Pixley Farm - Henderson County, LaRue, TX

Luxury, serenity, and seclusion.

Pixley Farm is a beautiful East Texas property and relaxing country estate complete with a “Southern Living” style custom home overlooking a quiet, private lake. It is in the highly desired area just east of Athens, complete with a high-fenced boundary of an all-wooded property with 50’ of elevation change, exotic animals, and meticulously landscaped grounds. This fine country estate was built and decorated by designer George Cameron Nash, and comes fully turnkey with all decorations and furnishings down to the original artwork, photography, and holiday china. This retreat was built, and remodeled, with the finest amenities and appliances and in a style to function comfortably as a full-time residence rather than just a basic weekend home.


Pixley Farm is located approximately 8 miles east of Athens, north of Hwy 175. The address is 7434 CR 4712, in LaRue.


The high-fenced area sets the stage for the next owner to establish whatever wildlife herd they would like, whether it is for wildlife viewing or hunting. Currently, there are blackbuck and axis deer that roam the wooded acreage. The fishing is good in the lake and the fishery was stocked originally with high-end genetic bass.


The 4,500± s.f. home is stunning and tasteful, with attention to every detail. It has three generous bedrooms (two master bedrooms and via the connecting screened-in porch, an additional guest room and loft) and 4 bathrooms. It is centered around a cedar-beamed great room with an open kitchen and dining area, making excellent use of wide porches and large windows to take in the views. The structure includes a metal roof and the finish out is luxury, complete with modern stainless-steel appliances, light-colored interiors, beautiful teak wood and dark walnut furniture accents, Ann Sacks tile, and Waterworks fixtures. 

There is a separate building with full utilities, bath, kitchen, and an upstairs bunkroom with 900 s.f. that sleeps eleven. The first floor is set up as a professional workshop and outfitted with PVC dust collection system.

Other Features:

  • Wrap-around, tall porches with IPE decking and custom screening of mahogany and bronzed copper.
  • Wolf gas range, two Sub-Zero refrigerators, Lynx infrared grill, and 21 SEER Trane air conditioners.
  • Infrared heaters and fans on the porches for year-round enjoyment.
  • Backup propane generator large enough to power the whole home.
  • 8’ teak hot tub surrounded by custom starburst-patterned IPE deck and brick retaining walls.
  • In-ground 25’ trampoline.
  • Landscaped and irrigated grounds, with landscape lighting along the roadways and in the trees lining the entry.
  • Keypad entry gate and winding driveway.
  • Perimeter high-fencing with buried varmint wire.
  • Shooting range including competition Pendleton pistol and rifle targets.


The 4± acre lake was originally built in 1937 to support an old sugar cane and cotton farm. It is fed by natural springs and Alligator Branch Creek. The lake is perfect for boating, kids, recreational water sports and fishing. It was stocked with Florida-strain largemouth bass and bluegill.

The property is serviced by a private, deep water well which also supplements the lake as well as the irrigated landscaping. The well produces from the deep Carrizo formation with great quality water and production volume.

Pixley Farm also has a water meter in place should the owner decide to switch over to use the co-op community water at any time.  


Mineral ownership is unknown. There is no oil and gas production.

Pixley Farm

Henderson County, LaRue, TX

54± Acres