TOTALLY RESTORED 1890s QUEEN ANNE-STYLE FARM HOUSE ON 7 ORGANICALLY MAINTAINED ACRES 20 MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN AUSTIN
MLS : 9127206
STATUS: SOLD–MULTIPLE OFFERS.
Contact Listing Agent: Eileen Gill, Broker, REALTOR®, ABR, GRI
Have you ever been to a place in which you immediately fall in love? A place that you know that you want to hang your hat and call home? Well, here it is. Sit a spell on the porch and feel the cool breezes as they wash across the prairie. Listen to the wind and the birds singing. Feel the calm. Bring your horses, if you choose!
The current owners who restored this remarkable home have decided to move on after 20 years of loving this home back to not just its former glory, but into a home that will last into the next century. Because this was their “forever” home, no cost was spared in its restoration. The list of completed work is astounding. From the custom milled redwood trim work that was restored or remade to the completely restored/rebuilt original windows with pedimented frames that function as vintage windows should and the gorgeous original and restored long leaf pine floors, bead board ceilings and walls, bulls-eye door mouldings, original clawfoot tub surround by windows, this home and it’s history are truly unique in the Texas blackland prairie. Homes like this are very hard to find and rarely do you find one this lovely and in this condition for sale within close proximity to Austin.
The home sits on 7 fully fenced acres that have been organically maintained for the past 20 years–now it’s time to bring your farming skills! This is the perfect place for a huge family garden or even a future Community Sponsored Agriculture garden. (Vintage tractor conveys so you can get right to work!)
At the home, you will find a photo album that documents the scope of the work that has gone into this meticulous restoration over the past 20 years, but her are a few of the many details. The home is now nearly perfect and ready for a new family to love it for years to come. Be ready to watch it come alive over the seasons!
FEATURES OF THIS HOME:
- Totally restored 1890s Queen Anne-style farmhouse
- 2 bedroom, 1.25 bath (huge attic could easily be converted to living space for additional beds and bath)
- situated on 7 full acres
- approximately 1500sf
- huge barn/garage with car lift that can convey if desired
- vintage tractor that conveys with the property
- plenty of room for horses
- original hand dug cistern (5′ diameter and approx 30′ deep) ready to plumb for water catchment
- windmill tower and hand dug well (covered with trees on southwest corner of property. Could be moved and restored)
- organic fields (transitional organic certification in 1993 for market gardening). Maintained organically since. 50′ row of asparagus in house garden.
- fields planted in native tall grass prairie grasses and wildflowers.
- over 50 shade trees planted including burr, live, red, chinquapin, monterrey, vasey oak, cedar elm, texas ash, soapberry. Ornamentals such as crepe myrtle, mountain laurel, texas redbud, fringe tree. Many fruit trees, most are small but there are mature fig and pomegranate trees. Mature antique climbing roses on carport and shed.
- chicken coop
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FEATURES OF RESTORATION THROUGH THE YEARS
- Demo’d paneling, ceilings and wallpaper 5/93
- House lifted 4′ and new foundation 4/94
- Exterior rehab and addition 11/97-7/98
- removed siding, insulated walls, re-sided with hardiplank
- new trim is custom milled redwood to match existing trim
- original exterior features restored including doors and windows that had been removed
- porch gingerbread is custom milled redwood to match existing pieces; KDAT porch decking
- windows rebuilt
- redwood wood screens built
- shed addition to house demo’d and new addition built
- wood stove (antique Sunshine parlor stove circa 1875) installed
- Gas lines re-done and Aqua Star on demand hot water heater added 7/98
- Plumbing re-done in copper 7/98
- Wiring re-done 7/98
- A/C Carrier (13 SEER) 7/98
- 24 gauge galvalume standing seam roof with cool ply decking 10/2003
- attic insulated with bonded logic (recycled denim) 2005???
- exterior paint 11/03
- Gutters 8/07
- Finish carpentry, kitchen, bathroom (9/98-6/99)
- custom cherry cabinets with fireslate counter tops
- interior trim milled to match existing and installed, beaded board walls repaired, floors repaired
- original claw foot bath tub re-installed and tile shower built
- custom bookshelves in front bedroom and kitchen
- whole house fan
- hunter old time ceiling fans
- restoration paint of interior and exterior
- floors re-finished
- kitchen island 11/02
- custom cherry cabinets to match existing cabinets
- fireslate and maple countertops
- stainless steel french door fridge
- fisher paykel dish drawers
- DCS gas range
- custom stove vent-a-hood and lighting 2011
- stackable washer/dryer 2009
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Barn/Shop built 4/95-8/95
- oversized 2 car slab with twin post automotive lift
- raised wood floor storage area (remnants from barn built in the 30s)
- covered storage for mowers and equipment
Barn/Shop re-built with additions 11/01
- covered RV parking
- 24 gauge galvalume standing seam roof
- Driveway moved 12/95
- Driveway upgraded and sidewalk added 9/03
- Perimeter fence and gate 12/96. Gate controller replaced 2011.
- Septic (gravity feed which is maintenance free) 6/99
- 3 car carport built 9/2003. Roof is 24 gauge galvalme standing seam.
Additional property Features
- small shed with fenced pen used as chicken coop.
- Barn swallows nest on front porch.
- Vintage tractor w/ mower, riding lawn mower, barn cat may convey.
- Share in Aqua community water system conveys
Mileage and driving time per google
- 5.2 mi to Manor, 8min
- 6.6 mi to HEB@685 in P’ville,13min
- 4.7 mi to TX130, 8min
- 5.5 mi to Lake P’ville swimming beach, 10 min
- 10 mi to Samsung,15min
- 9 mi to Applied Material,14min
- 20 mi Arboretum, 26min
- 19 mi to 6th and Congress, 28min
- 20 mi to airport, 26min
- 4 mi to Cele barbecue, 7min