Ranch of the Week: Convenient Texas Charmer in Kaufman

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If you’ve always wanted a place in the country, but just a stone’s throw away from the city, the ranch at 5575 W Hwy 175 in Kaufman might be your dream come true. A mere 32 miles from downtown Dallas, this little ranchette is the perfect mix of city and country, and still within commuting distance. Located right off the access road to Highway 175, you can quite literally just hop on the highway and go. And no worries about traffic noise — the house and barn are set on the very back of the 14.5-acre property on the top of the hill, offering sprawling views of the pastures and surrounding countryside. I mean, just look at those bluebonnets!

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The home has a great open floorplan for a 1997 build, and is just waiting for your special touch. The breakfast bar in the kitchen features unfinished brick and three sets of French doors that open up to the backyard, and a wine bar adjoins the main living area. Both master options are located downstairs, as well as the utility room, with two bedrooms and gameroom upstairs, making this an excellent layout for families with older children, empty-nesters, or grandparents.

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Both master options feature fireplaces, many windows, adjoining full baths, and are extremely generous in size. Either option could also serve as a second living area if the buyer preferred.

One of the best features of this unique property is the enormous four-car garage. A covered walkway leads from the house to the garage, which easily fit a full-sized diesel truck when we tried it out. The garage has washer and dryer hookups, as well as an approximately 650-square-foot apartment above, which is equipped with kitchen, hotel-style climate control unit, and full bath. If you’re planning to run a horse business here or use the property as a weekend getaway, it’s always nice to have a live-in caretaker for the property and horses.

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The barn was certainly a gem in it’s day, and I’d just love to see a fellow horse lover come in and return it to its former glory. The “bones” are there: six stalls total including two oversize foaling or stallion stalls, tack/feed area, wash/grooming area, concrete aisle, paddocks, and water and electric in the barn. The property also has a decent sized arena with lights to the right of the garage, and based off a little digging, it appears there is sand footing brought in. The arena is grown over with grass right now, but just till it over with the tractor and you’re good to go. The lights are a great feature for being able to ride after dark.

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This super cute, super convenient ranch is offered to you for $388,500 by Ebby Halliday Realtor Chandra Karlen. Seller is motivated and ready to get it sold!

Kathryn Roan 1  Kathryn Roan is an Ebby Halliday Realtor focusing on farms, ranches, and equestrian properties. Kathryn lives in Poetry with her 6 horses. Contact Kathryn at Kathryn@TexasEquestrianProperties.com