I love any listing with the old pictures, and this one really speaks to me! Maybe it’s knowing that the man in the picture built the house with limestone he hand quarried! Located on 11 acres in Fredericksburg, Texas. This estate has a guest cottage, a “barndominium”, and a pool. Fredericksburg is a very nice area with wineries and a lot of German heritage. Built in 1856. $745,000
From the listing:
This authentic Fredericksburg Texas German Pioneer homestead has 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths in the one and a half two story original home. There is also a 3 bedroom, 1 bath cottage with a back deck and carport as well as a barndominium with 1 bath and freestanding fireplace all on 11.33 acres on Live Oak Creek. There is about 800′ or so of Highway 390 frontage with 3 gates for easy access into Fredericksburg Texas. You will love all the exposed, hand quarried limestone used in this Texas pioneer home once belonging to the Phillip Hartman family as pictured below. The main home started out as a smaller, classicly designed pioneer home and had a tasteful addition added later for an additional bedroom suite, utility room, deck and porch. Typical of the Texas Hill Country are the beautiful native grasses, native pecan trees and live oak trees on this acreage tract. In the Spring there are bluebonnets and other Texas Native Wildflowers. There is a swimming pool with a shady cabana overlooking the scenic lower portion of the property in the back for the Texas summers. You will also enjoy the space in the old stone and wood barn that is now living area, workshop or storage with a full bath and free standing fireplace- the Texas Barndominium concept in a classic historic barn in the same historic style as the Nimitz barn in Downtown Fredericksburg. A picturesque Aermotor windmill and cistern along with cedar stave fence and several long stone walls complete this classic Texas Hill Country scene. There are 2 water wells and a well house for your own water supply. There are 2 small creeks – Live Oak Creek on the eastern boundary and another. The homes thick stone walls form an environmentally friendly form of insulation or thermal mass that holds in the temperature. To learn more about thermal mass as an insulator, click here. Offered at $745,000., seller will look at offers.
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