Sometimes it is hard to imagine life out of the Dallas bubble. And before you roll your eyes, why don’t you take a moment to think about it? Your big city or suburban life is chocked full of stimulation. There are people to see, places to go and things to do everywhere. Don’t you ever just crave moments without it all? That escape is here, located on a 215-acre property an hour-and-a-half from the heart of the hustle and bustle.
Known as Harmony Springs Ranch in Winnsboro, this certified tree farm features a main residence, workshop, storage shop, and a timber agriculture exemption. There is a pool and spa, multiple water wells, and two 1,000-gallon propane tanks. A backup generator has the ability to power the entire house. As you read this, a 1,000 square foot guest house is being constructed in conjunction with the currently standing storage structure.
The actual place that the homeowner would be dwelling is three bedrooms and two baths in 3,449 square feet. The home has a lot of personality and does not lack the modern amenities you would want if you were going to be living more remotely. A truly exceptional area of the property that absolutely needs to be seen in person to experience is the pitched, covered porch. It is sure to be a place that houses secrets, stories, laughter, tears, and everything else that a family experiences throughout the year of living life out on this ranch.
Another very interesting thing about Harmony Springs Ranch is the fact that natural springs feed the property via an acre pond and neighboring lake. Does this intrigue you? It certainly is intriguing to us. Again, this all could be your escape and your reality if you decide to embrace the ranch life. Will 2021 be the year you make a conscious decision to live differently?
DeCarla Anderson, Transitioning from a 23-year career in managed health care to pursue her dream career in real estate, DeCarla Anderson hit the Dallas real estate scene as a Realtor® in October 2013. DeCarla grew up in the historic area of Dallas known as Oak Cliff, where she still resides today. Since purchasing her first home in 1995 and selling it six years later, she has a true passion for buying and reselling properties with a fondness for all things mid-century.
She says, “I purchased my first mid-century home in 2001 and immediately became obsessed with rehabbing the 1952 ranch style home located in the Kessler Plaza Subdivision.” Having a profound background in art, DeCarla realized that beautifying homes and preparing them for their next owner was a mission she wanted to pursue and ultimately lead her to obtain her real estate license.
She states that “growing up in Oak Cliff, one appreciates culture, art, and people…art is everywhere you look in Oak Cliff and we have the friendliest neighbors.” Some of her fondest childhood memories include spending summers with her grandmother, who lived on Oak Cliff Boulevard, riding her bicycle around the Sunset Hills neighborhood, and trips to Aunt Stella’s Sno-Cones for a summertime treat. As a local girl, she attended Williamson Preparatory School, Lida Hooe Elementary, and W.E. Greiner Middle School, which prepared her to attend Arts Magnet High School, now known as Booker T. Washington High School of the Performing and Visual Arts.
Since becoming a Realtor®, DeCarla began assisting friends and neighbors with various real estate transactions and has quickly grown her business based on referrals. DeCarla is very personable, professional, and sincerely cares about her clients’ needs. She works with both sellers and buyers ensuring each client’s goal is met. She is knowledgeable about current real estate trends and will shoot straight on what needs to be done to get her client’s contract written and accepted or property sold. She uses her knowledge, in conjunction, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business to ensure that her clients receive the best of the best.