An hour from Dallas, the city pace slows, revealing Texas countryside scenes. It is here, in Lone Oak, that Apex Ranch greets you with 154 acres of sporting paradise. Overlooking a 24-acre private lake surrounded by majestic oaks and elms, with stables in the distance, the spectacular centerpiece is a handcrafted lodge of 10,500 square feet, its French doors unveiling 2,600 feet of tranquil flagstone terraces. Enjoying a 22-foot-high fireplace of Austin stone, the gathering room and nearby banquet room with 1800s mantel are the focal points, accompanied by a copper-ceilinged study, theater with wet bar, and granite gourmet kitchen. Five bedrooms bestow a firelit master suite with a spa waterfall.