Located in Fort Davis, Texas this historic Court Avenue adobe house and property sets on the slope and at foot of Sleeping Lion Mountain. Today, 813 Court Avenue has been completely renovated for modern living. The two bedroom, two and one half bath, 1,944 square foot adobe home retains the Art and Craft charm of its original construction. Period architectural details abound including 12-foot ceilings, encased hardwood doors and windows, hardwood floors, rustic fireplace, built-in closets, shelves and cabinets. Updates to the home include replaced plumbing and electric, new roof, charming kitchen, laundry area, enclosed sun porch and back deck.
9.24 +/- Acres in Jeff Davis County
The exterior stone walls, constructed in 1903, are of locally quarried stone, the same stone used in the officer quarters at the fort thirty years before. The house echoes the solid appearance of the Fort Davis officer quarters of the 1880’s, Harry Grierson’s childhood home sitting at the foot of Sleeping Lion Mountain with views of unusual rock formations and the open vistas beyond. Even though it is located in the town of Fort Davis, the home has the quiet and secluded feel of the country.
Guest House and Gardens
The exterior of the house gets even more interesting as the house was built within a large boulder field with hidden porches, walkways and landscaped native gardens. There is a separate one bedroom one bath private guest house and a variety of paths and walkways, one of which you can hike all the way to top of Sleeping Lion Mountain and beyond. The native gardens were designed by Beth Francell from Fort Davis within rock lined beds which makes this space into a private botanical garden right at your front door.
About the Property
813 Court Avenue includes a large 9.24 acre lot with both sides of the access road to protect the home site from any neighbors. This property is landscaped with beautiful mature trees and native plants along with natural boulders, palisades, rocks and vegetation. The property includes the massive cliffs behind the property all the way to the rim and very close to Fort Davis National Historic Site which is owned and operated by the National Park Service. The view behind the house includes this ownership as well as other protected property and other land purchased by the National Park Service. There is a road easement that allows this property owner to drive up the hill where you can easily hike to the 9.24 acres. Views from up top are amazing and the property is teaming with wildlife and native Chihuahuan Desert plants, trees, grasses, and flowering cactus.