Fabulous Fayetteville Farm $2,195,000

Overview


Enjoy quiet country living at the Fabulous Fayetteville Farm

A charming 1904 farmhouse completely remodeled in 2010, preserving the best of the old

Thoughtfully planned improvements:  

  • 2,850 sq. ft, 2-story home
  • 2.5 car garage
  • 1,200 sq. ft. custom barn
  • 360 sq. ft. run-in shed
  • 2 stocked ponds with amenities
  • Stone fire pit and BBQ  

$2,195,000

Location

 

The property is centrally located between Houston and Austin

Both Brenham and La Grange are approx. 20 miles away

Some of the nearest towns include Industry and Fayetteville (both 8.5 mi. away) as well as Round Top (10 mi. away)

The property is also less than 5 miles to nearest convenience/feed store

The Land

Note: Property includes 15 feet on each side of the driveway from the road

The property consists of 62.48 wildlife exempt acres in Fayette County, Texas

A truly picturesque setting filled with rolling topography of scattered trees, two ponds, and a seasonal creek

There are panoramic views of the sunset, pond, and seasonal wild flowers from two large covered porches

The property is in a serene, secluded location with the farmhouse 1/2 mile off a gravel road

The House


A charming 1904 farmhouse moved onto the property in 2001 and remodeled in 2010

2,850 sq. ft., 2-story frame house with cedar siding and a metal roof

First floor: 2,076 sq. ft.

Second floor: 780 sq. ft.

Two 480 sq. ft. covered porches

5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms

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Exterior

  • Cedar siding + metal roof consistent with old farm houses in the area
  • Built on pier and beam w/ Austin chalk stone skirting
  • Two covered porches, each 480 sq. ft.
  • Custom built storm windows and screens
  • Flagstone walkways to garage and patio/fire pit
  • Enclosed well house built to match farmhouse
  • Lighting rods with surge protection system
  • Irrigated landscaping completely redone in 2010 and updated in 2016

Interior

2,850 total sq. ft. 

5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms

Hardwood floors throughout, some floors original to the house, beadboard walls, and painted pine board ceilings exude country charm

Double sided wood burning fireplace surrounded by floor to ceiling shiplap

Two zoned electric heating/cooling system

All fixtures and appointments consistent with the style of the home

Multiple closets and finished storage space

Living Room

Living Room

Chef's Kitchen

Chef's Kitchen

First floor

  • 2080 sq. ft. 

  • 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms

  • Chef's dream kitchen outfitted with Kitchenaid appliances and a farmhouse sink

  • Spacious dining room

  • Open living room with 11 foot ceilings

1 of 2 Bedrooms

1 of 2 Bedrooms

Media/Game Room

Media/Game Room

Second floor

  • 780 sq. ft.

  • 2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom

  • Media/game room

Garage

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2.5 car, two-story bunk-house style garage

Parking for 2 large cars + 1/2 car elevated workspace area with full wall length work bench

Second story--800 sq. ft. of unfinished storage space

Covered porch on front side

Connected to power, water, and phone

Frame construction with cedar siding + Austin chalk stone skirting to match the house

Matching storage box for bird seed, fish food, and fertilizer

Wall length built-in shelves above work bench

Pegboard on most walls for tool storage

Barn

1200 SQ. FT. (30 x 40 x 25 ft.) custom barn

Hardie siding + Austin chalk stone skirting

Built in 2002

Two drive-through doors

5-6 inch thick concrete floor

Connected to water and electric power

10 ft. sliding double doors on each end for easy tractor access

Additional main door on one side

Cupola with weather vane

400+ ft. of overhead storage racks

Covered 20 ft. awning with exterior workbench

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Run-in Shed

 

 

300 sq. ft. (10 x 30 ft) available for additional storage

Three separate bays

Accented with split rail cedar fence

Ponds

1 of 2 Ponds on the Property

1 of 2 Ponds on the Property

Two stocked ponds:

  • Each approximately 1/2 acre in area
  • 18-22 feet deep
  • Secluded location at the end of the driveway

The pond nearest to the farmhouse:

  • Stocked with many large bass and bluegill
  • Contains a recirculating pump for aeration and a well separate from the house for make-up water
  • Aerated by water flowing down a 60 foot
    sluice and across a 6 foot water wheel designed by the
     late, legendary Jack Finke
  • Tilapia and grass carp added for weed control
  • Adjacent stone sitting area w/ landscaping

The pond furthest from the farmhouse:

  • Stocked with catfish
  • Adjacent antique windmill

Landscaping

Patio with fire pit and adjacent built-in BBQ grill

Flagstone walkways to garage and patio/fire pit

Decorative fencing:

  • Minimal use of barbed wire perimeter fence (south and east side only) create an open, expansive look
  • Sections of split rail cedar fence in numerous locations serve as accents

Landscaping plan designed with native plants that attract birds, bees, and butterflies.

  • Property has a variety of plants including olive trees, crape myrtle trees, rose bushes, dwarf yaupon holly bushes, magnolias, rosemary, climbing roses, hamelia, and bottlebrush

Sprinkler system in place for plants and trees

Lawn service available to maintain lawn + flower beds

Handyman available to maintain house and property and do or coordinate any necessary repairs

Outdoor Patio with Fire Pit + BBQ

Outdoor Patio with Fire Pit + BBQ

Nature

Ecosystem

  • Mix of Post Oak Savannah and Blackland Prairie ecosystems
  • Soil is generally sandy loam

Habitat

  • The majority of the acreage is native grasses and wild flowers, which are very drought resistant and require little maintenance
    • Approx. 2 acres around the house and barn are mowed as needed
    • The remaining acreage is mowed once or twice a year
      • Neighbors mow this acreage for hay
  • Approx. 5-8 acres of the land has been left completely wild
    • An adjacent incremental 5-6 acres is in the process of being returned to the wild (never mowed and brush piles left in place) as habitat for additional wildlife
  • Seasonal creek in the middle of the property
    • 25 ft. long, 4 ft. weir/diversion to hold water in creek for extended periods
  • No cattle or horse operations on the property

Trees

  • The property has a variety of tall, moderate and small trees (ranging from 40-80 ft.) that support wildlife
  • Varieties include live oak, red oak, bur oak, paper shell pecan, elm, crepe myrtle, cedar, willow, mountain laurel, mesquite, redbud, and yaupon

Fish

  • Two stocked ponds
  • One pond has bass and bluegill and the other pond has catfish

Birds

  • Four purple martin houses for established colony of purple martins that return every April
  • Farmhouse is on the path of the fall and spring hummingbird migration
  • On the flyway of several types of migrating ducks
  • Five bluebird boxes
  • Multiple seasonal feeders bring gold finch, blue jays, cardinals, and numerous other birds to the property

Mammals

  • Numerous raccoons, rabbit, squirrel, armadillo, coyote, bobcat, and deer
  • Small herd of deer are attracted to a timed feeder that dispenses corn seasonally

Utilities

Electricity

  • Provided by Fayette Electric Cooperative
  • Annual electric bill over the last 12 months was $141/month
    • The highest bill was $195/month and the lowest bill was $90/month

Communications

  • Telephone and Internet provided by Colorado Valley Communications
    • House wired for three phone lines
    • Cellular signal of both Verizon and AT&T picked up at the farmhouse
  • Television
    • House wired for Direct TV

Water

  • Two wells
  • Well at the house is 102 ft. deep and jetted 12 gpm
    • High quality water, no water softener
  • Well at the barn is 312 ft. deep and jetted 60 gpm
    • Potable water but different aquifer from the well at the house

Waste Disposal

  • Septic
    • Low pressure type system installed in 2001
    • Tanked checked in 2007 and 2016
  • Trash
    • County Waste Inc. provides weekly curbside pick-up on Monday mornings

Taxes + Minerals

Taxes

  • Taxes for 2017 are anticipated to be $4,373
  • The property has a wildlife exemption
  • The 62.48 acre property was created through 3 separate tracts purchases over a 7-year period by the previous owner

  • The county assigned one tract a tax ID number (Property ID: 55927)

Minerals

  • The amount of mineral rights owned vary on each of the three tracts that make up the property

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