3901 Saddle Trail, Parker, Texas

A Stunning 8,244 SF Estate Home on 4.17 acres With Its Own Practice Golf Course

Listed Price $4,250,000

3901 Saddle Trail is so special, both inside and out, we had a difficult time deciding which pictures to showcase it.  There were so many great shots from slightly different angles, it was a challenge.  Every picture stood out from the front privacy gate all the way back to the rear of the private golf course practice hole.  In fact, we even had do decide whether to lead with the interior or exterior shots.   

 

If you're a discriminating buyer who places a premium not only on the beauty of a home but also the quality of construction, including what's behind the walls, you will appreciate this home.  It was built by Greg Alford Custom Homes, one of the most recognized and highly sought after builders in Dallas.   The designer, John Lively and Associates, is also highly respected in the Dallas custom home field.  The two of them created this spectacular home in the seller's vision and it's visually stunning.  There's certainly nothing like it in the area.

To really appreciate the home, please read the very detailed description below.  It's easy to see the sellers spared no expense, inside or outside, on the construction of the home and landscaping.  

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Please call Sean Elliott, Erin Clifford, or Tom Grisak, Realtors for a private showing 972.359.1553

An ARC Award-Winning Masterpiece
8,244 sq. ft (per tax records)/ 4.17 acres/ built in 2015
5 Bedrooms/ 4 Full Baths/ 3 Half Baths/ 3 Fireplaces/ Great Room/ Dining Room
Breakfast Room/ Full Bar/ Library/ Study/ Game Room/ State of the Art Theater
Pool/ Spa/ 2 Outdoor Living Areas/ 100-yard golf facility/ 7 Bay Car Garage

 

 

This gorgeous estate home won the 2015 ARC awards for Best New Home, Best Kitchen, and Best Curb Appeal. The design and craftsmanship are the work of Alford Custom Homes, and John Lively and Associates, both highly respected within the high-profile home industry; they are among Dallas’ most distinguished home builders and architects.
 

 

A gated entry and stately drive welcome you to the sprawling one-of-a-kind custom and and estate grounds, designed and installed by Harold Leidner, one of the leading landscape architecture firms in Dallas/ Fort Worth and Austin.  This property is set on over 4 acres of luxurious resort-style living.  The property is covered with serene landscaping and mature trees providing ultimate privacy like no other.

 

The home is finished primarily in a Country French style with selections made for timeless quality. All trim, moldings, arched doorways, and casings are made from solid hardwood custom designed for each room and hand crafted on site.

First Floor

 

The main level provides over 6,500 square feet of living and was purposefully constructed to provide an expansive feel with intimate settings. The home features all major amenities on one level and is uniquely designed to entertain on a grand scale, while maintaining a comfortable feel throughout. The heart of the home has an open concept with 32-foot volume ceilings, while the library, office, game room and state of the art theater are perfectly placed throughout the main level for privacy and separation. The architectural details and design extend beyond the walls of your home to an outdoor oasis that truly has everything you’ve been waiting for.  This home is an award-winning masterpiece.


Wide framed double iron doors, with horsehair glass, open to a grand foyer with spectacular views that extend through your great room to the acreage beyond. The beautiful, curved staircase and banister follow the soaring two story entryway and set the tone as you enter this extraordinary home.

The library is a statement room with its impressive 14-foot floor to ceiling shelving with library ladder, arched doorways and Isokern gas fireplace. Exit to a private hallway where you’ll find double doors to the office that’s tucked away in isolation with a built-in desk, shelving, walk-in closet and an adjacent powder bath with hammered sink and leathered marble countertops. The curved hallway carries you to the heart of the home where you’ll find the great room with
your second Isokern fireplace, fully equipped bar, and gourmet chef’s kitchen. This grand focal space was built for entertaining and is sure to impress with its soaring 32-foot vaulted ceilings, reclaimed solid timber beams, intricate lighting, views of the second floor landing and a wall of windows that frames the picturesque views of your expansive outdoor oasis.


The 18x10 bar and wine cellar is accessed through double iron doors.  You'll find everything you need to prep and serve guests. 2 sub zero wine refrigerators, each with 2 cooling zones, a beverage refrigerator, Scotsman ice maker, sink, lighted display cabinets and sensor notification security cabinets. Texture finished walls and wine display racks complete the cellar aesthetics of this fun and inviting space.


The great room and bar flow seamlessly into the ARC award-winning kitchen. Reclaimed solid timber beams line the ceiling above two oversized islands covered with 2 1/2-inch-thick book matching slabs of granite with mirrored markings. The full sized Subzero refrigerator, full sized Subzero freezer and two Miele dishwashers are cabinet finished for an eye pleasing, clean line effect. This kitchen is a chef’s dream with a Wolf induction range, also plumbed for gas, Wolf convection oven and Wolf convection steam oven, microwave, Scotsman ice maker and hidden spice racks flanking the range top. An abundance of cabinets and walk-in pantry allow for easy organization. A wide arched doorway transitions to the walk-in pantry, hidden workspace, butler’s pantry that flows into your formal dining room and friend’s entry from the porte-cochere.


The breakfast room is open to the kitchen, providing access to your outdoor living, and completes this grand space by adding to the multiple places to gather for intimate conversation. Relax in the owner’s retreat secluded from all other areas of living.

 

A private hallway leads to a set of double doors where you enter with an immediate calming view of greenery though the window ahead. Sleeping quarters showcase a tray ceiling and wall of windows offering a breathtaking view of the grounds. Opposite the sleeping quarters you’ll enjoy your luxurious ensuite bath with 1-inch-thick Crema Marfil marble floors and counters, walk-in shower with 3 heads, sunken soaking tub, and extensive cabinetry with hidden outlets for a clean feel. The owner’s closet features a private vanity, large center island with seating, and built-in organizers that are customizable to your preference.

The double wide hallway provides access to your back staircase and an F5 tornado shelter and safe room with panic button. This hallway was designed with aesthetic appeal in mind by tucking away your laundry room, drop zone with built-in cabinetry and garage access.


The spacious laundry room provides an abundance of cabinetry, sink, and space for a full sized refrigerator. Outside, the motor court allows entry through 6 garages with room for 7 vehicles and extensive shop space, custom cabinetry, and storage by Garage Living.


The graceful hallway ends at your game room with plenty of space for billiards, shuffleboard, darts, and a full wall of windows with pleasing views of the rear grounds. A powder bath is accessible from the game room and doubles as a pool bath with a separate changing room, built-in cabinetry, towel hooks and exterior access. A rear hallway leads to a 2nd bedroom on the main level at the opposite end of the home from the master suite.

 

The 2nd bedroom includes a walk-in closet, breakfast bar with refrigerator, and an ensuite bath with storage cabinetry, Carrara marble counters, and complete with a steam shower to unwind at the end of the day. This bedroom is currently being utilized as a home gym with rubber backed carpet-tiles and two mirrored walls.


An impressive custom-built arched entry leads to the state-of-the-art theater. This Cinematech designed, Crown A/V installed, tuned, and maintained home cinema is truly one of a kind and is labeled the crown jewel of this unique home. The entire cinema is detached from the remainder of the home’s framing, and sound is further isolated by the hanging speakers on cables hidden behind walls to prevent slab transmission. The audio in this theater is reference quality, with 3M designed acoustic treatment, McIntosh-driven Snell Music and Cinema Reference 7.2 THX audio system, as used in George Lucas’ studios. This is the ultimate entertaining space for movies, sports, gaming, or TV room that is unlike any other.


Second Level


Two gorgeous staircases provide access to the second level. At one end you’ll find the oversized junior suite that is tucked away in a secluded location. This suite exudes charm with its volume ceiling, private study hidden behind a built-in bookcase, large closet with built-in vanity, and ensuite bath with Carrara marble vanity, floor, and walk-in shower.


An additional suite with a private bathroom and a walkout covered patio looking over the pool and peaceful grounds is at the opposite end of the home. The fifth bedroom displays a wall of built-ins while three south facing windows let in an abundance of natural light creating a cheerful environment. An adjoining powder bath could be reconfigured to create a third ensuite bedroom upstairs if desired. Rounding out the second floor are two walk-in unfinished storage areas for endless organization and a laundry chute to the laundry room below.

 

Exterior
 

Set on over 4 acres, this exquisite estate is fully fenced and gated with both a main gate and a separate utility gate utilized by maintenance crews. The main gate enters to a 200-foot drive with a 50-foot circle and large motor court. The convenient maintenance gate includes a 75x12 foot drive of decomposed granite with a commercial grid installed for parking maintenance vehicles.


Designed and installed by Harold Leidner, the landscaping creates a lush entertainment and recreation dream. Beautiful mature trees, countless ornamentals and extensive hardscape surround the property providing serenity and ultimate privacy. Commercial irrigation is installed throughout the grounds and individual sump pumps assist transplanted trees providing water management to ensure continuous growth. The grounds illuminate at night with down and up-lit lighting creating a pleasing glow throughout the entire property.


Luxurious resort style living extends beyond the walls of the home to a breathtaking outdoor oasis that you’ll enjoy year-round. The primary outdoor great room is built for entertaining with full audio and video, multiple seating areas, volume ceilings and Phantom screens that fully enclose this inset space away from the wind and elements. Hosting is easy with the perfect flow to a fully equipped outdoor kitchen with a wood burning pizza oven, green egg, 5 burner gas grill, 3 Hoshizaki refrigerators, prep sink, and large island for dining.


A tranquil setting awaits as you step out to 3,000 square feet of elegant travertine decking that fully surrounds the luxurious pool with water features, tanning ledge, and over-sized spa. The wood burning fire pit adds to the spa’s ambiance and creates an additional gathering spot for entertaining opposite the kitchen.


The 25x25 foot stone cabana is beyond the pool and was built to match the aesthetics of the main residence. This extravagant second outdoor living space features full audio and video and was designed to allow a nice cross breeze to enter while staying comfortable under the attached ceiling heaters and your third Isokern wood burning fireplace.

 

The incredible 100-yard artificial turf golf facility was designed and installed by Preston Moon of Envyscapes.   Preston Moon is known for his work with his father building Arnold Palmer golf courses around the country. The facility features a 3,000 square foot pitching/putting green with 6 pin positions and 9 tee boxes ranging from 10 to 105 yards, allowing you to create a shot from every course position imaginable.  

 

The 9th tee box doubles as a driving range with net-return.  There are 3 artificial green side bunkers of varying depths and one real sand bunker across a dry creek bed. Over 500 azaleas line the back of the golf green to complete this golfer’s paradise. 

 

A 1,550-foot Barco drilled water well was completed in 2016 and is positioned at the top of a man-made dry creek bed as part of the comprehensive landscape plan and design. Two bridges are in place across the creek bed, one designed for golf cart use and the other for pedestrian crossing to the golf green. Drive around the decomposed granite cart path as it wraps around the full rear of the property and park your golf cart in its designated space under the porte-cochere.


A fully enclosed garden allows you to grow anything your heart desires.  Take the golf cart or walk the beautiful path to the left corner of the property to pick your vegetables and gather fresh eggs from the chicken coop. There are five separate 25 x 3 foot raised cedar beds with irrigation, laid among a tranquil setting.

 


Additional luxury features you’ll find throughout the home


● Gorgeous 6” quarter-sawn red oak hardwood flooring.
● 1 3/4-inch solid core wood doors.
● Whole house built-in speakers.
● Seamless transitional flooring between spaces.
● Inset blinds with automated control.
● Panasonic quiet bath fans.
● Whole house sprinkler system.
● The home is entirely foam encapsulated including attic spaces for superior energy efficiency.
● Atlas systems Class IV impact roof installed in 2016.
● Twin Navian tankless water units and whole-house recirculating hot water for true instant-hot.
● Whole home lightning and surge protection on all electrical panels, buildings, and exterior electronics by Bonded Lightning protection.
● Whole home control 4 automation system with extensive integration for lights, shades, cameras, security, audio, video, and HVAC. Control these features by touch screen panels, remotes, or your phone

We asked the Sellers What They Especially Loved About Their Home

Our home was a complete, grounds up custom build, designed to be a unique home capable of entertaining on a grand scale both inside and outside, while maintaining the intimacy of a well-lived in home setting.    Finished primarily in a French-country style with finish selections made for timeless quality, the home, while large in both square footage and volume maintains a comfortable feeling throughout.

 

Designed with all major amenities on one level, the home takes advantage of the large 4 acre lot to maximize the interior and exterior access, flow and sight lines.   No detail was overlooked and every room contains unique, well thought out touches designed and built with the legendary Alford homes quality.  We were careful to not do things that would make the home feel overdone.    The home is an “open” plan – and has been designed in a way that truly opens up every room and hallway for a grand feel.

 

Conversation is comfortable from kitchen to great room, yet privacy is a few steps away in the library, dining room, office, game room or theater.   The master suite is accessible but tucked away for privacy, and affords views of the grounds that are unparalleled for a home in this proximity to Dallas, Plano, Allen, Frisco or McKinney.

 

Extra care was taken specifically on the design of the kitchen and the theater – two rooms we spend a lot of time in and two rooms that also allow for a lot of unique design.   The kitchen is expansive with a second island that allows gathering while still leaving plenty room to work. All walkways over oversized.   Double the typical kitchen storage is available, and everything is within reach.    The theater is truly one of a kind, professionally engineered with a 3M acoustic plan and treatment, the room provides a better-than-theater experience in a private setting.   It must be experienced to be appreciated.

 

The exterior is truly one of a kind.  With a resort style setting - the pool, outdoor kitchen, multiple gathering areas and a full 100 yard golf practice facility to hone every short-game golf shot imaginable including a driving net ensures boredom will never be an issue.   The two putting greens afford over 3000 square feet of chipping and putting practice scenarios and endless entertainment for golfing friends.     Gardeners will love the 150 feet of raised, irrigated beds in a fenced vegetable garden, and fresh eggs from the coop at the far end of the property.  

 

Last, the car collector or larger family will appreciate room for 7 vehicles in two fully finished garages, configured in such a way as to maximize privacy in the motor court.