Inwood Home of the Week: $1.2 Buys You a 3 Acre Spread in the Horse Country of McKinney… and a “River” Runs Through It

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IHOTW 2304 Provine GateWell, it’s Texas, so maybe it’s a creek. I love those stories comparing what a certain amount of money buys in real estate in different cities. In fact, we’ve done that from time to time here on Now let’s take $1.2 million. What do you get for that in, say Highland Park? A lot? As in, dirt? Yes, well I think you’d get some house, too, albeit small square footage and forget the Viking, forget the soaking tub in the master. In Preston Hollow? An older ranch, maybe a newer home built about 15 years ago backing up to a busy street. Very small lot. Granite — are you kidding? Lakewood? A nice tidy home, possibly newer, on a 60 by 140 foot lot.2304 Provine Front

2304 Provine Mckinny foyer

2304 Provine McKinney dining room

2304 Provine McKinney Living Room Now let’s look at what you get in McKinney: a gated traditional home sitting on THREE acres of land (2.8 plus) with its own creek. I mean, you basically get 9250 Meadowbrook, just thirty miles north of Preston Hollow! There are panoramic views of the vast acreage from all oversized windows and balconies. The home is a whopping 7,135 square feet of space including six bedrooms, six and one-half baths, formals, media room, study, exercise room and sauna. There is a pool, a spa and a play-yard. You walk-out from the basement — yes, this home has a basement! — to a back yard wonderland. The basement has — I hope you are sitting down — two bedrooms, a kitchen, a crafts room, the exercise room and the sauna. Oh there is also an extra laundry room down here. Seriously, this floor could house a whole second family. 2304 Provine McKinney kitchen

2304 Provine McKinney family

2304 Provine McKinney master sitting

2304 Provine basement gameroom

2304 Provine exercise room

2304 Provine basement gameroom

2304 Provine sauna

2304 Provine study

2304 Provine mediaThe house was built in 1997 and looks as if the punch list crew just left. Travertine marble everywhere. The main level has formals, a gourmet kitchen loaded with a Viking Range, Subzero fridge, custom cabinets and granite counters, a tiered media room, a formal study with tons of built ins and a full wet bar — should be requisite in everybody’s office, and a mammoth master (18 by 20 feet) with a shelved sitting area (could be another office). Plus there’s a spa master bath and ginormous his/her master closets. McKinney-sized closets, that’s what they are! Outside, enjoy a luscious pool, spa, and play yard. The property is in a most serene setting: there is a creek running in the back of the lot, and a grove of trees that creates a forest-like effect. Talk about getting away! Provine Farm Estates is an upscale, modern community located minutes from US-75 on the west side of McKinney. The area is loaded with stellar homes nestled in wooded lots with matured trees, hills, winding roads and extensive landscaping. Currently there are only two listings. Get yourself over to Inwood Bank and tell them you need some money, honey, for 2304 Provine in McKinney. Price tag is $1,248,000. Staged by the talented Karen Eubanks, a contributor!2304 Provine McKinney rear pool

2304 Provine McKinney creek

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Candy Evans

A real estate muckraker, Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters. She is also the North Texas real estate editor for, CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, & the Katy Trail Weekly. Candy has written for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News, plus a host of national sites. Constantly breaking celebrity real estate news, she scooped former president George W. Bush's Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of her signature, and, devoted to the vacation home market. Her verticals have won many awards, including Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations. Candy holds an active Texas real estate license but does not sell. She is on the Board of Directors of Braemar Hotels & Resorts (BHR).

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  1. John Zouzelka says

    Wonderful article Candy!! Tower Group developed Provine Farm. You are so right that this wonderful Home could not be replicated today for double this price! The Owner created a very Special Home. We Developed Kings Gate in McKinney and Now The Hills Of Kingswood in Frisco . I can testify that this Lot would now be 1. Irreplaceable. 2. Valued closer to $1,000,000. A exceptional home for exceptional value!!! John Zouzelka.

  2. Sharon Webb says

    Pristine home, stunning property, unmatched value! This could not be duplicated in any place in our area! Provine Farm Estates has long been a well kept secret! McKinney’s finest!

  3. Sharon Webb says

    Provine Farm Estates is the best kept secret in McKinney! Pristine home, stunning property, unmatched value! This lot is a rare find, and would be prices well over 1.0 if one could even come close!

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