Refugio, TX

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Added to OHD on 12/3/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   7 Comments
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904 S Alamo St, Refugio, TX 78377

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  • $189,000
  • 10 Bed
  • 4 Bath
  • 8301 Sq Ft
  • 0.5 Ac.
SUPER OPPORTUNITY TO OWN YOUR OWN MANSION/MUSEUM/RESIDENCE! It has 14' foot ceilings and over 25 rooms ! Several fireplaces , safes , hidden passageways,(2) huge 100 ft' wrap around porches ! The mansion is amazing upon entering it takes you through cavernous sets of intricately carved staircases! The entire mansion is made of cypress lumber, The home was built in 1900's and SITS ON OVER 1/2 ACRE size 175' x 175' !!! - Corner Lot and IT IS LOCATED ON HWY 77 , NORTHBOUND AT THE FIRST LIGHT IN REFUGIO,TX ! It is next to the old Church / NUESTRA SENORA DEL REFUGIO - some cool history of THE SPANISH MISSIONS FROM OVER 200 YEARS AGO Furnishings convey. MOTIVATED SELLER !! * This Mansion has been featured In many newspaper articles around Texas.
Contact Information
Debbie Greene, Keller Williams Coastal Bend
(361) 225-7900 / 361-742-3591
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7 Comments on Refugio, TX

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  1. EileenMEileenM says: 288 comments
    Camillus, NY

    Good to see you back. Hope you are doing well now.

  2. hearsetraxhearsetrax says: 231 comments

    nice fixer-upper…. needs to be on full acre so one could add smallish garage and catio

  3. JerryJerry says: 82 comments
    1955 Colonial Ranch
    Peoria, IL

    Interesting contrast between the rough state of the house and the furniture….

    • BoobtubeBoobtube says: 277 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1984 Post and Beam saltbox

      It’s what I envisioned Miss Havisham’s (Great Expectations) home to look like; fancy furniture in a crumbling home.

  4. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5358 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    Difficult to pin a specific date on the house but my best guess is from around 1900 give or take a few years. For lovers of Shiplap walls, this is Shiplap heaven. Kind of a pity because originally, Shiplap was a very utilitarian wall cladding material that saved time and costs over a traditional 3 part plaster finish. The shiplap planks were easily cut and installed by even a novice carpenter and there was no consideration for finish appearances because the material after installation was covered by (unbleached) muslin cloth (similar to cheesecloth) tacked up with a gazillion tacks, then wetted, which caused the cloth to shrink and tighten as it dried. Once dried, the muslin would then readily accept wall paper paste and hold on to the wallpaper backing. There must have been a million homes or more treated inside with this construction method. Fast forward to recent years and thanks to a Waco, TX based HGTV show where one of the hosts liked bare old Shiplap as a nice material for a “rustic” farmhouse look, and now Shiplap painted walls (and also lets not forget exposed bricks once covered with plaster or mortar) have popped up in many old houses across Southern states were Shiplap walls were the most popular. Going for a rustic look in this house would probably be the most economical approach unless someone want to remove the shiplap and put new drywall on the studs. Shiplap planks adds strength to walls and ceilings so it might be best to leave them in storm prone Texas. I would however, recommend cleaning up the interior doors and refinishing them naturally or go back with the white that they appear to have been painted over with sometime in the past. Putting back unbleached muslin and wallpapers over the Shiplap planks would absolutely be a very time consuming labor of love. Rolls of nice wallpapers used to cost only pennies in the early 1900 while now quite a few dollars.

    • jeklstudiojeklstudio says: 1051 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1947 Ranch

      I thought the exact thing; looks like much, if not all had had the muslin/canvas treatment at one point. It’s too ‘grand’ in appearance to have simply been plain shiplap, IMO. It needs work but couldn’t it clean up nicely?

  5. I love this house. It took a beating during hurricane Harvey. The roof off of a storage place across the street took out the whole front. The current owners have done a ton of work to replace the columns and the front porch. Although, not a faithful replacement of what was lost, it is an economical repair in an area that it would probably not be worth the investment of an intense restoration. Hopefully the next owners will finish the job. It’s a cute little town near the gulf with a few other historic homes right near by.


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