If you were a faithful “Fixer Upper” viewer, then you probably remember this abandoned house that Chip and Joanna Gaines remodeled in the third-season finale.
They call it the Carriage House, and it sits behind the Magnolia House Bed and Breakfast in McGregor, Texas, outside Waco.
They originally gave it a makeover for Rob and Marianne Ward, the semi-retired couple they hired to run the B&B next door. But they just announced that you can rent the Carriage House as a vacation rental home, too.
Take a look!
The Carriage House Remodel
Chip and Joanna first fixed up the older home on the corner, turning it into the Magnolia House Bed and Breakfast.
The Carriage House that sits behind it was a fairly nondescript ranch-style house that had been vacant for years.
On “Fixer Upper” they described it as being “on the verge of falling in.” Problems they had to tackle with this one included termites, asbestos and rotted floor joists.
On Joanna’s blog, she wrote:
The Carriage House was a special project for us, and I love that this particular project was our season finale. This home was moved into the backyard of the Magnolia House property as the guest quarters for the main house in the late 80s, which was also about the last time it was updated.
The exterior of the Carriage House was in bad shape. Its roof was damaged and it seemed off-balance. I knew we’d need to add a second window on the right side of the home to add that much-needed balance.
The Carriage House After:
Joanna explains that they “enlarged the windows to bring in natural light, painted the siding, added shutters for definition, and installed a metal roof. This roof complimented the ranch-style of the home’s exterior and also tied into the roof on the Magnolia House.”
“To warm up the blues and silvers, we went with a wooden door and stained the front porch to match.”
The Interior of the Carriage House Before:
The open-concept living room, dining room, and kitchen after:
The kitchen has gray cabinets and copper accents:
There’s a small workspace and windowseat in the corner, with shiplap on the walls:
The Home Office:
Revealing the new Carriage House to the Wards:
Now you can stay here on your next trip to Texas. It sleeps 6 guests.
Carriage House rental information on the Magnolia website.
To see all the before and after photos of The Carriage House: HGTV.com.
For more information: Magnolia, Joanna’s blog, and Country Living.
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