1910 Craftsman – Brady, TX

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1502 S China St, Brady, TX 76825

  • $149,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 1.5 Bath
  • 2493 Sq Ft
  • 0.64 Ac.
Century-old stone, beveled glass windows, and the dozen Pecan trees TURN HEADS on China Street on this Craftsman home. Walk through the front door, and you will notice exquisite detail in the Oak hardwood floor patterns and wooden beamed ceiling throughout. This three bedroom, one and a half bath home will be appreciated for family gatherings and parties, along with 3 fireplaces, a formal dining, CH/CA, and a family den off the kitchen. The ample square footage (2,493*) in the home is complimented by the beautiful lot upon which it sits - OVER a half acre, with a sprinkler system and abundant pecan trees. It may be a tie if the grand wraparound front porch or the cozy back patio will be more enjoyed. Finally, the home offers a circle drive and a double carport attached to a very spacious 680* sq. ft. storage building for great possibilities! Listed at $149,000, call today for an appointment for this standout craftsmanship home! (*According to MuCulloch County CAD)
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McKenna Behrens, Jay May Real Estate,
(918) 606-0310

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11836 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Zillow has a few archived photos, not so great but gives a few more room views.

    The lot is pretty nice, check out the street view to see the pecan trees!

    I swear it’s a coincidence so many Craftsman houses this week, I’m just going straight down my list and they accumulated at the top.

  2. says: 104 comments

    You gotta love a Craftsman!

  3. Marion says: 68 comments

    This house has such beautiful curb appeal.
    I am impressed with the aerial view, it’s a beautiful property taking up half a block and it looks fenced in (to me that’s a bonus).
    Nice layout too.

  4. Regina says: 54 comments

    Check out that street view! The lot is as spectacular as the house! Craftsman homes are my favorite anyway, but a huge lot like that (taking up that half of the block), with that cute fence and those trees and that driveway, just adds more to it!

  5. John Shiflet says: 5470 comments

    Brady is a remote small town southwest of Brownwood where a number of country roads converge. The house looks like a possible planbook design (from one of the dozens of firms offering plans back then) with some local flavor seen in the use of native rock facing. When iron rich native stone slabs in browns and yellows are combined in this manner they are often called “Giraffe” houses and date from the same time period, pre-WWII. A number of Giraffe houses are seen on the road between Glen Rose and Grandbury, Texas. Nice to see many of the original details remain here.

    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 138 comments
      OHD Supporter

      It should be noted that the “local flavor” of the native rock
      facing on this house is probably the result of a later upgrade and not
      an original feature. Originally, the entire exterior would likely have been
      all stucco (much like a similar, but more modest, Craftsman down the
      street at 1509 S. China). It appears that the lower portions of the house
      were updated with a veneer of stone to create the effect seen here,
      likely when “Giraffe” houses were most popular – during the 20’s
      and 30’s.

      Originating in the Ozarks of Missouri and Arkansas, the “Ozark
      Giraffe” style can be found in the adjacent states including Oklahoma,
      Texas, and portions of southern Kansas. The style was popularized
      by Missouri ag. extension bulletins which promoted the use of local
      stone in the 1930’s. The style is thought to have been introduced in
      the teens, making it unlikely that the technique would have been used
      in Brady in 1910.

      Several additional clues show us that this veneer is likely a retrofit.
      First, the veneer is stylistically at odds with the river rock used on the
      house for column piers and in the matching wall which surrounds
      the property. River rock was a popular choice for masonry in Craftsman
      houses of the period, and is also seen on the porch of the Craftsman house
      across the street. A window on the porch (2nd photo) has no sill; it is a
      rather crude form of finish on an otherwise styled house.

      From Google Street View we can see another rather clumsy transition
      on the North side of the house; an angled board which does not quite
      follow the angle of the roof line creates a transition between the veneer and
      the stucco gable above. Surrounding triangular knee braces, a Craftsman
      staple, are missing their vertical wall section as if buried beneath the
      veneer; these uprights are visible where walls retain their original stucco finish.

      On the south side of the house, the southernmost wall surface is
      flush with the fascia board above it. This small projecting appendage
      appears to be a post-construction infill of space beneath the wide eave
      yet is covered with the same stone veneer.

      Here are some links for those interested in seeing other examples of this
      interesting masonry technique:




  6. Lindsay G says: 566 comments

    Wow now that’s curb appeal! I love the arched doorway in that one picture. And all that woodwork gives it such a warm, homey feeling.

  7. Joanne says: 8 comments

    I’m new to this site, and am loving it! I’ve always wanted an older home, so this site lets me dream. Love this house! Does anyone know anything about the schools or neighborhood?

    • John Shiflet says: 5470 comments

      Wikipedia shows Brady to have about 5,500 residents and a growing Hispanic population approaching 40%. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brady,_Texas Not unusual for small Texas towns in rural locales these days. I would not expect schools there to be exemplary due to lower state funded education budgets in Texas. The neighborhood looks typical for small town Texas. Check with the local Police about problem residential areas if they exist there. Some smaller Texas towns do have drug and petty crime problems but local law enforcement can provide up to date information and suggest any areas to avoid. In streetview, this area looks relatively safe and fairly well kept up.

  8. tim hildebrandt says: 100 comments

    I have to show my 1927 craftsman bungalow in Indianapolis, right on a big park. Check out 2245 S. Garfield Dr, Indpls IN 46203. I’d include my own pictures but can’t see how to upload them. By the way I love this website, Thanks to Kelly for a great service to house lovers.

  9. EyesOnYou1959EyesOnYou1959 says: 276 comments
    Lincoln, NE

    Craftsman homes are my absolute favorite, and there is very little that I
    would change about this gorgeous home!

  10. Teri says: 283 comments

    Sweet! Every inch!

  11. lara janelara jane says: 484 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Beautiful lot and curb appeal!

    I’m so sad about the painted brick mantels. The woodwork, too, but stripping paint from brick is not a job I envy.

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