Argyle Horse Property
. . on Loving
1515 Old Alton Road
Argyle, TX 76226
For Sale by Owner
beginning June 2017
Abbott Custom Homes
34 Years Property Ownership
1993 Home Construction
Open Floorplan Design
2-Story Entrance Foyer
Family Great Room
Large Gourmet Kitchen
Sitting Area off Master Suite
Second Floor Balcony/Landing
2,900 Sq Ft (DCAD Tax Roll)
Second Floor Balcony/Landing
2-Car Attached Garage
Road Closures - Owner Notes
RA - Residential/Agricultural
Lot & Property
In County, No City Zoning or Restriction
Saving $16K Property
Taxes per Year
DCAD Property ID - R99078
2017 Tax Market Value
Pipe & Cable Frontage / Barbwire Parameter Fencing
Sandy Loam Soil
60-Ton Private Steel Bridge
1/4 acre Stock Pond
60' Bluff creekside.
Blackberries, Mustang Grapes, Pecans,
Walnuts, Persimmons, Plums
Large Mature Oak, Burr Oak, Blackjack, Pecan, Walnut, Persimmon, Redbud Trees
1,000's of acres of US Corp of Engineers Property
& Hiking Trails
Views, Historic Location
Livestock Included in Sale.
Buildings or Structures:
(2,900 sf) DCAD Tax Roll
Ameristall Steel-Truss Barn
40' x 60'
12' x 24'
2-Car Attached Garage
Wrap-Around Rear Patio
8' x 8' Elevated Platform
30-Year GAF HD Timberline
Exterior Paint (2015)
Trane 4-Ton Primary HVAC (2014)
Trane 2-Ton Secondary HVAC (2015)
Secondary 40-Gallon Water Heater
Updated Master & Guest Baths
BBQ connection on patio
Carpet Second Floor
(4) Attic Storage
(Phone, TV & High Speed Internet)
Convection Oven in Cabinetry
Microwave Oven in Cabinetry
in Kitchen & Utility for refrigerators.
Washer/Dryer Hookups (Propane or Electric)
Post-Tensioned Slab Foundation
installed over (30) concrete support piers
Turkey, Deer, Dove, Duck, Geese, Crane, Squirrel, Rabbit,
Possum, Coyote, Armadillo & Mr Stinky.
Property Taxes ($3,632)
Bureau AG Advantage Homeowner Policy. ($2,111)
Cross Timbers Water ($45
Septic System onsite with Dual 500 gal Tanks.
Republic Services Trash ($41
DISD-Blanton Elementary 2.1 mi
DISD-Harpool MS 1.9 mi
DISD-Guyer HS 1.4 mi
Preparatory 0.7 mi
School 9.4 mi
owned by the U.S. Government.
beautiful "Tunnel of Trees" on
historic Old Alton Road, you approach this
stately 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom, 2-story home on 18.75
This home features
approximately 2,900 sq ft of living space! Soaring 18' ceilings
complemented by a grand brick fireplace with a
floor-to-ceiling window heighten the family room. The open floorplan
with wood & ceramic tile floors, fluted columns accent a formal dining
area open to the
family room and kitchen.
A wall of windows highlight
the breakfast area that opens to the gourmet kitchen complete with an
abundance of oak cabinetry, a built-in wine rack, granite tile
countertops with tumbled stone backsplash.
A spacious downstairs master
suite features garden tub, large his/her vanities, separate
shower and large walk-in closet, plus a connected sitting/office area. The
second and third bedrooms are located upstairs. Both
bedrooms offer cozy
window seats with built-in 6-drawer dressers and
walk-in closet space. Plenty of
extra storage space is available in four separate attic areas.
southern exposed sun room
offers lovely views of the rear 12+ acre coastal Bermuda pasture
and glistening pond.
The 18.75 acre property features
pastures, 100 year old trees, Intermittent flow creek spanned by
(60 ton capacity) private steel bridge. Creek is lined by
an oak covered bluff. Lots of
wildlife, with growing population of turkey and deer that free
range the Hickory Bottoms area.
A 40' x 60' Ameristall raised
center-isle steel barn is equipped with both 110v & 220v electricity and
water. Barn enhances the opportunities for this stunning property!
8' x 8' platform Tree House overlooks
a 12 acre
pasture & pond. The 10' high platform with railing is capable of supporting multiple adults.
A 12' x 24' Tack/Storage
barn provides lawn and garden equipment storage close to the
The property is
perfect for equistrian use being adjacent to
thousands of acres of Corp of Engineer property and the 20 miles
of public hiking and equine trails maintained along west end of Lake
Located within 2 miles of new Denton ISD Elementary, Middle
and High Schools.
FIOS Fiber Optic communication
services (TV/Phone/High-Speed Interent).
Enjoy Horseback Riding . . on adjacent Public Trails
Forget having to trailer your horse to ride !
Just across the street you have 1,000+ acres of public
lake property with miles of horse / hiking trails on both
north and south side of Hickory Creek and Lewisville lake.
Your not just buying property
Your buying a piece of Texas history !
The town of Old Alton and Denton County
ALTON, TEXAS (Denton County). Alton
was established by the state legislature on
February 24, 1848 as the first County Seat of Denton County. It
was orginally located less
than a mile from present day Corinth, on a high ridge between Pecan
Creek and Hickory Creek.
November 26, 1850, due to a lack of water at the original high
ridge site, the state legislature chose another site for the
county seat along Hickory
The new location kept the name of Alton, but was referred to
as Old Alton. By 1856, Old Alton boasted a number of
homes, a blacksmith shop, three stores, a school, saloon, hotel,
church & cemetery, two doctors, several lawyers and was
the headquarters for the Denton County Land District.
County residents argued that Old Alton was not in the center of the county,
and the water from standing pools in Hickory Creek had made a
number of families ill. As a result of resident complaints, an
election was held in November 1856. Denton County voters accepted an
offer from Hiram Cisco, William Loving, and William Woodruff to
provide 100 acres of their property for a new county seat. The
new site, near the center of the county was given the named
Denton, after John
Barnard Denton a Methodist
minister, lawyer and soldier who died fighting indians in
After the establishment of the new county seat
in Denton, Old Alton
slowly disappeared leaving only the cemetery and Hickory
Creek Baptist Church.
Old Alton R
oad and the Old Alton Bridge
Old Alton Road is the "oldest road" in
Denton County. It originally carried travelers between the county seat at
Alton and the military encampment and community at Fort Worth, since
the early 1840s. Only a few remaining sections of road have been
in continuous use for 170 years.
The road has served as a postal route and Ranger patrol trail.
Old Alton Road crossed Hickory Creek at a location once popular as a ford for crossing cattle. Remnants of this historic roadbed are still
identifiable on the northern boundary of the Loving Creek property.
The Old Alton Bridge was
originally constructed in 1884 by the King Iron Bridge Manufacturing Company
to carry horses and the automobiles of the time. The Alton
Bridge was constructed 20 years after the demise of the town of
Old Alton. The bridge was in continual use
until 2001, when a modern concrete
bridge was constructed just upstream from the original iron bridge.
The Old Alton Bridge
is included in the National Register of Historic Places, as of July 8,
The Loving Branch of Hickory Creek was named after the original settlers
owning the property at head of this watershed. Abraham R Loving moved to Texas in
1847 from California, Missouri with his wife Susan and son Jesse.
The family is buried in the IOOF cemetery
in Denton. The Loving family homestead was located on the west side of FM 407
near Bartonville and the western boundry of the Lantana
Sam Bass Gang shoot out near the Old Alton Bridge
The Dallas Daily Hearld was full of the events of the summer of 1878.
During the months of May and June 1878,
outmaneuvered a two hundred man posse searching for his
gang in the area around Denton
and Copper Canyon. One shoot out occurred near where Old Alton Bridge
Bass had many hideouts, one was on the northern border of Copper
Canyon along Hickory Creek near Pilot Knoll Park.