This home has it all from individuality, to charm, and all-high-end amenities. The history of this home is wonderful beginning with its core. It is a lovely 5-bedroom/4.1 bath/3 living area home on the water’s edge of Richland Chambers Lake, just minutes from Highway 287 before crossing the bridge towards Palestine.
From the outside you realize you’ve stepped into your own little paradise in a wonderfully quiet and secluded subdivision, not known by many, called Village Woods. The property consists of 1.5 acres of landscaped yard with sprinkler system, tons of mature trees for wonderful shade, a fire pit for enjoying those evenings in the cool fall nights, and a double-slip boat dock with dining area and an area for relaxing in the sun.
Upon entering the home, you will feel as if you stopped back in time or into the Yellowstone Lodge. This home is built around a 370-year old Dutch barn, one of the originals in American, that was brought down from the Hudson River Valley, refurbished, and raised to create this stunning home. The beams are 18-inches in diameter, a deep rich honey hue, and pre-industrial revolution. Therefore, all the beams are hand-hewed and put together with only wood pegs, before the shell of the house was exclusively built around the masterpiece of a barn.
As you look up from the foyer you will notice a 33-foot floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace in the center of it all, kissing the peak of the cedar-planked ceilings with timbers running the length of the house. The pitch of the roof is historical in the fact that it is a Dutch-style barn, therefore in the north they needed the pitch to be steeper so the snow could slide of in the arctic months. Even though it is a newer build (being completed in November 2015) this home oozes with character and history.
Standing in the foyer to your right is an oversized dining area ideal for an large table for wonderful family gatherings and memories to be made; while to your left is an open and airy library with floor to ceiling built in bookcases all out of knotty alder to hold your precious reading collections or for displaying your lovely treasures.
Further into the home you will be greeted by an oversized living area flanked with built-ins on either side of the stone fireplace for display and your media needs. Just behind the living room is a view that no one could ever tire. The wonderful, peaceful cove that is shared by a few neighbors yet large enough for boating, tubing, or any water activity desired. In the far back corner of the living room is a custom-built wet bar with a sealed mesquite tree bar top from a local ranch in Navarro County. This bar is complete with up-cabinets, granite, an ice maker, a copper sink, and a small fridge. Perfect for serving and entertaining any number of guests.
Off to the right of the open concept living area is a gourmet kitchen fit for any chef, experienced or novice. Designed perfectly with the suggested “working triangle” of a kitchen, an oversized 20-foot long center island ideal for food preparation, eating, entertaining, or serving buffet style. The island is complete with a small fried, a slide-out drawer microwave, storage on the opposing side, and a small copper sink for food prep. Overlooking the lake and the backyard is an large double-sized copper farm sink meant to accentuate the gorgeous copper vent-a-hood over the industrial five-burner gas stove. This kitchen has it all including a pantry, a double oven with warming drawer, and endless granite countertops, all finished off by delicious rich knotty alder cabinets.
Just off the library is the main-floor master suite complete with idyllic vies, a private door to the outside back porch, and a bathroom most would envy. The en suite bathroom is complete with granite countertops, tile flooring, a jacuzzi tub, and an oversized walk-in shower complete with a rain can and a regular shower head all accented with pebble flooring and walls. Walking through the double doors you will find yourself in closet heaven in an enormous double level rod closet complete with a hidden built-in gun safe or small safe room.
Before you head upstairs you will notice the large utility room accented with Italian-style tiles on the countertops; and just around the corner you will walk past built-in knotty alder cubbies into the downstairs half-bath powder room for guests. Once at the top of the stairs there is a room ideal for workout equipment or a home office.
Over the garage are two extremely generously sized bedrooms that mirror one another in design complete with custom built-in desks and upper shelves for books or display. They are joined together by a specifically designed jack-in-Jill bathroom. This bathroom was designed with two vanity area, and to separate the tub/shower from the toilet, both with private pocket doors for more efficient use for kids or guests and not needing to waste time waiting for the use of the bathroom.
Back down the hallway passing the custom-built wrought iron banister you can’t help but notice the gorgeous bird’s eye view from above, looking down through all the beams of the barn to the first floor. As you continue you will come to the only stand-alone bath in the house, designed for guests and visitors just off the fourth bedroom which is ideal as a guestroom, game room, or sitting area. It is complete with the beam work that runs throughout the home, a fantastic view, and closet for convenience.
Next you will come upon a cozy sitting area highlighted with a custom-built wrought iron circular staircase leading up to the third-story loft. This space is wonderfully quaint and cozy. Perfect for reading, writing, or just escaping everyday life.
Down on the second floor you will find the last of the five bedrooms, highlighted with more beams, its own en suite bathroom, and large walk-in closet.