Sometimes you don’t want proximity. Sometimes you want to go home to a place at the end of the day that envelopes you in nature, with a lake nearby for paddle boarding, sailing or jet skis. Sometimes your way of unwinding when you get home (or off the road) is to go drop a line and fish. Such is what most buyers want and find when they get to Emerald Sound on Lake Lewisville.
Emerald Sound is a deed-restricted development of large single-family homes nestled on the East bank of Lake Lewisville in Oak Point, Texas. Each homestead is an irregular one-plus acre estate consisting of Black Prarie soil and post oak timbers. Homeowners enjoy keeping a horse or two, maybe even a mule, and preserve the migrating waterfowl, animal life and abundance of fishing that drew indigenous people to the area for more than 300 years, before it became part of the Peters Colony, the first Texas land grant open to settlers.
And if you haven’t seen the sun set behind Denton and across the lake, well, you need to. It is the closest I have come to feeling like I’m on the shore in the heart of Texas.
And speaking of the shore, a lot of residents who commute by air love the proximity (25 miles) to DFW airport via new toll roads.
In this setting you would not expect to find a beautiful Bauhaus inspired home as contemporary as the Fort Worth Modern, as energy efficient as . But here it is, tucked away on a heavily-treed one acre lot in Oak Point: 940 Garnet Cove in Oak Point. Built in 2004, the home was designed by VelTech Designs to take energy efficiency to a whole new level. The home features twelve-inch thick ICF (Insulated Concrete Form) exterior walls that provide and effective insulation value of over R-40. The gorgeous standing seam metal roof reflects the hot summer sun and protects the attic, providing a 50 year life expectancy. Get this: the average total energy bills over the past year in this home were approximately $95 per month.
That’s less than $100 a month! If anyone starts griping about how much gas you are using to drive home, just tell them “my house saves more in utilities than you do in your poorly-insulated, 1950’s home that leaches indoor air to the outdoors!”
Most vitally, the lines and design of 940 Garnet Cove blur the distinction between the interiors and the exteriors, bringing the outdoors inside seamlessly. This is achieved through an open floor plan, high ceilings, and large expanses of glass. You must see the second floor master bedroom, it feels like it is perched on the massive trees that surround the house. Truly a “treehouse” feel and sensation. Architecturally, the high ceilings open floor plan, and large expanses of glass give the home an open and airy-feeling while blurring the line between interior and exterior space. The large second floor master bedroom feels like its perched in the surrounding tree canopies.
You get 3274 square feet of living space that is loaded with four bedrooms, two full and one half baths. You get formals, a study/den, full sized utility room, a gorgeous master suite and spa bath with jetted tub and steam shower, and all the energy efficient bells and whistles that come with a home built as recently as 2005: tankless hot water heater, high SEER HVAC, insulated windows, programmable thermostat.
You know what you don’t get? A giant mortgage! The guys and gals at Inwood Mortgage are more than happy to help you finance 940 Garnet in Oak Point. It’s listed at a mere $419,000! Just going into MLS after a little hiatus. Contemporary living in the most soothing ecological environment in North Texas, and you are close enough to major arteries to get anywhere whenever you want.
This could even be a second home!
First or second, when you are here, you are at peace, sipping wine over a sunset, or just listening to the soothing chirpping of crickets.
Nature. Water. Trees. Sometimes, you just have to have it around you every day!