Forney Historic House Represented by Ebby Halliday Realtors | CandysDirt.com

Only 22 miles east of Dallas, turn back time and find an utterly charmed, turn-of-the-century Forney historic home. Sitting on 2.337 acres with big shade trees and lots of landscaping, it has original features married beautifully to more recent updates. Very few of these grand historic homes remain in Texas, especially in such pristine condition.

Located at 303 S. Center St., this house was built in 1890 in the then-booming town of Forney, which had seen its first settlers in 1847. It belonged to the family of John A. McKellar and was called “McKellar’s Mansion” by locals. In fact, this property remained in that family until the 1970s. The painstaking maintenance and care taken with it is obvious. 

“It’s just off the downtown area of Forney and it’s a park-like setting with mature trees and a historic barn on the property, which would be perfect for parties or socials,” said listing agent Dee Evans with Ebby Halliday Realtors. “The rooms in these kinds of houses go on and on and you can turn parlors and sitting rooms into what you want, like a game room or study.” 

This home has five bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bath, six living areas, and 5,460 square feet on two stories, as well as separate guest quarters. 

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heath

I’ve found the perfect antidote to the stress of city living, and it’s just 30 minutes from downtown Dallas!

The lakefront property at 1 Candlelite Trail in Heath sits on the shores of Lake Ray Hubbard. On its more than 13 acres, you’ll find two fully stocked ponds, plenty of room for horses, a barn, and 5,500 fully irrigated trees of both native Texas and fruit varieties. Total paradise!

There rural amenities are complemented by the grandeur of the house, which has all the luxury of a Preston Hollow build. This is a Tuscan-style, 9,323-square-foot residence with five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, three half baths, outdoor living and dining, and a separate guest house. Think soaring ceilings and the finest finishes, luxe kitchen and room after room of well-appointed, thoughtful spaces.

I’m not the only one swooning over this Heath property — it’s been featured on two TV shows!

“It’s so private and it looks like the grounds of the Dallas Arboretum'” said Dee Evans, who has listed the property with the Dee Evans Group of Ebby Halliday Realtors. “The lakefront is unbelievable — 2,316 feet of shoreline — and there are ponds and bridges…it’s just amazing, like a total paradise away from the city.”

I couldn’t agree more. Let’s take a tour of this Heath estate!

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outdoor living

The tasteful Kenneth Pressley estate at 1708 Byron Nelson Pkwy. in Colleyville is a golf course property with incredible views. All photos: Ebby Halliday Realtors

Even on the hottest summer day, North Texans have an evening when outdoor living is enjoyable. This is especially true if you’re lucky enough to have a home with superb outdoor spaces.

We’ve found five outstanding Ebby Halliday properties on the market now that elevate outdoor living to an art. You’ll find everything from infinity-edge swimming pools and cool cabanas, to gourmet outdoor kitchens and cozy fireplaces. They have everything you need and want to make the most of outdoor living.

“These five properties represent some of the finest homes in our extensive portfolio, both in terms of outside amenities and quality of the properties,” said Randall Graham, vice president and director of marketing for Ebby Halliday Realtors. “One of the reasons these homeowners chose to list with us is Ebby Halliday Realtors has wide-ranging experience marketing and selling these kind of luxury properties and letting buyers know about the amazing features they offer.”

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luxury outdoor living

The Texas Transitional-style estate at 1750 Trace Bell Ct. in Westlake is one of many homes listed by Ebby Halliday Realtors with stunning outdoor spaces. All photos: Ebby Halliday Realtors

Luxury outdoor living is a huge trend in the North Texas housing market — homeowners want to make the most of every square inch of their property, and that means outside spaces that wow. After all, we get on average 232 sunny days a year and should be able to enjoy it properly.

We’ve spotted six Dallas-Fort Worth houses on the market now that offer the very best of outdoor living. These properties offer luxe features that range from a saltwater swimming pool and lazy river, to full patio kitchens with high-end appliances and beautiful masonry stonework.

“We’re seeing growing demand in the luxury real estate market for properties that allow homeowners to live life to the fullest, both indoors and out,” said Randall Graham, vice president and director of marketing for Ebby Halliday Realtors. “When the inside of a home features high-end amenities and finish-outs, the outdoor area should be an extension of that look and feel, creating a welcoming atmosphere and a natural space for effortless entertaining.”

 

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