Distance Yourself in These 3 Homes That’ll Feel Miles Away

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If you’re going to be holed up inside, keeping your distance from others, you might as well make it a gorgeous country-like home with a view. For this Suburb Sunday, we head out to Fairview, Aubrey, and alllll the way to Lake Kiowa for three fantastic homes perfect for some peaceful seclusion.

Address: 7711 Shady Oak Drive, Aubrey
3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths
3,305 square feet
$787,950

Listing agent Brian Smith of Dave Perry-Miller Park Cities describes this property as a “wonderful tranquil and relaxing setting on 5- treed and rolling acres.” Yes, five acres! It features long-leaf pine floors, casement windows, and sturdy 2X6 construction. Notice in the country store-themed kitchen, the grain storage built into the center island — pretty smart nowadays for stockpiling rice, beans, or other staples. It has a wine cellar good for stockpiling, too. Outside, the coverage porches have stone flooring and walkways, outdoor fireplace, and lighted and misted sitting areas. There are two Koi recirculating ponds with waterfalls and bridge and a gated entry.

Brian Smith has listed 7711 Shady Oaks for $787,950.

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Address: 791 Timberwood Lane, Fairview
4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths
3,702 square feet
$649,000

“Enjoy lush views of this gorgeous lot from every room,” listing agent Laura Robertson of Keller Williams Allen says on this Fairview home, just outside of Allen. This home on 1+acre wooded lot in highly-coveted Lovejoy ISD is the perfect cross between country escape and on trend transitional. It has soaring ceilings, cedar ceiling beams, and a two-story brick fireplace flanked by built-in shelves. From the family room, step out onto the expansive wood deck in back. A large master suite has a private closed in porch and gorgeous updated bath. Upstairs, find a second living space and three bedrooms, each with large walk-in closet & access to a balcony. The fourth bedroom could be a game or media room. The back of the home has multi-tiered balconies for relaxing outdoor living.

Laura Robertson has listed 791 Timberwood Lane for $649,000.

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Address: 106 Hogan Drive, Lake Kiowa
4 bedrooms, 3 baths
2,953 square feet
$574,900

“Don’t miss this perfect lake house for weekenders on a large, premium deepwater lakefront lot,” says listing agent John Halliburton with Lake Kiowa Premiere Real Estate. Lake Kiowa, located an hour north of Dallas has been called the best kept secret in North Texas. This unique great room is modeled like a circular lodge with a stone fireplace and wood ceiling beams. It has dual master bedrooms and two bedrooms upstairs, but you’ll spend most of your time outside in the huge backyard, dockside pergola lounge area with fire pit and refrigerator, and getting ready to hit the water from your dock with boat slip and double jet-ski lift. A second house features built-in gas BBQ, charcoal BBQ, and lots of storage. There is a golf cart garage with extra storage space. You can have a complete turnkey package with furniture, dinnerware, and gas golf cart included. Even the boat is negotiable.

John Halliburton has listed 106 Hogan Drive for $574,900.

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Shelby Skrhak

Shelby is Associate Editor of CandysDirt.com. She's a journalist and podcaster turned full-time freelance writer based in Plano. She comes to CandysDirt.com 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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