9206 W. Lake Highlands Dr.

2017 Most Beautiful Homes

The Peninsula | Built in 1964; remodeled in 2015 | 5,000 square feet | 3 bedrooms, 3.1 bathrooms, 5 fireplaces, 1 pool

Why we love it: We chose this house for the way it looks on the outside. But we can only imagine the views from the inside from the handsome observatory on the third floor. (We won’t lie—we aren’t above inviting ourselves over to see first hand.) The home was taken to the studs and redone by the owner, who also happens to be a builder/remodeler and owner of The Stark Companies. “It was a culmination of time and life and experiences, which began 40 years ago,” he says. “I’ve done wonderful, extraordinary masterpiece homes, and this is the first time I’ve done something special for myself.” Cheers to that.

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