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35 acres in Upshur County, Texas

4016 S. Sego Lily Rd, Diana, Texas 75640 - Upshur County
$465,000 35 Acres
4 beds 4 Bathrooms 6980 Sq.Ft.
Property ID 1000668


REDUCED! 6980 sf classic two-story home, 4-BR 4-bath, gated entrance, immaculate grounds, two guest houses, barn, stables, all on 35 acres of private land. About 12 miles from Longview. Use as a roomy homeplace, great for entertaining, raise horses. Shown by appointment only.

Terrain is gently rolling to level with some low lying but well drained area.

Beautiful native woods with some giant oaks. Varied wildlife inhabit these native hills and hollows.

Creeks meander across the property.

Some oil and gas pads and pipelines on property, but still lots of unencumbered space.

Property is under no surface leases at this time.

From the same owner, adjoining land is available to combine with this tract, if desired.

Interesting history: This land has been in the owner's family for 150 years. Still visible in places on the property is the old railbed for the "Port Bolivar and Iron Ore Line", a special interest railroad that ran from 1911 to 1929.

Home Description:

Three homes are located on this property. A large main home and two smaller guest/rental homes.

Main House - General Description:

6980 sf heated and cooled space (per Upshur County Appraisal District) has 4 bedrooms and 4 full baths.

Known historically as Old Oaks Farms. The owner's parents built the "homeplace" part of the house in 1935 (on pier & beam foundation); this part was completely updated in the early 1990s, taking care to preserve its character and charm. About 1994, a large architect-designed section (on concrete slab) was added, bringing the size of the home to just under 7000 square feet of living area.

Some of the hardware and windows remain from the original homeplace: glass knobs, heavy brass hinges, wood-frame windows all add a classic flair to the residence.

Special Feature: Elevator (with phone inside elevator).

Nearly 1000 sf of veranda (covered porch) along back of house. Brick floor, ceiling fans, beautifully landscaped.

Natural light abounds; lots of windows and sliding glass doors; 72 linear feet of 7 ft high double-pane storm-type glass, removable for cleaning.

9 ft and 10 ft ceilings throughout house, giving it a grand, classic look.

Four (15 tons) gas AC/heat units for zoned areas of the house.

Low-maintenance stucco exterior. Asphalt shingle roof.

2-car garage with remote-operated door openers. Also 1-car porte cochere.

12 ft wide concrete circle drive from the electric entry gate to the main home.

Several acres around the house are manicured lawns, established landscaping and scattered large trees giving the property a "country estate" look and feel.

Shrub beds around the house have an automated irrigation system. Faucets connected to the water well system are located all around the extended lawn/landscape area; greatly aids in watering the lawn and other plants.

Main House Downstairs:

Grand entryway (10 ft x 25 ft) leads into 800+ sf open, spacious great room area; fireplace, west wall of glass facing covered patio and back yard; ice machine and wet bar.

15 ft x 28 ft formal dining room with view into outside garden niche.

Lots of storage closets; built-in shelving and cabinets.

3 bedrooms and 3 full baths.

Mostly wood floors with hard tile in bathrooms.

20.5 ft x 30 ft office/game room/bonus room; 9 ft x 16.5 ft file room.

Kitchen has wood floor, double porcelain sink, gas stove/oven, microwave, ceramic tile countertops, dishwasher, disposal, water filter, fireplace, breakfast area.

Large utility room (near kitchen) has tile floor, stainless steel sink, washer/dryer hookups, gas water heater, cabinet storage space.

Intimate den/sitting room/reading room/library with fireplace (key part of the original homeplace).

Bonus room: Glass-enclosed front sun room (150 sf), heated and cooled, tile floor. Great exercise room or plant room.

Bonus room: 8 ft x 12 ft screened porch connecting back bedroom to back covered patio; great as sitting room or plant room.

Main House Upstairs:

Amazingly spacious. Approximately 1800 sf upstairs includes 22 ft x 28 ft master bedroom with wood floors, fireplace and full-glass wall with panoramic view onto back yard, corral and wooded area. Recessed lighting, mini-fridge and microwave closet.

Extra-large 13 ft x 24 ft walk-about closet/dressing room with skylight, cedar closet, vanity area, tall ceiling with lower and upper clothes rods.

Master bath is over 300 sf with recessed lighting, split-height double sinks, spa tub, 5 ft x 5 ft walk-in shower with seat and grab bars; separate room houses toilet and bidet.

Large Guest House:

1064 sf living area (per measurement), built in 1977 (per UCAD).

Wood lap exterior siding, asphalt shingle roof, pier and beam foundation, single-pane aluminum windows, paneled interior walls.

7 ft x 12 ft wooden deck with ramp attached to back of house.

3-bedrooms, 1-bath, utility closet, gas central AC/heat and water heater.

Kitchen has double porcelain sink, disposal, gas stove/oven, dining area.

Landscaped yard, 12 ft wide concrete driveway.

Connected to city sewer.

Small Guest House:

784 sf living area (per measurement), built in 1977 (per UCAD)

2-bedrooms, 1-bath, gas central AC/heat and water heater.

Kitchen has double porcelain sink, disposal, gas stove/oven.

Dining area as part of living room.

12 ft x 20 ft carport.

8 ft x 12 ft laundry/storage room at carport.

Landscaped yard, 12 ft wide concrete driveway.

Connected to city sewer.


Roads, trails and rights-of-way allow drivable access to interior of the property.

Wire fencing on road frontage and elsewhere on property.

35 ft x 49 ft metal barn/shop includes 12 ft x 24 ft tack room, 12 ft x 12 ft lockable tool crib, toilet and sink, electricity, 10 ft wide roll-up metal doors, concrete floor, skylight roof panels.

40 ft x 60 ft metal-roof open-side stables includes 9 pipe stalls and 10-ft wide center concrete alley.

100 ft x 150 ft pipe corral/ riding arena.

Two pipe sectional round pens.

Freshwater well. Records indicate total depth of 431 ft, pump set at 231 ft, static at 120 ft. Two new 120-gallon pressure tanks installed in 2011.

Maintenance barn 25 ft x 14 ft enclosed with attached 25 ft x 18 ft lean-to/carport; electric and water.

Fenced dog run, 6 ft tall x 10 ft wide x 50 ft long chain link, concrete floor.

Outdoor patio and rock fire pit near the house in a rustic setting.

Several acres around the homes are manicured lawns, established landscaping and scattered large trees giving the property a "country estate" look and feel.

Faucets connected to the water well system are located all around the lawn/landscape area; greatly aids in watering the lawn and shrubs without paying for community water for irrigation.

12 ft wide concrete circle drive from the electric entry gate to the main home.

Electric entry gate with remote control helps ensure privacy and safety.


Upshur County Appraisal District reported the real estate taxes were approximately $10,992 based on Homestead (main house), Non-homestead (2 houses), Ag and Timber exemptions. Taxing entities are: Upshur County, New Diana ISD, and Emergency Services District No. 1.


While we do our best to provide accurate information about availability of services, sometimes things change as demands are made on providers. We strongly suggest that you verify the services you require are in fact available to the property you are considering. The following service providers may be contacted about the cost of connecting to utilities:

Water: Diana Community Water to home; onsite water well for irrigation.

Electric: Upshur Rural Electric Cooperative

Sewer: aerobic septic (main house) and city sewer (guest/rent houses)

Gas: Centerpoint

Telephone: ETEX

TV: ETEX or satellite

Internet: ETEX hi-speed or satellite

Waste Disposal: private service

Post Office: Diana

Fire Dept: Diana Volunteer

Law Enforcement: Upshur County Sheriff


Approximately 1110 ft on Sego Lily Rd.


No oil or gas minerals to be conveyed. Owner will convey his surface minerals.

MLS 136780


From Longview Loop 281, go north on US Hwy 259 for 12.5 miles to Diana, turn right on SH 154, then go 0.4 mile and turn right on Sego Lily Road. About 0.2 mile to entrance gate and driveway of main house. Signs posted.

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