Historic House Listings

The Howard House, Circa 1903 in Texas. $389,900

March 26, 2024

This house has amazing fretwork and a great porch. The Howard House was built in 1903. It is located on .47 acre in Moody, Texas. The house features a large wrap around porch, hardwood floors, original fretwork, crown moulding, wainscoting, transom windows, chair rails, solid wood doors and a claw foot tub. Five bedrooms, five bathrooms and 4,547 square feet. $389,900

Contact Jim Daniels with Great Texas Homes: 512-762-1999

From the Zillow listing:


A Truly Remarkable Victorian-Era, Queen Anne style Home complete with a 3-Story Turret, a Wrap-Around Porch, and Exquisite Wood Features. The home, known as the Howard House, was named after the family that built it and owned it for the next 73 years. It was well-maintained by family members and the few owners who have cared for it since. This is especially apparent by the fine condition of the wood features inside the home such as the ornate, intricate panels over the entry areas and bay windows, the doors, the gorgeous staircase, and the trim around windows and doors. These breath-taking features have been left in their original state and not painted over through the years, and there is very little wear and tear considering how old this home is.┬áMuch of the home feels like it is unchanged since the original owners lived there. It is truly like stepping back in time inside a grand Victorian home. Features of the home include 6 fireplaces, each with its own unique mantle and tile, leaded and stain-glass windows, beautiful wood floors, and two expansive front and side entries which intersect at the middle of the home. The home also features claw-foot bathtubs, master suites with sitting areas and private bathrooms, large dining and entertaining areas and an impressive kitchen. The home has some very nice amenities that include walk-in showers, a huge extra closet on the second floor with enough space and clothes rods to hold many clothes, a large cedar closet below the stairwell on the first floor, and a half-bath on the first floor. The home also has a very large utility room with plenty of cabinets and countertops and adequate space for a washer, dryer, freezer and/or a second refrigerator. The home has been modernized over the years. The kitchen was updated to include a built-in double oven, dishwasher, microwave, a large sink, updated fixtures, an island, and marble countertops. ┬áThe home has central HVAC throughout, the water heater is tankless, and the roof was replaced in the recent past by a previous owner. The current owners have done their own major upgrades including replacing plumbing lines with pex and copper, replacing all gas lines that are in use, updating electrical wires with romex and eliminating any “hot” nob and tube wiring, and replacing all HVAC ducting below the house. Many of the walls have had wallpaper removed and have been repainted. All of the carpet on the stairs and upstairs floors was also removed by the current owners. Finally, to address some of the remaining small issues in preparation for putting the home on the market, the owners paid for a recent inspection and corrected many of the issues that were found. The home has a two-car garage and plenty of parking for family and guest cars, boats and RV’s. The home is surrounded by a wonderful yard with beautiful trees. Imagine sitting on that big covered front porch enjoying the serenity and peace of a small town that’s 20 minutes to anything you might need in Waco, Temple or Belton. While new owners will no doubt want to pick up and do some more cosmetic work, the price is right for doing that. This home is a dream for anyone who loves very fine old homes, who wants to live in a quiet town, and still have good access to the amenities and medical necessities that big cities offer.



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