Historians And Horse Lovers Take Note, All Signs Point To Pilot Point

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Our Splurge: Lynda Weaver with Texas Lifestyle Realty Group has listed 12451 Foutch Road, Pilot Point, Texas for $1.349 million.

As the old adage goes, everything is bigger and better in Texas. And the horse ranches and historic homes in Pilot Point do not disappoint! So this week we take you to the sleepy country town, just an hour north of Dallas, for two Texas-sized offerings. One a custom horse ranch, the other a historic craftsman with acreage to do use as you like. The only question is, which will you choose?

Splurge: Custom Horse Ranch With All The Fixin’s

Perhaps it’s the idea of wide open spaces that tickles your fancy? Or the thrill of living just minutes from Lake Ray Roberts? Well if you’re an equine enthusiast with a taste for Texas, this horse ranch is for you!

The property comes complete with a fully insulated barn, built in 2018, with four horse stalls, runs, auto water, and a splendid tack room. A wash rack with hot and cold water, plus a 12 x 28, workshop with 12-foot aisle, ought to do the trick. And it’s fenced with pipe top rail and no climb fencing, for those of you in the know.

Additionally, this incredible offering comes with a fantastic dream home on 12.02-acres. The Craftsman-style estate affords a whopping 3,908 square feet with vaulted ceilings, luxurious kitchen, and master suite, plus an outdoor kitchen and bar for entertaining. Giddy up y’all!

Lynda Weaver with Texas Lifestyle Realty Group has listed 12451 Foutch Road, Pilot Point, Texas for $1.349 million.

Steal: Bold & Beautiful Historic Manse On 5.5-Acres

You’re quirky. You’re cool. You want to own 5.5-acres in an off-the-beaten-path destination. Well then, this home is for you! It might not be a horse ranch farm, but you could turn it into one. With two detached outbuildings and acres to roam the possibilities are endless.

According to the folks at Equus Magazine, “The small horse farm—10 acres or less—is becoming the new standard…It seems that nothing, not even a lack of open space, will deter us from keeping horses. Nor should it. Fortunately, horses are adaptable and fare well on small acreages, despite the challenges.”

See! You can have your cake and eat it too with this bold beauty. But perhaps, you’re more interested in history? From the listing, we learn, “The home was built by Pilot Point pioneer J.A.L. McFarland. J.A.L McFarland moved to PP in 1871 to start a mercantile business. J.A.L and Cora were married in 1874. In 1887 J.A.L. became the first cashier of Pilot Point National Bank. The McFarland Mansion was finished in 1890.”

Among the highlights are a gracious 2,748-square-foot interior, unabashed exterior color palette, and high ceilings. A big kitchen and breakfast room offers peaceful views. And to top it all off, there is an extra room with a full bath and kitchen above the four-car detached garage for entertaining. Yeehaw!

Chance W. Kirby with IRICK REAL ESTATE has listed 512 McFarland Street, Pilot Point, Texas for $799,999.