Texas Hill Nation Dwelling From ‘Temple Grandin’ Movie Finds a Purchaser Proper Away

Gives got here shortly for an adobe home in Driftwood, TX. The uniquely stunning area is listed for $1.37 million and pending sale.

“You don’t see quite a lot of Santa Fe-style houses within the Texas Hill Nation and that, paired with the entire landscaping, it’s an excellent property,” says itemizing agent Nayeli Cutler, with Twelve Rivers Realty.

Cutler notes that the unique house owners constructed the two,106-square-foot, Southwest-style home in 1988 with the assistance of New Mexico architect Mike Fischer, in hopes of attractive their daughter to maneuver again to Texas from Santa Fe.

“They thought she moved there for the structure,” Cutler explains. “In order that they constructed her a house to attempt to woo her again, but it surely didn’t work out.”


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Open residing area

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Aerial view

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Greater than 5 acres

The 2-bedroom, two-bath property has had just a few house owners, and that is the second time Cutler is promoting it. She beforehand represented the house in 2009, when it final modified palms.

“The present house owners have improved the panorama,” she says, including they acquired a again parcel of land to carry it to its present 5.7-acre measurement. The property has agricultural and wildlife exemptions, together with one for beekeeping, which is a boon for house owners.

“Once you personal land in Texas, having these exemptions in your property saves you hundreds of {dollars} in property taxes,” Cutler says.


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Bed room

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Southwest fashion

With its three kiva fireplaces, tiled flooring, stained glass, and wood-beamed ceilings, the home certainly appears prefer it belongs in New Mexico—the area abounds with the hallmarks of Southwest-style.

One other interesting attribute is the house’s indoor-outdoor connection.

“It has two courtyards and plenty of home windows that look out into these courtyards,” Cutler says.



Land with corrals

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Hollywood comes calling

In 2008, the home caught the attention of the manufacturing crew filming the HBO film, “Temple Grandin.” A lot of the 2010 biopic starring Claire Danes was filmed in Austin, as a stand-in for an Arizona ranch.

This home “was her aunt’s home within the film,” Cutler says. “They approached the proprietor on the time to see if they’d be capable to movie there. And so they really put in all of these corrals for the film.”

The property is simply outdoors of Austin, about half-hour to downtown, and proper throughout the road from the breweries and wineries of the Hill Nation space.

“It’s really very distinctive,” Cutler notes. “I name it nation life with metropolis comfort. You’re surrounded by so many small cities which you could go to in a day journey, however you’re so central, and it’s simply outdoors of the Austin fray.”


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Visitor set-up

A restored, 1967 trailer at the back of the home can be utilized as visitor quarters. Each the trailer and the wood-burning sizzling tub convey with the sale.

“It’s only a enjoyable place in your visitors to form of have a glamping trip once they come and go to you,” Cutler says, noting that it’s tucked away from the primary home to permit for some privateness.

The weird property clearly stood out to patrons. After just some days in the marketplace, there have been presents on the desk.

“We priced it very aggressively with the intention to get probably the most traction attainable and for it to maneuver shortly,” Cutler says.


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