Lakeside feels “magical” to Basantkumar family

Jay and Lavinia Basantkumar love their Normandy home and their Lakeside neighbors. "We know nearly everyone on the entire street," said Basantkumar.

Jay and Lavinia Basantkumar love their Normandy home and their Lakeside neighbors. “We know nearly everyone on the entire street,” said Basantkumar.

Jay Basantkumar was accompanying a friend who was house-hunting in October 2013, when he became intrigued.

“Holy cow!” he told his friend as they drove through Lakeside, “I didn’t know this kind of place existed.”

It didn’t seem to matter that Basantkumar and his family of four were happily situated in a 4,300-square-foot home in Trophy Club.

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Engel & Völkers property shop to make DFW debut in Lakeside

Roxann Taylor stands in front of his corner property shop at Lakeside where she will introduce a whole new concept in marketing real estate.

Roxann Taylor believes her Engel & Völkers property shop at Lakeside and Northwood will intrigue passers-by with its novel approach to marketing real estate.

Roxann Taylor jumped at the chance to locate the first North Texas Engel & Völkers property shop in The Shops at Lakeside.

“I knew Lakeside was perfect the first time I drove through,” said Taylor, the owner of a highly successful Southlake real estate agency who has been recognized by D Magazine’s “Best Real Estate Agents” for the last 14 years.

“People will pour in from FM 2499 to stop at the restaurants and shops,” she explained, “and there will be lots to do. It’s exactly the kind of environment I was searching for.”

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Grab a paint brush and enjoy the fun at Bottle and Bottega

Glenn Olson, the owner of the Lakeside Bottle and Bottega, with a paint brush and canvas in front of his location in The Shops at Lakeside.

Glenn Olson, owner of the Lakeside Bottle and Bottega, with a paint brush and canvas in front of his location in The Shops at Lakeside. A grand opening is expected in February.

Bottle and Bottega is a BYOB art party studio,” explained longtime Flower Mound resident Glenn Olson of his business that is expected to open in Building 1 of the Shops at Lakeside in February.

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A bottega [boh-TEY-guh], by the way, is defined as the studio of a master artist, in which students learn by participating in the work.

“For the most part,” noted Olson, “we are more about having a good time and socializing than creating fine art.”

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First lofts nearly ready for residents

JoAnne Griffin of Elan Lakeside on a "hard hat" tour of the lofts units in Building 1.

JoAnne Griffin of Elan Lakeside on a “hard hat” tour of the loft units in Building 1, which will be ready for residents on December 9. Units in Buildings 1 and 2 feature 14-foot ceilings.

Construction crews are working to complete Lakeside’s first mixed-use building in time for a December 9 “ready date.”

Lakeside’s first truly urban-style residents can’t wait. They are hoping to be settled into their new digs well before Christmas.

“All but one of the apartment homes in Building 1 are leased,” said Wendy Kline, property manager for Elan Lakeside, “and all of our new residents are very eager to begin their lives here.”

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The Linebergers moved to Lakeside as fast they could

California did not hold a candle to Texas in the eyes of Elizabeth and Alan Lineberger, so they returned to the Lone Star State and found a home in Lakeside.

California did not hold a candle to Texas in the eyes of Elizabeth and Alan Lineberger, so they returned to the Lone Star State and found a home in Lakeside.

The landscape in Phase II of Lakeside’s single-family area looks familiar to Alan and Elizabeth Lineberger.

“When we first visited in January,” Alan said, “there wasn’t much out here except for the models and a few homes under construction. Just like Phase II looks now.”

The Linebergers were eager to return to Texas after a job promotion had taken the couple from Houston to San Diego.

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