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With picturesque views of Turtle Creek and an undenying Traditional style, this striking wooded estate at 4205 Lakeside Drive in Highland Park captures all attention. Windows line each story of the home creating a perfect atmosphere inside and out.

From the street, viewers are able to capture a home hidden in the woods. A large circle driveway ovals its way around the front and back to the street. A lined drive branches from the circle and leads to the 4 car garage in the back right of the estate. The estate is landscaped with bushes and other greenery. Most of Highland Park homes are highly and elaborately landscaped with flowers of all kinds which, although beautify the home, also make the home look too overdone. A variety of simply trimmed bushes looks just perfect. The one downside to this home is the lack of a pool! A nice big backyard with a nice patio and upper deck, yet no pool?! I guess the future owner will have the option to install one.

The estate covers 11,172 sq. feet with key features including 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. The interior of the home is dressed with a yellow foyer and older furniture. Elaborate wall moldings, wood floors, intriguing carpet, wood ceiling beams and castle like curtains finish off each room of the home. Other indoor amenities include 2 master bedrooms, grand living areas, butlers pantry, exercise room, and an elevator.

The home is clearly one of Highland Park’s premier estates. It is listed for $8,995,000.

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  • Stewie

    The exterior is quite nice, the interior is so-so. Some things I like, some I don’t.




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  • Grrrowler

    This house is beautiful. Age gives a well-maintained older house a patina and it shows in the pictures of this place. The interior is too staid for my taste, but looking at detailing in the woodwork, floors, doors, and built-ins it would be easy to bring a “younger” interior into this house and still keep it sympathetic with the traditional exterior. Even though it’s not to my taste, whoever did the interior knew what they were doing; it’s highly detailed and clearly had a lot of thought put into it.




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    • Grrrowler

      I just looked at the property on a satellite view and it backs up to a strip mall. Even though there appears to be a tall wall between the backyard and the mall’s parking lot, the location is really unfortunate. At least the front looks out onto a small lake.




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      • Barney

        You got THAT RIGHT, Grrrowler……..just saw it too on Bing Live Earth and the location STINKS ON ICE! I don’t care what kind of wall, brick or other you put up, you’re STILL gonna’ always hear the commercial traffic just on the other side of it, AND, the Lakeside Drive looks to be a FOUR lane street! The house, while not my taste at all, is quite lovely & well done as you said, but the pitiful location negates all of that….and I’m sure no one would have a hard time disagreeing with that. NINE MILLION DOLLARS to live in back of, and ONE BLOCK off of a major commercial street, and ON a four-lane street in front?? It is to laugh! I literally could not believe my eyes when I first saw that satellite pic.




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        • Zach

          Lakeside dr is a 2 lane street. The wall behind the homes on lakeside dr is 10+ ft tall and the trees just within the wall are nearly 20 ft tall. Visual privacy is no issue. As far as noise, cars/trucks would bother some and not others.

          Absolutely beautiful homes throughout this neighborhood though. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones home is at the intersection just to the north of this home.




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  • KEV

    Well, that house was built back in 1922, I think, probably nothing but trees and land around at that time in Highland Park. Oaklawn (the street behind the house) probably had some quaint little shops or places to eat, since the strip mall was not invented yet (I think.) Anyway, the house is nice, very nice for its age, but appraised at less than 4 million, probably because it backs up to a fairly busy commercial zone. I realize residential and commercial have to meet somewhere, but with homes of this level of cost, you would think a greenbelt buffer of 100 feet with trees, berms, whatever would have been created to screen the view and noise before allowing that mall to be built, which had to be years and years after the house was constructed.




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  • Kieran

    Truly beautiful inside and out! Shame about the exact location but surely the price reflects that, objectively comparing it to other sales in the area. I think it will sell fast. Hopefully 🙂




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  • If you live in Oak Lawn, You would know how great this is!!!




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