485 Stinson Rd
Hi Flyin Acres Subdivision
Approx. 9.86 Acres
Approx. 5,773 SF
5 Beds/4.2 Baths/4 Living Areas/2 Dining/3 Car Garage
Two Story Home
Built in 1998
Tom Grisak, Realtor 972.359.1553
Sunni Sutton, Realtor 214.629.0448
Stunning Finishes, Exceptional Craftsmanship, and Beautiful Acreage
5,773 sq. ft (per appraiser) on 9.86 acres, built in 1998
5 Bedrooms/ 4 Full Baths/ 2 Half Baths/ 4 Living Areas/ 6 Fireplaces
3 Dining Areas/ 2 Kitchens
Study/ Exercise Room/ Hobby Room/ Private Apartment above Garage
Outdoor Fireplace/ Pond with Fountain/ 3 Car Garage/ Covered Parking for Boat or RV
Impeccably maintained and beautifully updated, this fully custom French Country home is located in the top-rated Lovejoy ISD. Thoughtful planning gives this home loads of storage while exceptional finishes are found throughout. Large windows in every room frame views of nearly 10 acres of property for a quiet, secluded feel. Well-chosen materials such as cashmere slate, Alabama river rock, and Georgia heart pine echo the outdoor vistas and create strong connections with nature. Other features in this home include antique stained glass and reclaimed barn wood more than a century old. Rustic touches such as exposed brick and wooden trusses are balanced by crown molding and beautiful light fixtures for a home that welcomes you with both comfort and elegance. Designed to bring people together, this home has an open floor plan with several gathering spaces that invite guests from one room to the next. You will love the spacious kitchen with hammered copper counters, custom cabinetry, and a professional range. Your master suite is situated away from your public spaces, tucked into the back corner of your home on the first floor. With a stunning master bath and gas fireplace, your master suite offers a welcome retreat at the end of the day. All secondary bedrooms are located on the second floor, as is your exercise room. A private apartment above the garage is accessed by a stair, complete with stair lift, at the owner’s entry near the kitchen. The apartment is beautifully finished with a full kitchen, laundry facilities, a full bath, and a large private deck.
Bursting with gorgeous finishes, this home also boasts a wealth of hidden upgrades, such as foam-insulated 6-inch exterior walls, a recently replaced roof, and two water heaters plumbed in parallel to provide instant hot water throughout the home. Four hybrid water-cooled high efficiency a/c units keep you comfortable and a backup generator ensures that you’re never without power. Smart home programming includes ipads in the walls that operate all lights, music, and alarms, including exterior lights at the street, the bridge over the creek, and the fountain at the pond.
This home welcomes you in immediately, offering glimpses of many of your entertaining spaces and surrounding you with exquisite finishes and design. Beneath your feet a gorgeous combination of cashmere slate and Alabama river rock defines the entry while overhead the cathedral ceiling is anchored by a heavy wood beam. Beyond the entry, stunning floors in 8-inch heart pine extend in every direction. On your right is your study and on your left is the dining room, while straight ahead you look past a beautiful curved open stair to a warm fire crackling in the great room fireplace. Fresh paint and well-chosen trim work throughout your home create an inviting atmosphere the moment you walk through the door.
Turning to your right French doors stand open to a wonderful study designed to relax and inspire you. A gorgeous stone fireplace is centered between two large windows that splash sunlight into the room. Beautiful brick lines two of the walls, contributing wonderful texture and color to the space, while elegant crown molding adds lovely contrast and a polished finish. Built-in shelving brings balance to this study and offers an entire wall of organization and display space. Opposite the fireplace an additional door provides easy access to your powder bath and master bedroom.
Opposite your study, your dining room is open to the entry along one side. A large front window streams natural light and makes your table sparkle. Gorgeous wood floors ground this space while stacked crown molding adds elegance to the ceiling. In the evenings a lovely lantern chandelier has both candles and lights, allowing to you create the perfect ambience for your meal. A thoughtful butler’s pantry at the back of the dining room connects you directly to your kitchen.
Leaving the entry, your great room lies open before you. A stone fireplace extends to the lofty cathedral ceiling, creating a wonderful focal point. French doors on either side of the fireplace frame outdoor views that are echoed in the gorgeous stone, rich wood, and other natural materials used throughout your home. Wooden trusses at the vaulted ceiling create a cozy, rustic feel which is balanced by two Juliet balconies that add slightly formal touch. One of the balconies hides a projector which is aimed at large screen, perfect for movie nights. The screen, however, retracts into a cleverly concealed hiding place when not in use, preserving the peaceful aura of this wonderful great room.
To the left of your great room, a change in ceiling height defines the boundary of your open kitchen and breakfast area. Together with your great room on one side and your family room on the other, these spaces comprise the heart of your home – an inviting place where people and conversation flow easily. Your kitchen is beautifully outfitted with hammered copper counters, custom cabinetry that includes K-cup coffee storage and a pull-out spice rack, and an incredible central light fixture made with barn wood over 100 years old. The slate floor is both hardworking and beautiful, accented with floor level lighting along the cabinets. A complementary backsplash is crafted from Alabama river rock for a cohesive feel. Casual seating is available at the peninsula island while your center island, complete with concrete counter and a prep sink, offers a spot for an assistant chef to help with meal preparations. This incredible kitchen would not be complete without a full suite of stainless appliances, including a 6-burner professional gas range with double ovens, two microwaves, an ice maker, and a large built-in fridge. Both the ice maker and the fridge are connected to a reverse osmosis water filtration system so that your water is always pure and refreshing.
Your breakfast table is situated adjacent to the kitchen and great room, tucked along a back wall of windows that overlook your patio. From here you can enjoy the warmth of the fireplace in the family room as well as fantastic outdoor views.
Moving into your family room you find a cozy space with a brick accent wall and a gas fireplace in the corner. Large windows bring in plenty of natural light and lovely crown molding ties in this room with the adjacent kitchen and breakfast nook. Shelving above the fireplace echoes the warm tones of the heart pine floors as it houses your tv and media equipment.
Also off the kitchen, but toward the front of your home, is a large pantry outfitted with Elfa shelving. Across from this is a fabulous home management area. A built-in desk, cabinetry, and plenty of shelving keep you organized and offer the perfect spot for menu planning or for kids’ homework before dinner.
Your master bedroom is situated away from the kitchen and family room, on the opposite side of your home. Quiet and private, this tranquil retreat is fully insulated and boasts wood floors and Alabama shiplap on the walls. A gentle barrel-vaulted ceiling highlights your sleeping area. Multiple windows bring in plenty of natural light during the day but close behind rustic shutters at night for sleeping. Your cozy sitting area is defined by an octagonal tray ceiling with a tin inset and frame of crown molding. Beneath this a remote-operated gas fireplace is housed between built-in bookshelves that hold favorite volumes for quiet evenings. Open to the sitting area is a fantastic jetted tub positioned so you can enjoy the fire while soaking luxuriously. A stained glass window from Allen Church graces this space with beautiful color.
On the other side of your tub his and hers vanities are topped with concrete and boast beautiful self-rimmed sinks. The stunning double shower is fully tiled in slate and enclosed with custom frameless glass in a design reminiscent of the majestic Rockies. Double shower heads are in addition to a rain shower for bathing bliss. Completing your master suite is an enormous closet outfitted with a custom closet system that includes stacks of drawers and plenty of shelves for shoes. A lockable door enables your closet to double as a safe room when needed.
Between the study and your master suite, your home’s powder bath has a beautifully painted sink and a feature wall of barn wood that is over a century old. Guests are sure to love this charming space!
Completing your first floor are your laundry room and your owner’s entry, both of which are just off the kitchen near the pantry. Your laundry room is beautifully finished with rich wood cabinets, a built-in ironing board, expansive counters, and a large utility sink. A window to your car court brings in warm sunlight and makes this a room you will enjoy spending time in.
Near the laundry room you will also find a well-appointed owner’s entry. Shelving and a mud bench keep this space tidy and your family organized. A fabulous storage room is available for larger items. An exterior door opens to your car court while a second door connects you directly to your three-car garage where you will find a 240V welder’s plug. At the end of your owner’s entry is a stair, complete with stair lift, that leads to the private apartment above the garage. A door keeps the stair closed when privacy is desired.
Between your entry and your great room, a gorgeous hardwood stair curves gently up to the second floor where an open walking bridge connects the two sides of your home. Crossing the bridge you find two bedrooms, both with hardwood floors and large closets. Each has a private vanity with a concrete counter and elegant sink. Between them is a shared wet area with a tiled tub. Also on this side of your home is a large electronics/network room so that all cables can lead to one convenient location.
Heading back to the top of the stair, a right turn leads past the Juliet balconies that overlook your great room. At the end of this hall is a fantastic exercise room with a beverage fridge and a Jack and Jill bath shared with the third upstairs bedroom. Doors open from your exercise room to a large deck perfect for morning yoga. A new rail with solar lights turns this into a magical place in the evenings.
Back at the top of your stair, the landing connects to three thoughtful spaces. The first is a bedroom, light and bright with a large window, wood floors, and a generous closet. This room shares a full bath with the exercise room. The second space is a charming upstairs study tucked into a large dormer window at the front of your home. Wood floors continue into this room and gleam in the light of arched windows that overlook your yard. The entrance to this study is framed by built-in shelves perfect for holding favorite volumes and photos. The final space is a fully finished walk-through attic with a long desk and cabinetry perfect for a craft or hobby area. A door at the end opens to the apartment over the garage.
Entering the apartment you step into an inviting space with wood floors, tall ceilings, and loads of natural light. The living area has plenty of space for a sofa and a breakfast table, and flows seamlessly into the kitchen. Slate flooring defines the kitchen and picks up the tones of the herringbone backsplash for lovely continuity. Thoughtfully planned, the kitchen includes a double sink, range, and a fridge connected to your home’s water filtration system. A built-in ironing board and washer/dryer combo complete this versatile space.
Moving into the bedroom you immediately notice the light and spacious feel created by generous proportions and loads of windows. A dormer window offers a cozy sitting area while a remote operated gas fireplace gives a welcome glow on chilly evening. On warmer days an exterior door opens to a large private deck with room for an outdoor dining table. A new deck rail with solar lights offers a wonderful spot to enjoy the Texas evenings. A beautiful full bath with a tiled shower rounds out this inviting apartment.
This exceptional home sits well back from a quiet country road, with a long driveway that increases the sense of peace and privacy. As you come up the textured drive, a bridge, lighted in the evenings, leads you over a creek that meanders across your property. Continuing toward your home you pass a beautiful pond with a lighted fountain. Patio seating and a firepit create a wonderful spot to share stories and roast marshmallows on warm evenings. As you approach your home the driveway circles a small lawn before ending at the car court outside your 3-car garage. Your home itself is warm and welcoming, with a French Country style and finished in stone and brick. Above the entry an antique leaded glass window from a 1700s-era Pennsylvania church hints at the quality and craftsmanship found inside this lovely home.
Behind your home, accessed from your great room, your extensive salted and stained concrete patio includes gas for your grill. A raised outdoor living area is centered around a fantastic outdoor fireplace with a copper hood and an electric draw. The vaulted and trussed roof offers shade and protects you from rain but maintains an open, outdoor feel. Continuing past the fireplace another door offers private access to the master suite, and adjacent to this the patio is extended and plumbed for the addition of a hot tub. Other thoughtful touches include planning for a pool at the west side of the patio, with concrete footing and stubbed water already in place. With almost 10 full acres to play with, this yard is ready for the backyard oasis you’ve been dreaming of. Stunning finishes, exceptional craftsmanship, and beautiful property set this Stinson Road home apart as truly a spectacular find.