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Sandy Creek – Modern Take on the Texas Farm

November 17th, 2015 | by Michelle Eastridge
Sandy Creek Farm, 7862 CR 3860 Hawkins 75765, James Sammons, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's ranches for sale in Texas-garage

Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Inspired from an article in Metropolitan Living magazine of a Texas Hill Country home property, Jeff Basehore, who specializes in country homes incorporated into natural environments, was the architect for this home.

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The main house features a screened-in porch and separate structures for the living area and master bedroom, with the entire structure screened in on one slab.

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The openness of the house and structure are emphasized by the 35-foot vaulted ceiling, painted with the sky, clouds, and sunrise.

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The 30-foot-high screened-in porch encompasses three sides of the main house and provides a panoramic view of the woods and lake. The main house has 3,773 square feet of living area, with three bedrooms and three baths. In addition, the 2,262-square-foot screened-in porch with 30-foot-high ceiling has a loft to enjoy outdoor sleeping.

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Nearby, the guesthouse has about 960 square feet, with one bedroom and 1½ baths. It also has a large screened in porch. The caretaker’s house has 1,500 square feet, with two bedrooms and 2½ baths.

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In front of the main house, the private lake is fed by two springs and is about 30 feet to 35 feet deep. Stocked with bass, the lake has provided many hours for enjoying the fishing.

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Surrounded by nature, one can enjoy the beautiful woods, the azaleas and dogwoods in the spring, daffodils in late winter, and the wildflowers in late spring and summer.

The stars are magnificent in the absence of city lights. Located about an hour-and-forty-five minutes east of Dallas, the property features the main house, guesthouse and tenant house, all on just over 50 acres.

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The fire pit on the screened-in porch, overlooking the lake is a great gathering place to visit and cook.

For more ranches throughout North Texas, see briggsfreeman.com. Click here to see the latest in real estate news. President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Uptown, Lakewood, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake.  

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