Big houses, price tags in small Texas towns

Houston’s housing market may have seen some strange activity following Hurricane Harvey, but the rest of the state has continued its upward trend.

That includes small towns around Texas, where some sprawling estates take full advantage of expansive lots by creating luxurious private retreats. Some have been built as recently as 2015.

Take a tour of these properties below:

40 SE CR 4210 in Mount Vernon
List price: $7.2 million
Size: 7,901 square feet
Situated on more than 350 acres of land with views of Lake Bob Sandlin and Lake Cypress Springs this rural retreat is built to impress. The 7,901-square-foot main house includes a theater suite, trophy room and fully-equipped gourmet kitchen. Outside is a 22-acre stocked pond, waterfront guest cabin and seven-stall stable. (Story continues below.)

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362 Thompson Heights, Denison
List price: $6.75 million
Size: 11,550 square feet
Dubbed "Legacy Lakefront Estate," this parcel includes more than two acres of land, along the shores of Lake Texoma. The opulent house comes with a helipad, two-story infinity-edge swimming pool, summer kitchen and boathouse. Nearly all of the rooms in the house boast scenic panoramas.

3773 County Road, Athens
List price: $10.5 million
Size: 7,249 square feet
More than 200 acres of land are up for grabs just roughly two hours from Dallas. The site features 1,500 feet of Lake Athens shoreline, with a boat dock with jet ski lifts. The double-gallery, antebellum-style house also comes with a covered pavilion and heavily wooded trails.

13565 N. US 281, Stephenville
List price: $4.495 million
Size: 10,000 square feet
This hunting ranch doubles as a private, peaceful retreat. The stylish 10,000-square-foot home features intriguing architectural details, from the natural-stone details to the modern turret that contrasts with rustic finishes.

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