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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The home on Quarter Oak Ranch – wait til you see the horse stalls (photos: Norman & Young)

I’m the first to admit that I don’t know much about horses.  While I’m sure there is a bowtie-wearing cowboy out there somewhere, it’s not this bowtie Realtor.

However, when I heard about the Quarter Oak Ranch in Gainesville, Texas, I had to tell you about it.  Yes, yes, Cooke County is not quite within the boundaries of Tarrant County, but allow me some creative license.

Quarter Oak Ranch has it all

87 acres, 2 ponds, 1 heated pool, 5,800 ft. home, 64 horse stalls…quite a ranch!

The Quarter Oak Ranch

Gainesville is approximately an hour and a half from Fort Worth.  This Texas town of around 16,000 residents is known by many as being located in the heart of the Texas horse country.

Why is that?  It is conveniently located midway between two large destinations for horse shows and events (Fort Worth and Oklahoma City) and that the sandy loam soil is very friendly to horsey feet … we call those hooves in the horse biz.

The 87-acre estate that makes up the Quarter Oak Ranch is found at the end of a private road and yet five to ten minutes from “downtown” Gainesville and Interstate 35.

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Find the Feel of Authentic Texas on Furst Ranch with Modern-day Cattle Baron Home | CandysDirt.com

Just 45 minutes from downtown Fort Worth or Dallas, I’ve found a paradise for horses and people. But in five minutes, you can be at a Starbucks, sipping a latte!

In real estate, if location is everything, imagine that location includes 127 rolling acres on one of the highest points in Southern Denton County. This is Furst Ranch

The beautiful acreage is only the beginning. Multiple residences dot the property from the 6,651-square-foot main house and 2,500-square-foot executive retreat to a 1,400-square-foot foreman’s house and two-bedroom artist’s cottage.

For horses, you’ll find huge paddocks bordered by contour fencing and shaded by mature oak trees, a 24-stall show barn with office, full bath, two wash racks, oversized tack room with coffee bar across from it. Outside, a 200-by-100 covered arena, Euro-style horse walker, covered round pen, and second uncovered arena.

It’s a grand ranch in true Texas tradition, fit for a modern-day cattle baron.

Find the Feel of Authentic Texas on Furst Ranch with Modern-day Cattle Baron Home | CandysDirt.com

Miles of new contour fencing, mature oaks, and rolling land make Furst Ranch a paradise for horses and people. It’s incredible to believe the property is just 20 minutes from DFW International Airport.

The property is co-brokered by Kim Hunter, Keller Williams DFW-Southlake, and Brad Johnson, Johnson Land and Home, LLC. I spoke to Kim who said: “Texas is known for legendary ranches but finding one this close to DFW with everything finished to such a high standard and attention to detail — like a Subzero refrigerator in the show barn office — is what makes Furst Ranch Estate one of a kind.”

On the market less than two weeks at the time of this story, Kim says she and Brad have already shown it several times.

“There’s simply nothing else like it, and the market understands that,” she said. “There’s a reason it’s not been available for 30 years.”

Can I give you a tour?

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Terry Bradshaw Ranch|candysdirt.comWeekend cowboys and corporate retreat property seekers listen up: Located just 70 minutes or so from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is football legend and sports broadcaster Terry Bradshaw’s spectacular Oklahoma ranch. Lucky for you, it’s back on the market. Just north of the Texas border (a stone’s throw from the WinStar Casino) this peaceful horse and cattle ranch is an oasis in the country. Valerie Jarvie shares photos and details today on SecondShelters.com.

WTF

Don’t let this pool fool you. It’s just a cool respite from alien probes and ghost tantrums, according to its current owners.

The current owners of this week’s Wednesday WTF say they sometimes wake up with weird bruises and puncture marks on their body and … Hi, no. (more…)