$3.2M French-Inspired Mansion Hits Market

Mansion Hits Market
Foyer of the French-Inspired Mansion in Sherman, Texas. | Image by Briggs Freeman

A bit of the French countryside can be found in Sherman with a price tag of $3.2 million, according to a new listing from Sotheby’s International Realty.

Tucked away in the sweeping landscapes of Grayson County, the 9,780 square-foot home sitting on nearly six acres became one of the most high-end properties in the region when it hit the market in May.

Although built in 2004 and given approximately $400,000 worth of renovations, this mansion features several design elements that harken to the French chateau style of the past.

Outside, its asymmetrical structure with hitched roofs gives it the appearance of a grand manor. This impression continues inside, with an interior design featuring Corinthian columns, chandeliers, ceilings with groin vaults, crown molding, and a fireplace in the grand foyer.

Entertaining is easy with a formal dining room, two-story living room, game room, wine cellar, billiard room, wet bar, media room, and a French-inspired kitchen, according to the listing.


There is even a Harley Davidson bike carriage for motorcycle enthusiasts.

“Every room in this house feels like it has a story to tell. There’s this character and abundance throughout it,” Leigh Calvert, one of the listing agents, told The Dallas Morning News. “There’s not a space in the house that really feels untouched with attention.”


Referring to the property as “kind of the king of the hill,” Calvert explained that it is in a league of its own in the gated neighborhood.

While technically located in the small town of Knollwood, it has a Sherman address of 233 Woodland Hills Dr.


As The Dallas Express reported, Sherman is experiencing a meteoric rise as a major tech hub due to multibillion-dollar investments in semiconductor manufacturing plants by Texas Instruments and GlobalWafers.

With this estate located just 12 miles from the Texas Instruments campus, it could be well-suited for an industry executive keen to find their own oasis in an area primed for expansion.


Grayson County has been no stranger to high-end listings, nor has North Texas more broadly, as The Dallas Express reported.

For instance, McKinney-based developer Craig International plans to erect a luxury community known as Preston Harbor on the shore of Lake Texoma. It will have a new marina with 400 to 600 boat slips, a 200-room resort hotel, and more.


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