Rafter L Ranch, a grand Texas cattle ranch an hour from Dallas, is crowned by a formal manor fashioned for important gatherings. A double staircase introduces the 18,000 square feet. Dominating the main floor is a 36-foot-high great room overlooking the rolling countryside and lake. Stairs and an elevator ascend to an opera balcony, art gallery, game room, and multilevel theater with bar. Another regal setting is a 40-foot indoor pool with arched painted cloud ceiling. Two master suites are complemented by four more bedrooms and a guesthouse with living room. Beyond are premier cattle facilities embracing 680 acres with two giant barns, generous corrals, and improved pastures.