Thoughtful in Every Way
Welcome to our table
The window in this room provides a view of the front yard and coastal green field.
The bookcases surround the dining room table to welcome you to a warm and inviting meal, providing seating for eight. This table and companion bench were custom made for this space. The table has a wide leaf to expand the seating to ten. The table, chairs and bench are available to stay in its home.
This Room is Great in Form and Function
The heart of the home where all gather to enjoy the views and sit by the wood burning fireplace on cold winter days. The Marvin insulated windows were selected for their quality and design. They have wood trim on the inside and maintenance free clad metal on the exterior. They offer scenic views in three directions and are the highlight of the room. Three sitting areas and a corner game table offer spacious seating when the family gathers here. But most are around the island in conversation and helping the cook prepare a meal. The Great-Room and dining room have seated twenty-four for dinner.
A Home Office that Fits Any Work Style
An office for two, that’s how the owners have worked for many years. This home office creates a space that literally works! Built-in file drawers, upper cabinet supply storage, bookshelves and two work stations. The entry door to the office is a glass pane door to afford privacy, yet open to the hallway. The only drawback is the amazing view of the hills and green fields, which can be distracting.
Guests Feel Right at HOME
The guest room window gives a peaceful view of the front areas of the home. It’s not uncommon to see the owner’s longhorns milling about in the green space. Located directly across from the guest room, the guest bath was part of the original house, yet new features were added. The custom handcrafted vanity holds a hammered copper sink with an old-style oil-rubbed bronze faucet. The bookshelf was made by the same craftsman to hold special towels for special guests. The mirror above the vanity was a gift and does not convey.
Retreat to Your Private Suite
Step into your peaceful resting place at the end of the hallway. The bedroom has space for a sofa and reading area. Overhead lighting above the bed provides adequate light for reading, or you may dim the lighting to create a softer atmosphere.
The windows provide views to the front, the side and the back green areas.
Just steps away into the morning kitchen for your first cup of coffee, which leads you to the screened porch to enjoy the morning views and the birds singing. A comforting place to begin your day.
The Master Suite has a separate heating and cooling system, allowing you to set the desired temperature without having to heat or cool the rest of the home at your comfort level.
The Master Bath has a welcoming connection to the outdoors. There is a six-foot Kohler-jetted tub in front of a large window surrounded by Forest Rain marble tiles. As inviting as this bathing area is, it is only a small part of what makes this bathroom special. Handsome his-and-her custom furniture-style vanities stand at opposite sides of the room. Each vanity has upper and lower cabinets and drawers. Her vanity has a dressing table with knee space. Atop the vanities are companion Forest Rain marble slabs that hold the antique finish hammered copper sinks with oil-rubbed bronze faucets. The beveled gleaming mirrors add a touch of light to the wood finishes.
The walk-in shower echoes the Forest Rain marble tile, and has two shower heads. It is spacious and roomy enough for two.
The 80 gallon hot water heater provides plenty of hot water when you need it, in the tub and shower.
She says, “It may sound strange, but I love spending time in this bathroom, sitting at the vanity putting on make-up or looking out the window with a cup of coffee – it’s all very relaxing.”
The large walk-in Master Closet was designed for his-and-her use. Both sides of the closet have ample adjustable shelving. His side is adjusted to hold boots. Her side is adjusted to hold shoe boxes. There are several cubbies to keep your special items. There is an ironing board cabinet built-in to the end of the closet for ease of touch up when you need it.
The Pool and Outdoor Kitchen were welcomed additions in 2010.
A winding sidewalk leads to the outdoor oasis. The pool is an owner designed freeform inground pool with raised rock ledge around the perimeter. The raised rock ledge leads to a lawn bordered section. The waterfall flows from the large rocks placed in the lawn section, resembling a natural pond.
The shallow entry to the pool has two bubblers and was designed for the little ones. The gradual step down to three steps to enter the pool. A tanning ledge on one side and formed seating on the other side offer entertaining options.
The deepest part of the 13,000 gallon pool is a comfort level of four feet, eight inches – no diving!
A concrete deck surrounds the pool, with stamped concrete design detail. This area continues to the fire pit and pergola. The cedar pergola has a covered vaulted section above the seating area, providing shade for those who prefer a cooler place to enjoy the view.
The outdoor kitchen has a built-in Weber Genesis gas grill and side bar sink for convenience.
The seven foot privacy fence constructed of stone columns and cedar was designed by the owners and has stacked cedar trim at the top. The stone columns hold rustic lighting fixtures which adds evening ambience. Behind the sections of the fence are ten foot crepe myrtles, which brings a façade to the workshop building behind.
The pool was built by Greg McMinn, ‘Stone, Fire & Water, LLC’. Greg is a true stone artisan and handcrafted each stone in the coping (top ledge of pool surround) and waterfall. He hand formed the tanning ledge, seating, shallow levels and steps.
The Wildlife at Green Valley
The wild turkey and deer enjoy the natural grasses at Green Valley. The occasional coyote is chased away by the longhorns, keeping their calves safe.
The wild turkey roost in a huge pecan tree on the east side of the property. And in the fall, the hens and their poults come up to the house.
The deer have a crossing at the east end of the coastal hay field. As many as 14 have stopped to graze.
A resident red-tailed hawk is always a sight to see, swooping down to catch something in the grass.
Ducks stop at the pond for a time. Many different species are swimming there at different times of the year.
Two owls hoot to one another in the evening. It’s fun to hear their conversation.
And the fireflies light up the yard.
A walk to the pond
The Pond at Dusk on a Calm Day
The Pond is actually two adjoining ponds. This photo is taken about 8:00 in the evening in June.
We understand from the previous owner that this pond is spring fed, although we have not been able to confirm that fact. Certainly, the aquafer that provides the water wells adds to the water level as well. The pond got low, but never went dry in recent years of drought conditions. Elm Creek flows into the pond.
If you look at the property on Google Earth, it looks very different than it does on the day this photo was taken. On windy days, the wind stirs up the sediment and it looks muddy. But, most days we see the pond you see in this photo.
The BUTLER’S PANTRY
Well-equipped Butler’s Pantry
This butler’s pantry was the kitchen in the original house. Many times with open floor plans in the kitchen and great-room, there is limited cabinet storage, so the butler’s pantry acts as that needed storage space, and serves as an auxiliary kitchen because, in this case, it has a sink, drop-in range, microwave, dishwasher and a refrigerator. When cooking and serving in the main kitchen, the staging of food prep can happen in the butler’s pantry, leaving the great room free of that clutter.
Wood burning fireplace
Carpet in Bedrooms and Closets
Heavy Crown Molding
6” Baseboards with Corner Detail
Solid Wood Interior Panel Doors
Oil-rubbed Bronze Lever Door Hardware
All Doorways and Walk-In Shower are ADA Width
Toilets are ADA Height
Marvin Windows Through-out
2-Hot Water Heaters – Propane Gas
40 gallon for Main House
80 gallon for Master Suite
2 – Lennox Heating and Cooling Units
4 Ton Unit for Main House
2 Ton Unit for Master Suite
Steamboat Mountain Water Supply
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Water at Green Valley at the Gap
Over the years, the well water on this property has run multiple pieces of irrigation equipment.
Presently, pumps in two of the seven wells, provide sufficient water supply to operate two, 500’ Valley 5000 Series irrigation pivots. These pivots are watering thirty-five plus acres of coastal Bermuda grass, even during the recent drought. One pivot was purchased new and installed in 2009, followed by a second in 2013. The pivots are available for purchase.
Average coastal hay production is some 240 round bales per year.
Other wells exist on the property, of equal capacity, that have never been pumped.
This well water is used for livestock, lawn and other water needs.
City water from Steamboat Mountain Water Supply Corporation is used in the home.
Oversized Two Car Garage (26’9” x 26’9”) with Double Doors
Garage Door Openers
Metal Roof on House and Workshop Building – New in 2013
26 Gauge, Standing Seam
Home Painted This Year
Front of Workshop and Attached Equipment Carport Painted This Year
Fresh Stain This Year on All Cedar Trim on the Home, The Pergola, The Back Fence and The Front Gate
Owner Custom Designed Gated Entry to the Property
The architectural feature that dawns the front gate, the turkey-foot timbers, is carried to the front entrance of the home, the garage, the great-room and the outdoor pergola.
Well Water Sprinkler Systems at the Front Gate, Down the Lane, The Front and Back Yard
Gas Line to Fire Pit by the Pool
Gas Line to Outdoor Kitchen Grill
Miles of Three Rail, 2 3/8” Pipe Fence
Cattle Pens and Four Automatic Watering Troughs