E. Gregory Ranch – Texas
Situated in the Northwest corner of Lamar County, roughly 25 minutes from Paris, Texas you will find E. Gregory Ranch, an approximately 47 acre slice of East Texas ready for its next owner/land steward. A paved roadway leads you from County Road 3717 to the primary residence located atop gently rolling hills offering inspiring views of serene pastureland and surrounding terrain. Mature pine trees provide excellent and abundant shade to the house and headquarters area adding a soft beauty that is the piney woods. The slow sloping terrain towards the southeast creates sufficient drainage to create an idyllic pond approximately 2.5 acres in size (at capacity) where great private fishing and waterfowling can be had. Ample, interior trails lead you past the pond to a heavily wooded area known to offer sanctuary to a variety of wildlife. An adjacent food plot pasture provides an easy and sufficient food source to local deer and passing feral hogs are known to frequent. The bottom pasture, just below the home, is a highly productive pasture historically used for hay production benefitting from the average east Texas rainfall total of 25 inches, annually.
Notable improvements include a 2600+ sq ft home built in 1994. While completely functional, updates are in order to fully utilize and enjoy as a residence. A split floor plan design with a spacious sunroom, complete with a hot tub/spa overlooks the landscape below. An update to the water heater was made in November of 2021 and two islands were constructed off the kitchen with a formal dining room, great for entertaining. A concrete pathway leads up to a 3060+ SF metal workshop complete with electric and water.. Entering into the shop you will find a large common area, kitchenette, full bath and 5 office suits. A 3 ton A/C unit and a 350 gal propane tank service the shop allowing for cool summers and warm winters. Perimeter fencing around the property allows for the ability to run cattle.
Vegetation is typical to Northeast Texas including Rye Brome, Johnson Grass, Western Wheatgrass, Yellow Indian Grass, Broom Sedge and common bermuda grass. Cedar Elm, Blackjack Oak, and loblolly pine trees can be found throughout the property offering excellent habitat for wildlife. Dominant soils found on the property include the Whakana- Porum Complex, sandy loams and silt loams.