POTTSBORO — An imposing structure situated at the end of a long driveway, this palace-like Pottsboro estate seems like it belongs on a European landscape — not a few miles from Lake Texoma.
Near adjacent to Pottsboro High School, the three-story house at 101 Carter St. provides a grand atmosphere in a comfortable setting. The 4,638-square-foot home is situated on just under 9 acres and features five bedrooms, four full bathrooms with two half baths, and the amenities are fit for royalty.
For sale for $637,500, Pam Harper, the listing real estate agent with Century 21 Dean Gilbert Realtors, said the property, built in 2005, has a lot to offer. With grand, sometimes unique, interiors spaces, the property also has a pond, a pool and a large storage building.
“It’s got a little bit of everything,” Harper said.
The exterior is a creamed-colored stucco, and the front door is situated in the dead center with inward facing parallel garages buffering the entry zone. Upon walking into the house, the front foyer has an approximately 30-foot ceiling that extends past the second floor. A grand staircase is situated to the left of the main living room and to the right is a long kitchen that opens to dining spaces.
Just off the front foyer, the vaulted-ceiling living room features a stone fireplace in between built-in cabinets. An aquarium built into the wall separates the living room from the breakfast nook. The kitchen features granite counter tops and space for commercial appliances. An extra-long island runs the length of the room and provides extra seating.
Behind a door off the kitchen is the oversized pantry with space for a second refrigerator. A short hallway connects to the utility room and the east two-car garage. Also off the kitchen is a bedroom suite on the far east side of the house.
On the opposite side, the master bedroom suite is on the ground floor in the west wing, which is past the staircase with what Harper referred to as a “Harry Potter closet” underneath. The airy master bedroom has a built-in surround sound system, and a TV space with a cabinet is also built into the wall. The connected bathroom has a jetted tub constructed for two and a large walk-in shower with multiple shower heads. The two copper sinks with individual counter top space are separated, providing the heads of the household some room. A porthole window floods the room with natural light.
The master closet is a set of two separate rooms. The front closet — with a smaller closet that locks to provide a space to secure valuables — connects to the west garage, which features a half bath. Behind another door is the second, larger closet partially lined with shelves to store shoes. A chandelier hangs from the center of the room over an island outfitted with drawers. The room also has a built-in vanity, and it’s decked out with leopard print carpet.
Going up the stone steps to the second floor, the landing overlooks the front foyer. The landing contains a small office space, and built-in bookcases rest on the opposite side making a small library. Three bedrooms are on the second floor with one room featuring a built-in bunk bed. Another bedroom connects to a multiple purpose room.
Back to the landing, a staircase next to the library leads to the third story media room, which contains a projection screen, a wet bar and built-in cabinets to house the electronics. Up a short flight of stairs, a loft-like space overlooks the media room. This space could serve multiple purposes like housing computers or gaming stations. A spiral staircase on this level goes up to the crows nest, which provides panoramic views of Pottsboro.
While the house isn’t in mint condition and requires some elbow grease, Harper noted it could be the perfect match for a family looking for something different.
“It’s not perfect, but it’s perfectly unique,” Harper said.
She noted that with the number of bedrooms and the land, this could make for a great home for a large family. The extra land can keep horses or other larger animals, or it could even be developed, she said.
“I think the perfect one would be someone who really wants the acreage and has a lot of kiddos and likes the school district,” Harper said.
On the outside, a stone walkway covered by pergolas connects the back door to the pool. The pool, with lion fountainheads, is surrounded by a wrought iron fence. Just a few feet from the pool, a screened-in cabana features a stone gas fireplace and a large outdoor kitchen.
The backyard also has a small basketball court, a dog run, a loafing shed and a storage facility with three oversized garage doors.