Home IS Where The Heart IS. Built by the current owners in 1998, Lone Star Ranch has been home to a millions memories built with blood, sweat and tears, and it is with those tears that we now offer it for sale to the next lucky owner. The 66.67 acres slopes westward from the front of the property to the back, with views of Berry Ridge miles away, offering the most spectacular sunsets you can imagine. Good grass and ample tree cover make this a great place for cattle and recreation, all in one.
The house is 2,367 sq feet with Weatherford Stone and white pine D log exterior. Large cedar porch posts for the 816 sf of porches on 3 sides of the home with solid wood tongue & groove pine soffits. A fenced back yard keeps the pets and little kiddos from wandering off too far. The house has 2x6 exterior wall construction on 16 centers, with 2x4 interior wall construction. A 23' tall ceiling welcomes you into the foyer, as well as in the living room. Solid pine tongue & groove walls and ceilings in the living room, with tongue & grove wainscoting throughout much of the rest of the house. All of the interior doors are solid pine, with all but the closet doors being 36 wide. An office with solid wood & glass double doors could easily be a fifth bedroom, as it also has a large closet. Downstairs, you will find the office, a bedroom, a full guest bathroom, the master bedroom and bath, living room, kitchen and utility room. Upstairs are two identical bedrooms and a third full bathroom. Large tile in the foyer, bathrooms, kitchen and utility room, with carpet in all bedrooms. Lots of big windows to take full advantage of the beautiful countryside. The wood-burning fireplace is the focal point of the living room, with natural Weatherford stone going all 23' up to the ceiling, and a built in blower to distribute the heat throughout the house. During the snow storm of 2021, this fireplace kept the house nice and toasty even without electricity. The adjoining kitchen gives an open floor-plan to the home with a large island with bar sink, granite counter tops, and custom oak cabinets. New stainless steel GE appliances include a side by side refrigerator, double oven, smooth top stove, built in convection microwave, and a dishwasher.
A detached 2 car garage is 24x30 and is accessed from the house by a concrete breezeway with a mature live oak tree in the center of the breezeway. Additionally, a 24x36 all steel barn was built in 2019 and has a 12X24 feed / tack room with two overhead doors and a walk through door. Massive 10x20 chicken pen is strong enough to hold a bull, and has a full metal roof and a classy little hen house. The well house was enlarged to 16x20 in 2005, and makes a great workshop. The wellhouse has a woodburning stove and a window unit AC for year round use. Built in cabinets, shelving and a large work bench all convey.
It's normal to see deer roaming around in the lower pasture all year long, and we have even had deer inside the yard from time to time. Other wildlife include an occasional turkey, wild hogs, tons of ducks and geese, dove, and even quail. During spring and early summer, you will hear bobwhite whistles from the pasture, and they like to roam into the yard area in the evenings while looking for bugs.
Lone Star Ranch is located in the community of Hood, which is composed of a community center and a half-dozen homes. It was once a large community with churches, stores, cotton gin, and a school. It's a short 8 minute drive to Era, 10 minutes to Muenster, 15 minutes to Gainesville, and 30 minutes to Denton. It is in the Era ISD school district and is protected by Era Volunteer Fire Department, Cooke County EMS and Cooke County Sheriff's Department. Excellent wireless broadband internet is available through NextLink.
I am the owner and also the listing agent of this property. For showings, contact Jared Groce at for an appointment. If you have an agent representing you, your agent needs to make that contact and attend all showings.