A lakeside retreat outside Denison — this three-story house for sale provides a quick escape to rest and relaxation in modern style.
“There are very few homes that are designed with such a modern flair,” Lainie Ramsey said. Ramsey is the listing agent for the property and owner of Homes By Lainie Real Estate Group.
The 3,868-square-foot house at 170 Monarch Drive is located inside the gated Monarch Ridge neighborhood on the shores of Lake Texoma, and it’s priced at $725,000. The house, built in 2006, has four bedrooms, three bathrooms with one partial bathroom and a two-car garage.
Upon entrance to the home, visitors walk into an open, grand living area with a ceiling that extends past the second floor. At the center of the house is an immense stone, gas-burning fireplace that provides heat on four sides. Ramsey said the fireplace is a focal point, and it helps divide the living area from the kitchen and dining space.
“It kind of breaks it up a little bit so it’s not too open,” Ramsey said.
The living room features tall windows and stone floors and sections of the second level overlook the space. Situated around the fireplace, the dining space flows from the living area and then connects to the kitchen.
An oversized island, which has space for bar seating, rests in the middle of the granite counter top kitchen. The kitchen has double ovens, a gas cooktop, a trash compactor and custom cabinets. A section of the kitchen shares counter top space connecting to a bar situated by the front door. A laundry room is located in a space between the kitchen and garage. A storm shelter is built into the garage floor.
With its door between the kitchen and dining space, the master bedroom suite is on the ground floor. The master bathroom features double sinks, an oversized jetted tub, and a spacious walk-in shower with multiple shower heads. The closet is off the bathroom.
The master bedroom also has a door to the covered back patio, which features a hot tub that stays with the house. A separate fenced-in grassy area is situated on the side of the house, providing a secure spot for a pet. The back of the house flows into core property and overlooks Butterfly Cove on Lake Texoma. Ramsey noted the neighborhood has multiple access points with stairs down to the water.
Three bedrooms and two bathrooms are on the second level, and each room has a door leading to one of the two balconies. Between the stairways and the hallway leading to the bedrooms, a work space with built-in cabinets and desks is located in the area overlooking the living room. One balcony faces the front, and the second is faces the back of the house.
A multiple-purpose room, previously used as a workout space, is on the third level of the house. The space connects to balcony overlooking the front yard, and it has panoramic views with the lake on the horizon. The house is inside the Denison Independent School District.
Ramsey noted the house was built for entertaining as it has space to host large groups. The house is about 15 minutes from downtown Denison, and she said with its easy access from U.S. Highway 75, the house would make for a great vacation home for someone from the Dallas Metroplex.
“I think our typical buyer will be someone purchasing this as a weekend home,” Ramsey said. “It could be full time, but it’s likely it will be somebody who comes in from the Metroplex looking to have a weekend getaway or possibly retire here.”