Located just east of US 75 in Melissa, Woods of Country Ridge features large 1-acre to 7-acre wooded lots, rolling hills and the security and privacy of a gated community. This community combines the comfort and relaxation of country living with convenient access within minutes to the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex.
New on the market, 20 Shady Bend Drive, this incredibly rare, masterfully designed estate on 2.69 manicured and wooded acres, meticulous in every detail and situated in a remote gated community exudes classic luxury. The property offers 8,054 square feet and is equipped with six bedrooms, seven full baths, two half baths, an elegant study, theatre room, an arcade game room, and a game/billiard room with a full bar and karaoke stage. The home is draped with decadent details, with palm trees carved in foyer walls, spectacular coffered ceilings and artistically scrolled iron banisters.
Some consider that it as unparalleled resort-style living beginning in the backyard then inspired from traveling around the world and constructed on the idea “if you can’t go away on vacation why not bring the vacation to you.” From the sparkling swimming pool, streams immolating the Rocky Mountains, a 13-ft tall waterfall and 300 tons of naturally sourced Oklahoma stone, California Fan palm trees, Asian-inspired Koi pond, outdoor kitchen, and two tiki huts adorned with sculptures and art obtained from around the world, homeowners will experience a serene staycation globetrotters paradise. The custom-designed swimming pool complete with an island and slide is so resort-worthy that it was featured on Animal Planet's “Pool Master Season 1 Episode 4."
The home uses geothermal technology for heating and air. The gourmet kitchen showcases a Fulgor Milano cooktop, Wolf double ovens, Viking warming drawers, refrigerated drink drawers, a Subzero refrigerator, a butler’s pantry, a coffee bar and a wall of windows overlooking the lush backyard. The master bath features heated floors and a spiral staircase up to a private balcony. The laundry room includes a dog-washing tub.
Upgraded architectural features have been chosen for optimal light and luxurious comfort with entertaining in mind. Cinemark designed the home theatre with multi-level seating, an electric curtain, and a ticket booth. The bar and billiard room come complete with a professionally lighted karaoke stage and sound mixer. The illuminated bar is made from Burl wood and features instant hot water, a dishwashing drawer, two Subzero wine refrigerators, and an ice maker.
The property boasts five garage spaces with a scaled-down basketball court, creating a true entertainer's dream come true. A temperature-controlled single-car garage and woodworking workshop come with a dust collection system and heating and air conditioning isolated from the rest of the house. An air compressor, Delta bandsaw, Dewalt miter saw, Dewalt planar, JET drum sander, Delta drill press, and other miscellaneous equipment are also included.
Listing agent Jane Clark has been a fixture in North Texas real estate for 23-plus years. She has appeared in countless local magazines and newspapers where she is quoted on local market conditions. She is a perennial winner of D Magazine’s Best Realtor Award and Platinum Award. Real Producers magazine ranks Jane in the top 1% of the 15,000+ realtors in the DFW metroplex. Jane was named a 5-Star Professional and Keller Williams has twice nominated her to the top 1000 realtors in the United States. Among her many certifications, Jane holds the coveted Luxury Realtor certification. She's also an in-demand educator and seminar speaker, often seen at national Keller Williams events and at Gary Keller’s “invitation only” events at the corporate headquarters in Austin.
Jane credits her enthusiasm for life, people skills, and strong work ethic to her idyllic Florida childhood and her role-model mother who was a professional Danish swimmer. Her mother carefully cultivated in her a sense of confidence and a joy of achievement in life.
As a certified luxury home specialist, Jane uses the latest in digital communications and social media to bring the broadest possible pool of buyers to the properties she lists. Jane's in-house graphic capability, professional listing photography and stagers trained in interior design ensure the client’s property is seen in the best possible light.
“This home is a retreat estate beyond comparison for the most discerning buyer looking for the utmost in privacy, proximity and natural sanctuary,” states Jane Clark.