Home SWEET! Home: This custom-built Mansfield estate epitomizes the notion of luxurious country living


The song “Home on the Range” has been described as the unofficial anthem of the American West. While it wasn’t penned specifically to describe this month’s featured dwelling – there haven’t been buffalo roaming in these parts in a few years – the sentiments expressed in the popular folk number are definitely embodied by this expansive Mansfield estate.

“There has been a slight shift in the real estate world. Many North Texans are feeling the desire to reclaim some independence by way of country living,” says Julie Short, who is marketing the dwelling for Mansfield Custom Homes. “With large properties, the possibilities for home design are vastly increased, and you can let your creative juices flow. Large families and blended families need a place for everything and for everything to have a place. This is easy to do in this newly built home for a family of seven.”

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It features five bedrooms, four full baths and one 1/2 bath, a great room, a game room and a mud room. “Oh,” and Short notes, “you can’t leave out the enormous laundry room!”

Short says this design is a perfect display of the oh-so-popular farmhouse style while providing all of the necessary spaces to accommodate a very busy, young family with five children ranging in age from 3 to 13. “As you step into this beautiful home there is an immediate feeling of calm despite the busyness of the children, and the stunning finishes will beckon you to explore the rest of the design,” Short says.

An abundance of windows allows the beauty of nature to be enjoyed from every room, and cool colors and clean lines will stand the design test of time. And, as you can see, there’s an ample amount of storage space. The four bedrooms for the kids border a game room that also serves dual purpose as a classroom, something especially important these days.

For more information, email Short at julie@mchtexas.com.

Donna J. Smiedt