LaRue, Texas

PRICELESS VIEW & ECO-FRIENDLY TOO! A spectacular view, this ranch style home is a 3/3.5/3 with 3440 sq ft is built with Ecomortar & strawbale has a R-50 rating! With a gourmet kitchen, open concept, long veranda & pool your always on vacation!

Energy Efficient Home EnergyStar Home Green Home Natural Home Straw bale
$1,500,000 Asking Price (USD)
$5,775 Annual Property Tax
$2,600 Annual Utility Cost
3,440 Square Feet
3 / 3½ Beds / Baths
47.9 acres Lot Size
2009 Year Built
Single Family Property Type

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Straw Bale Construction With Ecomortar,
R-50 Insulation Value,
Exterior Walls are approximately 26" Thick
Energy Star Doors And Windows by Jeld-Wen,
Casement Windows With Double Insulation
Metal Roofing,
Veranda Ceiling Is Tongue And Groove Pine
American Clay Plaster Walls (sourced in US)
Cedar Ceiling Beams
Satillo Tile Throughout
Rift Oak Cabinets
Pellet Stove with Thermostat
2 Tankless Water Heaters
Pex Plumbing
Halogen lighting

Property Description

HOME WITH A PRICELESS VIEW AND ECO-FRIENDLY TOO! This home is situated at the top of a mountainous hill with a view all the way to Tyler. This 3/3.5/3 with 3440 sq ft sitting on 48 acres, is built with Ecomortar, a natural hydraulic lime for all those wanting to go GREEN. With an R-50 insulation value it is very energy efficient. The exterior walls are approximately 26" thick creating a quiet, peaceful and cozy atmosphere. Doors & windows are Energy Star & there are 5 patio doors with side panels opening to a long covered veranda that stretches the length of the home. The ceiling of the veranda is made of pine tongue & groove construction with 4 coats of protective finish & it has flagstone that runs the entire length of the veranda continuing to pool side. The 40 x 16 saltwater, infinity, gunite pool overlooks the city & is beautiful at night with it's LED color-changing lights and with it running all the time, the energy bills are still very low.2600 With 1360 sq ft of Trex Transcend decking & railing around the pool, you'll never have to paintl! There are speakers to play music for outdoor entertaining. Inside is Saltillo tile throughout, cedar ceiling beams for a unique architectural design in dining & living rooms and a speaker system in the master bedroom, living and dining areas. And what chef wouldn't love this gourmet kitchen equipped with a DCS commercial 6 burner stove with a side griddle, a wine cooler, trash compactor along with all the other top-of-the-line stainless appliances. There is a 5.5' x 4' island for meal prep. In the center of the home you'll find a Pellet Stove w/ thermostat control in addition to central A/C & heating & 2 tankless water heaters. This home's construction is 3x more fire resistant than a conventional home. The metal roofing has standing seam construction with interlocking seam. The downspouts run underground & downhill away from the home. There is a 900+ ft water well accessing the Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer. Septic system consists of 2-500 gallon tanks w/ lateral lines running downhill.

Neighborhood Description

The neighborhood is secluded, quiet and peaceful. It sits on almost 48 acres so neighbors are at a distance. The nearest neighbor has the famous New York Zipline. It is very hilly, making the scenery lavishly striking.

Market Area

New York, Texas is actually where the home is but it has a LaRue address. It is located 28 miles from Tyler and has all the shopping, restaurants and medical you could ever need. It has a population of 104,000.

School District

Lapoynor ISD is a school district in Larue, TX. As of the 2017-2018 school year, it had 453 students. The school received an accountability rating of B. 1% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.


LaRue is an unincorporated community in Henderson County, Texas, United States, about 11 miles east of Athens. This town is stereotypically the hilly portion of East Texas, surrounded mostly by farm land. It is 87 miles east of Dallas.

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Elevation of Home


Air Quality

Agriculture in Area Yes
Industry in Area No
Air Pollution in Area No
Pesticide Free Yes
Fragrance Free Yes
Cleaned with Green Products Yes

Interior Environment

Heating System Forced Air - Electric
Forced Air - Gas
Cooling System Conventional Forced Air - A/C
Ventilation System Part of Cooling System
Part of Heating System
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Home Energy Ratings

Home Energy Rating System (HERS) 50
Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) Rating: 1.0

Energy & Water

Energy System Other
Water System Well
Wastewater System

Construction Information

Construction Type Straw bale
Exterior Finish Other
Interior Finish Other
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Tile
Roof Material Metal
Window Material
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Detached
Number of Cars 3
Garage Area 936 sqft

Contact Information

Leah Davis

14429 Highmeadow Dr
Tyler , TX 75703 US

Listing ID: 20492