Price Reduced from $799,000. Awesome house or historic venue property. 1850’s built house in beautiful and historic Independence, Texas on FM 390 “La Bahia” Trail and FM 50. Located in the most sought after part of Washington County this magnificent 16.729 acres is adorned with ancient live oaks, flowing Independence Creek and nice pastures. Great potential for retreat, wedding/events venue or possibly a B&B. TXDOT has approved an entrance on FM 390 that could be installed if buyer prefers to change entry point.The property adjoins the Texas Baptist Historical Museum and is rich in Washington County and Texas history. The 4 bedroom 2 bath house is a Texas Style 1800’s farm house that has been remodeled and extended. Home has hand hewn beams from local timber and stairs and wood floors are also made of local cedar and cypress. The home was at one time used as the women’s dorm for Baylor when a fire damaged the dorms on Academy Hill, and later served as a doctor’s office. Floorplan includes huge kitchen, utility room, butlers pantry, formal living, dining and big foyer with antique staircase. An extensive end to end front porch overlooks large shady live oak trees. Wood floors, high ceilings, two masonry fireplaces, ornate cornice wood work are just a few of the antique features of this magnificent house with 2,800 square feet of living area. Excellent landscaping, paved driveway, pond and board fencing compliment this picture perfect setting. A large metal shop with apartment serves as caretakers quarters and there is a primitive wood work shed/detached storage building for all of your outdoor tools and toys. Seller to keep minerals and waive surface rights. For more information call listing broker Roger Chambers at 979-830-7708.
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