Hickory Wind Farm is a beautiful ranch property with two luxury residences and a six-stall equestrian barn. The main home was designed by architect Mike Butler for the renovation and expansion to over 5,500 square feet of interior space with three levels and 5 bedrooms and 6.2 bathrooms, while noted Dallas designer Cathy Kincaid updated and finished the home with the most exquisite furnishings. An expansive wrap-around covered veranda with large outdoor sitting and dining areas provides a welcoming entrance to the home. The focal point in the entry hall is a beautiful hand-carved staircase, crafted from cedar trees harvested from the property. The main floor includes multiple living and dining areas, a wet bar, and a gourmet kitchen with a walk-in refrigerator room, 2 islands, and a breakfast area that opens to the back porch. The second floor includes the well-appointed primary suite with adjoining office and reading rooms that boast panoramic views of the rolling lawns, infinity pool, and lake. There are four additional spacious bedrooms on this level, each named for their unique decor, and including en-suite bathrooms. The lower level is an entertainment area for all ages and opens to the large infinity pool and in-ground trampoline overlooking the lake.
A guest house, named Rose Cottage, was also designed by Mike Butler and updated by Cathy Kincaid. The cottage overlooks the lake and is finished with the same quality as the main house. The central living room boasts vaulted, beamed ceilings, a large fireplace, and French doors opening to an expansive porch overlooking the lake. The well-appointed kitchen includes gourmet appliances and an island and opens to the dining area. There are also two spacious guest rooms with custom wallpapers and drapes and en-suite bathrooms.
There is a healthy population of white-tailed deer on this ranch, and the diverse vegetation and dense woods offer a good forage base and sanctuary area for the herd. There is also excellent waterfowl habitat on this property on the lower southwest side along Battle Creek with rich soil and marsh areas that can be manipulated to create good waterfowl habitat for wood ducks and mallards.
The owners currently run cattle on the coastal fields behind the barn, and there is an excellent set of working pens, a round pen, and various other paddocks for equestrian use. Livestock being conveyed include 6 quarter horses, 32 cows, and 1 donkey. Other amenities included with the property are a hand-crafted cedar equestrian barn with 6 stalls, an HVAC system, and an attached apartment with a kitchen. The barn opens to multiple riding rings, a hay barn, and cattle pens. There is a covered shotgun range with 5-stand stations, a covered boat dock, a fishing dock, a full workshop stocked with tools and an air compressor, and two additional residences for the ranch managers. The lodge area and irrigated landscape are complemented by the infinity edge pool and waterfall, outdoor grill area, tree lighting, and a very elaborate fire pit. All equipment will also be conveyed with the sale of the property, including 2 John Deere tractors, a John Deere Gator, a GMC pickup truck, and utility truck, a 2019 Polaris, and 2 golf carts.