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Chateau Lumier: A Magnificent Estate in the Heart of McKinney

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Situated in the heart of McKinney, TX is a 15.8 acre estate which has undoubtedly caught the eye and curiosity of many who have traveled along the romantic Gray Branch Road. Built by Dallas’ Sharif & Munir Custom Homes in 2011, with design work by Dallas Design Group, this French-inspired estate, given the name “Chateau Lumier”, is a work of art and craftsmanship. At approximately 15,000 square feet, with 6 bedrooms and 7.3 baths in the main home, and 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths in the attached apartment, the grandness of the estate can only be appreciated in person.

The driveway to the front of the home starts with a 22 ft wide gated entry, winds around the treed property, across the cattle guard, over a 50 x 18 ft former country bridge and pond, and alongside the Longhorn cattle to arrive at the circular drive and picturesque fountain. Upon entering the home, you are greeted by a 26 ft high entry with two beautiful crystal chandeliers and a marble floating staircase and views to the pond and manicured gardens in the back of the home.

You begin the experience of the one-of-a-kind and custom features such as an antique 1845 Communion rail from Tuscany built into the kitchen bar counter, specialty stones like Breccia De Vendome marble from Italy and African Blue granite, numerous custom fireplace mantles, intricate crown moldings, and specialty wall and ceiling finishes. The China and Silver room, just off the kitchen and formal dining, has custom felt-lined drawers, glass cabinet doors, and the most envied cabinet hardware. Two laundry rooms are in the main home as well as one in the apartment. Everyone loves the “Costco” room and the Craft/Wrapping room.

The well-equipped media room has a 123-inch media screen and is located downstairs for ease of use, along with a formal Study and another separate Home Office overlooking the property. Additionally, the master bedroom with separate luxurious closets, a large secondary bedroom, an exercise room or flex room, storm room, and a temperature-controlled 1000 bottle wine room, and two guest powders are located on the first floor. The Otis elevator is ready and waiting to bring you upstairs.

If you need ice or coffee, Chateau Lumier has 5 ice makers and coffee bars throughout the home. Five sets of French doors lead to the patio from the Great room, which is adorned with a cathedral ceiling and massive wood arched beams. One of the favorite rooms of the home is the breakfast room with a bricked ceiling, cozy fireplace, and a Betty Lou Phillips inspired wall of plates. Not to leave out two of the award-winning rooms—the master bath and kitchen are remarkable and elegant.

Entertain and enjoy al fresco dining on the large covered travertine patio and veranda with a Linx stainless grill, cabinets with laminate interiors to prolong life outdoors, two mounted TVs, and a large romantic fireplace while overlooking the manicured gardens and the picturesque cypress-tree-lined pond with a fountain. This Chateau in the middle of the city lives and feels like a country paradise.

Listed by Debra Brown of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. Call 214-478-7543 for a private showing.

See more photos at www.ChateauLumier.com

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Fall Open House Tour: The North – Plano, Frisco, McKinney and More   

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Fall might bring cooler temperatures, but the Texas heat is here to stay – in real estate terms, that is. From Plano to Frisco to McKinney, north neighborhoods are welcoming new businesses and new people.

Explore open houses in some of the fastest-growing neighborhoods in the region on Sunday, Oct. 2. Outstanding homes in established communities with friendly neighbors, award-winning schools, incredible greenspace and more – it’s a taste of what you’ll find if you go north!

This weekend, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is opening doors to more than 200 homes in North Texas neighborhoods. To see a full list of homes and open times, visit briggsfreeman.com/falltour.
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At Home in McKinney: Luxury at 400 Park Lake Drive

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Transitional design elements, an open floor plan, natural light and neutral colors synergize to create a refreshing and comfortable yet elegant executive style home at 400 Park Lake Drive in the guarded and gated community of Kings Lake in Stonebridge Ranch.

400 Park Lake Drive 75070, Stonebridge Ranch, Debra Brown, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in McKinney-exterior

Enjoy 8,400 square feet, five bedrooms downstairs, three bedrooms upstairs, plus an attached guest suite or mother-in-law suite, with a dedicated elevator.

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A Home to Fit Your Schedule – 17 Green in McKinney

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The first day of fall signals more than the promise of cooler weather – it’s the start of holiday planning, the height of the charity event season and time for a final push on end-of-year business projects and travel.

At one of the busiest time of the year, wouldn’t life be so much easier living in a luxury lock-and-leave townhome?

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Welcome to McKinney, TX {Video}

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Living in McKinney means you have options. Enjoy one of the many beautiful parks or golf courses, or take it slow and browse the boutique shops on historic Main Street. “Unique by nature” isn’t just a McKinney tagline; it’s a commitment to remain one of the best places to live in the country.

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Luxury Home Design—With a Timeline to Love in McKinney 

 

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Design and build your dream home in less than half the time it typically takes to build a home. Truly.
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Luxury and Location – 17 Green in McKinney

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If North Texas is the nation’s sweet spot, attracting major corporate relocations for its business friendly environment and its quality of life, then McKinney is right at the heart of it all.

Voted the Best Place to Live in America, this city of nearly 150,000 residents also ranks as one of the happiest mid-size cities in the nation and one of the healthiest cities in Texas. It’s 30 minutes to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, 45 minutes to Downtown Dallas, and 20 minutes to Plano or Frisco.
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Luxe Lifestyle in McKinney – the Best Place to Live in America

The homes at 17 Green in Craig Ranch overlook expansive views and have access to everything from parks and walking trails to a world-class fitness facility and a top-rated golf club. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

What makes McKinney the Best Place to Live in America, according to Money Magazine? Catch the view from the balconies and terraces of the 17 Green neighborhood, and you’ll understand.

With accolades such as the #1 Best Place to Live and Healthiest City in Texas, and multiple announcements of major corporate relocations to McKinney and the surrounding Dallas suburbs, the North Texas real estate market has heated up in the past year.
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Best Little Secret in North Texas: McKinney – #1 Place to Live

This just completed open floor plan townhome at 5728 Settlement Way in Craig Ranch has a bar area and large living area for entertaining which overlooks the green of TPC golf course. Listed for $756,000. Photo / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Money magazine has ranked McKinney, Texas, #1 in its annual Best Places to Live in America list.

With a population just shy of 150,000 about 31 miles north of Dallas, McKinney is known for its historic downtown lined with shops and restaurants, exemplary schools and booming development. It is home to the nationally ranked TPC Craig Ranch golf club and the Cooper Fitness Center – Craig Ranch, part of the internationally renowned Cooper Aerobics group.
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Fresh Pricing for the Spring Market at 17 Green in McKinney

The newly priced homes at 17 Green are the jewels of McKinney’s Craig Ranch neighborhood, next to TPC Craig Ranch golf course. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

The lock-and-leave luxury of 17 Green has fresh value this season: These two- and three-bedroom townhomes with sweeping views are now priced from the mid-$700,000s to mid-$800,000s.

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The homes at 17 Green are the jewels of McKinney’s Craig Ranch neighborhood, sitting alongside the nationally acclaimed TPC Craig Ranch golf course. The scenery is breathtaking, from the landscaped and Audubon-certified greens to the lake to picturesque Rowlett Creek. All are reached through the backyard gate – or golf cart entry open only to 17 Green residents.

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