Situated right on the edge of the small community of Cherokee, Texas is this absolutely charming rock home constructed in the early 1940s. The excellent condition of the exterior is a testimony to the precision and care the stone mason employed as the various native rocks were selected and fitted together reminiscent of an old-fashioned quilt. The old oak tree shading the front yard, white picket fence and flower bordered walk to the front porch also remind us of a gentler time gone by.
The floor plan includes a living room, dining room and kitchen, 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, a bonus room that could be a third bedroom and a wonderful sunroom across the back of the house. The expanse of windows in this room allows a nice view across the back of the property where the white tail deer, a variety of birds and all sorts of other wild creatures travel. A nice workshop with built in work benches and utility sinks is attached to the house. There is an old storm cellar located behind the house but is not used because water tends to accumulate in it.
Many improvements have been made to the original home and includes replacing the wiring, replacing the windows, new plumbing and septic system, installation of water softener system, rebuilding the flooring where needed and replacing the carpet and tile, installing ceiling fans and central heat and air conditioning. The 30-year composition roof was installed in 2010.
The property includes 9.23 acres, according to the CAD, with many large oak and pecan trees and covered in grass. Perimeter fences and cross fencing are in good condition. Out-buildings include a barn, shed, enclosed chicken coop and run, and a large screen building with a plexiglass roof formerly used to grow garden vegetables by the earth-box technique. This building could easily be converted for a variety of uses. Other areas formerly used for traditional garden spots are also fenced separately. Water for the house, livestock and gardens are provided by excellent well water. There are 3 water wells on the place: the house well is approx. 110 deep, the second well is approx. 210 deep and located in the pasture. Both these wells have electric pumps and valves can be opened from the pasture well for a back-up water source for the house. The third well is approx. 40 deep and has a windmill. The water tastes great and there is plenty of it. There are 2 more wells that are capped and do not have pumps, but the owner says they have water in them. The owner reports that the static water level of the wells is about 20 feet below ground level.
This is one of those rare places that radiate a feeling of peace and contentment just waiting to embrace a retiring couple or a young family. If you are seeking a place to be self-sufficient by raising your own fruits, vegetables and meats, then you have to check this one out.
The property taxes for 2010 were $1,069.40.