Fredericksburg, Texas — Green Home For Sale

Unique, Exciting, & Artistically Designed Straw Bale Green Home Great Property to Create Your Very Own COMPOUND!

Listing ID: 18002

  • Green Home
  • Straw bale

Asking Price (USD) $585,000
Annual Property Tax $4,791
Annual Utility Cost $0
Home Area 3,405 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Total Property Area 1.2 acres
Year Built 2006

Property Description

This unqiue and artistically designed green home is for the discriminating buyer seeking something out of the ordinary. An intimate ambience emanates inside. Outside, over 1,000 s.f. of porches invite you sit and stay awhile, enjoying the brightly flourishing xeriscape. This low maintenance landscaping includes cypress, mesquite, live oak, spanish oak and white oak trees, all interspersed with hill country native plants. The entire setting is one-of-a-kind with artistic quality and exclusive unique features which represents the pride and craftsmanship of Fredericksburg\'s long ago, mostly forgotten and rarely replicated work ethic. The large open concept of the home offers ample room for your choosing. The owner\'s artistic and creative talent is seen at every turn. The property includes the Main home, of straw bale construction, is stunningly wheelchair accessible. This home consists of 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, a loft, high beamed ceilings, rich hardwoods of long leaf pine and cypress, stained concrete floors, stucco and longleaf pine walls, pella windows and doors. Other custom details include granite counters, antique primitive doors from latin america, distinctive custom longleaf pine/cherrywood staircase, beadboard and cypress ceilings, art nichos, all adding to the natural elements of the home. Additionally, custom hand-hammered copper sinks, along with hand hammered copper iguanas for all cabinet/drawer hardware. Hunter ceiling fans throughout round out the home. Completed in \'06, monthly utility bills have yet to exceed $85.00 (August \'06). This property also includes a seperate guest home with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath,full kitchen, screened in porch with a private patio allowing for a B&B, rental, or in-laws. Additionally, a seperate Studio/Workshop can serve as an at home business/office, guest house, photography (dark room presently ready), art, unlimited potential and possibility for this property. This studio is a straw bale building as well. These two additional buildings, combined with the main home, are packaged and priced to sell at $585,000.00. Combined properties (all three buildings) sit on 1.16 of prime fredericksburg real estate.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

All interior exposed lumber is reclaimed longleaf/heart pine. Clerestory design allows for natural air flow when heating/cooling system is not used. All faucets/shower heads/toilets feature low-flow design.

Neighborhood Description

This home is tucked in the corner on approx. 1.16 acre in town, four blocks from the quaint and historic Main Street of Fredericksburg.

Market Area

According to many national magazines, the Texas Hill Country is ranked as of one of the most desired places to live in America. Rural settings ideally situated an hour\'s drive from San Antonio or Austin, reasons too many to list why the hill country real estate market is a top state leader and remains strong and active.

School District

Fredericksburg ISD


Home Type or Land

Single Family - Split Level

Location of Home or Land


Elevation of Home


Building Details

Air Quality

Agriculture in Area Yes
Industry in Area Yes
Air Pollution in Area No
Pesticide Free Yes
Fragrance Free Yes
Cleaned with Green Products Yes

Interior Environment

Heating System Forced Air - Gas
Cooling System Conventional Forced Air - A/C
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Other
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Straw bale
Wood Timber Frame
Exterior Finish Stucco
Interior Finish Other
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Concrete
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No