Argyle Horse Property
. . on Loving Creek

18.75 Acres - Argyle, TX

 Property Owner:
Bob Kipp

Property Address:
1515 Old Alton Road
Argyle, TX 76226

Listing Status:
Temporarly Off Market
until May 2017

18.75 Acres
House Beautiful - Home Plan
Abbott Custom Homes
34 Years Property Ownership
1993 Home Construction
9' Ceilings
3 Bedrooms

2.5 Bathrooms
Open Floorplan Design
2-Story Entrance Foyer
Fluted Column Gallery
Family Great Room
Media/Office Room
Formal Dining
Large Gourmet Kitchen
Large Breakfast/Dining Area
Sitting Area off Master Suite
Utility/Laundry Room
Sun/Mud Room
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 Mix

Lot & Property Features:
AG Exemption ( Saving $15.6K Property Taxes per Year )
DCAD Property ID - R99078
Pipe & Cable Frontage / Barbwire Parameter Fencing
Sandy Loam Soil
Intermittent Flow Creek
60-Ton Private Steel Bridge over Creek.

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
Adjacent to 1,000's of acres of US Corp of Engineers Property with Equestrian & Hiking Trails
Beautiful Views, Historic Location
Livestock Included in Sale.
Buildings or Structures:
Home Size (2,900 sf) DCAD Tax Roll
Ameristall Steel-Truss Barn (2,400 sf)
Tack/Storage Barn (280 sf)
Exterior Attributes:
2-Car Attached Garage
Wrap-Around Rear Patio
Columned Front Porch
8' x 8' Elevated Platform Treehouse.
25-Year Warranty
Shingle Roof (2006)
Exterior Paint (2015)
Interior Attributes:
Trane 4-Ton Primary HVAC (2014)
Trane 2-Ton Secondary HVAC (2015)
Primary 50-Gallon Water Heater (2012)
Secondary 40-Gallon Water Heater (2006)
Interior Paint (2016)
Updated Master & Guest Baths
Updated Kitchen

Gas Start Fireplace
connection on patio
Hardwood Laminate Flooring
Ceramic Tile Flooring
Carpet Second Floor
Attic Storage Spaces
Verizon FIOS Fiber-Optic (Phone, TV & High Speed Internet)
Appliances Included:
Ceramic Top Range
Convection Oven in Cabinetry
Microwave Oven in Cabinetry
Water Connections in Kitchen & Utility for refrigerators.
Washer/Dryer Hookups (Propane or Electric)
Construction Type:
Post-Tensioned Slab Foundation installed over (30) concrete support piers
Brick Facade
Turkey, Deer, Dove, Duck, Geese, Crane, Squirrel, Rabbit, Raccoon, Possum, Coyote, Armadillo & Mr Stinky.
Utilities & Taxes:
2016 Property Taxes (
2016 Farm Bureau AG Advantage Homeowner Policy. ($2,111)
2016 CoServ Electric ($168 Avg)
2016 Enderby Propane ($105 Avg)
2016 Cross Timbers Water ($45 Avg)
Septic System onsite with Dual 500 gal Tanks.
2016 Republic Services Trash ($41 Avg)
       DISD-Blanton Elementary 2.1 mi
       DISD-Harpool MS 1.9 mi
       DISD-Guyer HS 1.4 mi
       Selwyn College Preparatory  0.7 mi
       Liberty Christian School 9.4 mi

Mineral Rights:
Mineral Rights retained by the U.S. Government.
Loving Creek Rear of House
Loving Creek Pond

Loving Creek Path
Loving Creek Ranch 

Loving Creek Barn     Loving Creek Pasture


  • Rural Atmosphere with Residential Convenience
  • Beautiful Acreage with Character
  • Sandy Loam, Coastal Bermuda Pastures
  • 40 x 60 Ameristall Barn with Water & Electric
  • Adjacent to 1,000+ Acres of Corps Property & Equestrian Trails
  • AG Exempt 18 Acres (Low Property Taxes)
  • Opportunities for Event Venue. Vineyard and Horseback riding


Old Alton Road in SummerTraveling the 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 acres.  

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.

A 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 house.

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 Lewisville! 

Located within 2 miles of new Denton ISD Elementary, Middle and High Schools.

Verizon FIOS Fiber Optic communication services (TV/Phone/High-Speed Interent).

Birdseye of Loving Creek Ranch 

Enjoy Horseback Riding . . on adjacent Public Trails
Lewisville Lake Horse 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.

Horses on Old Alton Bridge

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.

However on 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 Creek.

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 the area.

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 Road 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, 1988. 

Loving Creek

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 development.

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, Sam Bass 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 stands today.

Sam Bass had many hideouts, one was on the northern border of Copper Canyon along Hickory Creek near Pilot Knoll Park.