Historic House Listings

Sold. Wow! Cottonland Castle in Waco, Texas. Circa 1890. $425,000

February 15, 2019

Cottonland Castle is a German style stone castle. It was built in 1890. Located on .81 acres in Waco, Texas. Restoration work was started on the castle. Parts have been disassembled and meticulously catalogued and carefully preserved. The nine foot oak front door weighs 400 pounds! There is Honduran mahogany millwork. There are eight fireplaces in the house. One has a French Caen Stone mantel. Another mantel is made of pink granite. All of the original light fixtures have been carefully preserved. Three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 6,700 square feet. $425,000

From the Zillow listing:


The historic 129-year-old Cottonland Castle in Waco, TX has returned to the market! Since the purchase four years ago, much behind-the-scenes work has been completed and this iconic property has been painstakingly disassembled where necessary, materials meticulously cataloged and carefully preserved. This magical German-style stone castle needs a new guiding hand to complete the work so lovingly begun by the current owner. The lucky buyer will one day be able to reveal the 9-foot oak front door (weighing 400 lbs), elaborate Honduran mahogany mill-work, fine quartersawn oak, intricate diamond-paned windows, eight fireplaces (one of carved French Caen stone and another of pink granite) and exquisite light fixtures all of which have been thoughtfully protected. There is still much to do to complete a renovation of this magnitude, however, once completed “The Castle” – as Wacoans fondly refer to it – will once again shine brightly! Serious inquiries only.

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