Today I toured 1000 River Trace Road in Columbus Texas and all I can say is WOW!
This 6614 square foot custom home will blow your socks off! The first thing you see as you enter the front door are the timbers….hand hewn Hemlock from two early 1800’s barns from upstate New York reassembled using mortise and tenon with oak peg construction.
Then you notice that the great room is three stories tall! First thing that came to my mind was OMG can you imagine cooling all of this now when we are hitting record high temps? But the house was amazingly cool and that was due to it’s construction which used SIPs panels. Sips are expanded polystyrene panels that yield an exceptionally high R factor. Over the years I have sold numerous home built with SIPS in both hot climates ( AZ) and cold climates (CO) and in every case their energy savings are amazing.
One thing you don’t see a lot of in Texas is rain water harvesting. Very popular in other drier states but here with all the rain no one thinks of it. This home has a 20,000 gallon cistern with water softener, plus a two stage filtration and UV sanatizing system. The property also has a well. (The Earthship my husband and I built in Colorado back in 1999 had water catchment also as well as a conventional well as “back up”. If you build and use third party financing and build alternative style housing and utilities, you generally need to have conventional utilities in place to get your COE. Been there, done that! )
The great room is spacious but you don’t feel lost in it with only a few people here and there. The kids wing is wonderful! First floor has the mudroom off the garage with a bath and the kids TV lounge, second floor has beds and bath area, massive storage wall, and a ladder to a special kids room on the third floor.
There is a catwalk from the second floor over to the master wing so if things go bump in the night a little one can always get over to Mom and Dad for some comfort without having to down and up stairs.
The master wing is over the top. Massive bathroom with sunken tub ( the only think I couldn’t appreciate as it would be near impossible to get in and out of for me!) The his and hers closets are also two levels and the master bedroom will not disappoint.
The house looks over grassy acreage that leads down to the sandy beach of the Colorado River front.
There are so many other features such as programmable devices, wine cellar, amazing basement crawl space, heated and cooled playhouse, three car garage, equipment and storage facility, and more!
If you are interested in seeing this amazing country home please contact me to set up your private showing. Deb 512-743-0516.