This Gorgeous Home on 5 Acres Backs to 25 Mile Long Trinity Trail!
3,889 sq. ft. (per tax rolls)/ 5 Acres (two adjoining parcels)
3 Bedrooms/ 3 Full Baths/ 1 Half Bath/ 2 Living Area/ Fireplace/ 2 Dining Areas
Study/ Game Room/ 3 Car Garage/ Outdoor Living/ Outdoor Kitchen
Vanishing Edge Pool/ 3 Stall Barn/ Pastures
A Note From Tom
OK, full disclosure here, we used to own this home. Rhonda and I are biased and very attached to it. I’ll tell you exactly why.
The reason we bought the home in the first place was because we knew there would never be a home behind us. We could walk out our back gate and have hundreds of acres to walk or ride our horses. Since then, the Trinity Equestrian Trail has been extended and is now 25 miles long around Lake Lavon. Those homes just don’t come onto the market very often and we knew it because we looked for so long. We had our offer the first day of the first open house.
The home originally had cedar siding so one of the first things we did was add the stone facade. We also changed the boring, straight and skinny asphalt driveway into a winding concrete driveway which provided privacy from the street. We added electric, camera, and privacy gate to the entrance and also brought water up on its own timer to water the flowers. We added tough, drought tolerant Eastern Red Cedars all around the perimeter of the property. We just like privacy from the street.
Then we added onto the home with a beautiful, big master bedroom, master bath and large closet with sitting area. Those rooms have gorgeous views of the two ponds (called tanks in the country). We dredged the tanks down to about 20′ deep and brought electric out into a lockable cabinet with breakers. We also upgraded the underground electric from the street to handle the extra power requirements.
We added both pipe and wrought iron fencing around the home to isolate the front and back yard from our horses. To give trailers and trucks easy access from the street, we installed three oversized swinging iron gates at an angle to provide easy access from the street. A sprinkler system was added to the areas behind fencing surrounding the home. And finally, we added a sliding gate, with carriage lights and a camera with speakers.
When we sold the property to the current homeowners, they took it to yet another level, both inside and out. They upgraded the kitchen with top quality finish out and appliances, added hardwoods, and did a beautiful job of updating the other rooms in the home. Outside, they built a gorgeous infinity pool, spa, outdoor kitchen, covered patio and vegetable garden.
Several years ago the big old barn near the front of the street was damaged by a storm, so the sellers rebuilt it keeping much of the original structure in place. Much of the wood in the barn is Bois d’arc, which over the years becomes tougher than concrete.
That’s the progression of how the home was updated through the years, now I’ll share why we loved this home so much.
- The home sits high in the middle of the property and the land slopes down to the Corps of Engineers property.
- The high elevation provides gorgeous, expansive views over the tops of the trees to the Corps property below. I loved to sit in the big study with its wall of big windows and watch fronts move in from the north.
- When we closed the privacy front gate, we left the world behind us. We never had to deal with solicitors. We always knew who was at the gate with the camera and speaker and could open it from the home.
- The closest homes on either side were hundreds of yards away and of course, there was no home behind us nor could we see the homes across the street
- The sound of the fountains in the ponds was wonderful
- We loved to watch our horses sprint from the lower pasture up to the barn at the top of the property, then around the ponds, and back again when they felt frisky
- We also loved the big, old barn. It’s one of the oldest in the entire area. It’s tall too, with plenty of clearance for the largest RV.
- The circular driveway is all concrete rather than asphalt which will break up within several years. It’s easy to drive in and out of the property without ever having to back up
- The nights are dark and quiet. Because the home is very near Lake Lavon, there are no lights to the east. You could look up at night and actually see the stars and meteor showers. There is no road or traffic noise.
- We saw lots of wildlife. Red Tailed Hawks, owls, geese, road runners, rabbits, turtles, bobcats, coyotes, even deer. All of the land around Lake Lavon is government owned and hunting is strictly regulated.
- We would walk right out the gate in back of our home and ride our horses or take long walks with our dogs
- Believe it or not, the home is only about 10-12 minutes from 3 million sf of shopping, entertainment, and restaurants at the corner of Stacy Rd and Central Expwy. You really feel like you’re out in the country, but you’re not. We knew all the back roads to McKinney and Plano and were able to avoid the highways
- And finally, one of the main reasons we chose the home in the first place was because it’s in Lovejoy ISD. Back then every school in the district received the highest ratings awarded by the Texas Education Association, and it’s still that way today.
A remote controlled privacy gate with concrete driveway leads down to the property. The single story, ranch style home has been completely renovated and sits on a 5 acre tract of land. It’s a horse lover’s paradise. It has a huge barn and the entire property is pipe fenced. Open a gate and ride right out to the , a 25 mile hiking and horse trail course around Lake Lavon. The views from the study, family room, master bedroom and bath are just gorgeous. There are two large and deep spring fed ponds with fountains and neither has ever gone dry.
The home sits high on a hill overlooking the tops of trees in the corps property below. A beautiful infinity edge pool and spa compliment the outdoor kitchen and shady sitting areas.
There are so many things I love about this property and for good reason. This used to be our home. I’ll be sharing those things in a later description, but I can tell you this, it’s a very special property and they don’t come onto the market very often.
This stunning updated home is situated on a picturesque lot in Lucas. Enjoy the best of country living in exceptional Lovejoy ISD with direct access to 26 miles of equestrian trails in your back yard. Enjoy the serenity in the city of Lucas where you can truly get away from it all, and still have all the creature comforts of city life close by. World class shopping and dining, and internationally renowned hospitals just mere minutes away. This sprawling single story ranch is beautifully updated and designed for open floor-plan living, elevated to elegance with fine finishes and incredible views. The detail and workmanship of the brick and natural stone exterior are a perfect nod to the beautiful lot and landscape. Interior spaces flow seamlessly for comfortable and elegant living. Floors are continuous surface of custom hardwoods, beautifully finished in a warm coffee, trimmed with deep baseboards. Other upgrades include a top of the line kitchen, furniture finish custom cabinetry, extensive trim work, vaulted beamed ceilings, premium granites, and designer finishes throughout. The color palette of warm neutrals is instantly effortless. Truly a retreat, with expansive windows to bring the outdoors in, and decks and perches all around to enjoy the spectacular 360 degree views! This rare find won’t last long! Bring your horses!
One Story Living
The drive up is breathtaking past a beautiful wood pole barn, green pastures, and tiered fountained ponds. The driveway and entry gate are fully landscaped and exceptionally well planned for visual calm and year round interest. The home has a lovely side entry walk to the first double glass door entry and continuing to the front of the home where a wide covered front porch creates an inviting feel. Upon entry, you’ll see a large living space and open concept dining with incredible views to the dramatic pool yard against a backdrop of green for as far as you can see. Open to the living area towards the front of the home is a focal piece fireplace. Bookshelves flanking the fireplace wall and window bench create a lovely library alcove. The great room space is under a vaulted ceiling with beam treatments and a rustic washed bead board. The room is light with recessed lighting and a two-tier pillar candelabra ring chandelier.
The dining area is open to the living area along the back of the home and has an atrium door vestibule access to the outdoor living. The rooms are very large and spacious with window walls for views. Ceilings over the kitchen and dining area transition to a flat ceiling. Lighting over the table area ties the spaces together as a single level ring candelabra chandelier is in this space. The kitchen and dining area are open to each other but divided by a breakfast bar island.
The horseshoe shaped kitchen is a very well planned workspace, centered around a striking black finished island with a raised breakfast bar. Cabinetry on the back facing the dining area has glass doors for display and adds an air of formality. The appliances are top of the line with integrated panel doors for a seamless look. The knotty alder cabinetry is beautifully finished in a natural satin that is the perfect complement to this home. Some of the upscale finish out on this kitchen include Viking 48 double oven and range, Viking integrated panel front refrigerator and freezer, hammered copper triple bowl farmhouse sink, wine chiller, under-counter microwave drawer, and cabinet panel front dishwasher drawers. Luxury granite counters and art glass mosaic backsplash complete the look.
One the other side of the living area is a double doored hall to the bedroom suites. No area of the home is addressed as secondary. As an example of the attention to detail finish out, the doors are solid wood extra tall doors and the hall has tray ceiling detail. The hall terminates at the end of the home with a picture window so there are always views and natural light.
The master suite is at the very end at the front corner of the home. The spacious and relaxing room opens before you with a wall of windows to the side pasture and fountain pond views. A tray ceiling is made even more dramatic with multiple beams detailing the raised center. The warm color of the room makes you feel like you’re waking up in sunshine. The wood floors transition to travertine at the master bath entry where claw-foot cabinetry, a huge corner tub, gorgeous glass shower, and loads of windows for natural light make for a stunning place to start and end your day. The vanities are separate and one has a window overlooking the side pasture. Mirrors flanking the window make a beautiful reflective statement and an upper corner even has a TV for catching up on the day’s news. A floor to ceiling armoire linen closet is well planned and well placed.
Double doors open from the bathing area to the dressing room where the floor goes back to the hand scraped wood. The dressing room is divided by a central full mirror hanging area. Built ins of drawer stacks, shoe shelves, and loads of open shelf and hanging area make for a spectacular dressing room. One side of the closet has a built in mirrored vanity for make-up and jewelry outfitted with a television of its own.
The laundry is conveniently in the bedroom wing across the hall from the master entry. The laundry is loaded with a wall of full wood closed cabinetry, additional cabinetry storage surrounding the washer and dryer area, counter space for folding, hanging space over a deep sink, and a large window for natural light. The laundry opens Jack-and-Jill style to a full bath with a door to the outside. This bath is perfectly situated for use as the pool bath with laundry access and an additional entry to a large bedroom. The huge bedroom has a wall of windows overlooking the backyard and pool area with tons of additional room for a sitting area. The closet in the corner has walk through access to the media storage to the living area sharing the back wall.
Across the hall a beautifully updated full bath with furniture vanity and floor to ceiling shower with glass door. The last door in the hall is access to the last bedroom suite. It’s a very pretty room with a large front facing window and generous walk in closet.
Across the home from the bedroom suites on the other side of the great room find the sunroom/ home office, a game room or second living area, craft room, half bath, and mudroom entry to the three-car garage.
Off the kitchen is entry to the game room. Fun nature-inspired green striped walls make a bold statement. Atrium doors at either end of the room fill the space with light. One pair of doors leads to a front facing side porch and the other a cedar lined office with a wall of windows overlooking the backyard. The room is generous in proportions and has a cased opening alcove with a high-end cork wallpaper lining the walls. The alcove is a great space for art display or wine bottle storage and has interior lighting. Across the game room is a hall to a half bath and a wrapping station or craft room office niche.
The home office is a huge room with large picture windows and cedar clapboard walls and a paneled ceiling treatment. With atrium doors and windows open to the adjacent game room there is no feeling of being closed in. The space was designed to truly allow you to enjoy the outdoors even while you’re working inside. Stained concrete floors feel modern and on trend.
A mudroom hall is entry to the homes garage area and has built in cubbies, hanging and bench. Bead board backed and on tile floor, this is the perfect place to transition to the outdoors and keep essentials at the ready.
Chop stone and brick elevate the rustic ranch feel of the homes exterior. Cedar shutters and brick accents over the windows add to the rustic charm. Low slung roof lines and large expanses of glass add finesse to the homes façade and integrate it into the stunning landscape surround. Plants are well planned for interest and structure, with evergreens and shrubs along the foundation. In the back a huge solid roof pergola with heavy cedar beams, and corner support corbels is just off the kitchen and dining area. Natural stone and tile transitions from the home to the outdoors. Ceiling fans keep this space comfortable and cool. A curved stone outdoor kitchen and bar area are off to one side of the pergola. The whole outdoor dining area is perfectly situated to enjoy views. All around the home, but in the backyard, especially, multiple patio areas and levels create intimate alcoves for watching a sunset.
The pool is a masterpiece. Two pool levels are defined with a vanishing edge from above and a dramatic waterfall wall from below. A sundeck water entry and a raised spa are on the lower section. Beautiful stone walkways and stairs are on either side of the pool. The top sides of the waterfall ledge are accented with large fire pots.
Pasture fencing is designed for safety for your best show horses. Pipe and cable fencing is lined with Red-Line no kick and wired for electricity. Gates and paddocks are smartly configured for easy access to run-in style stalls with auto waterers. Natural lifestyle herd turnout is available or separation using multiple pasture areas. The pole barn is stunning to look at and nicely set up for protected stall area, raised storage for hay and grain and large drive through work space.
|SF||4914 Sq Ft (+/-) Per Tax Rolls|
|Approximate Lot size||1.15 Acres|
|School District||Lovejoy ISD|
|SF||3376 Sq Ft (+/-) Per Tax Rolls|
|Approximate Lot size||2.3 Acres|
|School District||Lovejoy ISD|