Bear Creek Estate:

3040 and 3038 Oak Ridge Road

Crawford, TX

$850,000 for  an estate with TWO Unique Homes and additional structures

For sale: TWO luxury homes on a very scenic wooded 3.9 acre estate near Waco,TX.

Small Title

Small Title

For Sale:

  • TWO  beautiful homes totaling 5364 sq. ft.  on a very scenic, hilly and heavily wooded 3.9 acre estate. 

    • The main house is 3801 sq. ft. with 5 bedrooms and 3 baths and

    • the other is approximately 1563 sq. ft.(per MCAD) with 3 bedroom and 2 baths  

  • This peaceful Texas Hill Country-like setting features seasonal creeks and an abundance of birds and wildlife

  • Located in the friendly upscale North Bosque Estates neighborhood

  • Served by the top-rated Crawford school district (TEA rates it as an "A")

  • Very secluded, yet close to town (approximately 10 miles from Waco, less than 5 miles from some popular fixer-uppers' farmhouse, and 30 minutes to Baylor University)

  • Both homes are very light and bright, with lots of natural lighting, and with soaring beamed ceilings, stunning views in all directions, and stone fireplaces

  • Designed and built by a local builder of custom homes for his own family, using top quality and energy-efficient construction materials and methods, including the following, which resulted in very low utility bills:

    • HotTap auxillary hot water heater,

    • heat pump,

    • R50 insulation in attic,

    • sound proofing insulation in bedroom and bathroom walls,

    • foam board in exterior walls,

    • “safe and sound” fire-rated doors on bedrooms,

    • optimal orientation of windows, and

    • 24 inch soffits)

The Main House:

About the Main House:

The Main House is perfect for entertaining, with approximately 3801 square feet (per MCAD).

Features include:

  • 5  large bedrooms (one currently being used as a study/office)

  • 3 baths

  • Unique living room with 270 degree scenic views 

  • Media/game room upstairs

  • Double-plus car garage

  • 2 large covered porches and a spacious deck with spectacular views, and a gazebo with lights and ceiling fan

  • 32’x14’ salt water pool with electric cover (for security plus low maintenance)

  • Large Hot Springs hot tub

  • The kitchen features granite countertops and new GE Profile stainless appliances

  • Solid oak cabinets and stairs, custom stained

  • Tile flooring and berber carpet

  • Energy efficient with low utility bills

  • Highly energy efficient Ruegg fireplace, imported from Switzerland

  • Many recent upgrades, including a new roof in March 2016

  • Security system

The Second House:

About the second house:

The income-producing second house operated successfully as Bear Creek Guest House, www.Yelp.com/biz/bear-creek-guest-house-crawford-2 , a popular Central Texas vacation rental house, for 12 years, until the owners’ retirement. It could easily be used again for this purpose.  It is currently leased for $1600/month.

It features:

  • 3 bedrooms (two downstairs, one upstairs) 

  • Spacious living and dining rooms with lots of windows

  • A loft overlooking the living room

  • 2 baths (one on each floor)

  • Large front and back porches.

  • Tile flooring in the living room, dining areas, kitchen and hallways,

  • Carpeting in the bedrooms, stairs and loft area.

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Other Structures on the Property:

  • A  cute 16’ x 12’multi-purpose shed with porch and electricity

  • A two-story log fort (with electricity)

 

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Contact us

for more information and/or to schedule a tour of Bear Creek Estate:

Kyle Begor, Realtor

(254) 709-2405 

Kyle@mcleodcompany.com

or

Warren or Linda Johnson

Cells: (254) 855-2716  or (254) 855-5863

Email: Linda_Johnson@Baylor.edu

Johncascon@hotmail.com

Please call for showing information.

                   

 

         12 Reasons to Buy this Unique Property with TWO Houses!

1.  For Income!  One (or both) of the two homes could easily serve as a great income-producer, if used as a bed and breakfast, vacation rental, or long-term rental. The smaller home previously operated as Bear Creek Guest House, a very popular vacation rental, for 12 years, until the owners’ retirement, and could easily do so again.  Waco is currently undergoing rapid growth and the tourism business here is booming. The Waco Convention and Visitor’s Bureau said that the 2018 numbers indicate that tourism to the city quadrupled since 2014.  Businessinsider.com reports that Waco was recently named the No. 2 trending travel destination in the US by TripAdvisor, thanks in part to Chip and Joanna Gaines’ popular Fixer Upper show. They noted that The Waco Tribune reported that in 2017, their expansive downtown Waco hub, Magnolia Market at the Silos, averaged 30,000 visitors a week—an annual total close to 1.6 million people.  That’s more than the Alamo, one of Texas’ best known tourist attractions.  They also reported that hotel occupancy rates in Waco were 75% in the second quarter of 2017, the second highest in the state. The famous Fixer Upper farmhouse is just 5 minutes away from this property. Baylor University is about 20 miles away. The very central Texas location makes it a perfect gathering spot for friends and family coming from DFW, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, and points in between, to unite for fun and relaxation and there is much to see and do in the area—even beyond the Fixer-Upper attractions! There is also a shortage of long-term rental property in the Crawford School District, so another option you may want to consider is renting out one of the houses on a long-term basis for additional income. The smaller home is currently leased for $1600/month.

 

2.  For family members: Having 2 homes on the same property is the perfect solution when it is necessary for some family members (like aging parents) to live nearby, and when they also want to have their own separate space

 

3. To get to choose your own next-door neighbors (if you rent out one of the houses). What a great way to ensure that your children will have some nice folks with whom to play nearby. And that you will, too!

 

4. Top schools: The Texas Education Agency has awarded Crawford ISD its highest rating: an A!  The small size of this 2A school district, with its low teacher-to-student ratio, makes it a great environment in which kids can thrive and not get lost in the crowd, as they sometimes might in a much larger school.

 

5. The beautiful setting: These scenic 3.9 hilly and heavily wooded acres with seasonal creeks and an abundance of wildlife remind one of the Texas Hill Country, which makes this property quite unique for Central Texas—which is normally pretty flat and with few trees…Here one enjoys the best of two worlds: 1) nature, peacefulness, and a great deal of privacy and 2) all the amenities that Waco offers, since it’s only a few minutes’ drive away.

 

6. Both homes are unique, beautiful, well-designed, and spacious: Both feature wonderful views of nature from all directions,  soaring, beamed ceilings, stone fireplaces, lots of natural light, largerooms, ceramic tile floors in main traffic areas, many custom features (including an octagonal living room which was designed and built to capture the views on all sides), and a number of recent upgrades. The large kitchen of the main house features granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and oak cabinetry.

 

7.The backyard oasis: with salt-water pool, hot tub, gazebo, covered porches and large decks, is perfect for entertaining and for family fun. The pool has an electric cover, which makes it easy to keep clean and safe.

8. 

  1.  Exceptionally high quality construction and energy efficiency throughout, including

    • HotTap auxillary hot water heater,

    • heat pump,

    • R50 insulation in attic,

    • sound proofing insulation in bedroom and bathroom walls,

    • foam board in exterior walls,

    • “safe and sound” fire-rated doors on bedrooms,

    • optimal orientation of windows, and

    • 24 inch soffits

 

9.  The friendly, upscale North Bosque Estates neighborhood: It’s always hard to move to a new place and to have to begin the process of making new friends again.   It’s easy to make new friends here, though, by just saying hello to the friendly neighbors who are out on their daily walks around the block or going for leisurely rides in their golf carts. Members of this community also stay in close communication with one another via a neighborhood Facebook group, which has been a great aid in organizing social events and yard sales, and in sharing information. Ladies, do you play Bunco?

 

10. A fun place for children to play: Children can

  • climb a ladder up into a cozy loft in one of the bedrooms to play or to read a book,

  • play “Harry Potter” in a secret room beneath the stairs, or

  • go outside for outdoor exploration and adventures, like

  • hikes in the forest,

  • splashing in the seasonal creeks,

  • staging battles from the two story log fort (complete with electricity!), or

  • challenge their friends to a game of paintball in the woods, or

  • go swimming in the pool.

  • With hilly roads and little traffic in the neighborhood, this has also proven to be a great place for runners to train for competition.

 

11. The cute multipurpose shed, with electricity and lots of light: “She-Shed” or “Man Cave”? Office, hobby room, workout room, clubhouse, or storage room?  So many options! You decide.

 

12. No city taxes. Yay!

But don’t just take our word for it… Come see for yourself why this special property might be right for you! Perhaps you can even help us come up with a few more things to add to this list that we haven’t thought of!  Please call us today at 254-855-5863 or email us at Linda_Johnson@Baylor.edu  if you’d like to schedule a tour soon. We’d love to meet you and show you around.  - Linda and Warren Johnson