$1,900,000 • 92.4 acres
The perfect mix of serenity and convenience awaits you at Lionhill Estate.
This approximately 93-acre "French Country Estate" is both an idyllic retreat and self-sustaining ranch. Twenty head of cattle and 15 chickens convey with the property, should you choose to continue raising grass-fed beef and free-range eggs for market as the current owners do.
Lionhill Estate is less than an hour's drive from downtown Dallas, and just a few miles north of historic Canton, TX. A quiet, paved and maintained county road with no outlet leads to the gated entry to Lionhill. A picturesque wooden fence runs all the way to the home and barn, separating the lush Bermuda and Coastal grass pasture on the right from a large pond surrounded by oak trees that runs right up to the home.
Enter the 2008-built home through the parlor and be unexpectedly transported in time to a turn-of-the-century French country estate, rather than the more common "hunting lodge" ranches in the region. Rich hardwoods run throughout the home. In addition to the parlor on the first floor, you have a spacious dining room, butler’s pantry and huge chef's kitchen that also opens to the living area.
The kitchen features:
- soapstone countertops
- 4-burner commercial-grade gas range
- double ovens
- 36-in. farm sink
- built in Sub-Zero fridge
- walk-in pantry
- large center island
The living room with wood-burning fireplace is immense as well. Double French doors lead you out to a 41-ft. long east-facing patio overlooking the previously mentioned pond. Quite a place to enjoy your morning cup of coffee!
The main upstairs features three bedrooms, including the primary suite, two baths and utility room. There is a second upstairs area that leads to a 400-sf. library/office with full bath as well.
Off the back door in the kitchen, there is an almost 800-sf. deck with outdoor kitchen looking down over a picturesque creek bed, and just beyond, a canopy of trees giving way to majestic Lionhill. Simply an amazing setting!
About 100 yards away from the main house is the 2,400-sf. barn, attached 1,400-sf. workshop and 800-sf. port-a-cache, all also built in 2008. The barn is fully plumbed and wired and features 9 horse stalls (including a double-size stallion stall), a wash rack, a 12-by-10-ft. tack and feed room, concrete floors and a 1,000-square-bale-capacity hay loft. There is also a round-pen and vetting rack/chute right outside.
The farm is currently an organically non-GMO estate and cattle ranch, using only natural mix molasses, garlic, etc. no chemical fertilizer, pesticides or herbicides. Current owners raise and sell grass fed beef and eggs from pastured (free range) chickens.
Other amenities include:
- Water supplied by a 480-ft.-deep well to Carrillo-Wilcox Aquifer (well house next to barn)
- Geothermal HVAC system that is 35 feet deep in the nearest pond to the home
- 16kw emergency auxiliary electrical generator
- High speed internet radio tower
- Central vacuum system
Also see http://LionhillEstate.com, a website created by the current owners showing the "lifestyle" they have created at Lionhill Estate.