Candy's House of the Week
Get out of town (sort of) at this his-and-hers contemporary ranch on 115 lush green acres
It’s time for a real estate getaway, don’t you think? How about to the Red River Valley one hour north of Dallas, give or take a few for LBJ traffic?
This 115-acre quarterhorse ranch and wildlife preserve holds the secret to the happiest of marriages: two residences. Both contemporary, each has two bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a great room, and a gourmet kitchen, which you are really going to use out there. Ain’t no Starbucks down FM 678.
The interiors are all gussied up with Kohler, Baldwin and those tall, energy-efficient Isokern fireplaces. With shaded patios and fabulously landscaped gardens, it’s like a Park Cities home away from Park Cities.
Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Sounds like a great place to find your own free-range turkey next Thanksgiving, right?
There are critters galore: deer, turkey, waterfowl. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Sounds like a great place to find your own free-range turkey next Thanksgiving, right?
The surrounding acres comprise lush pastures, rolling greenlands, groomed trails for hiking and walking, fishing ponds, and nearly 3,000 feet of frontage on Sandy Creek. Inside a landscaped stone entry is the pristine equine facility with five pastures, five-stall barn, hay barn and manager’s residence.
When you need to poke out in civilization and wear some mascara, the Rock Creek Resort and Lake Texoma are 10 miles north. Or, of course, just come home.
Now, I thought this would be the perfect getaway for a married couple. Talk about getting away from each other! I live here, he lives there, and we meet for “visits.” What if he’s messy? His quarters could look like Hoarders! Does he love to leave towels on the bathroom floor! Pick-up days are over!
Complicated marriages aside, this is a ranch that could also be shared by two couples with maximum privacy. What a great way to get out of Dodge. Asking price is $1,800,000 for 115 acres or $2,600,000 for 165 acres. In the country, you can have it your way.