Gives came speedily for an adobe house in Driftwood, TX. The uniquely lovely place is shown for $1.37 million and pending sale.
“You really don’t see a great deal of Santa Fe-design homes in the Texas Hill State and that, paired with all of the landscaping, it’s an remarkable property,” states listing agent Nayeli Cutler, with Twelve Rivers Realty.
Cutler notes that the first house owners designed the 2,106-sq.-foot, Southwest-design residence in 1988 with the assist of New Mexico architect Mike Fischer, in hopes of engaging their daughter to transfer back again to Texas from Santa Fe.
“They assumed she moved there for the architecture,” Cutler points out. “So they developed her a house to attempt and woo her back, but it didn’t get the job done out.”
A lot more than five acres
The two-bedroom, two-bath home has experienced a handful of homeowners, and this is the next time Cutler is advertising it. She beforehand represented the residence in 2009, when it final modified fingers.
“The latest proprietors have improved the landscape,” she suggests, adding they acquired a again parcel of land to deliver it to its latest 5.7-acre dimensions. The property has agricultural and wildlife exemptions, which include a person for beekeeping, which is a boon for house owners.
“When you have land in Texas, acquiring these exemptions on your home will save you thousands of bucks in property taxes,” Cutler says.
With its 3 kiva fireplaces, tiled flooring, stained glass, and wood-beamed ceilings, the home in truth looks like it belongs in New Mexico—the place abounds with the hallmarks of Southwest-design and style.
An additional interesting attribute is the home’s indoor-out of doors link.
“It has two courtyards and loads of home windows that seem out into these courtyards,” Cutler says.
Hollywood will come calling
In 2008, the dwelling caught the eye of the generation crew filming the HBO motion picture, “Temple Grandin.” Significantly of the 2010 biopic starring Claire Danes was filmed in Austin, as a stand-in for an Arizona ranch.
This dwelling “was her aunt’s residence in the movie,” Cutler says. “They approached the operator at the time to see if they would be in a position to movie there. And they actually set in all of these corrals for the movie.”
The home is just exterior of Austin, about 30 minutes to downtown, and appropriate throughout the street from the breweries and wineries of the Hill Region region.
“It’s definitely very distinctive,” Cutler notes. “I get in touch with it state lifetime with city usefulness. You are surrounded by so quite a few little towns that you can stop by in a day trip, but you are so central, and it’s just outside the house of the Austin fray.”
A restored, 1967 trailer in the back of the household can be utilised as guest quarters. Both the trailer and the wooden-burning sizzling tub convey with the sale.
“It is just a enjoyment location for your visitors to form of have a glamping vacation when they appear and visit you,” Cutler states, noting that it’s tucked absent from the key home to enable for some privacy.
The uncommon assets clearly stood out to purchasers. After just a number of times on the sector, there had been gives on the desk.
“We priced it very aggressively in get to get the most traction probable and for it to transfer quickly,” Cutler says.