Candy's House of the Week
Escape the madness and find some peace at this sprawling Celina ranch
The news of this past week just got worse by the minute. On Monday, we were in shock over the Boston Marathon bombings. By Friday, Watertown, Massachusetts, looked and sounded like Beirut.
We learned that homes, apartments and nursing homes ought not be built too close to fertilizer plants, that zoning may have saved lives in what used to be West, Texas. And it’s okay to go back in the water in Kaufman County now: Authorities have nabbed the bad guyandgirl.
This ranch may feel like the boonies, but it’s half an hour from the basic supply depots of Neiman Marcus Willow Bend and Costco.
After all that, I long for a peaceful, secluded place away from all the crazies of the world. In other words, a ranch.
This one up in Celina boasts the amenities of a five-star club. It’s like an all-inclusive resort, so you never have to leave and face the ghastliness of the real world — which sounds like heaven right about now. There is even a mammoth wine cellar, which is where I will be if we ever have another week like this one.
Located just north of Dallas, east of the northern tip of Preston Road, this ranch may feel like the boonies, but it’s half an hour from the basic supply depots of Neiman Marcus Willow Bend and Costco.
In addition to the aforementioned wine cellar, the 15,000-square-foot home has living areas galore, four oversized bedrooms with en suite baths, seven-car garage, gourmet kitchen, study, heated pool, and spa. Also on the 314 acres are two arenas (one is competition size), a mare motel (a shelter often used for foaling mares), ranch manager’s home and office, stall barn, and equipment barn. There are gently rolling grounds, plenty of trees and thee stocked ponds so you can just go fishing. All this for only $15,000,000.
Breeding horses, drinking wine and fishing. Sounds like paradise to me. Does that trophy room bother you with all those heads? Once upon a time, it may have bothered me. But now they look a lot more comforting than those two brothers in Boston.