Oasis in the Pines
Size: 177+/- Acres
County: Smith County , Texas
Overview: Oasis in the Pines is an incredible 176+/- acre turnkey property located in a highly desirable area of northeastern Smith County. The combination ranch consists of two homes nestled amongst towering pine timber, overlooking two spring-fed lakes. From the entry gate to the landscaping and water features around the lake; the attention to detail is unmatched for a property in this market and no expense was spared in creating this true oasis.
Location: Oasis in the Pines is located at 11854 CR 3100 Winona, TX. Its location is convenient to I-20, 12 miles from Tyler, 18 miles from Longview and only 105 miles from Dallas. It’s also located just 80 miles from Shreveport.
Improvements: Over 4,500’ of blacktop driveway meanders through the property to the two custom built homes sitting on top of the hill overlooking the lakes. The homes are spaced far enough apart to allow for privacy and seclusion, but be close enough for convenience.
The 3 bed, 2 bath, two-story home sits on a hill overlooking the western most lake. The house has large front and back porches with fans and outdoor furniture that serves as well for the beginning of the day as it does the end. The home has 2,168 SF of living space and features a rustic but upscale finish throughout. The home features hand scraped hardwood floors and tile throughout the downstairs, and carpet in the upstairs bedrooms. The kitchen has Whirlpool appliances, granite counters, custom cabinets and backsplash. All throughout the home you’ll find over-sized windows where one can enjoy the view no matter what room they’re in. In the evenings you can step off the deck into a brand-new hot tub or go sit by the custom flagstone firepit, both of which have incredible views of the two lakes. Adjacent to the house is a 660 SF detached shop/garage to park ATV’s, tractors, etc. in and use for additional storage.
The other home features 2 beds and 2 baths, 1,673 SF of living space with an open floor concept and a large front porch to enjoy the views as well. This home features tile and carpet throughout with a more contemporary feel. The kitchen boasts double ovens, all Whirlpool appliances, granite counters, a gas stove, and lots of cabinet space. Like the other home, this one also features large windows in each room and also has a built-in garage as well as a 660 SF enclosed shop/storage area.
Both homes were built in 2013, were built on a slab, have central HVAC, and can accommodate two families comfortably. They are both fully furnished and provide turnkey residences for the new owners to enjoy.
Other improvements include water features in two of the 3 lakes, two deep water wells, and a water feature that cascades over river rock from one of the homes, down to the lake and adds an incredible amount of aesthetic appeal.
Trees and native forbs: The ranch’s fertile, sandy loam soils foster excellent timber including 34+/- acres of mature planted loblolly pines and 37+/- acres of native hardwood timber. Amongst the understory of the timber lies abundant native forbs and browse for white-tailed deer and other animals. Honeysuckle, trumpet creeper, poke weed, giant ragweed, as well as a host of species of wildflowers line the tree lines and trails.
Water: The ranch also features two main lakes, 7.0+/- acres and 5.2+/- acres in size. There is also a 1.4+/- acre pond that greets each visitor as they enter the ranch. Two of the lakes have aerators in them for oxygen supplementation and aesthetics. The sounds of running water can be heard across portions of the ranch which add to its serenity.
Topography: Beautiful rolling to sloped terrain spans the property with over 100 feet of elevation change providing several scenic views, while the timber maintains privacy around the homes and lakes. The majority of the pastured areas are all well drained and can easily be traversed providing plenty of opportunity for hay production.
Livestock/hay production: Oasis in the Pines boasts over 85 acres of lush, productive hay meadows. Coastal Bermuda dominates the pastures and has historically produced horse quality hay. These pastures are rolling and well-drained and will help maintain the owner’s ag exemption.
Minerals: Surface only.
Easements: One easement along south property line for Upshur Rural Electric
Utilities: UREC Electricity provides the power to the improvements. Starrville Water Supply provides the water to the houses. DirecTV is available as well.
Property Taxes: Ask Broker for details.
Schools: Winona ISD
Price: $1,879,315 ($10,620/acre)
Stephen Schwartz – Agent
Broker & Commission Disclosure: Buyer’s Agent/ Broker must be identified upon first contact with Listing Broker/ Listing Agent and Buyer’s Agent/ Broker must be present at the initial property tour in order to participate in the real estate commission. Commission splits will be at the sole discretion of Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC.