Peace, Post Oaks & Serenity at a Remodeled Farmhouse in Royse City & No City Taxes!

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Open July 21st from 2:00-4:00 PM!!  Bring boots to explore the woods,  and fishing poles if you wish!

Cool it, Waco. We’ve got a new Texas hot spot. Y’all just wait ’till Chip and Joanna hit Royse City. Royse City is near Dallas, and quickly becoming the hottest new Texas community to find your pastoral dream home.
Just 32 miles east of Dallas, Royse City is a growing area experiencing a spike in new construction, gaining new residential development, all less than 10 miles from Rockwall. The setting is way prettier than Waco: natural beauty abounds with hundreds of post oak trees, pretty ponds, plus that Sandy loam soil which is so great for horses, cattle, and livestock. The deer and the wild turkey play right outside your front door, and there are so many fish in the tank they are jumping out of the water, begging to be caught. You can even hunt down wild pigs, shoot guns, and no one will protest. That is why we want you to stop, breathe, and consider this area as home.
You know what else folks love about this area? It’s right off Interstate 30 and NO CITY TAXES!
This property at 3767 County Road 2512 is an authentic farmhouse completely redone with modern conveniences. You get the Modern Farmhouse vibe, but retain tons of character in a well done, high quality make-over. Kind of reminds you of a barn-dominium with an agricultural exemption. Asking price: $645,000.

The first thing you will notice on the beautiful drive-up is the old tin siding at the covered entry. That is a 100 year old re-claimed tin from an old barn in East Texas. There are large timbers at the entry, and tin wrapped beams in the Family/Great room. The second living area has more of this reclaimed tin as charming wainscoting, the kitchen is a true farm kitchen with huge granite “sit up” island, a walk-in pantry with  custom crafted doors, and top of the line stainless appliances. Wait until you see the massive laundry/mudroom — it will totally spoil you with more counters, a wash sink, and storage. The home is almost 3800 square feet, with the master bedroom down, and three bedrooms upstairs with magnificent views. That upstairs fourth bedroom could also be a game room or fun bunk room for kiddos. The master bedroom closet door is a nearly 100 year old door from an old Brothel in Fredricksburg, TX.
Whoa, a brothel in Fredericksburg?
There are three full baths, one powder bath with a ‘Whiskey Barrel’ Sink, and though the home was built in 1986, everything was renovated in 2012 plus new additions added.
A new covered front porch and large covered outdoor living area were both added this year, as well as the existing walk-out upper deck, allowing for tons of outdoor living up and down. And every inch of view takes advantage of the property. You will not find a window in any room that does not have a magnificent view.
As for the exteriors, there are more than 12 acres. The front four are hay-producing, which gives the land a partial agricultural exemption. There is plenty of land for chickens, goats, alpacas, a horse ranch, even Longhorns.  The large private pond is stocked with Bass and Catfish. There is a 30 by 30 foot workshop with fresh new electrical that doubles as additional garage parking and storage, with upper storage, security cameras and exterior lighting. The owner also has a 210′ Zip Line complete with glow in the dark seat that they will leave for the new buyers!
Downtown Royse City, 100 years ago
Best of all, this is a home that has been loved and cherished by its owners — good juju vibes:
‘I’ve enjoyed our time on this beautiful property immensely. We have had many social gatherings and BBQs with friends, baby showers, birthday parties, and hay rides out here. We’ve enjoyed fishing in the pond that is fully stocked with large bass and catfish. In the fall, the hay is beautiful when it sways in the wind. We enjoy the weather a lot, often from our hammocks under the shade of the trees. I’ve worked on many projects from the comfort of the air-conditioned shop and taught my nephews how to shoot rifles safely without disturbing any neighbors. It’s very difficult to pick one thing about this home that is my favorite, but if I have to it would be the stress relieving peace and quiet. We can see deer in the trees and by the pond in the mornings. The neighbors are wonderful, and the freedom of the wide-open space is liberating. We will miss this home very very much!!’    
We have also enjoyed having family and friends over, and the capability to host so many people in the oversized kitchen and living area. The peace and serenity of living in the country is priceless after a long day of working in the city. But you are not that far from civilization: there are adorable boutiques and antique shops in downtown Royse City, and a new shopping center coming in that will include Bucees!
Want to get a taste of country living right outside of Dallas? OPEN HOUSE, tomorrow, at 3767 County Road 2512, July 21st from 2:00-4:00 PM!!  Bring boots to explore the woods,  and fishing poles if you wish!

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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. Bob Stoller says

    ” & No City Taxes!”

    & No City Services!

    But feel free to travel down the road to the cities that do have taxes, and that do have services, and that do have amenities that you want nearby, but just don’t want to pay for!

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