FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – It’s a house with a history.
From the grand entry to the acres of rolling ranch land, the historic Oakland Ranch is an escape from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind. Located 30 minutes from downtown Fort Worth, the ranch is spread across 230 acres. It is complete with the stately Georgian style home and towering oak trees under which people can almost hear the laughter of the guests enjoying a Sunday picnic.
The home is an example of custom finishes and cozy living. Spread over 10,000 square feet, the home has 5 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms. It also has an entertainment wing, which includes a game room filled with personal memorabilia and a state of the art theater.
The master bedroom has a unique ceiling mural with little puffs of white clouds, giving a celestial feel to the room. The room includes his and her master baths.
The grand entry foyer features a winding floating staircase with a carpet pattern from the Titanic, ” the company that made this carpet for the titanic still exist,” says home-owner Mike Rogers.
The wine cellar is also a luxurious wine tasting room. It doubles as a storm shelter. The ceiling is lined with hand cut bricks, giving it an old Italian villa feel to the cavernous cellar.
Outside Rogers built an 8 acre lake than flows into the historic walker springs, “it flows 24/7, 365 days regardless of drought.” says Rogers. “It was an Indian campground for hundreds of years.”
Right in the middle of the lake is an island, connected by a bridge. It was made by Rogers for one purpose.
“You’ll notice there’s an island in the middle of the lake.” says Rogers. “We didn’t that to preserve the oak tree.”
The home has four gazebos and several areas for guests to congregate. “You can accommodate 250 people out here,” says Rogers.
The home is listed for $8 million.
Inside or outside… this working ranch is an oasis outside the city. And, that’s Living Large.
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