A gated entrance welcomes visitors to the sprawling 6,759-square-foot home at 4135 Helen Drive in Denison. The two-story home contains four full bathrooms and three half bathrooms. Rolling hills surround the nearly 40-acre property currently up for sale for just under $1.5 million by Lisa Hitchcock with Easy Life Realty.
The exterior of the home is stone with a silver metal roof and columns accenting the front and back. The front entrance leads onto hardwood floors and a ceiling comprised of rustic exposed beams complimenting an ornate chandelier with metalwork flowers in the formal dining area.
Tall windows line the exterior wall of the formal dining room. A curved wooden staircase with swirling metal designs decorated with golden flowers sits on the opposite side of the entrance.
As visitors cross into the living and kitchen area, the new age amenities of the home become evident. Digital panels controlling light switches, temperature controls and entertainment features dot the walls. Each control helps to regulate the efficiency and convenience of the living areas.
Custom green cabinetry provides extensive storage in the gourmet kitchen. Granite countertops and a large vent hood compliment Sub-Zero refrigerator; commercial-grade, gas cooktop; warming oven; farm-sink; pot-filler; and wine cooler in the extravagantly equipped kitchen.
Hitchcock said all the finishes and appliances throughout the home are upscale.
“Everything in the home is high end,” Hitchcock said. “It’s all name brands and quality appliances. Everything is really well built.”
Wood-lined ceilings complete with exposed beams continue throughout creating a rustic chic look. A wall of windows welcomes light into the kitchen, breakfast nook and living area, as well as a view onto the outdoor living space and lagoon-style saltwater swimming pool.
A large utility room with built-in cabinetry and extra sink lies adjacent to the kitchen and near the second staircase. A breezeway connects the central section of the home to the west wing of the home.
The west wing contains a two-car garage, safe-room and large entertainment room. The entertainment room boasts a gas fireplace, full wet-bar, bathroom, ceiling speaker wiring and projector mount all looking out onto the outdoor entertainment area. Remote controlled automatic window blinds allow for easy conversion to a media room.
The east wing of the building is home to the master suite. The window-lined breezeway on this side of the house connects to a guest bathroom and large powder room. Two of the powder room walls are stacked with floor-to-ceiling, built-in cabinetry and storage space.
Pocket doors maximize space in several areas of the home. The master bedroom looks out onto the pool area and is equipped with automatic darkening blinds. Two walk-in closets are within the large on-suite master bathroom.
An L-shaped counter provides ample room for the double vanity. The deep jetted tub sits below shaded windows overlooking the grotto. The green cabinetry continues into the bathroom and other built-ins throughout the house. A large shower with multiple heads is shield by floor to ceiling glass tiles.
The second story of the home contains three of the four bedrooms. Each bedroom has its own uniquely styled bathroom. One bathroom maintains a tropical feel with iridescent tiling and ocean themed décor. Another displays dark granite and masculine finishings.
Two of the upstairs bedrooms contain a unique safety feature, hidden rooms. One of the large walk-in closets has within it a child-sized cutout leading into a playroom that is otherwise completely hidden from the rest of the house. A second secret room hides behind a bookcase within one of the bedrooms.
With the large, vented saferoom and hidden rooms, it is likely the initial designers of the house were concerned with safety. It is also considered a smart house complete with intercom system and remotely controlled window coverings, lights, entertainment features and beyond.
A guest cabana sits adjacent to the large outdoor living space. The cabana has a full bedroom and bathroom with décor and furnishings consistent with the main house.
An outdoor shower provides clean off for those not wishing to enter the cabana before venturing inside. The custom lagoon-style pool is complete with hot tub, slide and grotto.
Beyond the outdoor living space lies the rest of the 40-acre property. Wild deer, turkey and other animals frequent the area beyond the house near the tree line.
A large workshop provides an opportunity for event-space as well as normal storage and workspace. In addition to the shop, a four-stall horse barn has its own water heater and electric to aid in the care of the horses.