Lake Tyler was the location of the HGTV Dream Home contest in 2005. The 6,500 square feet house is built on the east side of Lake Tyler. This beautiful waterfront estate includes a three-story main house, and separate master suite. Built along the Craftsman style, the home also had the look and feel of a Texas Hill Country home, or Texas lakehouse.
The living room featured 30 foot ceilings capped with massive cedar beams, and a ceiling-high white limestone fireplace. While featuring rustic design throughout, the home also had many modern touches, professional style appliances and electronics.
Reached by a pier out into the lake was a lovely 2-story dockhouse. The dockhouse included its own furnished bedroom, bathroom, sitting room and kitchen.
The home was occupied by the contest winners for a couple years. It was later sold at public auction in January 12, 2008, for $1.3 million; photos on this page were taken that day.