Close to Downtown McKinney! 4 BR, 3.5 BA, 2 Patios, 2 Porches, 4 car garage!
Steve & Gretchen Sims
About Steve & Gretchen Sims
Steve & Gretchen Sims have lived in Fairview since 1996. Gretchen enjoys renovating and repurposing, and has a small business selling antiques in downtown McKinney. Gretchen hails from the great state of Iowa, but has lived in north Texas for over 30 years. Steve is from Louisiana, and enjoys cooking and eating Cajun food.
Why Steve & Gretchen Sims chose Fairview
This is a fun property. The home was built in 1918 on 55 acres by the Barksdale family, one of the original families in Fairview. Ada Barksdale married Chuck Williams in 1958, and they expanded and maintained the home until 2014 when Ada passed away. Chuck promised Ada he would not allow the house to be torn down when the farmstead sold. The home was moved from the farmstead (about 1/4 mile south) to the current location in 2015, and extensively renovated by Steve & Gretchen. It is one of the oldest homes in Fairview, but is completely modernized. It is perfect for your home away from home - upscale appointments, large rooms (10' ceilings), and fun facts for each room in the house.
What makes this House unique
The property is close to downtown McKinney, Allen, Fairview, Frisco, and Plano. Relax on the front porch swing, or sit in the screened porch and quietly read. Take a soothing bath in the clawfoot tub. Or cook a gourmet meal in the upscale kitchen. Set a romantic mood using the unique lights made specifically for the house using implements from the original farmstead. Enjoy large groups of friends and family around the grand island. Play board games on the back deck, or on the 1940's Thomasville dining room table. Plenty of room for family games on the acreage.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
Events allowed with prior permission of owners
Families (children welcome)
Minimum age of primary renter:24
Max guests:12 (sleeps up to 12 adults)
Wedding Parties (No weddings onsite)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The Fairview Farm House was perfect in all regards. It was clean comfortable, well stocked with everything we could possibly need and Gretchen was the ideal host. The special touch of lovely decor dressed up for fall made us feel welcome and eager to call the Farm House home. Thank you!
Perfect place for our family
We attended niece's quinceañera and this place was perfect for us. Plenty of room for us all (three of our children, two of which are married and have 3 children each). Having the fenced yard made all the difference in the world for the children. Very reasonable priced, kitchen very well stocked, everything about the house exceeded our expectations. Centrally located, easy to get to, will definitely stay again when in the area. Gretchen's welcome cookies were delicious and she was so gracious in contacting me to inform me that someone left some clothes behind. Definitely a 5 star rating.
Great place for a family gathering. Plenty of space to be together or have a little alone time. Very clean and all our needs were met.
Would stay here again!
1918 Farmhouse in Fairview
Our three night reunion for 5 high school girl friends of 58 years was perfect. Our hosts thought of everything for this spacious 4 BR 3 BR home including home made cookies on our arrival. It was immaculately clean and decorate for the Fall Season! Thank you for a fantastic reunion!
They loved the beauty, friendliness of McKinney. They were amazed by uniqueness of our city.
Thank you , Grethr
This property is a stunning piece of paradise! Close to so many things, yet quiet enough to feel like your out in the country! Our group had so much fun enjoying the beautiful decks and acreage on the property. Wonderful and will definitely be back!
This place is awesome especially if you have a large family! The home decor & amenities were fabulous! Close to everything but a bit of a feel that you’re away from the hustle & bustle. Short drive to the wedding Venue in Melissa which made our life super easy as the brides parents! You will not be disappointed with anything at this home from bedding to living room to TV to kitchen! We give it a 10 outta 10.