The exterior of the 8,000-square-foot main house

The exterior of the 8,000-square-foot main house

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We usually like to stay in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area when we show off a luxury home, but this property in Athens was too interesting to resist. The 450-acre ranch estate, 76 miles from downtown Dallas, boasts a gorgeous antebellum-style main house that's 8,000 square feet, with five bedrooms, three full bathrooms and one half bath.

It's a little slice of Gone With the Wind in Texas:

The grand staircase

The grand staircase

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On the market for $5.9 million, the estate includes a 20-acre lake, a log-cabin-style guest home and two staff houses.

The guest house

The guest house

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The house is also a world-class equestrian property, with a 32,000-square foot show barn and indoor arena.

Inside the show barn

Inside the show barn

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