Historic House Listings

Twin Oaks, Circa 1901 in Texas. Love the porches and the old trees! $300,000

July 19, 2022

How about those porches! How about those old trees! Twin Oaks was built in 1900. This Texas Landmark Property was considered a storm refuge back in the day, keeping 100 people safe during the big 1900 coastal hurricane. The home features double wrap around front porches, amazing front door, hardwood floors, working transom windows, chair rails, crown molding and built-ins. The driveway is flanked by two 100 year old oak trees. Three bedrooms, three bathrooms and 3,028 square feet. $300,000

Contact Sarah Hartwell with Compass RE Texas

From the Zillow listing:


This is your opportunity to own a piece of history! Welcome to Twin Oaks, a beautiful Victorian home built by A.J. Birchfield, the first editor of the Alvin Sun. Also dubbed Birchfield-McCown House, this is one of only two Historic Homes in Alvin with a Texas Historical Marker beside the front door. Often a storm refuge, the home kept over 100 safe in the famed 1900 coastal hurricane. Four leading townspeople have owned this 12-room Victorian structure. Enjoy the lush oversized corner lot from the upper and lower wrapping porches. The driveway is flanked by 100+ year old twin oak trees. Much of the interior is painted with traditional Victorian era colors. Original stairway & crown moldings, some original hardwoods, high ceilings, en-suite bath in Primary. Updated kitchen with granite and island opens to the side & back decks. Close proximity to Sealy Park, the community garden, & Alvin High! This is an as-is sale; no repairs to be made by Seller. Inspection and HVAC estimate in Docs.



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