This colorful 2-bedroom farmhouse was been restored and updated outside Austin.
The 1,500 square-foot home was built in 1895 and sits on 7 organically farmed acres.
It’s on the market, so take a look!
A Small Texas Farmhouse
I would buy the house for the porch and property alone if I could convince my husband to move to Texas.
He was actually offered a job there but turned it down. Maybe we should reconsider?
The listing says, “Sit a spell on the porch and feel the cool breezes as they wash across the prairie. Listen to the wind and the birds singing. Feel the calm. Bring your horses!”
I just need to find a few horses and we’ll head right over…
Oh, and did I mention the old front door?
Listing agent Eileen Gill told me about the property and says, “The current owners who restored this remarkable home have decided to move on after 20 years of loving this home back to not just its former glory, but into a home that will last into the next century.”
“Because this was their ‘forever home,’ no cost was spared in its restoration.”
“From the custom milled redwood trim work that was restored or remade to the completely restored/rebuilt original windows with pediment frames that function as vintage windows should and the gorgeous original and restored long leaf pine floors, bead board ceilings and walls, bulls-eye door mouldings, original clawfoot tub surround by windows, this home and its history are truly unique in the Texas blackland prairie.”
Since the house is fairly empty in these photos, I couldn’t stop thinking how fun it would be to furnish and decorate them.
The kitchen is my favorite room. So charming and cheery.
The farm has over 50 kinds of shade trees, a good thing to have in the Texas heat.
Thanks to the Gill Agency for telling me about this property.
Check the listing for more information and take the video tour.
tricia @ littlecottageonthepond says
We live in Texas- yes, hot, hot, hot. You would love it here though, despite the crazy heat. This looks like a dream house! I would want it situated on the river up in the hill country 🙂
Amen, Tricia! This little jewel parked under some nice live oaks in the hill country, near the Guadalupe, would be heaven on earth!
House Crazy Sarah says
This is absolutely lovely Julia! They did a wonderful job and I love all the paint colors inside and out! The horizontal bead-board is brilliant, and gives the house that country farm feel. In fact, it is giving me ideas to try that in my own old Victorian!
Loving this house Julia. The kitchen is so beautiful and charming. They did an amazing job restoring everything. I would love to know some of the paint colors they used. 🙂
Kay @ redbirdv.wordpress.com says
I’m totally on board with the small v.s. mansion school of housing!
Coincidentally, my sister lives in groovy Austin, in some big, new-ish, 2-story house, + bossy me longs to shame her into getting something like this cottage, instead.
And yesh, Tricia, she bitterly complains about that summertime Austin heat!
Love how they’ve re-done this gorgeous place!
The horizontal bead board rules! Etc. Etc. Etc.
That is one gorgeous house!! Love! Move it up to the Mid-Atlantic or New England, not too far from the ocean, and I’m there.
Julia, thanks so much for sharing this lovely little house. I love your blog, but the posts that I enjoy the most always seem to be those that feature cottages and small homes. I think you should explore publishing a collection of photos of small houses and cottages — I for one would buy it, put it on my coffee table, and enjoy leafing through it time and time again.
Lovely and so well done. I always wonder why someone decides to leave their ‘forever’ house. (Couldn’t take the Texas heat, though.) I, too, prefer cottages to mansions.
This is really, really lovely. I would love to put a true old-fashioned screen door on our house but it’s a debate with my husband who thinks a glass storm door is more practical. We’ll see who wins!
Buy one that switches out – storm in window, full screen in summer. Very easy.
Meant – storm in WINTER….sorry
We have one that switches out. Right now, the screen is in and the front door is open to let in the breeze. In winter, the glass goes in to keep out the cold. Really easy to change, too.
Just saw a posting on Facebook for some free horses that need to find a home this week, so that part is covered https://www.facebook.com/lori.shaffer.355/posts/704598202890914
Ha! Love it. I’ll head right over to pick them up! 🙂
Luciane at HomeBunch.com says
You and I share the same passion for front porches and this one steals your heart the moment you see it!
Can you picture spending an afternoon there, listening to the birds or talking to your best friend?
Thank you for the dream!!! 🙂
Luciane at HomeBunch.com
I don’t think they’ll have any trouble selling that beautiful property! What a lovely place.
Jake's a Girl says
Love this house!
Love this!! Looks fantastic!!
I’m with Lily, small and cozy is what I love too!! Thanks for sharing this charming house!
I’m with Lily, small and cozy is what I love too! What a charming house, thanks for sharing!
Beautiful home and I love the idea of having a few organic acres! I am wondering when those cool breezes can be enjoyed. Having spent two weeks in Texas a couple of July’s ago, I’m having a hard time imaging any time when a breeze blows never mind cool 😀 Really special home.
It looks wonderful…and with 7 acres there is room for a swimming pool!
Julia- your husband should reconsider!!! You would be nearby! I’d love that. There are so many old charmers in the south. The only thing that would stop me is if the schools are better where you are. The private schools here are good. I’m not a native, yet the scenery is beautiful and the south is full of places to visit for the sake of the homes.
I’m in love with this house 🙂
Maddie May says
This sweet house just pulls me in. I just love it.
OMW!!!!! I am in LOVE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I agree with Lily, small and cozy rules. This is my dream house. Only thing I would change would be to paint the exterior a warm and welcoming yellow, and add a huge Walton’s farmhouse table to the dining area. Love, love, love this!
There is something about Texas that always pulls at my heart. My father was a Texan and even though he moved to Virginia in his mid twenties, he received his hometown paper until he died 60 years later. I love this cottage and the wonderful way the owners left so much of the vintage feel. Really lovely and inviting…..but it is way too hot for me down there.
Frances in England says
Ooo that porch! Want.
It’s beautiful — I’d love it no doubt. I just wish the wide angle pictures weren’t so distorting and distracting
This made my heart skip a beat. If I could move to Texas right now I would. In l.o.v.e 🙂
cobalt developments says
That house is so beautiful, I would love to live there
I am in love with that house, so sweet and charming!
Love your site too, but I must say I spend waaaay too much time on it! 🙂
That’s okay–spend as much time as you want here! Ha. Thanks, GemmaMae! 🙂
Christina from Dallas says
Hey this Texas girl loves this house. It’s adorable! That kitchen is big. The house looks bigger than 1500 square feet. Austin is such a neat town!
Lily is very wise!
Love the wooden screen door – perfect. I’m freaked by the shelf over the kitchen sink – what is that? I feel like I spend half my life at the kitchen sink – so that shelf would irritate me.
Love it. Makes me want to go all “Green Acres” and become a farmer. 🙂
…As long as the telephone ain’t up a pole. 🙂
What a charming and lovely home. I wish more historic homes could be restored and fixed up.
It mat be small, but it certainly looks amazing ! And well kept 🙂
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How cute! The old farmhouse charm is delicious. True the heat might be a bit of an issue. It is fun to see such an well done restoration/refurbishment.
Please do a post about the house and the hotel room in “the smurfs 2″…. They are adorable!!!!
This is beautiful and charming and they did an amazing job with the restoration. I followed the links and checked out both sites and viewed all of the older pictures. I’d want to know the history and the home gives off good vibes. Sometimes I wished they had more before and after pics when people embark on restorations of this size. I love all of the colors too. It’s really a nice change from the constant use of white, although I understand that color preference is very individual and why people would choose neutral or white if they intend to sell. In some spaces white can look fresh, but other times it can feel quite cold and sterile. I much prefer smaller homes like this with wonderful, welcoming porches to the huge and often cold looking McMansions. Seems like it would be a wonderful place to raise a family. So lovely and thank you for sharing.
Jennifer I. says
I. AM. THERE. Awesome house!
I agree with your daughter about small houses. This one is gorgeous. I think I would consider moving to Texas if I knew I could live in that house. And I hate hot weather!
This is so pretty and has alot of catcher
Kelly - Talk of the House says
Oh those walls!!!!! Beautiful!
This house is so cute I want to give it a hug.
Alie B says
The perfect country home…sigh….