Leakey, Texas — Green Home For Sale

This unique energy efficient/low maintenance 2B/1B wood frame/straw bale home/detached 2-car garage+bonus area, sitting on 5.2 acres is perfect get away or full-time home.New features/furnished/private HOA riverpark and RV storage, paved roads.

Listing ID: 20476

  • Energy Efficient Home
  • Sustainable Home
  • Straw bale

Asking Price (USD) $289,000
Annual Property Tax $2,863
Annual Utility Cost $2,230
Home Area 1,200 sq ft
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Total Property Area 5.2 acres
Year Built 2000

Property Description

Unique home is situated in gated River Tree, just a few miles south of Leakey Texas, with sustainable and sturdy wood frame straw bale/stucco construction (there's even a "Truth Window" for authentication)! This low maintenance, energy-efficient home and detached 2-car garage with huge bonus area (waiting for your personal office, studio or bunkhouse) will impress you with low utility costs. Wonderful touches are throughout the home making it truly one of a kind. Situated on two lots for a total of 5.2 acres with abundant wildlife (whitetail deer, Axis deer, Blackbuck antelope, turkey, quail, wild birds and scores of small mammals), this property prioritizes privacy and relaxation 24/7 whether full-time or a fun-filled get-away for your family. The two bedrooms up the colorful tiled stairs are spacious with beautiful oak laminate floors, and downstairs the custom-made front door is metal and mirrored glass. New metal roof, new appliances, countertops, cabinets, custom lit window seats, dimmer switches, double bathroom vanity/faucets, tilt mirrors and new lighting, along with new paint and new stucco on the exterior. Heating is propane gas, cooling is window units, bathrooms and utility are vented, downstairs floors are stained and scored cement. A front privacy wall has artisan niches and security lighting, and the interior courtyard is a landscaper's dream. River Tree HOA Amenities Include: Gated Entrance, paved roads, hiking/bike trails, central water system, underground electricity, party pavilion, RV storage, and year-round private access to the Frio River (and historic Lombardy Dam) make this an outstanding investment for your new lifestyle. $289,000 email marykay@highplacesrealty.com for additional photos and info, and for River Tree subdivision info go to https://rivertreeonthefrio.com/ You Need to See This Place!

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

This sturdy wood frame home was constructed using traditional straw bale as insulation and stucco construction making heating and cooling costs minimal.

Neighborhood Description

This unique home on a double lot totaling 5.2 acres is located in a gated, private, mandatory HOA consisting largely of vacation/weekend getaway homes and some full-time residents. Weekend rentals are not allowed in this HOA, so property owners may enjoy privacy, peace and quiet year-round. There is a private HOA river park a short distance from the property, as well as a pavilion available for property owners, walking trails, paved roads, and underground electricity. Come Visit!

Market Area

Leakey is pronounced LAY-key and has been the county seat of the Real County since 1913, is an area of natural beauty with spectacular hill country views. Sometimes referred to as "The Swiss Alps of Texas", area elevations range from 1,500 to 2,400 feet with deep canyons cut by the Frio and Nueces Rivers. The Frio River offers anything from whitewater rapids to flats to swimming holes and great fishing. Population: 425 in Leakey, but Real County has dozens of subdivisions outside city limits.

School District

Leakey ISD is a small school district where kids receive personal attention from caring teachers and 6-man football is a big deal on Friday nights.


Leakey Texas is a growing community with a half-dozen churches, a couple of banks, several restaurants, river outfitters, realtors, title company, grocery store, post office, library, garden club, Lion's club, Stripes gas station, located right on the always cold Frio River, and just 10 miles from Garner State Park and 25 miles from Lost Maples State Natural Area, and two hours northwest of San Antonio. It's a perfect place to retire, or just get away from the busy world. Easy access on Hwy 83.

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Two Story

Location of Home or Land


Elevation of Home


Building Details

Air Quality

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

Interior Environment

Heating System Other
Cooling System Other
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Other
Water System Other
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

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

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Detached
Number of Cars 2
Garage Area 1500 sqft

Property Website

Website: https://highplacesrealty.net

Contact Information

Mary Kay Windham

PO Box 207
Leakey, TX 78873 US
Telephone: (830) 374-7901

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