There’s no place like home for the holidays. This is particularly true when it’s a gorgeous country home, like these five properties from Ebby Halliday Realtors.
These houses define luxury living in North Texas, with high-end amenities, beautiful outdoor spaces, and a true country setting that will make your holidays this year one for the storybooks.
CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY HOME WITH SPACE FOR HORSES ON 10 ACRES
Designed by the Bernbaum Magadini architect firm, The Amber holds a reputation for award-winning horses, in addition to the breathtaking tranquility of the curated grounds. This home has four bedrooms, four full bathrooms, two half baths, and 6,232 square feet on two stories. It sits on 10 acres about 40 miles northwest of Dallas.
This contemporary home offers beautiful stained concrete floors and a spacious floorplan that flows easily from one room to the next. The kitchen is a dream, with granite counters, a large island and breakfast bar, walk-in pantry, and stainless steel appliances, including a built-in refrigerator/freezer, built-in microwave, commercial-grade gas range, and double ovens. The home also offers a game room with a working bar, two offices, a huge patio with drop-down screens, backyard infinity pool with waterfall and hot tub, covered horse arena, pond with fountain, and ultra-high quality barn.
EXQUISITE COUNTRY HOME WITH OLD-WORLD CHARMS ON OVER 4 ACRES
Once in a while, an exquisite, high-end, immaculate Old World country home comes on the market, and this is it. Located in Rocky Ridge Estates just 80 miles northeast of Dallas, this home has five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, three half bathrooms, and 7,824 square feet on two stories, sitting on over 4 acres.
Built in 2013, this home offers stunning views from all the living areas of the grounds. The chef’s kitchen features granite countertops, lots of cabinets, a large island, and stainless steel appliances, including a built-in microwave, built-in refrigerator/freezer, commercial grade range, double ovens, dual dishwashers, and a warmer oven drawer. All five bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms and ample closet space. Outdoor living is grand in this house, with a covered, screened patio with fireplace, gas grill, and granite counters overlooking the serene swimming pool and spa.
This property is listed by the Alan Levy Group with Ebby Halliday Realtors for $2.389 million.
RUSTIC LUXURY HOME ON OVER 85 ACRES WITH EXQUISITE VIEWS
Sitting on 85+ acres, this custom home with guest quarters is rustic with high-end features. Located about 60 miles north of Dallas, it’s a country home with stunningly beautiful outdoor spaces with two ponds, pasture, and wooded areas. The property has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bathroom, and 4,134 square feet on one story.
Inside, this beauty features hardwood floors, spacious common areas, and a great kitchen with granite counters, walk-in pantry, and stainless steel appliances, including a gas range and double ovens. The star of the show is the outdoor living, with a saltwater pool, spa, water feature, and outdoor grilling area. There’s also a covered porch and lots of seating areas around the pool. The guest quarters are in a lovely stone building nearby, perfect for out-of-town holiday guests.
This property is listed by Patty Campbell with Ebby Halliday Realtors for $1.75 million.
PRISTINE COUNTRY LIVING IN CUSTOM LUXURY HOME ON 165 ACRES
420 Studebaker Rd., Whitewright
Country living is taken to new levels of luxury at this home, an exquisite custom build in 2012 with a matching separate guesthouse. The main house offers five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, two half bathrooms, three living areas, two offices, gym, sauna/steam room, hot yoga/massage room, and 7,994 square feet on three stories. Located about 65 miles northeast of Dallas, this country home sits on 165 acres with a private, 13-acre engineered stocked lake with a pristine beach, inviting swimming pool, and a private landing strip.
Everything in this house is grand. The French-inspired contemporary kitchen is bursting at the seams with spectacular marble and wood finishes, on-trend white cabinets, a large island, breakfast bar, walk-in pantry, butler’s pantry, and stainless steel appliances, including a built-in refrigerator/freezer and high-end gas cooktop. The spacious rooms flow easily from one space to the next, and the five bedrooms are large. The home also features a state-of-the-art four-car garage, mudroom with dog shower, storm shelters, 1,500-foot Woodbine water well, 10,000-gallon water tank, and a 4,000-gallon fuel tank.
This property is listed by Nilza Rueckert with Ebby Halliday Realtors for $4.275 million.
TOP EQUESTRIAN PROPERTY WITH ANTEBELLUM-STYLE HOME ON OVER 450 ACRES
This ranch estate sits on over 450 acres and is considered one of the great equestrian properties in the world. It features a 32,600-square-foot show barn and indoor arena with glassed luxury viewing suite, apartments, and 20 stalls. A second barn is a 26,000-square-foot breeding and foaling facility with 40 stalls and apartment.
Located about 70 miles southeast of Dallas, this jaw-dropping antebellum home offers five bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, two living areas, and 8,000 square feet on two stories. The interior is full of sweeping, elegant spaces, and the front entryway looks like something from a movie. The kitchen is high end, with granite counters, white cabinets, and stainless steel appliances. There’s a log cabin-style guesthouse and two separate staff houses, as well. The property also features a 20-acre lake; nine tanks; 400-tree fruit orchard; lush, improved pastures; and three wells.
This property is listed by the Shelly Seltzer Group with Ebby Halliday Realtors for $5.9 million.