Do you REALLY want to be anywhere near Arlington today? We are going to the Cowboys game so I am packing my computer to blog in traffic. If you don’t have tickets to the Cowboys or the World Series, just go north to Fairview and check out a 9,600 Bavarian estate adjoining a 600 acre nature preserve. Trust me, get up there and you won’t believe you are in Kansas anymore!
941 Circle in the Woods
is a four-level, almost 9,600 square foot Bavarian estate on a terraced hillside adjoining a wooded 600-acre nature preserve north of Dallas. And you won’t believe the price. The gated grounds include 2 whole acres of English gardens, a beautiful pool and spa, fountains and almost complete privacy. Inspired by Germany’s Kronberg Castle, the home begins with a breath-taking two-story entry, a magnificent formal living room with a cathedral-like 30-foot beamed ceiling to the right, four large imported German chandeliers, an exquisite fireplace and French doors with views of the never-ending charming English gardens. To the left is the VERY formal dining room, more windows and seeded-glass panes. A butler’s pantry, almost commercial kitchen, and family room
with high-tech touches and more floor-to-ceiling windows. Over on the east wing is a master suite you have to see to believe, a guest suite and two utility rooms. The home has 6 bedrooms, 6 baths and two half-baths. On the second level is a turret-shaped library, a central family upper family room, three secondary bedrooms, all suites, and full quarters with a private entrance. Venture up to the third floor for more space offering expansive views of the forested nature preserve. The stairs or elevator take you down to more flex space and a climate-controlled wine cellar. Don’t let the square footage scare you: Geothermal powered heating, cooling and hot water will keep bills so low you will think no one is washing. What’s funny is the home has a fortress-like security system, but in Frisco’s Fairview, crime is practically non-existent. People are moving up here for the home value
, safety, and the schools — top-rated Lovejoy School System. Plus Watters Creek is one of the most luxurious shopping centers in the nation, on a par with Highland Park Village
and NorthPark Center. Asking: $1,995,000. I know, it’s like the castle is almost free!