Situated on 38+/- acres, this gated and fenced grand country estate is situated in a picturesque setting with its open grassed fields and wooded areas - all just a short hour's drive from the hustle and bustle of Houston! Enjoy horseback riding, watching morning sunrises/evening sunsets and slower pace of life!
The traditional two story stucco/wood/stone country house is impressive with its front façade accented with dormer windows, deep front porch with notable wood/glass front door/stately wood pillars, pitched roof lines, and window trims defined with complimenting color accents to the stucco walls.
A closer view of the inviting FRONT PORCH with its massive stone/wood pillars allowing passage to the handsome wood/glass front door with its flanking glass windows. Ceiling fans allow for more comfortable seating to enjoy the wide open countryside beyond.
The Front Entry Hall leads directly to the spacious FAMILY ROOM (36 X 18) with its wood flooring, pitched ceiling with fan/recessed lighting, wall of windows overlooking the backyard, central stone fireplace with wood mantle flanked by built-in stained wood shelving/cabinets below.
Another view of the spacious FAMILY ROOM showing its close proximity to the Kitchen - what a great open floor plan allowing for a variety of furniture arrangements!
A closer view of the KITCHEN (18 X 12) with its wood flooring, pitched ceiling, center island with deep sink/breakfast bar seating/chandelier, stained wood cabinets, granite counters/decorative stone backsplash and stainless steel appliances. A great chef's kitchen with an ample supply of counter and cabinet space!
View of the FAMIY ROOM as seen from the KITCHEN - a great plan for the chef to enjoy conversation with family and friends in the entertaining area!
Adjacent to the KITCHEN is the BUTLER'S PANTRY and WET BAR featuring granite countertops/decorative stone backsplashes, stained wood cabinets and drawers. stainless appliances (wine refrigerator, icemaker, under counter refrigerator, deep sink.
Just off the KITCHEN is the conveniently located PANTRY with its painted shelving - ample storage for kitchen and cooking necessities!
Another view of the FAMILY ROOM showing its windowed wall overlooking the covered back patio and expansive landscape beyond.
The first floor MASTER BEDROOM (16 X 20) features carpeted flooring, painted walls, raised ceiling with fan, recessed lighting, windows with blinds, doorway to the covered back patio, en suite bath and dual closets (one with a gun storage closet).
The MASTER BATH is tastefully appointed with honed marble countertops, painted wood drawers/cabinets, stone flooring, glass front walk-in shower with stone surround and soaking tub with stone surround.
One of two master closets - this one with carpeted flooring, window with blinds, built in painted packing table with drawers/cabinets below, built-in shelving and hanging compartments.
The second MASTER CLOSET features built in painted drawers, hanging compartments and door to gun closet.
What a fabulous GUN CLOSET with detailed fixtures to display/store the owner's prized collection.
One of three downstairs GUEST BEDROOMS - this one with carpeted flooring, painted walls, ceiling fan, window with blinds, base molding, walk-in closet and en suite bath.
EN SUITE BATH to the FIRST FLOOR GUEST BEDROOM includes stone flooring, granite counter top, painted wood cabinet with drawers and cabinet, decorative light sconces and sink fixtures tub/shower with stone surround and sliding glass doors.
Another first floor GUEST BEDROOM with carpeted flooring, windows with blinds, painted walls, base molding, ceiling fan, recessed lighting, walk-in closet and en suite bath.
An additional first floor EN SUITE GUEST BATH features granite countertop with painted wood drawers/cabinets below. decorative sconces and fixtures, stone flooring, walk-in glass front shower with built-in seating and stone surround, stone flooring and window with blinds.
The first floor GAME ROOM (22 X 22) is a great entertaining space with its wood flooring, painted walls, base molding, pitched ceiling with exposed wood beam and chandelier, windows with blinds, attached full bath and wet bar.
EN SUITE GAMEROOM BATH features stone flooring, walk-in glass front shower with stone tile surround/built in stone seating, granite countertop with stained wood cabinets and drawers beneath, wood trimmed mirror with decorative sconce.
The GAME ROOM's WET BAR is fully equipped for entertaining - stone countertop with stainless sink, stained wood cabinets and drawers, stainless under counter refrigerator.
The first floor UTILITY ROOM (8 X 14) features stone tile flooring, stone counter top with decorative backsplash and painted wood drawers/cabinets below, painted walls, window with blinds and series of painted wood cabinets above washer/dryer spaces.
One of two SECOND FLOOR GUEST BEDROOMS - this one with carpeted flooring, base molding, window with blinds, mansard ceiling with fan and recessed lighting, walk in closet and shared "Jack and Jill" bath with another adjacent GUEST BEDROOM>
The second upstairs GUEST BEDROOM - this one with a charming window seat with storage drawer beneath, carpeted flooring, base molding, painted walls, mansard ceiling with fan and recessed lighting, closet and shared "Jack and Jill" bath with adjacent Guest Bedroom.
One of two upstairs' OFFICE ROOMS - this includes wide planked wood flooring, base molding, painted walls, window with blinds, raised ceiling with fan and recessed lighting and built-in painted shelving and cabinet.
A second upstairs' OFFICE with its wide planked wood flooring, built in desk, shelving with cabinets below and storage closet.
What a great closet in the second floor OFFICE - wall to wall painted shelving to organize important articles/paperwork!
The second floor MEDIA ROOM (17 X 15) features a pitched ceiling, decorative sconces, recessed lighting, carpeted flooring, built-in media system and attached Powder Room.
An upstairs' GAMEROOM (22 X 15) includes wide planked wood flooring, pitched ceiling with exposed beam/ceiling fan/recessed lighting, charming dormer window with built-in seating (storage drawers beneath) and corner Wet Bar with granite counter top/granite backsplash/built-in painted drawers/cabinets beneath and refrigerator.
Second floor GUEST BATH includes stone flooring, granite counter tops/backsplash, decorative fixtures, painted cabinets/drawers, walk-in glass front shower with stone surround, built-in stone seating and decorative tile flooring.
GUEST QUARTERS are located above the Garage. The space includes a LIVING ROOM (15 X 15) with adjacent KITCHEN and BEDROOM (13 X 15) with walk in closet and en suite bath. The Living Room features stone flooring, base molding, recessed lighting and ceiling fan. Glass/wood door opens to a balcony to allowing the guest to enjoy panoramic views of the countryside.
A closer view of the GUEST QUARTERS' Kitchen showing the granite countertops with stone tile backsplash, painted cabinets and drawers, stone flooring, recessed lighting, under cabinet lighting and stainless appliances (GE refrigerator, stove/oven, microwave dishwasher, microwave).
The FRONT PORCH is handsomely appointed with stone flooring, stained wood pillars with stone supports, stained wood planked ceiling with fans/recessed lighting. Notice the beautifully-planned landscaping surrounding the porch and the surrounding grassed countryside dotted with majestic trees.
Shown here is the BACK FACADE with its covered porch again reflecting the same features of the front porch - again allowing beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. Note the SUMMER KITCHEN!
The SUMMER KITCHEN includes granite counter tops, DCS Grill, stainless sink with decorative fixture and stainless refrigerator. What a gorgeous view to enjoy while preparing for an outdoor eating event!
A still closer view of the SUMMER KITCHEN!
View from another end of the COVERED PATIO - the spacious covered area allows for a variety of seating arrangements to enjoy the outdoors!
View from the BACK FACADE of the home showing the series of windows allowing natural light to enter the interior rooms and also allowing panoramic views of the estate. Also notice the exterior staircase leading the Guest quarters above the Garage.
Another view from the BACKYARD viewing the GARAGE and GUEST QUARTERS above.
A large six stall HORSE BARN is not far from the main house! It includes a tack room for easy storage.
A three car GARAGE with abundant storage space is located on end of the house and also incudes a two car CARPORT!
A closer view of the great THREE CAR GARAGE - built-in cabinets, ceiling fans, finished concrete flooring and fluorescent lighting.
Another view of the GARAGE showing the additional room with built-in shelving and an additional electric garage door system.
ENTRY to the estate is through an electric gate system - ensuring privacy!
Own a piece of Texas History!
The estate includes a historical placque: "Site of Groce's Ferry - established across the Brazos in 1822. (the river has since changed its course) by Jared E Groce 1782-1836. Near here the Texas Army camped from March 30 to April 12,1836."
An aerial view of the estate and the surrounding countryside. The estate includes an agricultural exemption in place.
Another aerial view of the Estate including the main house/garage and adjacent Horse Barn and well storage building.
Aerial view of the estate's three buildings surrounded by stately trees with expansive canopies surrounding the complex.
A more panoramic view of the Estate and the surrounding countryside - nothing quite like the wide open spaces of the Texas landscape!