The expansive stone home at 3990 FM 3133 in Van Alstyne sits on a picturesque, parklike lot spanning 2.9 acres. The three bed and two-and-a-half bath main house combines with the complete guesthouse for a total 4,735 square feet.
Pipe fencing leads onto a private, gated entrance which opens with an electric gate. A large front yard allows the home to sit back from the road for additional privacy. The boundaries of the property are comprised of a seasonal creek which surrounds three sides.
Approximately half an acre lying on the back side of the lot resides in Collin County, while the rest of the property, including the guest and main house, is in Grayson County.
A slate firepit and outdoor living area are located near the creek on the back of the property. Mature trees provide shade and a picturesque setting for outdoor living. A two-story playhouse and separate playground add to the park setting of the property.
The sprinkler system spreads 30-feet out around the house. A basketball goal and playing area tie the back greenery to the drive and residence.
The guesthouse was built with rustic barn architecture in mind. A metal roof and sliding barn doors add to this feel, while a complete kitchen, bath and pantry with updated finishes lend a modern theme to the interior of the building.
The first floor of the guesthouse spans 1,200 square feet, with the second story bunk-room adding an additional 500 square feet. A walkout balcony extends from the space upstairs, and covered front and back porches extend from the first floor.
A floor drain disperses water down to the creek for anyone that wishes to use the versatile building as a barn. The original builders of the home resided in the guesthouse while the main house was being built. The current owners originally used it as separate living quarters for elderly parents and now use it for both storage and for a tenant.
Listing agent for the property Debra Pettit with Dallas City Center Realtors explained a large source of appeal for the current owners was the presence of the guest quarters.
“Besides loving the house and the land, the current owners were drawn to the house because they had decided to have her aging parents move with them,” Pettit said. “The guesthouse gave her parents their own place to call home, located across the driveway from the main house. The current owners have enjoyed many multi-generation family gatherings.”
The exterior of the main house is stone with shingle roofing over the majority of the home and metal roofing over the porch. Elaborate landscaping leads onto a large covered front porch, complete with porch swing.
Vaulted ceilings are apparent from the entrance to the home. The wood ceiling is mirrored in the inlaid slate tile with wood trim flooring in the foyer.
Glass french doors lead into a study with built-in shelving. Tray ceilings ornament the three bedrooms and office within the house. The office does have a closet, making it a potential fourth bedroom for future buyers.
Past the foyer and office, high vaulted ceilings with knotty pine wood give the living room a rustic great room feel. Built with an open concept, the kitchen, dining area and living room all flow together within the central portion of the home.
Hand-scraped hardwood flooring continues throughout most of the house.
Granite counter tops and travertine backsplash add updated finishes to the custom kitchen. A large ten-seat bar and island were built with entertaining in mind. The exterior of the refrigerator and dishwasher match the cabinetry.
A unique custom stone enclosure surrounds the oven. The island sits central to the space with a wrought iron chandelier overhead. Lighted cabinetry accent the custom finishes throughout the kitchen.
A large laundry room, complete with sink and fold out ironing board, create convenient space off the kitchen. Custom hardware knobs add a playful feel to the built-in cabinetry of the space.
The split bedroom floor plan places the master bedroom in its own wing of the home and the other bedrooms, bathrooms and garage on the other.
The on-suite master has large windows and a walkout onto the pool and outdoor living space. Large covered patios and lagoon-style saltwater diving pool intersperse with landscaping to create an oasis immediately adjacent to the back of the home.
The large master bedroom has room for a bed and sitting area. The room has a double tray ceiling. The on-suite bathroom has jetted tub and rainfall shower with pebble flooring.
In the opposite wing, the other two bedrooms connect with a large jack-and-jill bath. Each bedroom is complete with tray ceiling and built-in bookshelves.
A half bath lies adjacent to the mudroom separating the garage and pool entrance to the house.
“The architecture in this house is incredible,” Pettit said. “The grounds are beautiful and really set up like a park. It’s just what a house should be.”