Creativity Lives In Poetry, Texas…And You Can, Too

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“A little slice of heaven.” That’s how Dave Perry-Miller’s April Cordell describes her latest listing, set on 4.25 acres in Poetry, Texas. “It’s truly an artist’s retreat.”

In the main building – a barndominium with over 5,000 square feet and a fully functioning art studio that takes up the entire second level. There’s even a dark room. And a separate entrance. In order to get up to your creative paradise, you can take the stairs or the lift conveniently located right outside.

The massive upstairs deck is there to provide inspiration as you look out over the treetops and marvel at how every little corner of this land has been carved into gardens and manicured green spots to showcase an extensive collection of art. Some of which remains with the property and most of which is negotiable. 

The bottom floor of the barndominium has everything you need – a generous kitchen and living room plus primary bedroom and bathroom. It’s odd to see a listing this grand with so few bedrooms, but it’s suited the current owners just fine. And if the future owners need less creative space and more living quarters, the upstairs is an easy conversion. Just add a few walls. 

If you find yourself craving even more space, walk over to the second house on the property – the perfect guest house or airbnb. It’s a one bedroom, one bathroom, brick home with a full kitchen. It was also the original home before the barndominium came along. 

Rounding out the rest of the acreage is a garage that doubles as a warehouse with another bathroom. Of course, since this property is approved for horses, you could turn this structure into your tack room.

When it’s time to take in some fresh air, there are tons of walking, hiking, could-be horse trails to take on. And, of course, your very own pond. All this and it’s located about 45 minutes from Dallas.

If you’ve never heard of Poetry, it’s a small community – think of it as a suburb – located in Terrell. Rockwall is 18 miles southeast of Poetry and booming Royse City is 11 miles away. Grocery shopping (and more) is a straight shot down I-30. Poetry feeds into Terrell schools, but it also has it’s own private school with a football team and cheerleaders and the whole nine. 

Remote working has us all looking for a little more space to stretch our legs and this place has tons. Not to mention enough fresh air and inspiration to turn you into the next Picasso. 

If you’re interested in mixing it up and living large in the “country,” give Cordell a call. She will gleefully skip out to 10670 SE County Road 2450 NW to meet you. It’s listed at $799,999.


Nikki Barringer

Nikki Lott Barringer is a licensed real estate agent at Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate. She’s also a freelance writer that loves interior design and architecture. Though she will never remember if it’s Midcentury or mid-century and honestly, she’s okay with that. Other fun facts: Nikki loves cake for breakfast, shopping online, and powerwalking her pants off. She’s also much younger than her hobbies would lead you to believe.

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