The details at 2444 Gruene are truly one of a kind. For example so much of the functional, user friendly woodwork makes great use of unique, repurposed, de-nailed materials harvested from tear downs, old barns, or 1800’s homes right here in Comal Town.
— When the sheds needed siding we looked to the “cut off” wood piles to see what we might make siding from.
— When we needed fencing we looked to locally harvested and renewable resourced cedar trees.
— When we wanted something unique for our counter tops we used spalted pecan cut and milled on site at 2444 for the materials.
— Walls for the studio: locally reclaimed cedar fencing.
— Materials for the EV Solar power port: overstock and reuse materials from local lumber yards.
— Posts for the wrap around porches: hand honed reclaimed fachwerk timbers from a 1860’s tear down around the corner.
— The floors in the mudroom and primary bedroom closet are reclaimed and were stained with liquid seaweed a non-chemical solution.
Every chance we got we reused and recycled while also sticking to the theme and style that define the overall look and feel of the homestead. Even the rocks for the front porch, rock band detail in the “spa” shower and all the rocks used for the garden and outdoor shower paths were harvested, piece by piece, right here on the Guadalupe River.
Details matter. And here at 2444, details are a primary and important part of the story.