws you to the walls of windows and expansive views of pool, spa, yard and lake.

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