Maybe it’s because my butt is already sore from horseback riding, but I am obsessed, I mean OBSESSED with Kirk’s Rockin’ K Ranch in Celina, just a few miles north of Deion Sander’s place on Preston Road in Prosper. This 314 acre elite horse breeding property is amazing, overloaded, sexy, steroidal, fabulous, and honestly one of the most God-fearin’ TEXAN ranches I have ever seen. This is horse heaven with a capital H. I am guessing that Kelcy Warren might be looking at this ranch for ideas on what he is building in the Hill Country.
The main house provides all the comforts of a Strait Lane/Bel Air mansion and then some. You have a 15,000 square foot main house on the highest elevation in Collin County. But do not even bat an eyelash about storms: you have a subterranean wine cellar with more than 4,000 bottle capacity and a complete dining/drinking area. In fact, the space is large enough for you to bunker down in for days, weeks, probably even with some of the horses.
The main home, which was built in 1995 but extensively remodeled by the present owners, has the most amazing master his and her suite ever, EVER. Basically, a whole wing was added and I do not joke when I say you can live in the master and never whimper. The actual bedroom is about 1200 square feet, but that does not count the wet bar, coffee bar, separate his and her baths, her’s large enough to have a central round seating pouf, fireplace, and vast sunken tub. His bath has a separate reading area, and both baths have closets with sub closets about the size of the bedroom. As if this is not perfection, there is a full office off the lady’s bath that is conveniently located next to one of the garages. Imagine the ease of shopping — you can practically DRIVE your purchases right into your closet!
Outside, and within full view of the home, there is a huge cascading rock pool, and spa. The home has a grand total of four bedrooms, five full and three half baths, a gourmet kitchen, formals and casuals, porches and balconies. Is a seven car garage enough parking space for you? Oh, well, sorry: there’s room for 400 outside.
But here’s the real kick of Kirk’s Rockin’ K: it was once a cattle ranch that is now a world renown horse breeding and showing showplace. I mean, if Bobby really loved Anne on Dallas, he’d dump Southfork and buy her the Rockin’ K in a foal’s heartbeat.
There are 40 large mare stalls, foaling stalls otherwise known as a mare motel, even a high-end breeding lab. No tell at that mare motel. I guess when it comes to breeding high net worth horses, you don’t just let the stallion have his, um, way. The fanned/vented competition ready area is probably the biggest in the southwest. Bob Kiser himself consulted on the construction and every footing detail, and the ranch has produced countless famous champion mares and stallions in the cutting, reining and quarter-horse community. There is also a trainer and property manager who lives on site because there is a thee-bedroom, two bath ranger manager’s home, office and equipmenmt barn. Hmm, maybe I’ll apply for the job, though the current one says he will gladly stay with the house.
Sold yet? Hang on, there is more. The grounds have three stocked ponds and breathtaking views of the one of the fastest-growing suburbs in North Texas. Should you tire of drinking wine, swimming, riding, breeding (horses, that is), training them, hiking on your estate or fishing, there is a full skeet shooting tower and rifle range. Talk about the best of what every Texas loves to do! You have it right here for a mere $15 million.
Maybe that’s what I liked best about Kirk’s Rockin’ K, besides the owners, Jesse and Milo Kirk. You are only 45 minutes from DFW and the TSA, ten minutes to the Dallas North Tollway entrance, but you can get out here and shoot like Jesse James with a four-station competition tower and a five-stand rifle range blessed by Peter Blakely.
Breedin’, shootin’, boozin’: I’m telling you, perfect spot for Cattle Baron’s!