Grotto Magic: The Seventies Party Castle Where Gleannloch Farms Began

Yes, the pool grotto connects directly to the master bedroom of this $2.4 million party estate, if you had to ask. “Long before there was a subdivision called Gleannloch Farms, there was a ranch there called Gleannloch Farms where they raised Arabian horses,” explains a reader who claims to know something about this property. “I am 99% sure that this listing is actually the original house for the ranch. HCAD shows it as built in 1979, which would predate the subdivision by about 20 years, so I guess it would have to be.” You’re looking at the home’s “grand ballroom” above, which faces the front motor court. Also on the 6-acre grounds: a tennis court, a pond with spurting fountain, a detached 8-car garage, a guest house turned into an exercise gym, a separate gameroom building with a summer kitchen, and an actual outdoor pool you can use if this skylit indoor one starts to fester:


Here’s that standalone gameroom building:

And a punching bag where the guest house used to be:

Drive on up for a tour!

The listing counts 5 to 7 bedrooms, 6 full- and 2 half-baths, and 9,659 sq. ft. of living space. This property has been on the market for almost 4 weeks.

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