Travel past Denton up I-35 to Pilot Point, where your dream Kentucky-style horse ranch awaits. Imagine the country estate lifestyle you can have at 7601 Sierra Lane, a 10,429-square-foot estate situated on 9.72 acres in the heart of North Texas show horse country. It’s listed by Rogers Healy for $4 million.

From the majestic white picket fence at the gated entrance, follow the fully-paved driveway to the Colonial-style stucco home with fountain and starburst on the circular drive and rear porte-cochere. Built in 2015, the home has six bedrooms, five full baths, and four half-baths set across three stories with a built-in elevator.

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KentuckyYou can get lost in this 4,932-square-foot home and its rich Blue Grass history in Millersburg, Kentucky.

Located on a quarter-acre lot at 1001 Main Street, the two-story gem is filled with 19th century wow factors and current upgrades. A gorgeous wooden staircase winding from the front room is the centerpiece of the single-family home.

In addition to two more staircases, features range from a living room, parlor, formal dining area, and stainless-steel kitchen to four large bedrooms, two full baths, and stunning hardwood flooring. (more…)

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Horse racing is the sport of kings, and here’s the crown jewel of Thoroughbred farms —Adena Springs, where The Stronach Group have bred and raised some of the world’s winningest horses. The 2,250-acre property near Lexington, Kentucky, is now on the market. We have the details today on SecondShelters.com, along with a video of this dreamy horse country property, home to equine champions …

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Kentucky

The Samuels Home in what is now Coxs Creek, Ky., is one of the birthplaces of bourbon – and the original home of the family that would one day create Maker’s Mark.

The fact that the patriarch of what would become the Maker’s Mark family claimed his stake here would be story enough for most to consider this 200-year-old (plus) home in Kentucky. (more…)

Eagle Mountain Lake Marina was severely damaged during high winds in last night’s storms. (Photo courtesy of Laketography)

Eagle Mountain Lake Marina just can’t catch a break, it seems. The Fort Worth marina, which leases boat slips to owners in North Texas, has sustained several storms and one fire only to be completely wrecked during high winds last night. 

The owner and operator of Eagle Mountain Lake Marina, Suntex Marina Investors, has closed the marina until further notice.

“We have been able to access the docks and are glad to report a considerable amount of boats are undamaged and thankfully there has been no loss of life,” said Linda Kennedy, general manager, Eagle Mountain Marina.

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Do you love horses? If you have ever dreamed of owning a first class horse ranch, we have a deal for you right up in North Texas horse country. This loaded plantation-style equestrian estate at 7621 Sierra Lane in Pilot Point, complete with equestrian facilities and private Lake Ray Roberts access, is up for a “no reserve auction” January 25 by Concierge Auctions in cooperation with Alison Howell of Compass Real Estate. So you get a beautiful plantation-style mansion with six bedrooms, five full baths, four half baths, a long circular drive, a Kentucky-style horse barn, private pasture, holding and riding pens, access to trails, water views, resort pool, deck plus fire and water features. The property is adjacent to a greenbelt so you can ride away, hair flying in the wind.

The no-reserve auction of this property will begin at 4 p.m. on January 22 and close January 25. Open Houses are held daily from 1-4 p.m. and by appointment.

The 20,437-square-foot estate, near Ray Roberts State Park, was previously listed for $5.95 million. Someone is going to STEAL this home. The sprawling estate boasts a circular drive, porte-cochère, and wraparound front patios on both floors. (more…)

The Heather Guild Group joined Compass Real Estate the day before Thanksgiving. (Front Row: Haley Wagstaff, Valerie Caddell; Back: Kelli Taylor, Heather Guild, Amy Sack)

The Heather Guild Group has moved to Compass Real Estate. Guild said the decision was made after a careful evaluation of what kind of company they felt had the best tools and resources to help them serve their clients.

“We really felt Compass was a good blend of the time-tested agent/client relationship model of real estate, combined with the innovative technology that our clients have come to expect in every other aspect of their lives,” Guild said. “We are excited to have joined a real estate brokerage that is not only on pace with current technology but really has a vision for where real estate services are going.”

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shipping container homes

Cotton Groves in McKinney is the nation’s first residential neighborhood made entirely of shipping containers.

Repurposing shipping containers into buildings, so-called cargotecture, isn’t a brand new concept, but it’s groundbreaking for Habitat for Humanity of Collin County, which hopes to build 35 affordable homes in Cotton Groves, the nation’s first residential neighborhood built entirely from upcycled steel containers.

Habitat affiliates in Kentucky, Louisiana, and Ohio have explored building affordable housing from shipping containers. Collin County’s Habitat CEO, Celeste Cox, says the first model townhouse should be ready by the end of October or mid-November.

When complete next year, the Cotton Groves neighborhood will contain 35 shipping container homes, a community center, and a playground on the 2.75 acre plot near McKinney’s small airport on the east side of town. But first, Habitat must raise the $4.5 million during an upcoming capital campaign needed to fund the complete development. (more…)