1936 Spanish Revival – Falls City, TX

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101 N Irvin St, Falls City, TX 78113

  • $265,000
  • 5 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 5210 Sq Ft
The Nieschwietz House built in or around 1936! One of a kind spanish style home with stucco exterior and tile roof sitting on a large corner lot in the heart of Falls City! Gorgeous architecture, large rooms, high ceilings, beautiful beveled glass doors, arches and niches, porches downstairs and upstairs to enjoy the outdoors and views. Beautiful hardwood floors, fixtures and features, mostly all original. Two bedrooms downstairs, three upstairs with huge living space or a 6th bedroom. Lots of windows, pine and cedar closets, and so much more!
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Tracy Graves, RE/MAX Land & Homes,
361-573-0444

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20 Comments on 1936 Spanish Revival – Falls City, TX

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  1. RossRoss says: 2428 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    The kitchen looks wonderfully original, but I would expect the new owner to tear it all out with nary a thought.

    Sigh.

    The cabinets are lovely and could be restored. Note the green glass handles. Fabulous!

    The subway tile counters/back-splash could also be restored. The sink looks rusted out, and I would scour the planet for an identical replacement.

    I also love the pink/black bath, and would install a period-correct sink and WC.

    Oh, the slip-shade chandeliers in the two main rooms and hall? Big yummy! Lust, even!

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  2. Melissa says: 235 comments

    I lived in a 1936 built home in S. Florida for 19 years and this one reminds me so much of that – except for the wood floors. I was all about that peach bath until I saw the blue tile one. I would even just repair and restore that kitchen – LOVE!!!

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  3. susan mecca urbanczyk says: 1106 comments

    I also hope whoever gets this beautiful home will not mess with that amazing kitchen. What a house. So much detail waiting for someone’s loving touch.

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  4. Don says: 441 comments

    I too am smitten with that kitchen. I can’t figure out that tile floor insert. Doesn’t make sense to me. It’s interesting how comfortably the Arts and Crafts elements and Spanish elements combine together to create a beautiful room. We have none of this style in New England, so these houses always entrance me.

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  5. JimHJimH says: 5530 comments
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    This house is beautiful and beguiling and could be magnificent again, but requires a time-consuming and expensive restoration. In many places it would be an attractive prospect. The family that built the house still dominates this tiny burb and I suspect they still own it though it’s been in limbo for years. It seems crazy-expensive with the work required, though a trailer in town is for sale for $150k. What kind of place is this? The Revival mansion across the street is a standing ruin but seems to have a family in residence!

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    • RossRoss says: 2428 comments
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      1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
      Emporia, KS

      Jim,

      Your comment made me laugh! I thought: What? A mobile home for $150K! What is Jim smoking?

      But…you are quite correct.

      Geez.

      Wow.

      Huh?

      WHAT is going on with this Twilight Zone small small small town??????

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  6. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 1041 comments
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    1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

    This house takes my breath away.

    I credit OHD for opening my eyes to the wonders of Spanish Eclectic. This home features all the 1930s elements that I love; the bathrooms and kitchen are superb.

    The house facing it also looks interesting. But overall, the street view looks lonely.

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  7. John Shiflet says: 5638 comments

    Falls City is 43.9 miles southeast from downtown San Antonio so at least in theory it is within commuting distance. Spanish Colonial/Spanish Revival/Mission Revival houses were popular in areas where original Spanish Colonization occurred. (Florida, Texas, California. New Mexico) New house construction in the 1930’s Depression era was sparse but those houses built in those years tend to be nicely detailed as this one is. The layout is from the 1930’s with added Spanish Colonial details. Lot’s of work ahead for the next owners but lots of potential as well. I noticed in Streetview a nearby hulk of a faded house that appears to be an early 1900’s Neo-Classical home. (appears to be occupied) I’d be curious to see how intact it is inside-might be a real sleeper if its not been vandalized or gutted. Both this and the Spanish Revival are intriguing houses.

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  8. Laurie W. says: 1688 comments

    Just for itself, other considerations aside, I’d LOVE to get ahold of this place. Egads! It’s got so much original stuff & was done with style. From the entry-hall ceiling to the last blue bathroom, I love all of it. I wondered if it was used as a gallery or something similar — display case in the living room & I see another possible temporary wall for paintings, etc. The built-ins are awesome all over. Everything else could be too — wish I could do it!

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  9. Heidi says: 162 comments

    Those ceilings in that light blue room look like they are over 12′. Is that the angle it was taken from or are they really that tall?

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  10. JimHJimH says: 5530 comments
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    This just gets stranger: the house and the dilapidated mansion are owned by the same family trust, and this house was used until recently as the Falls City Municipal Court.

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  11. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 1041 comments
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    1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

    I wish I could pick this house up and move it.

    Have any of you ever moved a house? I’m guessing it would be very costly. (The one old house that I’ve seen moved went less than a mile away.)

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  12. susan mecca urbanczyk says: 1106 comments

    I just “drove” around the neighborhood. OK, I agree that this house is spectacular but it is in the most depressing spot. Truly it is as if a stylist came in to set up a set for a long forgotten town. What with the gorgeous old home across the street that is falling to wreck and ruin, the dusty abandoned lots, the distant water tanks, the tired homes with dusty yards and the endless flat brown landscape, it’s perfectly creepy. Phew. Now I’m depressed.

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  13. John Shiflet says: 5638 comments

    The dusty desolate looking surroundings may be explained by from when the streetview dates from. 2011 was one of the driest years on record and one of the hottest as well in Texas. I speculate a look from today (after a Spring of abundant rains) would look far better. Who knows, that old faded mansion across the street might now even have a coat of paint on it.

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  14. says: 345 comments

    Beautiful house!

    Interesting information about uranium mines outside Falls City, Texas.
    https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hlf04

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  15. James R says: 50 comments

    I can just picture two of those green Art Deco lady statues placed in the niches above the built-in bookcases. But what was intended to fit in the full-height rounded top openings beside the built-in china closet?

    Very cool house.

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  16. Vicky D says: 1 comments

    Is this home in fall city still for sale?

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