Do you feel the need for speed? Then you might want to check out a house for sale near Dallas-Fort Worth that features a full-size racetrack in the backyard.
The house, at 9120 Performance Ct., backs up to a full-scale, 1.7-mile racetrack at the Villas at MotorSport Ranch subdivision in the suburb of Cresson, an hour southwest of Dallas. The property comes complete with an unobstructed, panoramic view of the track from a wrap-around balcony.
But the view isn’t the only aspect that would appeal to gearheads. The entire first floor of the house is outfitted with a six-car garage that includes two hydraulic lifts, race-deck flooring, built-in cabinets, a full bathroom, and a utility sink.
Oh, and there’s also a two-car porte-cochère. What’s that, you say? It’s a covered structure that shelters cars and their occupants.
For those who are less car-obsessed, the upstairs portion of the house does offer living space and amenities, including two bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, stained concrete floors, custom-made kitchen cabinets, granite countertops, a walk-in pantry, and a wine fridge.
The list price for the home, built in 2005, is $449,000. Frances Kwan of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty Texas in Plano has the listing.
The buyer of this house will become a member of what’s dubbed a “country club for motoring enthusiasts.” Just as a golf course serves as the foundation of a traditional country club, racetracks serve as the foundation of the 304-acre MotorSport Ranch.
Established in 1996, the subdivision is anchored by a 1.7-mile racetrack and a 1.3-mile racetrack, which are designed for both hobbyists and hard-core competitors who own race cars, high-performance cars, or vintage cars.