Beyond its iron gates and long tree-lined driveway, the white plantation-style estate shimmers in the sunlight with the deep blue lake in the background. The classic two-story home offers wraparound porches with soaring columns on both lower and second floor. These wide verandas offer gracious Southern style living with abundant shade on all four sides.
The location is serene and quiet and easy to access on the South side of Lake Athens. The property is mostly high-fenced and is sanctuary to a lot of wildlife. It is heavily wooded except for the improved pastures around the barn and main home. The dirt trails are manicured for ATVs, hiking, and horses and the main improvements are accessible by a long system of paved blacktop roads. This is a ranch property with a lot of appeal and diverse options for recreation.
Inside, the home’s clean lines and fabulous woodwork create a luxurious yet comfortable mix that’s perfect for country living. Floor-to-ceiling windows bring in filtered light from all sides, and light walls beautifully contrast with the dark hardwood floors. The private library offers French doors, custom built-ins and a cozy fireplace – making it the perfect retreat for reading and relaxation.
Just off the double height foyer, the formal living and dining areas are spacious and comfortable, with exceptional views and outdoor access. Both have wood burning fireplaces, hardwoods and custom built-ins for easy access to electronics and abundant storage when guests are in residence. The open family room is a place to spread out in style on couches near the fireplace or in the adjacent kitchen.
The gourmet kitchen is light and bright with Carrara marble counters, white wood cabinetry and high-end stainless Viking appliances. Here you’ll enjoy fabulous lake vistas from the wall of French doors on two sides leading to the wraparound porch. A large breakfast area and separate lounge seating area with fireplace anchors one side, while the open family room sits opposite.
Upstairs, there are five lovely ensuite bedrooms – all with veranda access and gorgeous lake or meadow vistas. The master retreat includes a large private sitting room with sisal carpet, fireplace, integrated sound system and bird’s eye views to the pool below.
In addition to the infinity-edge pool and spa, there’s also a lighted tennis/basketball court and a separate grass sports field that’s perfect for football, soccer or lacrosse. And that’s just the start of the recreation! With 1,500 feet of shoreline, you’ll also enjoy incredible amenities right on the water, including a three bay boathouse with boat and jet ski lifts, plus a large covered deck and separate floating bunkhouse that kids of all ages will love.
Nearby, an outdoor living and entertainment pavilion features a massive stone fireplace, vaulted ceilings and grill/kitchen area with everything you need to serve up a Texas-sized feast for family and friends. And that’s important after a long day on the lake or a trail ride on horseback around the stables, pastures and barn.
After sunset, guests can gather ‘round the fire pit before bedding down at the main home, the bunkhouse, carriage house apartment or a separate guest house also on the estate. No matter where you lay your head, the sounds of crickets and wildlife will lull you to sleep, with dreams of yet another day in this private paradise.
If you’re looking for a truly special place to create new and unforgettable memories, Camp Menehune is just place for you and your family. Come visit this East Texas jewel and experience all the beauty, serenity and magic of this magnificent lakefront estate.
CO-LISTED WITH ALLIE BETH ALLMAN.
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MAIN HOUSE – 5,184 SQ FT
Entry – 18’ x 15’, Hardwood Floors
Library – 15’ x 19’, Hardwood Floors, Custom Built In Cabinets, Wood Burning Fireplace
Dining Room – 15’ x 19’, Hardwood Floors, Wood Burning Fireplace
Kitchen – 17’ x 14’, Hardwood Floors, Marble Countertops, Two Sub-Zero Refrigerator/Freezers, Viking Six Burner Gas Stove Top with Single Oven, Separate Viking Built In Viking Oven, Built In Viking Microwave, Viking Warming Drawer, Dual Kitchen Aid Dishwashers, Kitchen Aid Trash Compactor, Center Island with Sink, Farm Sink, Walk In Pantry, Scotsman Ice Maker, Dual Sub-Zero Drawers
Breakfast Room – 17’ x 11’, Hardwood Floors, French Doors Leading to Wrap Around Porch
Family Room – 17’ x 14’, Hardwood Floors, Wood Burning Fireplace, French Doors Leading to Wrap Around Porch
Living Room – 28’ x 15’, Hardwood Floors, Custom Built In Cabinets, Wood Burning Fireplace, French Doors Leading to Wrap Around Porch
Full Bathroom, One Vanity Sink with Marble Countertop, Walk In Shower
Master Bedroom- 15’ x 13’, Sisal Carpet, French Doors, Views of the Pool and Lake, Built In Speakers
Master Living Area- 15’ x 18’, Sisal Carpet, Wood Burning Fireplace, Built In Speakers
Master Bathroom – Marble Floors, Dual Vanity Sinks with Marble Countertops, Walk In Shower, Garden Bathtub, Water Closet, Walk In Custom Closet
Bedroom #2 – 17’ x 12’, Sisal Carpet, French Doors
Bedroom #3 – 19’ x 15’, Sisal Carpet, Walk In Closet, Full Bathroom, One Vanity Sink with Marble Countertop, Shower and Bathtub Combo
Bathroom #4 – 16’ x 16’, Sisal Carpet, Built In Cabinets, Walk In Closet, French Doors, Full Bathroom, One Vanity Sink with Marble Countertop, Shower and Bathtub Combo
Bedroom #5 – 14’ x 17’, Sisal Carpet, Built In Cabinets, French Doors, Full Bathroom, One Vanity Sink with Marble Countertop, Shower and Bathtub Combo
Laundry Room – 13’ x 6’, Tile Floors, Built In Cabinets with Sink, 2 Full Size Stackable Washer and Dryer Hookup, Built In Ironing Board, Utility Closet
Five Bedrooms, Five Full Bathrooms, Five Fireplaces, Security System, Lutron Lighting System, Four Train Air Conditioners with Propane Heat, Electric Water Heaters
Approximately 200 Acres, Lakefront, High Fenced, Outdoor Speaker, Custom Landscaping and Lighting, Metal Roof, Wrap Around Porch on Both Levels, Electronic Gate at Entrance, Outdoor Lighted Sport Court, Outdoor Lighted Field, Three Car Garage, Pergola with Outdoor Viking Grill and Warming Drawer, Heated Infinity Pool with Spa, Pier with Floating Cabin with 8 Bunk Beds, Dock with Two Boat Slips, Jet Ski Lift and Closet, Covered Pavilion with Outdoor Fireplace, Dining Area, Outdoor Grill and Sink, Fire Pit with Seating
GARAGE APARTMENT -1,223 SQFT (Above 3 Car Garage)
Three Built In Beds, Living Room, Kitchenette, Walk in Closets with Built In Storage, Kitchen Aid Microwave, Built In Cabinets with Sink, Uline Mini Refrigerator, Full Bathroom, Tile Floors, Pedestal Sink, Walk In Shower, Trane AC Unit
GUEST HOUSE – 2,027 SQFT, Five Bedroom, Three Bathroom, Kitchen Features, Trane AC Unit
HORSE STABLE – 2,136 SQFT, Four Stalls
WORK BARN – 3,375 SQFT
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