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Welcome to Blanco, Texas (see map on p. 2). Have you realized it is NOT that easy to find the perfect house in the hill country? For example, many houses are hopelessly dated with old wiring, ill-equipped kitchens and tiny bathrooms. If the property includes too many acres it can push the final price way out of your comfort zone. And this is a common deal killer--you find a nice house, but the surrounding area is unimpressive or unrestricted.

At last, here is a just-listed property that may satisfy everything on your wish list. It is the exotic COMBINATION of appealing extras here that make it unlike anything you have seen at this price. Architect-designed, the gleaming house is fashionable on all levels--vibrant color palette, high ceilings, lots of glass for natural light and quality materials such as beamed ceilings, granite counters, crown molding, engineered hardwood floors and custom cabinets everywhere.

Are You A Fun Person?
If you are a fun person (or that side of you is ready to emerge), stop whatever you are doing and get to this house! The essence of this property--its personality and spirit is perfectly described in three letters: Gimme an "F". Gimme a "U". Gimme an "N". Every inch of this property oozes FUN.

Want proof? When you walk through the front door, you step into an English-style pub. Complete with a chest-high bar, and brass foot rails (see photo bottom of this page). Do you have a sports team you root for? Can you imagine inviting friends over to watch the big game here? Many parties have been hosted here--holiday get-togethers, fund-raising events for the community and parties for no good reason whatsoever. On many occasions, this residence has been filled with laughter, friendship and good cheer. The in-house pub is a magnet for social events.

A fun architectural element is the freestanding studio with its shingle exterior and painted door. Put in an easel and you have a quiet space to paint or draw. It works as a garden shed. And, if there is a young girl in your immediate or extended family, she will be sooo excited if you let her make it her very own space with a girly sign on the front that says "Jenny's Tea House". It is already decorated with a day bed, chandelier, tables and pin lights. She can add a journal for memories that will last a lifetime.

If you like the idea of rediscovering the satisfaction of having a garden-to-table experience, you can do it here. There is already a cute chicken coop in place--it, and the chickens are included in the sale. Live here, and you will never need store-bought eggs again. There are 5.2 acres included with the property. The land is fenced, and you can use it to grow vegetables and herbs or keep goats.
There is another detached structure that is like a barn on steroids. The exterior uses the same materials as the house. Raise the door and behold! It is a sprawling space with sheetrocked walls, concrete floors, cathedral ceiling and a loft. It has 220v electric service so it would accommodate a commercially-sized studio or workshop. Attention guys--if you have ever wanted a professional-grade shop where you can restore classic cars this space will do the trick.

Interesting Design For 3-Bedroom Layout
The total square footage is about 2,750 square feet, and the overall layout includes some interesting design twists. The main house has two bedrooms. Both are master suites--one is on the first floor, the other upstairs. The third bedroom is set up as a full casita with a sleeping room, large bath and a niche with counterspace, a sink and under-the-counter fridge. The casita is attached to the main house and has a separate entrance. This added privacy is very beneficial. Guests you invite for overnight stays will enjoy the solitude. The separate quarters are also ideal if there is any chance you may need to take care of elder parents some day.

Rediscover The Joy Of Cooking
You will give very high marks to what has been done here to enhance the cooking experience. Gas cooking? Check. Granite counters? Check. Stainless appliances? Check. And this has a bona fide island work station with space for cookbooks and a second sink for washing vegetables.

There is task lighting under the upper row of cabinets that illuminates all the counters. There is something missing from this kitchen--the typical little pantry. Here you will discover something wonderful--a long, walk-thru pantry that you just have to see to believe.

Let's Review All That Is Offered Here
197 Rocky River Rd is teaming with extras. There is a studio/tea house, barn/workshop and chicken coop. The property is completely fenced and gated. There are porches in the back that also include a hot tub. From the front porch you get a hill country view and crimson-colored sunsets. The main structure includes a pub, 2-car garage, two master bedrooms, and a third bedroom in the form of a casita. Built in 2009, the house is modern with high-quality finishing detail. There are two huge attic store rooms upstairs. The main house is capped with a metal roof--long lasting and nothing is quite so soothing as being in a cozy house listening to the sound of rain on a metal roof. What are you waiting for?

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