Join the “Country Club” With a Move to This Chatfield Home on 5+ Acres

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As the ‘burbs of Dallas continue to push ever-outward, these days you have to drive a bit until you meet true country. And when you do… well, brace yourself for the onset of that road-trip feeling.

Think about the last time you hit the highway south to Houston. You got beyond I-20, past Hutchins, past Wilmer, past Palmer and Ennis… and it hit you. The transition was almost palpable. Traffic disappeared, skyscrapers receded in the rearview, and Dairy Queens began to beckon with the promise of sweet treats every few miles. Your heart felt a little lighter, too.

You can get that road-trip feeling every day if you’re ready to make a move. Somewhere east off of I-45, west of the Trinity River and 11 miles from Corsicana, there’s a little hamlet you’ve never heard of, but will soon want to. 


Doesn’t it sound ever-so pastoral and quaint? And hidden within this former trading post is 5160 FM 1603, a 5.7-acre spread that you can call your own for $799,000. 

“This property offers country living at its finest,” says listing agent Tammy Carter. “It was built in 2017, so it’s definitely move-in ready. It has lots of features you won’t typically find in the city, including a 1,000-square-foot barndominium and a 1,500-square-foot unfinished attic – any of which could make fantastic work-from-home spaces for the remote employee who has tired of traffic. Or big-kid play spaces for those who want to pursue their passions on the weekends.”

If your blood pressure is starting to go down already, keep reading. The four-bedroom, three-bath custom ranch-style home with two living areas (one of which has a closet and could be a fifth bedroom), is set back and separated from the farm-to-market road by an electric gate. It overlooks a pond with water feature, and three large porches make perfect perches from which to watch sunrises/sunsets or a surprise spring shower.  

“You’re an hour from downtown Dallas and 30 minutes from Cedar Creek Lake,” Carter says, “and you’ve got everything you need here. Your only dilemma is will you occupy it full time or part time?”

Highlights inside this gorgeous property include commercial-grade stainless-steel appliances, granite countertops in the open kitchen, quartz countertops in bathrooms, two tankless hot water heaters and foam insulation. Outside, there’s room for a pool and horses, a 4000 PSI concrete driveway, professional landscaping, a barn, three 10-by-10 garage doors with openers and so much more! 

Contact Carter by calling 903-641-5243 or emailing


Shelby Skrhak

Shelby is Associate Editor of, where she focuses on sponsored content, estate sales, and suburbs. She's a journalist and podcaster turned full-time freelance writer based in Plano. She comes to after running digital content and social media at SUCCESS magazine. She's a Lake Highlands native and graduate of UT-Dallas.

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