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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Pilot Point

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…)

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It starts getting quieter the minute you turn off the northern-most stretch of the Dallas North Tollway, about 30 miles north of Dallas, and head west towards Pilot Point on 380, or University Boulevard. If you go west, you’ll be in Denton, which is I guess why the road is (aptly) named “University”. Go east, there’s McKinney.

A bit north of 380 is Aubrey, where you are away from the maddening crowds of city life.

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That highway gets quieter as you turn north. But then it gets even more remote: the asphalt gives way to gravel, and soon you have meadows and trees on either side!

And then, the horses. This is North Texas horse country extraordinaire because of the unique soils found here called sandy loam. It has sand and silt, but lower levels of clay. It doesn’t crack when dry and hard, which means horses’ delicate hooves don’t get caught in the cracks. This eliminates potential injuries. Loam is considered ideal for gardening and agricultural uses because it retains nutrients well and retains moisture, while still allowing excess water to drain away.

And here, on what was once part of a 70 acre tract peanut farm, are 10 verdant, hilly acres where you can have horses and country ’till the cows come home. Enjoy the woods, trees, sandy loam and nature, but when you walk in your door at night, a special home with all the haute conveniences of a chic Preston Hollow, Park Cities or Plano mansion await you.

This is 5000 Bridle Path, Aubrey. Not in MLS yet, the custom built and designed home is being offered for sale as an off-market listing With Ebby Halliday’s Evan Stewart.

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