An Affordable, Lucas/Lovejoy Home on Acreage Without an HOA
2,418 sq. ft. (per tax rolls) built in 1985
3 Bedrooms/ 2 Full Baths/ 1 Half Bath/ 2 Living Area
Fireplace/ 2 Dining Areas/ 2 Car Garage/ 3 Stall Barn/ 2 Acres
One of the toughest things to find in Lovejoy ISD is a home under $500K on acreage. There are always homes under $500K in the subdivisions that feed into Lovejoy with small or zero lot line lots, but not homes on acreage. And when those homes do come onto the market, they often require some serious updating or renovations. That’s why we think this home will be appealing to many. Here’s what’s going on in Lucas and Fairview right now.
Almost all of the two acre lots in Lucas/Lovejoy for sale are in the new developments with strict homeowner’s associations. In those subdivisions, you cannot build a metal barn, they’ll probably require a minimum of 3,500 SF or so, and most likely they won’t allow horses. Those homes will end up in the $700K to $900K after all the dust settles. That works great for lots of folks, but for those who want a more affordable and smaller home with a metal workshop or barn, horses and no HOA, they’re left out of the party.
We currently do have a Lucas/Lovejoy 2 acre lot for sale which isn’t in an HOA which would allow you to build what you want, but you’re starting from scratch and new construction has become very expensive.
The home is already perfectly set up for horses. In fact, there’s a miniature horse on the property right now. If you’ve been boarding your horse, instead of paying $400-$450 a month for full-care, you can have one right on your property. Use that savings for your home payment.
Kids can walk to Lovejoy High School since it’s right next door to Lemontree Estates.
This wonderful and thoughtfully updated ranch home is move-in ready for you and your family. Conveniently located in the heart of Lovejoy ISD. Enjoy close-in-country living! A short commute to 75, 121, and 190, with excellent shopping and dining just minutes away. This home has a great floorplan with spacious rooms and comfortable flow, understated elegance, thoughtful upgrades, and loads of natural light. Upgrades include granite countertops, high ceilings, arched windows, crisp and clean finishes, and updated paint, with wonderful open views to appreciate the outdoors. This lovely single story home is set on 2 well-maintained acres to appreciate the country lifestyle. Horses are welcome! This property is well set up with a 3-stall barn, paddock area, and separate pasture.
One Story Living
Once in this large and welcoming entry you’ll notice the sense of spaciousness. Enter through the lovely solid wood door to see a bright and open space before you. Open to the entry hall, the living room has beautiful trim work. The large space feels formal and relaxed at once. Library panel molding walls make a graphic linear statement and are clean and crisp painted in modern white. A floor to ceiling fireplace in Chicago antique brick is centered between two huge single pane picture windows with views to the backyard. The integrated hearth and firebox surround has a floating wood mantel shelf. The fireplace is striking against the clean white walls. The room has recessed lighting in the high ceilings and a centered ceiling fan fixture.
The roomy dining room is open to the hall to the left of the front entry. Awash with light through front large arched facing windows. The floors are warm wood in a tiled parquet pattern. Cathedral ceilings, a centered chandelier fixture and generous front window make this an inviting room. The hall from the entry continues to the kitchen, allowing for ease of entertaining. The space is versatile and would also make a lovely home office or music room.
Just across the hall is the homes half bath and entry to the family room. The bathroom is beautifully done with warm earth toned walls, tiled floor, and granite topped vanity. The family room at the end of the hall has a wall of furniture finish built in cabinetry, consisting of a desk area with open shelves above with an adjacent floor to ceiling closed cabinetry armoire. The room is large and roomy with floor to ceiling windows and a side door access to the backyard. The ceiling is treated with a fur down surround and a vaulted center. A ceiling fan light fixture illuminates the space.
This kitchen is at the end of the hall off the entry and is freshly updated. Travertine floor in a warm light walnut, granite counters, and modern subway set mosaic backsplash. The cabinets are all custom-built furniture finish in full wood. The kitchen is outfitted with electric oven and range top, microwave, dishwasher, and double bowl sink. The sink is situated in a corner with two sides of windows for great views to the front and side yards. A peninsula island has breakfast bar seating and a breakfast room with built in hutch is open to the kitchen at the end of the room with windows to the front and side yards.
Off the kitchen is entry, through the large laundry, to the garage. The laundry has built in closed upper cabinetry. A large walk in utility closet is on the opposite wall and there is still plenty of room for an additional fridge/freezer or built in mud room cabinetry. The garage is a double door side entry garage with a door to the backyard and loads of built in countertop workspace along to side.
The bedroom suites are located off the entry hall to the right side of the living room. The first two bedrooms have front facing windows. The windows are large, arched, and outfitted with wide wood blinds. The bedrooms have roomy closet storage and ceiling fans with lighting. The second bedroom has a side door to the Jack-and-Jill bathroom with shared access to the hall. The bathroom is beautifully updated with full glass shower and separate vanity room with framed mirrors, widespread faucets, and granite counter.
The hall ends at the master bedroom. This spacious and impressive room has views to the backyard and pasture beyond, and an atrium door to the backyard. The bedroom is light and bright with large windows, and a dramatic tiered tray ceiling.
Enter the elegantly updated master bath with light countertops on custom full wood cabinet vanity, travertine wainscot with accent tiles around the tub and deck, and satin nickel fixtures. At center stage the large curved tub sits under two windows of distortion glass. Beside it, in a corner, the walk-in shower has a beautiful glass door, mosaic floor, and full floor to ceiling tile surround. The master closets are separate his and hers on either side of the room and each side has a well shelved linen closet. They are large closets well-appointed with open shelf storage, cubbies, and generous amounts of hanging space.
The home is very well built with full masonry surround. Old growth trees create a lush setting in this interior lot of this complete neighborhood. The front yard is deep and broad with a welcoming front walk and loads of curb appeal! Huge trees and mature well-planned foundation plantings give shade, add structure, and create a park like setting of privacy. The back yard has a huge fenced play yard and deck area to enjoy. There is a ton of room to run around or add a pool and additional outdoor living.
A side garden and patio are off the end of the driveway and there are very well placed gates and fences for access to the barn. The barn is ready for use with separate paddock and a larger grazing pasture. The barn has three roomy 12×12 stalls with 12 ft. porch roof overhang, water, and electricity. A large separate double door room is at one end for feed/tack or equipment storage.
|SF||3376 Sq Ft (+/-) Per Tax Rolls|
|Approximate Lot size||2.3 Acres|
|School District||Lovejoy ISD|