Garry Crawford, an oil and gas producer from El Dorado, is establishing a home for himself and his family at Marion County Lake.
He bought a house and garage along the east side of an alcove of the lake with the intent of remodeling and adding onto it. He then decided to keep half the house, demolish the other half and the garage, and add onto it.
“I liked the location right on the water, and I liked the view,” he said. “We sold a house in Colorado and wanted something closer to home.”
The main floor of the house features a large living, dining, and kitchen area and a master bedroom.
The walk-out basement and main floor have covered double decks that extend out over the water. The top deck wraps around to an open deck on the north side. A wooden apron surrounds the bottom deck. There is also a banistered sidewalk from the driveway to the lower deck.
Much of the exterior siding is rock. Limestone rock slopes to the water’s edge on both sides of the deck, and an elaborate limestone stairway leads to a platform on the water from the north deck.
The Crawfords look forward to spending time there with their family. They have two sons and six grandchildren. They like the scenic, peaceful environment and the people.
“Some friends of ours from El Dorado own a house just down the road from us,” he said. “We’ve met a lot of people at Marion County Lake, and they are really nice. We look forward to living there.”