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Country Living Near City Amenities!

Princeton, Collin County , Texas

covered arena • hay barn • fenced • second house • pond

Property description

14 acres of ag-exempt Texas prairie abutting government-owned forest that leads to Lake Lavon. Property is currently home to horses, llamas, pet pigs, chickens, cats. dogs, and humans. Non-domesticated inhabitants include: skunks, racoons, armadillos, possums, red-tailed hawks, owls, bunnies, and rat snakes, all living in harmony with the domesticates. Fully fenced perimeter with no-climb mesh. The “Main House” was built in 2016 by local builder, Floyd Decker. Original plans available. 1470 square feet – ceramic tile floors, knotty alder cabinets, marble and granite in bathrooms. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. The chain link fenced backyard is 50x80 – lots of room for pups or to build a pool. The 1000 sf Workshop incudes a metal hoist, insulation, 2 overhead doors, and a large covered porch. Outside the shop, there’s a pad for an RV and a 220 outlet as well. The Main House and Workshop are adjacent to each other, in the back (southwest) corner of the property.
The “Barn House” is a restored livestock barn with 1000 sf of downstairs living space, including a large kitchen, a bathroom, laundry closet, and a sleeping loft upstairs (where the hay used to be kept!). All utilities are separately metered from the Main House and there’s a separate septic system. The Barn House sits in the northeast corner of the property, near the automated gate entry.
For Horse Nerds: a 10,000 sf lighted, covered arena with wind/sunscreens that is situated next to a seasonal pond and creek that flows to Lake Lavon. A wooden deck adjoins the arena and overlooks the creek. There’s a 10 x 12 tack room for all your stuff. “Paddock Paradise” style, solar-powered, electrobraid track fencing extends for ~ one mile in and around the property. Current configuration provides 2 pastures for horse grazing, each surrounded by Paddock Paradise tracks. There’s a 12 X 48 loafing shed and a 12 x 24 loafing shed, each on a separate track if you want to group your horses. Bar-bar A waterers on each track that did NOT freeze at all during Feb 2021.
Other animal facilities – Fenced “pig pen” with a 16 x 20 shed with an overhead door at one end. Fenced llama pasture with another 16 x 20 shed and a large chicken coop (big enough for 14 birds). 20 x 20 hay/equipment storage shed. 3 “farm taps” located near animal facilities for easy access to water.
Other amenities – 8 camera security system, herb garden, storm cellar near barn house, garage wired for electric vehicle, dedicated tower to receive internet signal, Rainbird irrigation system. Laundry room is reinforced with 4-inch on center studs and plywood behind sheetrock for tornado protection.

At a glance:
• 2570 total living space
• 14.34 acres
• Ag exempt
• Co-op water, Oncor power, septic
• 10,000 sf lighted covered arena
• Princeton schools
• Corps of Engineers land on the western border


Home Features

  • 2 homes on the property. One built 2016 with high end finishes, the other remodeled in 2015. Original plans for new home are available.

Lot Features

  • Borders Corps of Engineers land leading to Lake Lavon.

Horse Facility Features

  • One mile of Paddock Paradise track system for horses to run and play, with 2 pastures for grazing when you turn them out. 10,000 sf covered arena with RV hookups and plenty of flat space for round pens.


  • 3 miles to schools
  • 40 miles to airports
  • 7 miles to hospitals
  • 7 miles to shopping
  • 5 miles to trails

Information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. Buyer to verify all information


5186 FM546, Princeton, Collin County, Texas




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