Argyle Acreage Property
. . on Loving Creek

18.75 Acres - Argyle, TX

 Questions & Showings:
Creekview Realty

Property Address:
1515 Old Alton Road
Argyle, TX 76226


Listing Status: SOLD
$974,900
18.75 Acres
House Beautiful Home Plan
Abbott Custom Home Builder
34 Years Property Ownership
1993 Home Construction
9' Ceilings
3 Bedrooms

2.5 Bathrooms
Open Floorplan Design
18' Ceiling in Family Room
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
Second Floor Balcony/Landing
2,900 Sq Ft (DCAD Tax Roll)
2-Car Attached Garage
RA - Residential/Agricultural Mix
Road Closures - Owner Notes

Lot & Property Features:
2017 Property Taxes
$3,623

Property in County, No Municipality Zoning
AG Exempt ( Saves $16K on Property Taxes per Year )
DCAD Property ID - R99078
2017 Tax Base Market Value ($1,030,818)
Pipe & Cable Frontage / Barbwire Parameter Fencing
Sandy Loam Soil
Seasonal 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
Cattle included with Sale
Tractor & equipment negotiable
Buildings or Structures:
Home Size (2,900 sf) DCAD Tax Roll
Ameristall Steel-Truss Barn 40' x 60' (w/ water & electric)
Tack/Storage Barn 12' x 24' 
Exterior Attributes:
2-Car Attached Garage
Wrap-Around Rear Patio
Columned Front Porch
8' x 8' Elevated Platform Treehouse.
NEW 30-Year GAF HD Timberline
Shingle Roof (2017)
Exterior Paint (2015)
Interior/Systems 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
Gas BBQ
connection on patio
Hardwood Laminate Flooring
Ceramic Tile Flooring
Carpet Second Floor
(4)
Attic Storage Spaces
Frontier FIOS Fiber-Optic (Phone, TV & High Speed Internet)
Appliances Included:
Ceramic Top Range
Built-in KitchenAid Convection Oven (2017)
Built-in KitchenAid Microwave (2017)
Whirlpool Dishwasher
Disposal
Water Connection for refrigerator. (Kitchen & Utility)
Washer/Dryer Hookups (Propane or Electric)
Construction Type:
Post-Tensioned Slab Foundation installed on (30) concrete support piers
Brick Facade
Wildlife:
Turkey, Deer, Dove, Duck, Geese, Crane, Squirrel, Rabbit, Raccoon, Possum, Coyote, Armadillo & Mr Stinky.
Utilities & Taxes:
2017 Property Taxes (
$3,623)
2017 Homeowner Policy. ($2,395)
2017 CoServ Electric ($168 Avg)
2017 Enderby Propane ($105 Avg)
2017 Cross Timbers Water ($45 Avg)
Septic System onsite with Dual 500 gal Tanks.
2017 Republic Services Trash ($41 Avg)
Schools:
Public
       DISD-Blanton Elementary 2.1 mi
       DISD-Harpool MS  1.9 mi
       DISD-Guyer HS  1.4 mi
Private
       Selwyn College Preparatory   0.7 mi
       Liberty Christian School  9.4 mi

Mineral Rights:
Mineral Rights owned by the U.S. Government.


 

 
Loving Creek Barn  

PROPERTY FEATURES

  • Rural atmosphere, Urban convenience
  • Convenient Denton. Lantana and Highland Village shopping
  • Exemplary public & private schools
  • Centrally located between 35E & 35W
  • Beautiful acreage with rollng terrian
  • Private 60-ton steel bridge crossing on property
  • Large Oak & Pecan trees lining the creek and bluff
  • Sandy loam, bermuda/bahia mix pastures
  • On historic Old Alton Road near 100 year old iron bridge
  • Adjacent to 1,000+ acres of public land & equestrian trails
  • 18 AG Exempt acres

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

Travel through a beautiful tunnel of trees on historic Old Alton Road as you approach this stately 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom, 2-story home on 18.75 acres.  

This home features approx. 2,900 sq ft of living space!  A soaring 18' ceiling complements the grand brick fireplace with a floor-to-ceiling window heighting 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 connected sitting/office area. The second and third bedrooms located upstairs offer cozy window seats with built-in 6-drawer dressers and walk-in closet space. Extra storage is available in the walk-in access attic areas.

A southern exposed sun room offers lovely views of the rear 12+ acre  Bermuda/Bahia pasture and glistening pond.

The 18.75 acre property features pastures, 100 year old trees, Seasonal flow creek spanned by (60 ton capacity) private steel bridge.  Creek runs along an oak covered bluff. Lots of wildlife, with growing population of turkey and deer that free range the Hickory Bottoms area.

An Ameristall Barn is nestled at the base of the tree covered hill.  The barn enhances opportunities for this stunning property!

8' x 8' platform tree house overlooks the 12 acre pasture & pond.  A 12' x 24' Tack/Storage barn provides lawn and garden equipment storage close to the house.

The property is perfect for equistrian use 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. Less that 1 mile from the private Selwyn School.

Frontier FIOS Fiber Optic communication services (TV/Phone/High-Speed Interent) underground cable along road.




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.