This East Texas estate includes the ideal balance of open pasture and timber. Tucked back from the main entrance of the 67+/- acre ranch estate, is a spectacular three-story 8,150 SF “Old Orleans” style home with a landscaped yard and gardens. Top notch improvements, productive sandy soil and white pipe fence surround the estate.
The property is located in Rains County just east of Lake Tawakoni, approximately 75 miles east of downtown Dallas off of I30 and TX 276 near Emory, Texas.
The land is comprised of mostly flat terrain with very gentle rolling topo in certain areas. There is a well maintained perimeter fence surrounding the property.
The house is on coop water. Each pasture has at least one stock tank or spring fed pond. There is a small lake located in front of the home and a large spring fed pond on the north side of the property.
Habitat and Gardens:
The landscaped and irrigated yard and gardens include beautiful Dogwoods, Azaleas, Rose Bushes and a multitude of other foliage. Large mature hardwoods are found in certain areas of the property. A variety of Sassafras, Black Gum, Sweet Gum, White Oak, Live Oak, Red Oak, Crape Myrtle, Golden Rain Tree and mature Cedars are scattered throughout.
Nestled in the center of the estate amongst the irrigated gardens and landscaped yard is a fabulously well-built three-story 8,150 SF residence, which was influenced by the homes built in Natchez, MS in the mid 1800’s during the height of the cotton boom. David Shiflet is the Austin based architect who designed and supervised the building of the home. David has built many homes for Larry Gatlin and other prominent figures. The house includes an additional 4000+ SF of wrap around covered concrete porches. The foundation utilizes commercial grade 5’ deep and 18” wide beams with 15’ deep columns in the center. This light bright home, built in 1988 and designed for family living and entertaining, includes formal rooms, a large eat-in kitchen with center-island, a breakfast room with fireplace and an abundance of windows that overlook the beautiful gardens surrounding the house. The home was expanded in 2006 to include a downstairs master wing complete with a small kitchen, spacious living room, secondary bedroom with full bath that can double as an office, a large downstairs master suite with wide doorways and other accommodations for elderly persons. Each floor has a separate air conditioning system. There is a four car garage with attic storage above. The house has 7 dormers and 4 dominate chimneys with a total of 6 fireplaces. The roof on the house is Buckingham Virginia non-fading slate secured with solid copper nails. The flashing is copper and lead.
Behind the house there is a large horse barn with workshop area, bathroom and 5 stall parking garage is located. Surrounding the ranch is white metal pipe fencing. The corner and gate supports are 4” diameter, while the post and top rail are 2.875” diameter. The rods are ¾” diameter and run through the center of each post, which are placed 36” in the ground with one sack of concrete laid per post. Corner and support posts are 60” in the ground with two sacks of concrete laid per post. The posts are spaced in 8’ intervals and the gates have grease fittings for lubrication. All of the estate improvements have been well maintained.
The property is currently under Ag Exemption. There are no easements or restrictions on the ranch.
Please consult with broker regarding minerals.
Seller also owns an additional 383+/- acres that are adjacent to the subject property. Seller is willing to sell additional acreage upon the receipt of an acceptable offer to purchase the 67+/- acres and improvements known as the Raintree Estate.