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This Recently Renovated Country Home is an Idyllic Escape from City Life

This sophisticated home sits on seven acres of lush land and is a quick drive from Dallas.

When the hustle and bustle of Dallas get to be too much, we find ourselves daydreaming about country life, where crickets chirp and birds sing under big Texas skies. This just-listed property in Eustace, Texas—just a one-hour drive from Dallas—fits the bill. With plentiful acreage, a modern and stylish home, and an abundance of natural features (backyard pond, anyone?), 400 West Oak Street is bound to be snapped up in no time.

Eustace itself has just 1,000 residents; there’s no shortage of small-town charm, and properties are separated enough to ensure serene seclusion for each resident. This seven-acre lot is not too far from the main street, but the long driveway adds privacy. The land itself boasts lush green grass, ample wooded areas, a pole barn, and even a petite pond.

Clocking in at 1,800 square feet, the main house is spacious, yet cozy. Shiplap ceilings, exposed beams, and a whitewashed stone fireplace create a modern farmhouse feel in the main living space. Wood paneling on an accent wall brings warmth to the space and offsets the home’s clean white palette.

Thanks to details like a built-in desk and window seat, the kitchen feels like a space to gather, rather than just to cook—we can picture a family congregating as Saturday morning pancakes sizzle on the stove. Glass cabinetry adds a touch of modernism, as do floating shelves; plates, pottery, or treasured heirlooms can be on full display. Kitchen appliances are fit for any budding chef: there’s a brushed metal dishwasher, a glass-topped stove, and even a coveted pot filler faucet.

White wood ceilings and sliding barn doors in the bedrooms add even more country charm, and with three beds and two baths, there’s plenty of stylish space for every member of the family. A sweet, 400-square-foot guest house is the ideal setup for visitors and includes its own kitchen and living room.

In the back, two covered patios are tranquil spaces to sit and take in the surrounding trees. Outdoor fans will easily combat warm Texas summers, while a fire pit is beckoning for a night of s’mores in chilly autumn air. This quaint property is perfect for year-round family getaways—and if you’re quick to take the plunge on 400 West Oak Street, you can move in just in time for Eustace’s holiday festivities. (We imagine the home’s façade would be even prettier with Christmas lights, too.)

400 West Oak Street


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