Front facade of owner designed home with guest cottage separate from main house. Home exterior is a combination of stone & hardi-plank shingle giving it a coastal feel. Portal-style windows add to this flavor. Owners have replaced many windows throughout with Anderson Renewal Windows. House has recently been professionally painted.
Greeting guests at the solar-powered gate are crepe myrtle trees that flower most of the summer months. Lantana punctuates the curvaceous, asphalt drive that leads to the house.
This aerial shows the back of the home from Rim Rock TRL. Owners enjoy the park-like setting carved out of the wooded lot. Central Texas is home to olive groves, wineries and short term rental facilities. All current improvements are located in the northeast corner which allows a buyer latitude in realizing their vision of this property.
The guest cottage is in the fore ground while the covered porch on the main house is seen behind it.
On the other side of the picket fence is the parking court and carport. A walkway from the parking area to the front door follows the line of the house.
Edged with stone, the walkway brings guests to the front of the home with its impressively wide staircase, covered porch and French door entry. This side of the home faces west and is faced in stone. Note the double gabled roof line, the window bump-out with decorative braces, portal-style windows and hardi-plank shingles on second gable.
Covered front porch offers a place to sit back. There are two sets of French doors. The full picture view is the front door while those on the left side of the photo open to the formal dining room. Window boxes hold seasonal color. Note: main house has full gutters.
View from the entry way shows the living area of the great room. Note the cathedral ceiling with beams.
View of the great room divided by the artistically styled gas-log fireplace. Lines between indoors and out are blurred by massive windows (Anderson Renewal).
A special artisan executed this master piece.
This view of kitchen shows the drop-down breakfast bar where the guests sit while the owners tackle a delicious meal. Note the two furniture pieces - one taupe on the left and the other white in the pantry. Owners purposefully built the kitchen w/o built-ins so they could include treasured pieces...very much like days gone by. Note the 2 portal windows.
Clever use of space with a vented gas cook top, single self-clean oven and a GE Advantium microwave/convection oven. Storage below includes roll-out drawers.
Not only are there pendant lights, but also recessed lights. This is found throughout the house. Island is masterfully designed to include a double sink, dishwasher and storage.
The back entry is thru the double sliding glass doors. Passage to the carport and covered back porch is one continuous roof line.
Special dinners are right at home in this formal dining room.Natural light floods the area through the bump out window on the front of the house and the French doors at the entrance. Wood floors provide that special touch.
Tucked between the kitchen and dining room is this fabulous pantry space where all is carefully organized and at hand. The closet houses the washer dryer. Not shown in this photo is the white furniture piece the owners wanted for their dishes.
The half bath is fitted with an extra wide door to accommodate anyone with special needs. The wall to the left of the commode is ready made for a grab bar.
Tucked behind the great room is the master suite. Note the wood floors, the doors to the back covered porch and the cathedral ceilings.
Ahhh! Just sit back and relax in this jetted tub or pull the curtain and take a quick shower. Walk-in closet is on the right.
Double vanities and a separate "potty" closet round out the master.
Doors in the master bath lead to a covered porch. Owners thought ahead and installed an outdoor shower here. Maybe there is a pool in the future???
The driveway terminates at the parking court and the carport. Note the double gables with round venting. Also, the hardi-plank shingles were used on the gables, the back porch wall and the north wall of the house. With the picket fence, this home has a real Northeast seaside feel to it. The walkway to the front door is on the right. The left walkway leads to the courtyard between the main house and the guest cottage.
Owner's picture of back porch at early evening.
Now this is a porch. It runs the whole length of the main house. A major dining event could happen here or just a quiet morning cup of coffee. The house was purposefully situated to take advantage of the prevailing breezes in this area. When it is still, however, the fans will accommodate by moving the air.
Lovely courtyard between the main house and the guest cottage. Soft plantings and the sound of a water fountain soothe away any tensions.
Owner's shot of doe enjoying a drink from the fountain. This is a daily occurrence.
The guest cottage has two bedrooms, each with its own entrance and bathroom. Look at all the roofing detail that leaves no doubt this is a special retreat.
This is the yellow room. Nothing harsh - just buttery yellow.
Bathroom in the "yellow" bedroom. Shower is friendly to someone needing more care getting in and out.
The "blue" room invites a nap with its luxurious linens.
This bathroom has a tub/shower combination.
At the edge of where the land was cleared for the improvements, the woods open to an area of large trunk cedars. They have been here for a long time. The woods also have oaks, cedar elms and many other native trees.
Is it a she-shed or a he-shed? Currently being used as a workshop and storage, the red barn has electricity and a window air conditioning unit. Owner installed gutters to collect rainwater in the 1400 gallon tank storage. A pump takes water to the deer-fenced garden below with raised beds.
Is gardening a passion? In July, wild flowers are nearly spent in this picture. Still some herbs fighting for survival.
Aerial of south facade of the living compound. Therapy pool at left in picture is being dismantled.
Aerial of property from Rim Rock Trail. Road frontage is approximatel 463 feet. Families are putting together family compounds. There are several build sites that would give each family privacy.
Aerial from back of property looking toward Rim Rock Trail.
Wildflowers in spring.