Sunday Homes: Wood River Subdivision

Modern and chic describes this show stopper home in Wood River. This sophisticated property leaves you feeling like you just walked through a home on a TV show! While the home has great curb appeal it is so much larger inside! Walk thru the wide entry and be greeted by an incredibly cool floor-to-ceiling decorative wall fireplace! Then stop and admire the spacious open concept living, kitchen, & dining area! Chandeliers adorn the decorative beam ceilings casting light over a true chefs “dream kitchen” with a gas stove top, two islands, cabinets galore, and a sliding rustic barn door that open to the walk-in pantry. Over-sized master bedroom features a bathroom with enormous walk-in shower, garden tub and his/her sinks! This home also features an enclosed sun room and an office/craft room!!! Beautiful faux wood tile thru-out the home is easy maintenance. 

For sale info:

14850 Beal Dr., Wood River Subdivision

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Cost: $329,900; 3/2/2

2,948 square feet

Contact: Keller Williams Coastal Bend,  361-242-1400; Cathy Geary, 361-877-3816; Norma Lang, 361-945-2130


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Homeowner and residents’ names:   James E. and Marian F. Dunmyer

Subdivision and city/town:  Wood River Estates, Corpus Christi, TX  78410

Year home built:  2017

Year home purchased:  We built it

 Architectural style of home:  traditional

Style of home’s décor:  Easy living

In three sentences or less, summarize why you love your home:   It has a gourmet kitchen with a extra-large pantry, and an oversized garage. It has large rooms, all with 10 foot ceilings.  It is extremely quiet with an energy efficient air conditioning system costing around $80 a month at 75 degrees.

Why did you decide on this home: I built this home before on Padre Island and liked it so much that I wanted one for me.

One thing I’d change about my house:  I would install triple pane windows

Best home project I’ve completed here and why:  The fireplace wall in the living room because it highlights the electric fireplace beautifully.  

I get ideas/inspiration for my house by:looking at other builders’ models to see if, and how, I could incorporate some of their ideas into what I want to build

Something no one knows about my home:  It has 2 by 8 studs 16 inch on center for walls.

I save lots of money on my home by: by sealing all areas that might let outside air in and 2 ft. of insulation in attic which also has a radiant barrier roof sheeting

A home item I can’t live without (and why): a 26 x 26 ft. garage with a custom made work bench because I’m always building and/or tinkering on something. I recently made the two porch swings at the front of my home.

Places where I find home furnishings: We like to look around at all the shops large and small and estate sales.

 My home’s best feature: a 41 ft. long beam that runs from the living room through the gourmet kitchen.

 A home I’d love to see inside: I would like to see some of the homes I have built and how they have held up and what the owners have done with them.

My dream home would include: An indoor pool that you could swim out under the glass wall to the rest of the pool on the outside.

A current home trend I like: open concept

Three words that describe my home: extremely well built.

 If my kitchen walls could talk: they would say they felt sorry for the powerful vent because of some of the meals we make.  Blackened redfish and cabbage balls .

 What I like most about my home (and why): my extremely efficient insulated house.

What I like least about my home (and why): it is to big for the two of us. This was supposed to be our last forever home that we personally designed and built.

My home’s most complimented feature: he gourmet kitchen

Favorite room (and why): the living room because it’s the hub of the house

My next home project: build cabinets for the garage

A funny story about my home: We were laying floor tile in the house and it was 26 degrees out side and with no heating system, we had to open windows because it was to warm to work inside.  The house didn’t go below 72 degrees.

Favorite home TV show and why: Holmes on Homes, and Flip or Flop, and Good Bones

Favorite home-related book or magazine and why: This Old House.  It shows what to do if you have problems and gives ideas on repairs.

Unannounced guests would find my home:looks larger on the inside than what they think it would look from the outside.

I’ll never throw out my (and why): paint clothes.  I always think they have life in them, that until my wife cuts my pockets out of them because she is tired of me wearing them.

The most I have ever paid for an item in my home: my AC system.

This item would never make it through the front door: butcher block counter tops

I can’t believe I put this in my home:  white glass subway back splash

Three items homeowners definitely need are: quartz counter tops, walk in shower with  no door and 6 burner gas  cook top.

I’m currently in search of this for my home: an antique pew for our foyer

Biggest pet peeve about my home (and why): I can’t think of any.

Biggest pet peeve about other people’s homes: small doors, like a 24 inch bathroom door.

Worst home advice I ever received: when building do what other builders do.

Best home advice I ever received:build it right and be a trend setter with my designs.

I have an impressive collection of: tools

My prized possession is (and why): my wife of 48 years. Not that she’s my possession but that she has been my partner all these years.

I will always have space in my home for: my kids and grand children.







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