1.5 acres in Mills County, Texas
Immaculate, energy efficient and comfortable describe this almost brand new home with an impressive view of the surrounding countryside. Construction of the approximately 1768 sq. ft. house (according to the CAD) and the approximately 700 sq. ft. detached garage (according to the CAD) was completed in the summer of 2009. Both the house and the separate garage/workshop have cedar siding and metal roofs, Pella double-pane Low E windows, and steel doors. In addition to the central heat and air conditioning, ceiling fans and baseboard heaters provide additional comfort zones within the home. A free-standing Lenox wood stove in the great room can all but eliminate the need for additional heat sources when used. An enclosed front porch provides a comfortable place to relax and enjoy the view through 2 walls of windows but also increases energy efficiency by reducing the loss of heated or cooled air from inside when the outside door is opened. The great room is very spacious with adequate room for a sitting area, dining area and kitchen. The engineered oak wood floors reflect the natural light from sets of double windows and softly painted walls with crown molding contrast nicely with one rough cedar wall. An island separates the dining area from the kitchen and has bookshelves on one side and deep organizer drawers on the other. The countertops are Silestone granite and stainless steel. The cabinets are natural wood. The kitchen range is included. A large walk-in pantry provides additional storage space and has room for a freezer or extra refrigerator. A rear entrance door opens into a mud/laundry room with washer/dryer hookups, wet utility sink, water softener system and a double closet. The master bedroom is large with a walk-in closet with built-in shelves. The well-appointed bathroom boasts a deep soaker tub, pedestal sink flanked by storage cabinets, a step-in faux marble lined shower, tile floors, and separate vanity table. A second bedroom shares this bathroom. Endless hot water is provided by a Rinnai tank-less water heater system that uses propane instead of electricity. The detached garage is constructed in the same style as the house; sheet rocking of interior walls should be complete soon. A concrete driveway extends parking space.
The elevated home site affords unobstructed views of both sunrises over the hills and colorful Texas sunsets. Good water is provided by a well drilled in November, 2008 to a depth of 270 feet with a yield of about 10 gpm. A new fence with a pipe entry gate encloses the home site and about 1.5 acres.
The 1.5 acre homesite is part of a 31.6 acre parcel. The owner will consider selling any reasonable division of the 31.6 acres as long as it includes the house for $3600 for each additional acre. Will not sell a portion of the property that does not include the house.
The location of this property gives the convenience of town life and the solitude of country living its like having your cake and eating it, too!