In a gently sloping clearing, a 3,206-square-foot craftsman farmhouse, situated on a nearly 32-acre plot in far southeast Grayson County, makes use of quality materials to blend vintage and modern styles.
The property at 806 Possom Trot Hollow Road is located outside Whitewright, and the home features three bedrooms, each with a full bathroom, and a three-car detached garage building with a bar and a home theater. The property is fenced and behind a gated entrance, embedded with the property’s Cajun Creek Ranch logo, the long gravel drive leads to the house.
The two-story house sits on top of a gentle slope, and the property feels secluded as the tree lines, several yards from house, conceal any neighboring properties. A spacious covered porch wraps around the house with a wood-burning fireplace located in the middle. The front door is situated at the end of the porch.
The house is owned by Tim Gilbert, who designed and built the home in 2014. Gilbert paid close attention to the materials used in its construction as every detail matches the style and design of the house.
“A lot of the pieces selected were the best material for the look I was trying to achieve,” Gilbert said. “Sometimes you can’t cut corners. If there’s a certain look you’re going for, you got to use a certain material.”
And many of the materials required significant effort to source, such as the upstairs, wood floors reclaimed from a 100-year-old house, or the five-panel wooden doors upstairs that were specially shipped from New Jersey and are reproductions of a popular door design used in the 1920s to 1940s.
Gilbert noted the porch floor, which looks like wooden panels, is stamped and stained concrete, making the covered patio durable and low maintenance. The ceilings over the porch are pine and the surrounding columns are cedar. The house and porch face east, so Gilbert noted the porch is always shaded in the afternoon.
Walking into the home, the staircase is located near the front door and the small entry area opens to the connected grand living room, the dining area and the kitchen. A stone, oversized gas fireplace is situated at the end of the living room, which is surrounded by tall windows with the porch just outside wrapping around the space. Douglas fir beams are spread across the ceiling, and French double doors to the porch are situated to the side.
The dining area that fits a long table, which currently seats 10, is in between the living room and the kitchen. An oversized island with a single slab of granite is situated in the middle of the kitchen, and the space also features a six-burner commercial-grade stove with a custom hood, tumbled marble tile covers the walls above the black galaxy granite countertops and the marble farmhouse sink is under windows looking out to wildflowers.
“The kitchen is over the top — that kitchen is something else,” Gilbert said. “I really like all the different pieces of it.”
A wrought iron gate covers the wine closet, just off the kitchen between the staircase and the hallway leading to the laundry room. The spacious laundry room features built-in cabinets and a second refrigerator. On the opposite end but still near the kitchen, a mudroom with built-in coat hangers and shoe drawers is situated near the downstairs half bathroom. The bathroom has a sliding barn door, and the custom glass vessel sink is constructed into an antique vanity.
An office with French doors that match the front door is off the grand living room. The back wall features a built-in desk with a pair of gun cabinets made out of knotty alder. A chandelier made out of deer antlers hangs from the wooden ceiling. The floor throughout the ground level is textured and stained concrete. Wooden features run throughout the house and are alder, Adriatic or pine.
Going to the second level, the staircase features wooden steps with Arizona flagstone risers and the railing is constructed with antique iron spindles. The bedrooms are all on the second floor with the reclaimed heart pine floors in each. The master bedroom is above the grand living room and features a vaulted ceiling with Douglas fir beams across and a Chandelier hanging down. The space is flooded with natural light by the numerous windows, which offer panoramic views of the property. The master bathroom features double sinks with granite countertops, a large walk-in shower and Versailles-patterned tile floor.
The detached garage building matches the style of the main house and has three garage doors. A section of the building contains a full bar with a sink, making the room feel like a neighborhood pub. The room has a half bathroom, and a staircase leads to the upstairs home theater. The theater features a large movie screen and a projector, built-in surround sound and six reclining chairs with lighted cup holders. A small balcony is also off the space.
While the house and all 31.66 acres is listed for sale, Gilbert noted they’re willing to divide the property in half. The acreage has a natural divide with a creek as a dividing the line. The second half features a small cabin and a second pond. Gilbert noted that about two miles of hiking trails have been carved out of the woods.
The full property is listed for sale for $949,522 by Bruce Roberts, the listing agent and broker for Bois d’Arc Realty. For the house and half the acreage, the listing price is $798,220.