Horse People, looky here! As a specialist in horse property, I’m always being asked to find clients a “modest home on acreage, set up for horses”. Well, here it is! True horse people care much more about the land than the house, but this one is the rare gem that has both beautiful accommodations for the equines, as well as a stunning updated home for the two-legged loves of your life.
Situated down a long, tree-lined driveway in the midst of 27.51 acres of sandy loam soil, the lovely three-bedroom, two-bath, 2,002-square-foot ranch style home at 17948 FM 986 is both charming and functional. Featuring a wide-open floorplan and super practical stained concrete floors, the home is absolutely perfect for horse lovers. The kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances and brand new granite countertops that the owners just had installed less than a month ago, and considering the square footage of the eat-in bar, those countertops much have cost an absolute fortune!
The centerpiece of the living area is a classic white stone fireplace, and custom designer finishes in a variety of colors adorn the walls, giving the home a cozy, rustic feel.
Don’t be fooled by the cabin-like feel, however: This home boasts plenty of modern updates and creature comforts, and they’re not just limited to the kitchen. The master bath is an absolute paradise, with separate shower, custom tile, and a jet soaking tub with a huge window overlooking the horse pasture.
This back porch is just so much more than a porch, featuring a full stainless steel and granite outdoor kitchen, and the crown jewel of a little waterfall pond surrounded by landscaping. Just perfect for relaxing after a ride or grilling out with friends, you’ll just love this quaint little homey space.
Getting down to business, this property is truly a turn-key horse property for the casual owner, competitor, full-time training or breeding operation. Fully fenced and cross fenced, with two ponds, five stall barn, separate stallion paddock, arena, and much more, it’s ready for you and your horses to move right in. The barn is fully equipped with lights, water, a wash rack, and tack room. And yes, the hotwalker does come with!
One of the joys of living on sandy loam soil is that you just run the tractor over the arena area a few times a year, and voila! You have footing most people only dream about. As a Poetry resident myself, I can attest to the fact that it takes five or six inches of rain to even get muddy. It’s glorious. So even without an indoor arena, you can ride and train almost year round. The pastures feature some nice pipe fence and a large loafing shed, making it all ready to go for your horses.
This could be your view coming home every single day, or a great weekend place to keep your retired horses or broodmares. The pasture area is ag exempt, keeping the taxes really reasonable. Lots of little extras, like an automatic gate, all-weather driveway, and off a paved road. Only 45 minutes to Dallas, it’s even commuting distance if you work in Dallas. Stop boarding those horses and bring them home! Wouldn’t you love to look out your window and see your horses every morning?
Offered by myself, Ebby Halliday Realtor Kathryn Roan, for the steal-of-a-deal price of $390,000.