If you’re looking for a turnkey home retreat that’s just an hour away, head east on I-20 to this nearly 200-acre rolling estate known as Diamond Ranch near Canton. This is the perfect mix of colonial farmhouse, resort getaway, and executive retreat. It’s listed for $2,875,000 by Michael Ytem and Robert Grunnah of Younger Partners.
“It’s got all the feel of city living in the country,” Ytem says.
The estate at 1079 FM 3227, located 10 minutes south of Canton, has an automated gate emblazoned with Diamond Ranch metalwork that greets you at the entrance as you arrive at the property. Continue down the concrete-paved driveway to find this colonial style, two-story red brick home with a majestic covered porch and a pair of stately dormers atop. This 1997-built 5,831-square-foot main house includes four bedrooms, five baths, and an impressive ballroom with walls of windows overlooking the large lake.
The home has two dining areas, three living areas, and a comfortable kitchen with breakfast bar seating. The kitchen features a double oven, four-top electric range, built-in microwave, dishwasher. The butler’s pantry has a wet bar and an entire wall of temperature-controlled wine storage. Ytem tells us some of the seller’s impressive wine collection is also for sale.
The downstairs master suite has a fireplace and bathroom with dual vanities, garden tub, and stand-alone shower with built-in shower bench. Three other bedrooms are upstairs with en suite bathrooms, including a bonus “pamper” room that leads into the walk-in closet.
A front study makes a great working space with plenty of built-in shelving, a wall inset for office equipment, and two closets.
Part of the undeniable charm of this ranch estate is the Diamond Ranch Inn & Saloon, a luxurious two-story 1,275 square-foot one-bedroom guest house with lighted, professional grade tennis court, shooting range, and plenty of room to entertain at the spacious bar with built-in kegerator.
But you don’t have to go to the guest house for entertainment, just head to the game room/gym in the main house.
Diamond Ranch Lake, fully stocked with fish, is just one of several lakes and ponds on this expansive 196-acre property. This is a gorgeous country retreat only an hour away, where fun and relaxation await, or a wonderful place to make your home full-time, well-situated between Dallas, Longview, and Tyler.