8643 Groveland Side Twilight

They have great views!

OK, that was a really bad joke, but it does illustrate why our Friday Four Hundred this week is an amazing property. This modern home at 8643 Groveland was just featured in the White Rock Home Tour, and is a gorgeous example of sustainable architecture and design. Not only does this two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath modern masterpiece have tons of windows all around its exterior, but it takes advantage of the nature surrounding the home, allowing the homeowner to feel more connected to the outside space. It’s not a huge home at 1,550 square feet, but thanks to the windows, it feels that way. It’s listed by Ebby Halliday Realtor Jude Nash for $469,000.

I love it when a master bedroom feels like a retreat — nay, a vacation. My requirements for a “retreat” include 1) an amazing bath tub, 2) a place where I can sip my coffee, and 3) there is more than one sizable window from which to view something other than my neighbor’s fence.

Not only does 9023 San Leandro have all three of my requirements, but it is in Little Forest Hills, one of my favorite Dallas neighborhoods. With 2,175 square feet, this three-bedroom, two-bath charmer is one of the larger cottages in Lakeland Terrace. And you can have it all and be right next to White Rock Lake for just $347,500!

LFH is often categorized by people from Austin as a place that feels more like home than anywhere else in Dallas. I can see why, too, with all of the cute little cottages with yard art and great landscaping, and the rather hilly terrain. The motto — “Keep Little Forest Hills Funky” — is fairly reminiscent, too!

Back to the house: Everything in this house is practically brand new, and it definitely shows. From the birch kitchen cabinets and gigantic island, to the master bathroom with a jetted tub and double vanity, the inside of the home doesn’t feel like it was built in 1938.

It’s super charming, though, and has tons of great outdoor space, like the screened in front porch where you can hang out without getting eaten by mosquitoes, or the huge upstairs balcony that is just perfect for morning coffee.

Want to see it all for yourself? This home, marketed by Ebby’s own Marlene Jaffe, is open this Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m.