Summer-Ready, All-Inclusive Lake House on Cedar Creek Lake

In Texas, once May has arrived, you just know record-high heat waves are on the way. Wouldn’t it be a relief to have your entire summer vacation planned, ready to enjoy and just a short road trip from Dallas-Fort Worth? What’s more, it includes all the amenities you need to immediately begin living your lake lifestyle. All you have to do is pack a swimsuit!

As you pull into the driveway of 132 Goodknight Ranch Road and past the automated security gate, you’ll find a charming A-frame waterfront lake house set on over .77 acres and nestled amongst the mature pine trees of Key Ranch Estates. The picturesque surroundings of the property only add to its appeal, with the peaceful serenity of the lake and the lush greenery of the forest providing the perfect backdrop for this idyllic retreat. 

With its vaulted wood plank and beamed ceilings, designer light fixtures and two-story windows, the light, airy great room, dining and kitchen areas are flooded with an abundance of natural light, casting a bright and inviting glow throughout the stylish space and offering breathtaking cove and lake views.

As an added benefit, this recently updated, four-bedroom lake home comes completely furnished and features contemporary décor and low-maintenance vinyl plank flooring throughout. Less time spent shopping for furniture or waiting for it to be delivered means more time relaxing. Instead, you can spend your time doing the things you love – swimming, boating, fishing, and soaking up the sun!

If you need to work during your stay, away from the hustle and bustle of big-city life, the great room offers a perfect solution with its built-in desk and cabinetry. Consider it your remote office with a view.

Moving beyond the great room, a second living area awaits. Natural light floods through the numerous windows, creating a cheerful and relaxing atmosphere.

The recently renovated kitchen features modern appliances, a contemporary color palette, stunning lake views and seamlessly connects to a third living area, which provides additional casual dining and lounging possibilities. 

The large primary bedroom features a beautifully updated ensuite bath, complete with a standalone soaking tub. 

Two additional main-level bedrooms and a loft bedroom provide ample space for multi-generational guests. 

With its versatile layout and comfortable accommodations, there are plenty of rooms and privacy for everyone, making it ideal for hosting holiday gatherings and reunions. 

And still, this property has so much more to offer! In addition to the main house, it also includes an oversized boat/bunkhouse that has been finished with natural-toned wood-planked walls and ceiling. The space is complete with air conditioning and water-resistant vinyl plank flooring, making it the prime spot to relax and unwind while enjoying a long day on the water. This versatile space offers endless possibilities whether you’re looking to entertain or simply enjoy some quiet time. 

No lake lifestyle is complete without a range of recreational watercraft vehicles at your disposal. The property includes a PLUS Harris Crowne SL 250 tri-toon boat, Honda personal watercraft, and e-foil water board, as well as two boat slips and a PWC lift. So, if you’re in the mood for a leisurely fishing trip or an exciting ride on a personal watercraft, this property has got you covered. Don’t miss the chance to experience endless fun and memorable moments on the water.

132 Goodknight Ranch Road presents a beautiful lake lifestyle that offers both a perfect vacation home and investment property. With spacious bedrooms, updated living areas, boats and a boat house, this property provides ample space for relaxation and water activities. 

Its breathtaking lake and cove views are truly unmatched, providing an ideal setting for both outdoor entertainment and serene indoor living. Whether it’s a family retreat or a lucrative vacation rental, this property has something for everyone seeking a complete lake lifestyle experience.

132 Goodknight Ranch Road in Trinidad, Texas is listed by Janice Haney with Ebby Halliday Realtors for $1,950,000. For more information or to schedule a private showing, call Janice Haney at 972.529.0551 or email

Contemporary Lake House with Elevated Style on Richland Chambers Lake 

Overlooking Richland Chambers Lake and set on over an acre in September Sound, 222 September Drive is definitely not your grandfather’s lake cabin. With its fresh, modern design, this contemporary lakeside home is unique in both style and elevation. 

As you enter, you’ll immediately be struck by the spaciousness of the high ceilings, wall-to-wall windows, the abundance of natural lighting, and the unobstructed lake views. 

The open-concept living area features sleek, white cabinetry, and an electric fireplace encased in black marble-style porcelain slabs creates a dramatic focal point. To the left, an elevator connects all three levels of this modern lake house. 

The same “marble” look is also found in the luxurious kitchen and frames the built-in, commercial-sized refrigerator, microwave, and convection oven. The oversized island, with an inset induction range, breakfast bar, and waterfall edges, takes center stage while more sleek, white cabinetry extends around the L-shaped kitchen. Low-maintenance luxury vinyl flooring throughout makes lake living and entertaining a breeze. 

Featuring a designer chandelier, the casual, yet elegant dining area can easily accommodate multiple guests seated around an elongated table. And sunsets give new meaning to the phrase ‘dinner and a show.’ 

Just beyond the wall-to-wall windows, a sprawling patio is the perfect observation deck with plenty of room for outdoor living, dining, and entertaining. 

A guest bedroom with its own lake views and a full guest bath are also conveniently located on the main level. 

The owner’s suite, located on the top level, features a coffered ceiling, a state-of-the-art, drop-down TV, and a front-facing balcony. A seating area with wall-to-wall windows creates a peaceful perch for lounging and enjoying endless views of the lake. 

Morning routines are also next-level when you start your day in the luxurious soaking tub or the glass walk-in shower. The ensuite spa, bathed top-to-bottom in white marble-style porcelain slabs, also includes a floating dual-sink vanity and designer fixtures. And washer and dryer connections are conveniently located in the enormous walk-in closet. 

Additional bedrooms and a bonus room are also located on the top floor. 

Rarely seen in Texas, a finished walkout basement is incorporated into the sloped elevation and currently serves as a studio apartment complete with a kitchenette, full bath, washer/dryer connections, HVAC, and a separate entrance with direct access to the outside. After enjoying the lake, and to prevent needlessly tracking water into the house, it can also serve as an accessible and convenient changing area. The flex space would also make a great bunk room.

The circular drive provides ample parking for several vehicles and direct access to the garage. The boat dock features a single lift and is connected to an adjacent covered deck. 

A unique sanctuary and an entertainer’s paradise, 222 September Drive is where your lake lifestyle begins. 

The home at 222 September Drive is listed by the Carter Hillock Group’s Annette Goolsby with Ebby Halliday Realtors for $1,499,999. A broker’s open is scheduled for Friday, March 31 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information or to schedule a private showing, contact Annette at 903-654-3354,

The Weekly Wrap-Up

Are you searching for a new home? Take a look at some of this week’s fabulous featured properties.

1201 Gray Branch Road | McKinney | $11,995,000

6414 Walnut Hill Lane | Preston Hollow | $1,899,000

2 Glenmeadow Court | Dallas | $995,000

102 Veterans Lane | Gun Barrel City | $749,000

6921 Mill Falls Drive | Dallas | $650,000

9209 Heatherdale Drive | Lake Highlands | $635,000

To view more spectacular homes for sale, visit

The Weekly Wrap-Up

Are you searching for a new home? Take a look at some of this week’s fabulous featured properties.

4728 Stonehearth Place | Dallas | $1,599,000

4609 Augusta Drive | Frisco | $1,350,000

5327 Vanderbilt Avenue | Dallas | $1,265,900

560 S Pearl Expressway | Dallas | $849,000

5505 Ellsworth Avenue | Dallas | $729,000

135 Seaside Drive | Gun Barrel City | $725,000

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10 Must-See Open Houses This Weekend

If you’re in the market for a home in North Texas, you’ve come to the right place. Enjoy your weekend with Ebby Halliday Realtors at these exceptional properties.


1 Waterside

13300 Waterside Drive | Malakoff | $1,895,000


2 Evening Glen

1008 Evening Glen Court | Southlake | $1,825,000


3 Buena Vista

4315 Buena Vista Street | Oak Lawn | $1,000,000


4 Rock Haven

4150 Rock Haven Court | Flower Mound | $1,000,000


5 Fox Glen

3809 Fox Glen Drive | Irving | $775,000


5 Pennyburn

7710 Pennyburn Drive | Dallas | $675,000


6 Pinon

6216 Pinon Trail | Royse City | $543,000


8 Alejandra

11651 Alejandra Lane | Frisco | $474,950


9 Wickham

2717 Wickham Court | Plano | $462,500


10 Caroline

2308 Caroline Court | Lewisville | $428,150


To view all the wonderful homes open this weekend and discover dates and times, visit


Endless Summer: 10 Luxury Lake Homes

With a few weeks left to savor the sweetness of summer, many North Texans are drawn to pools and lakes alike.


These amazing waterfront properties will have you wishing for one last lake trip before heading back to school. Better yet, make yourself at home and enjoy an endless summer.


1_Palm Drive

4370 Palm Drive | Caney City | $7,580,000


2_Island Drive

6 Island Drive | Mabank$2,999,000


3_Waterside Drive

13300 Waterside Drive | Malakoff$1,995,000


4_Blackfoot Trail

123 Blackfoot Trail | Lake Kiowa$1,595,000


5_Nautical Point

114 Nautical Point | Mabank$1,399,999


6_Pleasantview Road

488 Pleasantview Road | Winnsboro | $1,399,000


7_Hide A Way Lane

530 Hide A Way Lane E. | Hideaway$995,000


8_Lynn Dell Drive

2944 Lynn Dell Drive | Tool | $995,000


9_Jackson Circle

265 Jackson Circle | Kerens$969,000


10_Medina Court

1217 Medina Court | Whitney$880,000


To view all the extraordinary lake homes for sale in North Texas, visit and enter ‘lake’ in the advanced search keyword field.

Luxe Tour: 12th Ridge Ranch

Our Luxe Tour series features some of the most extraordinary homes for sale in the North Texas region. Today’s home at 4370 Palm Drive is no exception.


This modern rustic ranch is an epic masterpiece in lakefront living, offering more than 20,000 square feet under roof and incredible panoramic views of Cedar Creek Lake. Watch the video for a taste of our latest Luxe Tour.



For more information on this luxury lake listing, contact Liz Loncar at 903-288-0910 or

Love This Listing: Lakeside Delight



Situated in a secluded neighborhood near Cedar Creek Lake, this exquisite log home boasts high ceilings, huge timbers and handstripped pine throughout. The two-story wall of windows provides incredible views of the open water and the grand patio overlooking the lake offers the perfect space for outdoor entertaining or enjoying a peaceful retreat. The must-see lakefront property includes a boathouse with a boat lift, as well as a double jet ski lift. Watch the video to learn more about why we love this listing.

Need-to-Know Numbers:

•  12747 Honeysuckle Circle
• $475,000
• 3 bedrooms
• 2 baths, 1 half-bath
• 2,377 square feet

Love This Listing: Deep-Water Retreat

960x640_Thumbnail_325 Winding Shore Drive


Situated in one of the most desirable neighborhoods on Cedar Creek Lake’s west side, this home is a deep-water, move-in ready retreat. Enjoy lakeside entertaining year-round with three outdoor living areas, including the spacious boathouse with a party deck and lifts. Inside this waterside paradise are hardwood flooring, granite countertops, a wet bar and woodburning fireplace. Watch the video to learn more about why we love this listing.

Need-to-Know Numbers:

325 Winding Shore Drive
• $625,000
• 5 bedrooms
• 3 baths, 1 half-bath
• 2,894 square feet

5 Lake Homes for Memorial Day Weekend

It’s time to firmly close the door on cooler weather and head out into the sunshine. With that in mind, Memorial Day weekend is a little under two weeks away.


Maybe you’re picturing your long weekend by the pool or on a rooftop with a gorgeous view, but what if you could be by the lake?


We’ve found five amazing lakefront homes primed for enjoying the elements, where you can unwind, relax and enjoy the weather.


1213 Shahan Prairie Road | Little Elm | Lake Lewisville | $1,479,000


624 Lukehaven Drive | Pottsboro | Lake Texoma | $1,425,000


Stowe 2
700 Stowe Lane | Lakewood Village | Lake Lewisville | $1,250,000


704 Stowe Lane | Lakewood Village | Lake Lewisville | $1,199,000


126 Lake Terrace Drive | Mabank – Carolynn Estates | Cedar Creek Lake | $899,000


With locations across North Texas, Ebby Halliday is one of the oldest and most respected full-service residential real estate firms in the country. The company and its Associates seek every day to elevate the home buying and selling process into the wonderful life-changing experience it can be. To learn more about Ebby Halliday Realtors, its Associates and all of the properties available for purchase in North Texas, visit the award-winning