Life on the Ranch

Contemporary North Texas ranch defies expectations of country living

Contemporary North Texas ranch defies expectations of country living

Bridle Path Aubrey Exterior
The modern ranch at 5000 Bridle Path in Aubrey just hit the market for $1,440,000. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
Bridle Path Kitchen
Dual dishwashers, a huge island and commercial-grade range make the kitchen a dream. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
Bridle Path Master
Escape in the tranquil master suite complete with a private third-story loft. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
Bridle Path Bath
Why go to the spa when you can have this at home? Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
Bridle Path rustic bedroom
Warm wood accents make this stunner feel like home. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
Bridle Path Laundry
The laundry room is a dream for active families. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
Bridle Path patio
The covered patio is perfect for sipping margaritas at sunset. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
Bridle Path Aubrey Exterior
Bridle Path Kitchen
Bridle Path Master
Bridle Path Bath
Bridle Path rustic bedroom
Bridle Path Laundry
Bridle Path patio

Nestled among 10 acres in the heart of self-proclaimed Horse Country, USA, is a contemporary ranch full of luxurious surprises. With ample room inside for entertaining and plenty of space for a couple of horses outside, it’s practically a steal at $1,440,000.

The 6,400-square-foot looker at 5000 Bridle Path in Aubrey was just listed by Evan Stewart at Ebby Halliday Realtors. The front facade epitomizes clean modernity juxtaposed with Texas rustic, and the house is surrounded by beautiful mature trees. The mix of pastoral with modern elements continues inside with rich hardwood floors, custom cabinetry in the kitchen and specialty rooms that provide a respite from everyday life.

The commercial-grade kitchen, complete with dual dishwashers and an island that stretches 9 feet long and more than 5 feet wide, opens to the casually elegant living room. Tall windows make for a light-flooded living space during the day with a dreamy view at sunset. Each of the five bedrooms has its own distinct personality — from, you guessed it, rustic to chic — and each can accommodate a king-sized bed with plenty of room to spare.

The real jewel to the estate is the romantic master suite. Like something from a five-star retreat, the master bathroom is equipped with a walk-in overhead shower, modern freestanding tub, dark custom cabinetry and marble countertops. A simple staircase runs up the wall dividing the spa-like bathroom from the tranquil bedroom that takes you to the private third-story loft from which you can view the entire property. We can just imagine how idyllic mornings must be watching horses graze from this intimate vantage point.

Other surprises include a huge laundry room, complete with its own sink that Martha Stewart would kill for — perfect for cleaning up after a ride on your favorite steed — built-in bookcases in several rooms and a cozy media room. On hot summer days, chill out in the expansive recreation room that’s large enough for a pool table and home exercise equipment. When the days get cooler, the large covered back patio is the perfect place for gathering with friends and family. There’s also plenty of room for vehicles and gear in the three garage spaces.

As if on theme, even the location of the ranch is a blend of opposites. Located along the coveted 380 corridor, the home is close to local businesses where everyone will soon know your name and less than an hour from DFW Airport. At about 20 minutes east of the culturally vibrant Denton and a little more than 30 minutes from Frisco, this charmer exemplifies the concept of the best of both worlds.