Forget Fancy Cars—This $14.25 Million Texas Home Has Space to Park Your Helicopter – Mansion Global

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In Texas, a newly renovated estate with a helicopter hangar and helipad is asking $14.25 million. 
The roughly 25-acre property is located in the small city of Decatur, about 40 miles northwest of Fort Worth, according to listing agent Melody Taylor of Coldwell Banker Realty.
The sellers are Texas-based builders Bradina and Michael Benson, who spent millions renovating the property. The estate includes a roughly 9,600-square-foot main house with five bedrooms, plus a pool house and a guest villa with a fitness center. 
The Bensons bought the first nine acres of the property in 2019, then bought the adjacent 16 acres. Bradina Benson didn’t disclose how much they paid to buy the estate, but said they spent around four years and millions of dollars renovating it. “It was a Texas-size flip,” she said.
The buildings sit atop a ridge that overlooks a private ravine and national grasslands, according to Bradina Benson. “I’m from Texas, and I’ve never seen views like this in the Decatur and Fort Worth areas,” Taylor said.
The buildings were already there when they bought the property, Bradina Benson said, but they needed a lot of work. They transformed the main house, which was built in 2017 with some Mediterranean influences, into a “Spanish castle” with large arched windows and a hand-painted, Spanish-tile staircase. A roughly 1,200-square-foot primary suite has a bathroom overlooking the grasslands. There are also two balconies; one of them, with a fireplace and retractable awnings, spans about 1,300 square feet. 
The Bensons also renovated the pool house, which has two bedrooms and a loft. The one-bedroom guest villa has a fitness center below it with a private patio. 
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There are an array of amenities on the grounds, including the helipad and roughly 5,000-square-foot hangar, which doubles as a barn and has an air-conditioned office. “The helipad was in our sight because it is a choice of travel here in North Texas for so many,” Bradina Benson said. The property also has a sports court and a driving range.
With a solar farm and a well with a 5,000-gallon holding tank, “the property can be completely off-grid if the new owner chooses,” Bradina Benson said. During the state’s major power outage in 2021, the property didn’t lose power, she said. 
Though the Bensons have another residence in Texas, they lived at the Decatur property during the renovation, she said. 
The Bensons’ property will be the most expensive home for sale in Decatur, which has a rural, small-town feel, Taylor said. Ranch-size properties in the Decatur and Fort Worth areas with homes over 3,000 square feet typically sell for upwards of $2 million, according to Taylor.

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