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The Reserve Log Home Community at Montalba

The beautiful forests of East Texas have drawn settlers for generations. One of the most scenic areas of East Texas is located between Athens and Palestine. Over the past 30 years we have purchased 128 acres of prime bottomland old growth forest located near Montalba, TX, half-way between Athens and Palestine. In the past four years we have transformed the property into the most desirable site for log homes in the state, known as The Reserve Log Home Community at Montalba, or The Reserve.

The Reserve is located in the Hills Triangle of East Texas, which encompasses Anderson, Henderson and Cherokee counties. The site is an old growth riparian forest that has never been harvested for lumber. Trees on the property include Dogwood, Cypress, Sweet gum, Tupelo, Cedar Elm, Sycamore, Farkleberry, Sassafras, Redbud and Maple. On the property we have turkeys, deer, song birds, blue herons, white cranes, doves, owls, foxes and squirrels.

While leaving as much of the property in its native wooded state as possible, we have created a two mile long perimeter road, dug four lakes, and carved 22 home lots out of the woods. The property is entirely fenced, and we have built two very bold and big entry gates, one of massive logs and the other of steel pipe. Each lot has a private gate and entry road. The lots are ¾ of an acre and front either a lake or a creek. Each lot owner has full access to all four lakes, the perimeter road and the common areas. This gives owners the opportunity to hike or bike on the perimeter road, to fish, canoe or swim and to enjoy the more than 110 acres of common property.

Our four dams are state of the art, with fully imbedded drain systems and spillways to handle any large rain. Each lake has a “goose island” to encourage migrating geese to visit and spend time with no danger of falling prey to predators. Over the past two years we have stocked the lakes, and we just added a super strain of Florida bass known as Camelot bass.

Homes are deed restricted to log or log and timber homes only with metal roofs. They can range from 1,500 to 4,000 square feet, and owners may choose any log home company. Underground power is already in place to all lots.

Our vision is to have a mixture of permanent residents, weekend visitors and those who see The Reserve’s investment potential. Lot prices begin at $60,000.

We are located approximately one and one-half hours from Dallas and three hours from Houston.

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