With a Tudor-like exterior and a rustic Texan interior, a 5,476-square-foot home outside Sherman offers spacious, comfortable living.
Inside the quiet, gated Woodland Hills neighborhood, the house at 42 Red Oak Court is situated on a secluded sloping lot of just under six acres. The house sits behind a tree line, and a short bridge leads to the long drive that circles in front and winds to the garages on the side. The house features four bedrooms in the main house, each with a full bathroom, and a garage apartment with two bedrooms and one full bathroom. The back of the house overlooks a luxurious pool and hot tub with a fenced-in green pasture behind.
Walking through the front, oversized, wooden door, past a front, covered patio, a grand entry room with tall ceilings greets visitors. An office is situated to the right of the staircase, and a formal dining room is on the left. A hallway next to the staircase leads past the dining room and connected bar — featuring a wine cooler — to the kitchen and main living room.
The kitchen, which opens to the living room, features a long bar with seating, a commercial-grade gas stove placed between stonework and a large island with a deep drawer to hold pots and pans. The kitchen also contains a built-in refrigerator, a built-in microwave, an ice maker, a trash compactor and a dishwasher.
The main living room with wooden beams running across the ceiling has a stone, gas fireplace in the corner. Homeowner Brenda Rose said the fireplace is currently outfitted with a wood-burning stove, which can be easily removed so the gas fireplace can be used. A built-in bookcase and media center is next to the stove.
On the side of the kitchen is the guest bedroom suite. The suite contains a large closet, a full-size bathroom and a separate front door that accesses the porch. On the other side of the kitchen, a mudroom and second office with a built-in desk connects to the garage.
Donna Johnson-Nora, the listing real estate agent with Virginia Cook Realtors, noted the house has plenty of storage, which is evidenced by the many closets and tucked away spaces, like the coat closet in the mudroom and the cellar under the staircase that doubles as a storm shelter.
On the south section of the house, a hallway near the entry area leads to the master bedroom suite. Off this hallway, a large laundry room that’s also accessible from the master bedroom features countertop space, a full-sized sink, a cedar-lined closet and a laundry chute from the second floor.
The master bedroom has a second connected room that’s currently used as an exercise room, but Johnson-Nora noted the space could make for a sitting area, study or a nursery. The room also has access to the back patio and pool area. The master bathroom features double sinks, a large walk-in shower and an oversized jetted bathtub.
The house wraps around a nearly enclosed, covered patio. The patio has a vaulted wooden ceiling that extends past the second floor and a stone fireplace is situated on the side between a built-in grill and countertop space, which can be concealed by large folding doors. The patio is just feet from the pool, which has built-in water features and well-manicured flower beds next to it. A half bathroom is also accessible from the pool area.
Going upstairs, a long landing has a series of windows overlooking the patio. The landing connects the two upstairs bedrooms, a game room and the media room. The game room has a bar in a back nook with a dumbwaiter that connects to the kitchen. The space also has a small balcony overlooking the back covered patio. Off the game room is the media/home theater room with elevated seating and a large screen and projector. A staircase on the second floor leads to a third-story deck overlooking the backyard.
“The deck upstairs is beautiful — you can view fireworks from it,” Rose said. “It’s just gorgeous.”
The house has two separate garages with space to park five vehicles inside. The second garage, detached from the house but connected by a covered walkway, has a full bathroom inside and workshop space with a sink. A staircase leads to an upstairs apartment with a full kitchen, a bathroom, two bedrooms and a washer and dryer. Rose noted her parents currently live in the space. Behind the second garage is a small storage building next to a vegetable garden.
“It has good garage space; I have a big truck and most garages won’t accommodate my truck,” Rose said.
Rose said the house provides a relaxing atmosphere and plenty of privacy. With its many entertaining spaces, she said the property is perfect for a family.
“We’re the favorite home out of my son’s friends,” Rose said. “All the boys come ever here; it’s the hangout house.”
Although the neighborhood is quiet and upscale, Rose said it’s friendly. She said when they moved into the house in 2010, their neighbors welcomed them and brought food and gifts over. The neighborhood also holds holiday gatherings and has a community environment.
“The neighborhood is extremely quiet, very friendly,” Rose said. “When you go into a gated subdivision, a lot of people think of it as being keeping up with the Joneses — it’s not that way at all.”
The property is listed for sale for $1.15 million.