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.
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?
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.
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.
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.