Historic House Listings

Wow! John Howland Wood Mansion, bayside in Texas. Circa 1875. $200,000

October 22, 2018

So sad. Hurricane Harvey did a number on the John Howland Wood Mansion in Texas. This property is waterfront on the Capano Bay in Bayside, Texas. Built in 1875. Located on .52 acres. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and once the centerpiece of Wood’s Bonnie View Ranch. Love the widows walk! Really hope someone will step up and fix the damage done by Harvey! Eight bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 7,000 square feet. $300,000 New price: $200,000

From the Zillow listing:


The John Howland Wood Mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, beckons to individuals who have a passion for restoration and preservation. Though damaged by Harvey, this unique residence offers the opportunity to own a piece of history dating back to the late 1800’s. Once the centerpiece of the Wood’s Bonnie View Ranch, it is situated on .8 acre, high on a bluff overlooking Copano Bay, in Bayside. The original Greek Revival-style 3-story home contains approximately 3500 sq ft per floor, crowned with a widows walk capturing spectacular views. Recognized as one of the oldest homes in Refugio, the Wood Mansion has a rich colorful history, as noted in an article attached to “Documents” on the detail sheet. It is the only house in Refugio county on the National Register of Historic Places and is, therefore, extremely worthy of being restored to prominence in this South Texas community. ENTER AT OWN RISK!

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