1922 Classical Revival – Refugio, TX

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Details below are from August 2018, sold status has not been verified.
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Added to OHD on 8/2/18   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   32 Comments

801 E Ymbacion St Refugio, TX 78377

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  • $125,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 4352 Sq Ft
  • 4.87 Ac.
Grand old historic home known as Oaklawn. This home was a magnificent beauty in its day. Original hardwood floors and lighting fixtures. This home needs work but is priced to sell. Cash only due to condition.
Contact Information
Jo Ann Clawson, Coastal Bend Real Estate Services
(361) 405-2054
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32 Comments on 1922 Classical Revival – Refugio, TX

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  1. RobinjnRobinjn says: 241 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1978 Split level
    Columbia, MO

    The first thing I thought of Newman and Taylor, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

    But the bathrooms. Oh, please, please save those glorious bathrooms.

  2. TGrantTGrant says: 1067 comments
    OHD Supporter

    New Orleans, LA

    Did anyone else hear the Gone With The Wind theme when looking at the first exterior picture?

    • Zann says: 513 comments

      *raises hand* I did.

    • Allison says: 31 comments

      The outside is reverse from Tara. The staircase is the same from the movie. Thought I was looking at Tara when I first noticed it. Such a beauty.

    • AmyBeeAmyBee says: 892 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1859 Mod Vern Greek Revival
      Lockport, NY

      I was thinking that very thing! Looks like Tara after the War. The interior looks eerily similar to the movie as well, and needs quite a bit of work, not unlike Tara. Wouldn’t it be something if a GWTW fan bought/restored this beauty?

  3. Karen I says: 169 comments

    Come on now. This house deserves a glorious sweeping staircase.

  4. jeff myers says: 65 comments

    Who would let this happen to ANY house let alone one that was obviously an expensive one when built!

    • BelBel says: 12 comments
      1970 contemporary

      The saddest part, the majority of the damage looks fairly, recent it looks like it was cared for until then. Doesn’t take long when a roof goes. Hopefully someone can save it soon, its only going to get worse.

      • Jack Kesterson says: 11 comments

        It was beautiful till last year. Refugio was hammered by Harvey. The whole area is still destroyed, very little has been repaired or reopened. All the workers have been fixing up nearby Corpus Christi. It was a super cute town, if a little on the poor side. I think that a large percentage of the homes were not insured. I hope the area bounces back.

    • Karen I says: 169 comments

      I have wondered the same thing for years. How do these houses get in such bad shape? I have lived in my neighborhood for 5 years and there is a house that has been empty for much longer. As I understand it, the owner is in a nursing home and will not allow for it to be sold. I guess that would be one reason why houses fall into such disrepair.

    • A Perk says: 1 comments

      Hurricane damage

    • Tiffany Wilson says: 1 comments

      Hurricane Harvey! ?

  5. bobbi s. says: 1 comments

    looks like damage from Hurricane Harvey, Aug 2017, which damaged almost every structure in Refugio TX. so sad. hopefully it will be loved and fixed again. SOON!

    • LisaLou says: 99 comments

      I was thinking the same thing. I remember seeing a news report that was done on an old home (possible this one) and the damage that it had gone thru because of the storm. There were before and after pictures. But why wouldn’t someone at least put tarps over the roof and try to save it? At least keep the rain out?

  6. Michelle says: 2 comments

    Wow! Is the furniture available also?

  7. Dawn Smith says: 1 comments

    Guess I’m the only person who thought it looked like the house in one the “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” movies. Exterior only! And I love the architecture!!!

  8. LauraG says: 36 comments

    So sad to see all the water damage in this beautiful home! Someone save it quick!

  9. CoraCora says: 2086 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    This is sooo deserving of a full restoration. I hope it gets one.

  10. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 1044 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

    I hope someone will take advantage of what to me seems a reasonable price and restore this gorgeous house. And please keep the divine technicolor bathrooms!

  11. Kristina says: 24 comments

    I sure hope someone buys this work of Art and restores it… so sad to see such beautiful craftsmanship go to ruin.

  12. Barbara V says: 1289 comments

    A question for some of our experts: I have seen hardwood floors buckled like this from water damage, and would be interested to know if anyone has had experience making repairs to such a floor, and, if so, how?

    • Sheraz Mughal says: 1 comments

      You cut out the old warp hard wood and install the new replacement wood. Wood must be staggered and nailed in with 18gage flooring nailer. Once the new hardwood is installed you must sand the entire floor and refinis the floor with a stain and polyurethane sealant or just polyurethane sealant. The results can be beautiful When finished.

  13. pdcolafineartpdcolafineart says: 13 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Palm Springs, CA

    The way the house is sited is perfect. Kind of reminds me of a Grey Gardens scenario. What an awesome restoration project for no money.

  14. Kim says: 1 comments

    I know this house and it is magnificent. The damage was done during Harvey an others have said. I used to live near there and drove past it many times. I evacuated to Houston:-/ before Harvey hit and when I drove home I was physically ill. This is a beautiful house.

  15. Claudia says: 11 comments

    I know this area, my children went to grade school there. It was hit hard by the hurricane last year. On the main drag going through town there are several beautiful homes that actually outshine this one. I have wondered if they were damaged also. Wonderful community wished I still lived there in the area! Hopefully someone will save this beauty.

    • Jack Kesterson says: 11 comments

      You’re so right! There’s a couple that got nearly ripped apart by the metal roofing from the shop across the street. I was there a few days ago and it did look like some shoring up had been done to one of the two that are the most damaged. Hope they fix them back up. It was the highlight of my trips to corpus before the storm.

  16. CM says: 1 comments

    My sister-in-law has purchased this home and is experienced and skilled at restoring old homes and buildings. Sites online are showing that the home was built in the 1920’s, but it was actually built in the 1850’s and was moved to this site around 1900. She and her husband will definitely give this home the restoration it deserves (and yes, all the bathroom tile is staying. She says it’s in perfect condition!)

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 1107 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      That build date would explain some of the older features in the home. I hope she will share some photos of the restoration once it’s at that point.

  17. Stacy says: 470 comments

    Happy to hear it was purchased by someone who will bring her back to life!! Would love to see pics!!


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