This 608-acre ranch in East Texas has homes with Dallas designer flair


When country charm meets Dallas chic, you get this home filled with patterns, prints, and hints of its East Texas region.

Hickory Wind Farm, as it is known, is a 608-acre property located in the town of Chandler, about an hour and a half east of Dallas. The property includes a 7,341 square foot main house, guest house, cedar barn with apartment, two ranch management residences, workshop, shooting range, five ponds, lake and swimming pool. The property also includes six quarter horses, 32 cows and a donkey, should you wish to have some company during your stay.

Listing agent Michelle Wood of Compass said the property could qualify as a ranch due to its expansive size. It is located in Henderson County and Van Zandt County.

Before you imagine a ranch house clad in taxidermy and leather, note that the main house and guest house were designed by Dallas designer Cathy Kincaid, known for her timeless and elegant style. Kincaid said the house offered various spaces for entertaining and porches for relaxing and that she wanted the house to reflect the couple’s personalities.

“I used striped cotton rugs and natural fabrics to evoke a casual, relaxed feel,” Kincaid said via email. “We used a lot of painted furniture, Arts & Crafts cabinets from Belgium and early 20th century English ceramics.”

The property is listed for $17 million and is to be sold furnished.

1/13Check out Hickory Wind Farm at 14006 FM 279 in Chandler.(Gustav Schmiege III)

The main house has five bedrooms, six bathrooms and two shower rooms. It is a multi-level design with three living levels.

The lowest level of the house is used as an entertainment area, and residents or visitors can exit from there to the backyard where there is a swimming pool and fireplace, Wood said. The main level of the house includes several living areas, a large kitchen with a breakfast nook and a wet bar. All bedrooms, including the master suite, are located on the upper level of the house and each has a private bathroom.

The guesthouse on the property was also designed by Kincaid and has two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a full kitchen, dining area and living room.

The address of the property is 14006 FM 279 in Chandler, Texas.

It’s part of our Chic properties series, offering a peek inside beautiful North Texas homes for those who enjoy looking at homes. It is not paid for or presented by real estate agents or companies in the area.

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