2444 Gruene Rd makes up two separate city lots each being zoned R2 which allows for 2 duplexs without a change in zoning. In 2020 we hired Design Hound to complete a site assessment and worked with them for over 6 months to design a duplex for the back lot that would allow for the existing RV/car port to be integrated into a luxury small footprint/large living space duplex that continues the sustainability theme of the property. This design and these “builders set” drawings are included with the purchase of the property. Thoughtfully situated, very little of the existing garden designs would be taken over with this build and in addition the roof lines of the building will allow for a 12 kw “maximum solar gain” power plant that would be able to supply all of the duplex’s power needs. The design would be split in the middle by a very large two story shop/garage that will allow for a sound buffer between the two units. The layout and relatively small footprint also take advantage of a future natural pool build that could be shared between the front and back dwellings. In addition to this build the existing front dwelling is also designed for maximum flexibility as it can easily be converted into a duplex as this possibility was designed into the renovations.
The 2444 Gruene Rd. homestead could make for a great investment property, corporate retreat or even an artist in residency program and could potentially and comfortably accommodate up to 15 people with the addition of this back duplex. Flexibility, resilience and productivity have all been top priorities as I set out to build one of the most dynamic properties in all of Central Texas. This combined with one of the most convenient and peaceful locations in Central Texas makes 2444 Gruene Rd. not only a crown jewel property in New Braunfels but also one of the best bargains your money can buy.