A short drive down a private country road leads to the little Dallas ranchette with 1000 feet of road frontage (can be divided), completely fenced and cross fenced with horse fencing. Turn right into the ranch entrance with Austin stone and brick columns through the remote controlled, solar powered entry gate, down the driveway lined on both sides with Live Oak trees. Think Oak Alley Plantation, Jr.
The land sits above the Trinity River plain and offers sweeping views of the pastures and woods. Much of this land won’t be developed because it is in flood plain. Our land however, sits up high with the house well above the flood plain. The soil is mostly sandy, an ideal Dallas horse ranch. It backs up to 1000+ acres of woods, ranch and farm land. Hogs, coyotes, bobcats, owls, even occasional deer are here. It’s hard to imagine this is in Dallas County. There are only eight homes on the cul-de-sac road, and the neighbors have all been there for years and look out for each other.
About half the property is wooded acreage, covered in native Texas hardwoods, mostly Post Oak trees. There is one Grand Daddy Pecan that gives us 250 pounds of pecans some seasons. There are a good number of Live Oaks and Red Oaks, as well as some colorful Sweet Gum trees near the entrance. A couple of mature, fruit bearing pear trees, too. Trees surround and shade most of the house. In fact the home was designed around one giant Post Oak tree.
Horses and barn
We fenced this property for horses and goats. There are 1 and 3 acre pastures, and a 4 acre fenced wooded area. There is a 2400 SF barn/shop with 5 stalls. There is enough power, much of it 220v, to power most anything. The builder used it for a furniture shop. 1600 SF is on a slab and the remaining 800 SF are horse stalls. It has its own corral and sits at the back of the 3 acre pasture not far from the home. One neighbor raises Arabian warm bloods, and another raises cutting horses.
Video of road frontage (takes a few seconds to load; if it stalls while playing, change from 480p to 240p in lower right corner):