Parker Road Estate Offers Country Living in The Big City

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If you picture a 6,000-square-foot home on a sprawling ranch with a barn and chicken coop to boot, you probably aren’t thinking Plano. However, the recently updated home at 3745 Morton Vale Road is exactly that — an immense, rustic retreat in the middle of one of North Texas’s fastest growing areas.

The gated 12-acre farm is just off Parker Road, a mere six minutes from Central Expressway. It is neighbored by Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve, home of the annual Plano Balloon Festival. The popular park features over 800 acres of open space, hiking and riding trails, and a small amphitheater. There’s even a zip-line park hidden under the treetop canopy.

The two-story estate overlooks its majestic grounds, which include acres of turnout, a fantastic six-stable barn by Morton, a pool with a cabana, honeybee apiary, chicken coop, and three-car garage.  The patio and outdoor cooking area are ideal for entertaining.

All four bedrooms have impressive views. The home has four wood-burning fireplaces and the living areas are generously sized. Recent updates include flooring, HVAC, appliances, and cosmetics.

“It is a gorgeous, unique property,” Allie Beth Allman & Associates agent Breck Gallini. He and his partner, Charme Gallini, are marketing the home. The duo recently moved to Allie Beth Allman & Associates.

The home, which was built in 1992 and has been upgraded several times since then, is marketed for $1.95 million. It falls within the boundaries of Plano ISD, one of North Texas’ highest-rated districts. Charming downtown Plano, with its trendy shops, restaurants, and bars is mere minutes away. Redevelopment plans along nearby US 75 corridor, including the Legacy Central Project and the recently announced Collin Creek Mall makeover promise to bring many exciting retail and culinary options. However, despite the close proximity, those attractions seem distant when you in the middle of a sprawling ranch that feels miles away from the big city.

“This serene getaway is just a half-hour drive from downtown Dallas,” Gallini said. “You must see it to believe it.”

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Joshua Baethge

Joshua Baethge is a writer, editor and general wordsmith who has written for a variety of media outlets. At, his primary focus is agent migration where he catches up with real estate professionals on the move. A native of Houston, Josh originally came to the DFW to study at the University of North Texas. He graduated many years ago but never left the area. Today he lives in the ‘burbs with his wife and two young kids.

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