Millefleur Estate, at 14950 County Road 2215 in Tyler, just two-and-one-half hours east of Fort Worth, is a tranquil and private waterfront retreat on 67 heavily wooded acres.
The estate’s elegant house is a sophisticated blend of Ranch-style and farmhouse architecture. Built in 2003 and fully renovated in 2017, it offers nearly 6,000 square feet of luxury, including five bedrooms, five full baths and an all-new gourmet kitchen. The materials are luxurious, too, from New Zealand wool carpets to Swarovski crystal light fixtures and drawer pulls to the master bedroom’s hand-painted silk wallpaper. There are four fireplaces in all, and gleaming hardwood and slate floors.
Brand-new decking and railing open the entire back of the house to views of the private five-acre pond and gazebo, from the full-length covered porch. The gracious al fresco living spaces also include an outdoor kitchen and a beach-entry saltwater pool with hot tub. The property is a gardener’s dream, with a custom greenhouse and a beautifully appointed flower garden that attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.
Tyler is prosperous and growing, offering big-city amenities while maintaining its small-town charm. It is considered the manufacturing, health care, educational and retail center of East Texas. Tyler is most known, though, as the rose capital of America, earned from a long history of rose production, cultivation and processing. It is home to the largest rose garden in the United States, a 14- acre public garden complex that boasts more than 38,000 rose bushes of at least 500 different varieties. The Tyler Municipal Rose Garden is also home to the annual Texas Rose Festival, attracting tourists by the thousands each year in mid-October.
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The home at 14950 County Road 2215, priced $2,395,000 is represented by Abigail Davis and James Sammons III.
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