Await No More. Snag Your Very Own East Texas Resort

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Head southeast for Athens, Texas, where this charming and secluded resort-style home awaits. When we say resort-style, we mean it. With a full-size tennis court, three-lane lap pool with diving board, Jacuzzi, and private lake, this Athens home with guest quarters lives like your very own country club.

Located on 27.19 acres and built in 1998, the main home features four bedrooms, four full baths, one half bath, and contains approximately 5,928 square feet of living area. This phenomenal country estate listed at $1.4 million truly has it all. Quality amenities, majestic hardwood trees, a private 3.7-acre lake, shared interest in a 16-acre lake — and solitude.

“Attention to detail is evident in the interior of the home and throughout the entire 27 acre property,” says Steve Grant. Last month, Grant told us his East Texas brokerage has been busier than ever fielding calls from North Texas residents looking for country ranch properties for sale outside Dallas.

A grand entrance with foyer leads to the formal dining room with hardwood floors and an office located just off the formal dining.

The main living area boasts vaulted ceilings, marble floors, a wood-burning fireplace, and a phenomenal view overlooking the 16-acre lake shared with your own private dock.

The kitchen features a large center island cooktop, granite countertops, tile floors, crown molding, tons of cabinet space, double ovens and warming drawer, microwave, dishwasher, and walk-in pantry.

Just off the kitchen, the butler’s pantry with its wine refrigerator and sink makes entertaining a breeze. The breakfast area has large windows, crown molding, and a built-in china hutch.

The unbelievable master suite with wood-burning fireplace and master bath is perfect with separate his and her vanities with marble countertops, separate sauna, shower fit for two with dual shower heads, large step-up jetted garden tub, and complete with walk-through closet with a built-in center island.

The expansive floor plan allows for three guest bedrooms, all measuring a generous 18 x 18 and complete with their own bath.

A second living quarters/ pool house features a downstairs living space complete with rock fireplace, full bar with granite countertop, recessed ceilings with wood finishes, full bath with walk-in shower, laundry room, and an upstairs suite with sitting area and full bath with garden tub.

Outdoor features include a three-lane lap pool with diving board, complete with an attached jacuzzi tub and children’s play area, gazebo with built-in grill, BBQ smoker, and a full-size tennis court and basketball goal on the north end of the court.

All of this luxury is nestled on 27.18 acres filled with native oaks and other hardwoods, a 16-acre shared lake, and a private 3.5 acre lake, both with docks.

4360 Lake Estate Drive in Athens is listed by Steve Grant of Steve Grant Real Estate for $1.4 million.


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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