A family home 30 miles outside of Dallas offers a taste of town and country living with a heavy dose of Texas pride: There’s a pool shaped like the Lone Star State in the backyard.
“It’s an amazing property,” said Rabbi Issac Levy, who, along with his wife, Sandi, bought the land three years ago. “It was built by a commercial builder—no particle board, it has a solid core. The windowsills are granite.”
The property has several unusual features, said listing agent Rita Ferris of Ebby Halliday Realtors. “There aren’t many houses here that have a pool shaped like Texas or have a tornado with a bathroom,” he said.
The 78-year-old Levy, who is a retired custom builder, likes to sit in the gazebo at sunrise and drink coffee by the pond, which is full of fish.
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“It attracts geese and colorful ducks,” he said. “There were clouds of white birds flying and landing on the green grass.”
Although Levy notes that he’s not a party person (he holds Bible study classes on the property), he says the place is made for entertaining.
The 6,000-square-foot main house, located on nearly 5 acres, has six bedrooms, four full baths and one half bath. It was built 30 years ago.
Features include a pond, an apartment/mother-in-law, a tornado shelter, seven mature pecan trees, a pool table, five wood-burning stoves, tile floors, a commercial-style home office, a heated swimming pool in a cedar-clad room with sensor ceiling vents that automatically close in bad weather, pool house, solarium, band stage, outdoor kitchen with built-in fireplace, three-car garage, workshop, and yard with hot tub, gazebo and playground. There is a guest house with parking. An additional 6.6-acre parcel, which includes a large pond and half-island and a 2,000-square-foot workshop, is available for purchase separately.
Royse City, which is 30 miles from Dallas proper, has lots of 5 to 20 acres. The compound for sale is very close to the main road.
“It’s a living country,” Ferris said. “It’s 15 to 20 minutes from the busy city life of Rockwall and 15 minutes from Lake Ray Hubbard. It’s true country living.”
Agent: Rita Ferris, Ebby Halliday Realtors