Is this an ah-ha moment? Multiple levels of decks across the back of the house are designed to take in the beauty of the San Gabriel River and the view across the river. Can you see the swirls in the river? Rock levees along the boundary prevent erosion of the banks. Drip system irrigation takes care of all the hanging plants. Decks are designed around huge oak trees. All is quiet now . . . but can you see your friends and family enjoying this view from the numerous decks?
What could be more welcoming? Owner planned and planted typical Texas plants so you can enjoy the beauty year-round. There is a circular driveway, wood fence, and a brick column with night light. Don't forget the flag to catch the evening breezes! Y'all come on in.
Luxury living - two words to describe this stately 2-story home. It features 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 2 half baths, 2 master suites with sitting rooms/fireplaces, 3 living areas, 2 eating areas, a library, a private office/craft room, a gourmet kitchen, a circular driveway, and over 6000 square feet of the finest of fine living. It feels more like a 5-star resort than a private home!
Welcome! Check out the beauty of this custom-designed front door. All this grid work is designed to allow light in, yet maintain privacy within.
Open these custom-designed doors to enter a grand foyer featuring sitting areas, a winding two-story stairwell with wrought iron and spectacular wood floors, all of which say, "Welcome to my home!"
Upon entering, you can't help but notice this office/library. It has its own fireplace! Two-story windows take in the front yard landscaping and evening sunsets. The staircase ventures up to the second level so you can enjoy those treasured books. There's nothing better than having a cozy nook to read your all-time favorites, and possibly even take a nap!
Much thought went into this custom-designed stairwell. Hand-carved banisters were crafted from one solid piece of wood. Note all the curves, angles, and the spaciousness of this foyer and staircase. And check out the height of the ceiling, the crown molding, and the hardwood floors! Simply elegant.
This receiving room will hold many guests while they wait for dinner to be served. Yes, one can see the river from this spot also!
What fun it will be serving your guests in this formal dining area! While breaking the bread, you can also enjoy the view of the river. Notice the built-ins and the large windows that let this room feel airy and bright. Note there are already eight chairs around the table, and plenty more room to add a larger table if needed.
Remember built-ins? There's a hallway of custom built-ins to store the family china and precious items or whatever your trophies may be. Note all the cam lighting, crown molding, and the wood floors.
Don't forget about the heart of the home: the chef's kitchen. It's outfitted with granite counters, an extra-large sink, and openness. It connects not only to the family room, but also to the sun room with glorious views of the river. Hand-washing dishes wouldn't be such a chore when you take in all this scenery . . . although there is, of course, a dishwasher, too!
The sun room is located off the kitchen area. Is it a little too brisk to have coffee outside? Well, this is the perfect place! There's a spectacular view of the river, a ceiling fan, and shade from the mighty oaks . . . or in the evenings, you can enjoy the "almost-outdoors" while having your meal. Or how about using it as a plant room for orchids and ferns?
You also have a breakfast area (or lunch or dinner area!) for dining. It's part of the large kitchen and it's only steps away from the sun room.
A fire burning in the fireplace makes this family room a "comfort zone." Take in the warm sun, the view of the river, and the trees -- this is a great gathering area for everyone.
This is a true "open concept" from the kitchen. Everyone can be involved with cooking, watching the game, or just visiting. Here, there's no such thing as "stuck in the kitchen."
Mmm, great for entertaining! Check out this wet bar with a sink, wine racks, and glass inserts in the cupboards. It has to be 5 o'clock somewhere! Or make it into a coffee bar -- there are multiple uses for this little corner.
There is an owner's suite downstairs, with a window designed to let the sun in. It's tucked away from everything and is a private place to get away after a hard day.
This owner's suite also boasts its own sitting area. It's a quiet place for "down time" and it still has the view of the river. There's an exercise room to the right and built-in cases. It's so very spacious.
The downstairs master bath has "furniture-like" cabinets, many, many built-ins, separate vanities, a separate shower, and a jetted tub in the corner. There's enough room to have a bench as seen in the series Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous!
It's just a very spacious master bathroom. It's light and bright, designed for your comfort and needs.
How could you not relax in this jetted tub with this view?!
Overlooking the river, the second master upstairs features a wall of windows, a dual-sided fireplace, and a sitting room. It's a peaceful retreat, indeed!
The upstairs master bathroom features separate vanities and a separate shower. Also note the sitting area with a fireplace, sleeping area, and spacious closets in the upstairs second master bedroom. It's great for a multi-generational living arrangement.
Aren't the jetted tub and separate shower in the upstairs second master bath just gorgeous? And yes, that's a view of the beautiful San Gabriel River -- no neighbors behind you!
The third bedroom upstairs has double closets and is cheerful and roomy.
The upstairs game room has built-ins and large windows to let the light in. A pool table could fit here, or a large-screen TV. It's a wonderful living space for those upstairs.
This could be a craft room or an office. It has its own private entrance. It's large and spacious and could be used for anything you could envision. It's separated from the main house but connected by the two-car garage, giving it easy access to the house.
The property boasts a Texas-sized pavilion with an oversized log-burning fireplace, beaded wood ceilings, ceiling fans and roll-up doors for large crowds or possibly to be used as an overflow garage. Doors open to multi-level decks, all overlooking the river. Good times can happen here.
Does the pavilion have commercial appliances to host those family reunions, or BBQ for the whole football gang, or accommodate any large group beautifully? Oh yes it does! Check out the deep fryer, warming areas, commercial stove, and all the storage. The dishes and utensils are negotiable. Check out the half-bath and all-tiled counters. Just imagine all the fun times that could be held here!
Because one outbuilding simply isn't enough, there's also a barn which features extra parking, is pre-plumbed for another bath and has utilities, and holds multiple man-toys & tools. You can take a break and step outside to view the beautiful river and enjoy the sounds of the outdoors. (White building to the right is not part of the property)
Here is another WOW factor to this beautiful home. Note the different levels of terracing, the rock wall, drip irrigation system to each plant (sourced by the river water). Stairs lead to the lower level from the terrace/decks. The sun room is surrounded by trees and decks. This belongs in Architectural Digest.
In this home, the outdoors seamlessly opens up to expand your living space. The sun room allows everyone to enjoy outdoors without the hassle of worrying about the weather. There are several areas for outdoor dining, and the beautiful deck offers a true taste of life on the river.
Does it get much better than this? When you enter this gated community, you're greeted by Texas Longhorns, African wildlife, and most importantly, 700 feet of the San Gabriel River bordering your property. Note the rapids -- fun for both egrets and kayakers! -- the large matured trees, and the circular driveway. The home sits on approximately 10 fenced acres. This is Texas Living, ya'll!
Here are the neighboring Texas Beauties watching their new neighbors drive by. They are enjoying the Texas sun, Texas's bluest skies ever, and Texas pastoral grazing. How would you like to have this as your view as you are driving to 117 River Valley Drive, Georgetown, Texas? And Georgetown is one of Texas's friendliest towns!
Have you met the San Gabriel River yet? Bring your fishing pole, and let's see who can bring in the largest catch . . . or just waste away the day soaking up the sun rays while floating down the river . . . or wind down the day just sitting by the river, looking at the stars and listening to the River Song.
With the sweeping views, beauty and relaxation are endless. Kayakers enjoy paddling down the river and egrets love to look for nibbles. The never-ending changes in the beautiful skyline are a must-see and you must listen to the River Song.
This is the kind of rush you will feel upon entering this impressive gated community. The tree-lined streets change with the seasons. The previous owner planted irises under each tree and notice the manicured black fences. THE RACE IS ON to see who will become the proud owner of this "River Song" estate!