Jeff Davis County, Texas

$950,000

9+/- Acres

Location

Located in Fort Davis, Texas this historic Court Avenue house and property sets on the slope
and at the foot of Sleeping Lion Mountain. Today, 813 Court Avenue has been completely
renovated for modern living. The three bedroom, one and one half bath, 1,944 square foot
home retains the Art and Craft charm of its original construction. Period architectural details
abound including 12-foot ceilings, encased hardwood doors and windows, tile floors, rustic
fireplace, built-in closets, shelves and cabinets. Updates to the home include new roof,
replaced plumbing and electric, charming kitchen, laundry area, pergola covered outdoor
dining area and back deck.

Acreage

9.24 +/- Acres in Jeff Davis County

Description

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 located within the town limits 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 spacious one bedroom one bath private guest casita and a variety of paths and
walkways, notably one primitive path you can hike all the way to the 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 providing
enhanced privacy to the home site. 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 an easement to a 4-wheel drive road
that allows this property owner access to drive up Sleeping Lion Mountain where you can
easily hike the upper acreage. Views from up top are amazing and the property is teaming with
wildlife and native Chihuahuan Desert plants, trees, grasses, and flowering cactus.

If you are looking for a permanent residence or a part-time retreat in the mountains of West
Texas this unique one-of-a-kind home and acreage will not be found anywhere else in the
Davis Mountains.

 

Contact King Land & Water to schedule your private showing.