This post is brought to you by John Burgdorf from North Texas Luxury

What a dang deal for this stunning property! 8501 Cross Timbers Road has been listed for sale a while now and you can tell the seller is wanting, possibly needing, it to sell. Why? Recently listed at $1.9 million, which is still a generous listing offer for this estate, the price has been drastically reduced nearly $300,000 to $1.6 million dollars.

The estate has an incredibly interesting build, just take a glance at the pictures. The guest house attaches to the main 3 story house by a porte cochere. The porte cochere then leads to a motor court and 4 car garage! The home has two circle drives: one oval drive in front of the main living house and another circular drive/turn around area near the back of the estate on the other side of the porte cochere – a walking trail leads off into the woods from this drive. A pristine traditional style establishes its ranch background. Surrounded by wooded areas, the home actually sits on Grapevine Lake. The lake is only visible from the 3 story balcony. The estate is gated with many private ponds – since you can never have too much water on property.

The open floor plan of the home enables large windows to let in natural sunlight throughout the whole house. The main house boasts 7,795 sq. feet of living space decorated with 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, and a 3 car garage. The guesthouse includes 2 dining areas, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 1 car. The 1,884 sq. foot secondary living quarters includes 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms; this estate could literally be called a resort! An exercise room, game room, study, gourmet kitchen, and basement also accompany the main living house. A walk out basement enjoys amenities such as a spa, wet bar and sauna. And would you believe the estate even comes with a helipad? Not just one, but three helipads! O yes, and can’t forget about the sport court!

In all, the total square footage under roof is 12,050 sq. feet. The listing says it best – this estate enjoys “true country living with city convenience.”

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  • Daniel

    What the heck is with these Texas real estate listings using these horrible filters on the pictures? Is cheapens the look. Whatever it is (HDR?), STOP DOING IT! IT MAKES THE FAUX-FINISHING LOOK 10X WORSE! Jeez, you don’t see Kim Sargent doing it in his photos, do you?

    As for the house, I cannot find anything I like about it. Even though it’s ‘cheap’, I think I would have sacrificed the size for some more quality. And the middle-of-nowhere location makes me hate it even more.




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  • Marcus

    Why would you put a staircase in front of two story windows? (picture 8) That is the dumbest thing I have every seen in a house.




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  • Siobhan

    Barf.

    I like the… sunset.




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  • Nick

    Not something special in my eyes…




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  • Jason

    tract home city all the way. it’s typical of the housing stock in those parts of the Dallas metro( N. Tarrant Ctny.)




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  • Venom

    $1.6 million for that.
    Wow that is cheap.
    Good deal.




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  • George

    The only bad thing about a website like this is the readers judge a a 1.6 million dollar house against a 50 to 100 million dollar house, without taking into account the actual value for the dollar. By the way I really appreciate what Kenny does in publishing this blog, I’m just saying we can all loose prospective as to dollar value.




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    • Siobhan

      And that, my friend, is why I basically never comment on (or look at) the price. I’m not shopping – I’m snooping!




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  • Travis

    I’m not sure why, but I kind of hate this house. Maybe it’s the pictures, but it seems really depressing.




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  • Brijbhushan Bhattadri

    Well, let’s take the house on its own merits:

    Size: 12000 sq ft on a 3.3 acre lot – very nice

    Location: Near Grapevine Lake, a popular picnic spot in the DFW area. The school district has a 9 out of 10 rating on Great Schools, which is excellent. While the DFW area is huge, commuting to either of the cities there (or to smaller cities and centers of industry like Richardson with its huge concentration of software and telecom companies and so on) is not going to be a problem at all.

    Price: VERY low compared to similar sized homes elsewhere in the USA and even in the DFW area

    If you don’t like the home’s aesthetics, fine. But you’re not going to get a combination of the lakeside location, price and amenities available in the area in too man other places.

    Personally, I think this is a fantastic bargain. Thanks, John and Kenny!




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  • KEV

    http://www.dentoncad.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=100&Year=2010&PropertyID=68983&PropertyType=R&AbsCd=SJ0186A

    Appraised at about 1.75 mil, quite a lot here for that price or 1.6. The only possible drawback is that it is 13 years old, meaning that it’s about time for replacements of mechanical such as HVAC, pool pumps, new painting everywhere, etc…so in the next few years you are looking at another chunk of money…still, worth every penny for that much house/land.




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  • Roy

    The man can afford it at 250 thousand a month in residual income!! He has earned this mansion.




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