RockwallIf you’ve been in the real estate business long enough, you can plumb run out of superlatives. So when a Realtor uses words like “dreamy” and “happy place” to describe her listing, you sit up and pay attention, which is why we’re headed to Rockwall to see a 95-acre family estate.

“My clients are headed back to The Bubble after a long hiatus on the most secluded and dreamy piece of property, high on a hill, deep in a forest, in Rockwall,” listing agent Erin McClung with Allie Beth Allman and Associates told us. “The perfect setting to raise two boys, now grown and flown, they found their happy place amidst the ponds, trails, and wild birds (thank the birds for the low taxes) in a home that they completely made their own.”

The home at 12101 Dark Hollow Road sits on 95 fenced acres of trails and forest land, with a stream and pond as well, making its $2.9 million price tag something of a steal when you consider all the land coming with it.

Long tree-lined roads bring you to a beautiful contemporary farmhouse with gorgeous porches and set after set of French doors. Green shutters pop off the white facade.

If the outside is inviting, the inside is doubly so. (more…)

Tonight, a very special treat: get yourself over to Ebby Halliday’s Little White House on Northwest Highway at Preston, get yourself on a party bus, and head east to beautiful Rockwall. You will be fed by The Hamburger man, sip Mimosas and enter a raffle to win some really great prizes. And it all happens at this beautiful house, 662 Chisholm Ridge Drive.

We have told you about  662 Chisholm Ridge Dr. , a stunner that sits on 4.37 acres  in a tight-knit neighborhood in Rockwall. You get so much more for your money when you venture out of Dallas County:  the main house (yes, there are more than one) is over 5,000 square feet and features a wonderful floor plan for entertaining, relaxing, beautiful hand-scraped hardwood floors, and a wine grotto. The property has a whopping seven bedrooms, six full bathrooms, two half baths, a study, four living areas, and three dining areas all on two stories. Practically still smells new, the house was built in 2012.

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