Calling All Cattle Barons!

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Just 45 minutes from downtown Fort Worth or Dallas, I’ve found a paradise for horses and people. But in five minutes, you can be at a Starbucks, sipping a latte!

In real estate, if location is everything, imagine that location includes 127 rolling acres on one of the highest points in Southern Denton County. This is Furst Ranch

The beautiful acreage is only the beginning. Multiple residences dot the property from the 6,651-square-foot main house and 2,500-square-foot executive retreat to a 1,400-square-foot foreman’s house and two-bedroom artist’s cottage.

For horses, you’ll find huge paddocks bordered by contour fencing and shaded by mature oak trees, a 24-stall show barn with office, full bath, two wash racks, oversized tack room with coffee bar across from it. Outside, a 200-by-100 covered arena, Euro-style horse walker, covered round pen, and second uncovered arena.

It’s a grand ranch in true Texas tradition, fit for a modern-day cattle baron.

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Miles of new contour fencing, mature oaks, and rolling land make Furst Ranch a paradise for horses and people. It’s incredible to believe the property is just 20 minutes from DFW International Airport.

The property is co-brokered by Kim Hunter, Keller Williams DFW-Southlake, and Brad Johnson, Johnson Land and Home, LLC. I spoke to Kim who said: “Texas is known for legendary ranches but finding one this close to DFW with everything finished to such a high standard and attention to detail — like a Subzero refrigerator in the show barn office — is what makes Furst Ranch Estate one of a kind.”

On the market less than two weeks at the time of this story, Kim says she and Brad have already shown it several times.

“There’s simply nothing else like it, and the market understands that,” she said. “There’s a reason it’s not been available for 30 years.”

Can I give you a tour?

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Breathtaking views from the master bedroom’s balcony extend all the way to Flower Mound.

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A flagstone terrace descends to a matching fire pit and sitting area. Land falls away below the terrace to two shady paddocks where horses graze.

The flagstone terrace is surrounded by drought-tolerant landscaping, a swimming pool, and sauna. Note the winding staircase from master bedroom balcony to this area.

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Just below the fire pit on the pergola, the land falls away to two huge paddocks with a walkway (or riding path) between them, leading to the barn.

A spectacular statue of mare and foal graces the flag plaza between main house and executive retreat.

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Welcome home!

Created in a high-end lodge style, the main house at Furst Ranch impresses with five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, two living areas, two dining areas, a home office, and 6,651 square feet on two stories.

Walls of windows overlook the land, and the porch wraps around on three sides. Imagine sipping morning coffee or an evening cocktail from a vantage point where you can literally see for miles. I could go for that!

In the den, rustic wood columns and a native rock fireplace give the feel of a lodge in Montana or Colorado, but the longhorn’s head above the fireplace definitively brands this as authentic Texas!

Vaulted ceilings and hardwood floors frame the space, and a balcony from upstairs overlooks the room.
Any chef will love the kitchen’s high-end appliances like a Sub-zero refrigerator, six-burner Viking range with double ovens, and Dacor warming drawer.

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The den.

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The huge living room is divided into two areas. The projector above sofa (near side) hints at the dual purpose for this side of the room. A retractable screen drops down from the ceiling and auto-shades instantly turn this area into one for family movie night.

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The large kitchen is updated with high-end appliances.

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The kitchen dining area can easily accommodate a family of six with room to spare. 

Upstairs, the views get even more impressive, matched by the architecture. Pictured below is on one guest room with its unique vaulted, beamed ceiling, hardwood floors, and a full bath. Imagine waking up to those views!

Light floods the massive master bedroom with a vaulted, beamed ceiling. Just through the sliding glass doors is a large private balcony with miles of breathtaking views. The gorgeous ensuite bath offers double vanities, stone countertops, hammered pewter sinks, a soaking bath, and large separate shower. Nearby, you’ll find a massive walk-in closet behind double doors.

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A guest bedroom with fantastic views.

The upstairs hallway is a semi-catwalk overlooking the den on one side and a 100-year-old live oak tree outside the window. The stairway at its far side descends to the kitchen, and the one at the near side leads to the huge living room.

The master bedroom has a private balcony with views for miles.

At the end of the day step out and take in miles of vista from the master bedroom’s private balcony. A winding staircase leads to the sparkling pool and hot tub.

The master bathroom.

The main house’s home office overlooks the swimming pool.

Leaving the main house, we come upon the 2,500-square-foot executive retreat. This house echoes the lodge feel of the main residence and show barn with log railing and supports, hand-carved wooden doors, and the metal roof. The house also has a billiards room, covered pergola, and massive office. What a perfect place to get away from it all. 

This property is listed by Kim Hunter, Keller Williams DFW-Southlake, and Brad Johnson, Johnson Land and Home, LLC, for $19,995,000. For more information or to schedule a private showing, call Kim at 214-766-5568 or Brad at 214-548-8150.

The executive retreat is set apart from the main house and offers a high level of comfort and attention to detail. 

Now THIS is the office of a cattle baron!

Welcome to the executive retreat. The unique table in the foyer has a bronze base topped by cross-cut section of a tree. The table and matching bench seats, as well as the antler chandelier, are negotiable with purchase.

The billiards room in the executive retreat. Pool table is negotiable with purchase.

The executive retreat half bath features a half moon on the door and a floating vanity fashioned from a cross-cut tree.

Covered pergola where people can relax with a drink and cigar and appreciate the beautiful surrounding land.

 

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