Do you want "always on" electric power? Uninterruptible water supply? Be warm in winter, cool in summer? If you are looking to live in the country in a modern, energy efficient home, look no further, you will enjoy living in this stunning 4320 square foot, 4-bedroom 3.5 bathroom home on 100 acres with a pond, a cabin, and creek access in the beautiful East Texas Piney Woods in Huntsville, Texas.
The house was designed from the ground up to be energy efficient. It was also designed to be a beautiful space in which to live. The energy saving SIPS envelope, OSB sandwiching 6 inch or 8 inch (roof) Styrofoam is also stronger than conventional construction. The two attics are within conditioned space. On the hottest summer day they may be one or two degrees warmer than the rooms below. The house is so efficient that the 3 stage heat pump of 5 tons capacity keeps it cool in summer and warm in winter. There are no annoying outside AC units; the silent heat exchange is with five 300 foot geothermal heat sink wells that were made by Looptech. For safety, there is no natural gas or propane. The house is all electric. The outdoor kitchen in back has a 36 inch propane grill with two additional burners, a sink and a Primo fire / charcoal ceramic grill. In the kitchens, the cooktops are magnetic induction, a technology that provides faster cooking than gas with better control. Magnetic induction heats only the steel or iron pot or pan. It does not waste heat into the air. Nor does the cooktop heat other than by contact to a hot pot.
If less than 100 acres is desired, a division of the property can be discussed.
Guests can be accomodated in the Cabin, a 700 sq ft rustic wooden building by the bend on Sulfur Creek. It has a kitchen, washer, dryer, bathroom with shower, and bedroom area. Two split heat pump units keep the cabin comfortable year round.
This is a truly unique house, both inside and out. This 4320 square foot home in the East Texas Piney Woods was built in 2012. It is a 4 bedroom/3.5 bathroom home with two studio/offices. The house follows ADA guidelines with 4 foot hallways and 3 foot doors.
The house is separated into two wings and upon entering, you will experience 20ft high great room with overlooking loft, where the space opens up into the kitchen, with large walk-in pantry and is lit by 2 sets of 12 recessed can lights. The central or main part of the home has a half bath adjacent to one office, an ADA accessible guest bath opposite the guest bedroom and another office. The two offices could be used as an artist studio or craft room. The recreational loft upstairs leads to 2 floored attics with 698 square feet of conditioned storage space.
The kitchen itself is amazing with beautiful granite and X wood glassed in cabinets that that reach to the10-foot ceilings with pull drawers for storage; the island has a double sink and Thermidor quiet dishwasher. Appliances include an Electrolux Icon 17 cf upright freezer/17 cf upright refrigerator, Electrolux Icon double oven, Panasonic adjustable power microwave oven and an Electrolux Icon Induction cooktop with 5 burners.
One wing, which is a third of the house is laid out to be a mother-in-law apartment with its own kitchen, living room, bedroom with bath and guest room. The bathroom is ADA accessible and sized to admit a wheelchair.
The other wing includes a stunning master bedroom with his and her closets, one is set up as a tornado room closet. The spa like master bathroom has a walk in dual head shower, toilet room with bidet and an amazing 6-foot 95 gallon bathtub.
On the north and west ends there are porches, then 4 car carports. What was originally a utility house with a Generac whole house backup generator was converted into a small workshop. Water is provided by a 120 foot deep well with 8000 gallons a day artesian overflow that keeps the pond at a constant level. Heating and cooling is done with a 3 stage heat pump using 5 geothermal wells for heat and cold storage. In the summer, the house heat is moved to the ground while in the winter, heat is moved from the ground to the house. The walls and roof are of structural insulated panels (SIPS) which provides not only a thermal barrier, but also very strong construction. The outside is white Austin limestone with a steel metal roof by Mueller.
This property is a perfectly square 100 acres with Little Sulfur Creek running to the west of the home from the northwest to the south, and Nelson Creek running for about 250 yards across the southeast corner. Nelson Creek is a year round spring fed clear water creek. This is one of the more beautiful spots in east Texas. The creek bottoms are heavily wooded with loblolly pine, oak, elm, black gum, and sassafras. The north and east are secluded by a 15,000 acre tree farm, far away from any major highways. The water well provides plenty of clean spring water with an artesian overflow of 8000 gallons a day which is directed into the pond.
Wild visitors frequenting the farm include deer, wild hogs, coyote, racoon, bobcat, opossum, armadillo, fox squirrel, gray squirrel, cottontail rabbit and swamp rabbit. Birds include tyrant flycatcher, indigo bunting, painted bunting, meadowlark, mourning dove, roadrunner, yellow billed cuckoo, mockingbird, cardinal, black vulture, great white egret, great blue heron, sharp shinned hawk, red shouldered hawk, American kestrel, Merlin and bald eagle.
The Flower Beds are located in front of the home, with a butterfly garden to the east. The fruit trees include apple, pear, peach, plum, paw paw, and persimmon. Nut trees include pecan and hickory in the north woods. An asparagus bed provides a month of asparagus in the spring, shortly followed by Brazos blackberries.
Acres: 100 or less, by agreement.
House: 4320 sqft
-Ground floor: 3688 sqft
-Loft: 632 sqft
-Walk in Attics : two with 698 Sq ft each
-Porches: 1223 sqft
-Carports: 1440 sqft
-Outdoor kitchen: 486 sqft
-North wing apartment: 986 sqft
-West bedroom wing: 994 sqft
-Main: 1752 sqft
-----West Office (part of main): 230 sqft
-----North office (part of main): 164 sqft
-----Pantry (part of main, off kitchen): 129 sqft
-----Storm room (closet in west wing): 86 sqft
-----Main part and west wing floors are ceramic tile.
North wing floor is sheet vinyl.
The loft floor is vinyl snap in tile.
The attics are unfinished, with plywood or OSB on the walls and floor.
Total covered: 6837 sqft
- Heating and cooling is by 3 stage heat pump with geothermal heat sink with five 300 foot geothermal wells.
- Emergency back up electric power is provided by a Generac 20KW propane generator with automatic switching.
- Hot water is provided by a 40 gallon electric water heater for the kitchen and north wing. The west wing is served by an 80 gallon hot water heater for the two bathrooms.
- Internet is point-to-point wireless with Razer Wireless. ATT has recently brought in 5G.
Mid-South Electric, the electric supplier, plans to bring in fiber optic internet in 2021
132 Jordy Road is north of Huntsville via Farm Road 247, then almost a mile on a one lane all weather gravel road. The Jordy Road community is about 10 miles north of Huntsville, a town of about 40,000 people, and home to Sam Houston State University. Walker county has about 70,000 people. To the northwest 20 miles is Madisonville, which is mainly a farming community. Just south of Madisonville is the Monterey mushroom farm, one of the larger producers of mushrooms. It is a source for mushroom compost that works so well in the gardens. The public schools are in Huntsville, with school bus service to Jordy Road. Nelson Creek, a year round clear water spring fed creek, runs about 300 yards to the south and east. Driving time to Huntsville is 15 minutes; to Conroe is 45 minutes; to Woodlands is 55 minutes; to Houston is 1 hour 30 minutes, and to Dallas is 2 1/2 hours.
Photos are by Fossum Studios, New Braunfels, Texas fossumstudios.zenfolio.com
Offered at $1, 720,000
Cattle: Ninety nine of the 100 acres is zoned agricultural, with cattle and timber production. It is roughly 1/3 pasture, 1/3 timber plantation, and the rest bottomland and creek.