The home is nestled among a clump of oak trees. Making the home fit under the trees was a challenge, according to Cheri, but it was worth it for the meaning it had to the family.
The spot where the home is built is the same spot that Dave’s parents’ home stood so Dave grew up in that same spot nestled under the oak trees.
The home that now stands though is larger with all the luxuries of a modern house. The home was built in 2011 and boasts four bedrooms, four and a half baths, an office, media room and more.
The main family room and kitchen of the home blend together in an open concept plan with large windows that give way to the stunning views of the outdoor entertaining space.
Off the kitchen is a game room with a mesquite pool table made by Cheri’s uncle. She said that he made all of the mesquite furniture featured in the home. Also in the game room is a bar, half bath and access to outside.
Off the game room is a media room. Cheri said at first she was reluctant about putting the room in her home but that now that it is there, it’s one of the best rooms in the house and, looking back, she would have made it bigger. There are recliners for every family member to be able and sit and enjoy a movie together.
The home has a formal dining room that is marked off by large stone arches on two side of it.
The room has a large mesquite table made by her uncle.
Moving down the hall is a formal sitting room with a large fireplace made of the same stone as the aches that lead to the dining room. The fireplace has a mesquite mantel again made by her uncle.
Above the mantel is the brand of the ranch made out of stone. It is very personal touch that makes the fireplace one of the most unique on all of the tour.
Continuing still down the hall is a bedroom and an office. The end of the hall has a set of grand mesquite double doors that lead into the master suite.
The suite is divided with the spacious bedroom on one side and hallway on the other that leads to a stunning bathroom with a large soaking tub and a walk-in tile shower set behind it.
Other parts of the house include two more bedrooms, a utility room and Dave’s office.
The home has an oversized detached garage. The dogs also have a room off the garage.
The home also has a large outdoor entertaining area off the back of the house that includes a pool and hot tub.
The Diamond M Ranch will not only be featured on the tour but will also play host to a VIP Kentucky Derby themed party that night from 7 to 9:30 that will benefit Unify to Beautify.
Tickets for the Kentucky Derby party can be purchased at First National Bank in George West.
This year’s Ranch House Tour will take place on May 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In addition to the Diamond M Ranch, there are two other homes on this year’s tour along with the historic Gussettville Church.
The other homes are owned by Jim and Hope Driskill and May and Ray Raehns.
All the homes are located an easy drive from George West. There will be free refreshments served at the church along with historical George West books and art that will be for sale.
Tickets for this year’s event are $15 and can be purchased from all UTB members as well as First National Bank, Curry’s Nursery and Florist, Finders Keepers and the George West Chamber of Commerce.
For more information on either event visit the Unify to Beautify Facebook page or contact Earlyn Tompkins, 361-566-2503, Grace Wilson, 361-449-7168, or LaVonne Johnson, 361-449-7249. Tickets will be on sale the day of the event at each home and at the Buck West House on the day of the event from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.