Located on a hilltop on the shores of Ray Roberts Lake, this combination residential retreat and cattle ranch offers 360 degree views of the surrounding area with its beautiful scattered hardwood trees and rolling topography.
Location: The 68 acre ranch is 60 minutes from downtown Dallas and downtown Fort Worth and 45 minutes from the DFW Airport. Though located just 8 miles east of IH-35 on the outskirts of the small town of Sanger, the property feels remote and secluded as it fronts on Lake Ray Roberts.
Improvements: Situated on a hill with panoramic views of Lake Ray Roberts and the surrounding area, the 16,466sf main residence, with an elevator, was designed for indoor and outdoor entertaining. The first floor of the home includes a 12 seat media room, 80’x50’ gym designed for volley ball and basketball, kitchen and full bath. The second floor of the home, also known as the main floor, features a large great room with wood-burning fireplace and perfect views of the pool and the lake. The eat-in kitchen is a chef’s dream with two-sinks, granite counters, commercial appliances and a large breakfast area that overlooks the lake. There are also 4 guest suites and a den with wet bar on the main floor. There are four masters on the third floor with gas log fireplaces, sitting areas, coffee bar, jetted tub and private balconies. Hardwood floors and upgraded finishes are found throughout the house.
The outdoor entertaining area is inviting with wrap-around porches, a huge fresh-water heated pool and spa with water features, several open patios for lounging, a cabana with two full baths, and an outdoor kitchen with grill, refrigerator and gas fireplace.
This home with a rock/stone exterior has a metal roof with gutters that tie back to the underground French drain system. The exterior of the main house is professionally landscaped with inground water sprinklers for the lawn, trees and flower beds. A large circular concrete driveway with a landscaped garden and full-size bronze horse statue in the middle, greet guests as they approach the main house. An attached four car garage and large porte-cochere provide ample covered parking.
The manager’s compound includes 1,400sf living quarters (2bed/2bath), attached 3-car garage with workshop. Attached to the living quarters is a center-aisle 6-stall barn with concrete floor, tack and feed rooms, and wash rack. The well-built stalls have great ventilation and auto water. There is also a pump house, working pens for cattle, and on the side of the barn there is a horse walker pen. The perimeter of the property is fenced with a combination of white 3-board, no climb fence and barbed wire.
Water/Utilities: There is a 750” water well that provides water to the property and for the irrigated landscaping. In the field to the west of the house sits a half-acre 80’ deep stock pond for horses and cattle. A propane tank provides gas for the property and the electricity is provided by the City of Sanger.
Terrain: The land is this area of northern Denton County drains to the southeast to the Elm Fork of the Trinity River and Ray Roberts Lake. The landscape is undulating to the hilly with a rolling varied topography, lush green pastures and scattered hardwood trees.
Minerals: Surface only. There is no production on the ranch.
This ranch is being offered For Sale and is Exclusively Listed by Harlan Ray and David Burgher l Burgher-Ray Ranch Sales of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. Buyer’s broker must be identified on first contact, and must accompany buying prospect on first showing to be allowed full fee participation. If this condition is not met, fee participation will be at sole discretion of Listing Broker. Prospects may be required to provide proof of funds prior to scheduling a showing.