Backyard Oases Are Abound in These 3 Murphy Homes

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This week’s Suburb Sunday takes us out to the small town of Murphy in eastern Collin County, where backyard oases are aplenty. (Yes, the plural of the word oasis is oases.) About 18,000 people call Murphy home, who love the country-living feel of its large-lot homes. Most of the city is served by the highly-rated Plano ISD, while another small portion is served by Wylie ISD. Either way, Murphy is a charming slice of country in the city, as evidenced by these three great homes.

Plano Schools in the Murphy Countryside

Address: 1420 Parkview Lane, Murphy

  • 6 bedrooms, 6 baths
  • 5,916 square feet
  • $799,000

Live like a king or queen in this Medieval-inspired Shaddock home on a one-half acre with vistas of the adjacent ranch land near Plano East High School. There’s lots of details to love in this six-bedroom home in Murphy: Dual staircases, hand-scraped hardwood floors, a secluded study with French doors, and two wet bars for entertaining. The luxurious kitchen has a gas cooktop with stainless steel double Viking ovens,  microwave, and built-in stainless steel refrigerator. Relax in the master retreat featuring a well-appointed bathroom suite and recently-added private living space with fireplace. Upstairs you’ll find four bedrooms, though one could be converted back to a media room. And the backyard! Have a piece of paradise with a fantastic pool and spa, a grotto, and pergola, beautifully landscaped with mature palms and a large grass area for play.

This home is listed by Brian Shuey of Ebby Halliday – 190 Richardson.


Explore the Los Rios Luxury at Today’s Open House

Address: 1206 Crestwick Drive, Murphy

  • 5 bedrooms, 5 baths
  • 4,134 square feet
  • $579,000

Open House alert: Check out this Murphy beauty in the sought-after Rolling Ridge community near Los Rios today from 2 to 4 pm. Bright natural light and views of the tropically-landscaped backyard pool are the first things you notice when you walk into this 4,000-plus-square foot home. Hardwood floors line the first floor that’s been updated with fresh paint and new carpet throughout the bedrooms. The open floorplan is evident with a huge family room, kitchen, and breakfast nook that all blend into one another. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, center island, double ovens, gas cooktop, built-in desk, and plenty of storage. The backyard retreat is complete with pool and waterfall, raised spa, and outdoor kitchen. A nearby neighborhood walking path leads to the park and pond around the corner.

This home is listed by JD Tomlin of Exp Realty.


Sprawling Acre-Lot Has Plenty of Room to Play

Address: 166 Moonlight Drive, Murphy

  • 4 bedrooms, 3 baths
  • 2,647 square feet
  • $460,000

This is truly like country in the city with this sprawling one-story home located just off Murphy Road between Blackburn and 544. This beautiful home features almost one-acre lot with loads of updates, including wood floors throughout the home, new tile in wet areas, and remodeled kitchen and bathrooms with ceramic and granites. But the highlight of this home is its incredible party patio with custom cover, gunite pool, Softtub spa with deck surround, pondless waterfall, and lush landscape that make this backyard a park-like setting. Plus, there’s a large powered workshop with two workbenches, perfect for people handy with their hands, and plenty of room to expand.

This home is listed by Anne and Pat Martinkus of Keller Williams Lake Cities.

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Shelby Skrhak

Shelby is Associate Editor of She's a journalist and podcaster turned full-time freelance writer based in Plano. She comes to after 12 years with SUCCESS magazine as digital content director. After hosting two top-rated iTunes Top 200 podcasts, she launched her own podcast called the Secret to My Success. She's a Lake Highlands native and graduate of UT-Dallas.

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