Craving the English countryside? This Flower Mound home will make you feel like Jane Austen

It is a truth universally acknowledged that any person in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a massive house on a private estate. Isn’t that what Jane Austen wrote? Well, this Flower Mound home certainly fits the bill. At 10,200 square feet, the English-countryside, Cotswolds-style design balances the beauty of historic elegance and convenience of modern amenities.

The home at 2105 Bayshore Drive was built in 2001 and extensively renovated by the sellers. It sits on 2 acres on Lake Grapevine with access to a whole host of outdoor activities. The location in Flower Mound provides easy access to the airport, private schools, a golf course and the lake. It’s part of The Landing subdivision, where most of the properties are 1 to 2 acres.

Listing agent Michael Hershenberg of the Hershenberg Group at Keller Williams Luxury said the home is well suited to someone in the corporate world who needs to travel often but wants to have access to amenities at home.

“This has that private feel, and that’s what a lot of our buyers who are coming out of state are wanting here,” Hershenberg said.

The home has six bedrooms, five bathrooms and two half-bathrooms. A hand-carved wooden staircase is the focal point of the foyer. The same warm wood tones of the staircase show up in the nearby wood-paneled study, which also has a fireplace. The heart of the home is the 2,500-square-foot living area that includes the kitchen, a dining area, a sitting area and a fireplace. Wood beams adorn the ceiling throughout the house, including the living area, formal living room and primary bedroom.

One of the bedrooms has a loft play area above the closet that’s accessible via a rolling ladder that slides across the front of built-in bookshelves. The home also has a media room, a home gym and a theater, and the separate guest quarters have a private entrance, a kitchenette, a bedroom, a bathroom and a living room.

Outside, the home has a pool, outdoor living spaces and a covered patio with an outdoor kitchen. The home backs up to protected wooded land that is maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers, Hershenberg said, which means future owners won’t have nosy neighbors (other than wildlife) peering over the back fence.

And for the car collector, the home has a six-car garage that Hershenberg said could easily fit three or four lifts to make extra room.

The home is on the market for $4,999,995. Photos of this listing were taken by Full Package Media.

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