Glimpses of Lake Texoma flash among the trees that line the winding road to 1388 Elmridge Road in Denison. The 7,145-square-foot property is currently listed at $3.25 million and includes five bedrooms and four full baths with one half-bath.
This towering three-story home sits on almost two and a half acres atop the bluffs of Lake Texoma. Looking out across the main body of the lake, views from many windows show Eisenhower State Park.
Giant wooden beams create an oversized working gate leading into the property from the road. A drive winds down to the home passing an intricately artistic totem pole and continuing down to the front of the home.
The detailed custom designed home features Southwestern style finishes and the architecture is comprised of stonework and timber logs imported from Montana. The wooden floors that continue throughout most of the home are Australian Cypress and the roof is made of copper.
A large hand-carved door greets visitors to the home with commissioned artwork that matches one of the views from the scenery in the back of the home on the outside. Either side of the inner side of the door displays hand carvings of animals.
Split log columns and thick exposed trusses make a bold statement in the entryway and again throughout the majority of the home. Visitors are led from the entryway to the grand room, which features 27-foot, cathedral ceilings and massive floor-to-ceiling windows looking out onto the lake.
From the grand room, visitors are led into an open dining room and kitchen area. The dining room is adorned with a massive horned chandelier. The commercial-grade kitchen has an eight-burner range with additional griddle and a bar area large enough to seat eight.
French doors from the kitchen lead out onto the main covered patio. The back-side of the home features around 2,200 square feet of patio space overlooking the lake.
Back through the grand room to the other side of the home lies the master suite. A unique room in the home, the master suite has both a stone wall and wall comprised of wood. With built-in furniture and access to a private, covered, lake-view patio, the master is complete. The master bath also looks out onto the lake and has a claw foot tub, separate shower, dual vanities and a large closet.
Also on the first floor, the All Seasons room is perfect for enjoying weather of any kind. With a cozy fireplace and oversized sliding windows on two sides, it is more than a sunroom. One can enjoy not only lake views but the treed property to the side and front of the home.
An elevator takes visitors to the ground floor or third floor levels of the home. For those that wish to walk, a custom spiral staircase is made from split wood logs.
The second floor houses two of the other bedrooms. Each of the large rooms is accompanied by an on-suite full bathroom and additional adjacent living or nursery space. The wood ceilings and decor are continued throughout the second floor bedrooms with an open loft overlooking the grand-room and out onto the lake.
The ground-floor opens onto a lounge or game room. It is complete with kitchenette including hand-carved log bar space and room for entertaining. A cooled wine closet can also be used as a safe room on this floor.
Two additional bedrooms occupy the bottom floor. One features a built-in office space while the other is designed as a bunk room. Six beds and storage are built into the walls of the bunk room making it ideal for large families or company retreats. The hallway provides access to an additional full bath and leads out onto the grounds with outdoor shower.
The garage is finished with epoxy flooring and comes with a built-in workstation. Another outdoor room is comprised of 400 square feet of air-conditioned storage for storing boating and lake equipment. An additional 295-square-foot room leads off the storage area for the geothermal system that heats and cools the home by using the temperature beneath the earth’s surface. A water filtration system also occupies the space.
A hot tub house sits on the treed property to the side of the home and looks out onto the lake. While a built-in grill sits on the main level patio for outdoor cooking. Two water wells sit on the grounds. Access to the main floor from the ground floor outside is provided by an outdoor staircase.