618 Gold Schaefer
Fredericksburg, TX 78624 -
Home & Guest Homes
3 full baths
Custom built Log & Chink home situated on ten private acres only minutes from Fredericksburg make this peaceful hill country retreat the perfect place to kick off your boots and enjoy what nature has to offer.
This charming 1,750+- square foot 3/3 two-story cottage is a masterful blend of historic features and modern amenities. Antique square logs reclaimed from a Tennessee cabin with thick bands of chinking adorn part of the exterior and carry over into some of the interior walls. This type of construction was favored by some of the areas earliest settlers in the 1800s. Native limestone and durable low maintenance Hardie siding complete the exterior faade. The roof is standing seam metal.
The deep, wooden front porch with rough-sawn cedar posts feels like a step back in time; you’ll want to hang out there drinking sweet tea or wine in a porch swing til the cows come home! A modern galley kitchen with granite counters, under-lit custom cabinets, an oversized double farmhouse sink and stainless steel appliances overlooks the great room. The great room features log and chinking walls, vaulted pine ceilings, an antler chandelier and a huge floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace sure to keep you cozy on a cold winters night. The adjoining pine-paneled sunroom or dining room has walls of windows and a French door leading to the patio. A trap door in the floor of the sunroom reveals a 50 square foot cinder block cellar that would make an incredible wine cellar, kids fort, or storm shelter you decide!
Main bedroom with a newly constructed master bath including walk-in shower and soaking tub complete the downstairs space. Two bedrooms with a Jack and Jill bath can be found upstairs. All bathrooms are tiled, have granite countertops, custom cabinetry and unique mirrors. The upstairs hall features two rare-find amber sconces and a pine-branch spindled overlook into the great room. All interior doors are solid knotty pine. Energy-efficient elements are spray foam insulation, double-paned windows, a tankless water heater and dual zoned HVAC units.
The 10/AC are perimeter fenced barbed wire construction with the immediate space surrounding the home having its own fence with cattle guard. The land is mostly flat with cedar and live oak trees throughout. White tail deer and native turkey roam the property. Water is from a well, and above ground storage keeps supply plentiful. All underground utilities and the house is ready for phone service.
The location is minutes away from one of the Texas Hill Countrys most iconic byways: the Willow City Loop takes you by must-see scenery when the Texas Bluebonnets are blooming!
Only 17 miles from Fredericksburg, 77 miles from Austin, and less than 30 miles from Llano and Johnson City, the location is easily accessible for a weekend getaway or for full-time living. You will appreciate the keen eye for detail and the delightful mix of new and old, custom-made and one-of-a-kind finds. That is if you ever come in from the front porch!
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