Live in an 1846 Farmhouse in the “Little Alsace of Texas” for $515K

A white, one-story farmhouse for sale has two red doors and is surrounded by green grass and trees. There’s a stone wall at the front. Photos
by Amanda Terryat Twisted Tours

Shiplap ceilings and a stone pool add to the charm of this
house, which is set in a Lone Star town styled to look like
France.

Price:
$515,000
Location: Castroville,
Texas

Red poppies, half-timbered houses, and stone churches: At first
glance, the tiny hamlet of Castroville, Texas, looks more like the
French countryside than a 3,000-person town just west of a major
metropolitan area. Castroville was established in 1844 by the
French diplomat Henri Castro and was settled by German-speaking
Alsatians who built European-inspired farmhouses, shops, and
taverns, all within commuting distance (30 minutes) of San Antonio.

414 Florence Street
is one of Castroville’s many historic
properties — a farmhouse set among oak and pecan trees with
direct access to the Medina River. The home is walking distance
from downtown restaurants, a short, one-mile stroll from the wooded
trails of Castroville Regional Park, and sits within the boundaries
of the
well-rated
Medina Valley Independent School District.

Specs: 3 beds, 3 baths, 2,442 square feet, 0.995
acres

Constructed in 1846, this single-story farmhouse features an
elongated central kitchen and original stone and brick floors.
Modifications over the decades have added hardwood floors and
shiplap ceilings. Renovations in 1998 and 2015 added a back bedroom
and updated kitchen, respectively. The back porch was enclosed to
create a sun room, and the bathrooms have also received an upgrade.
The house also boasts a flagstone patio, a spacious pool, and a
guest house that could be used as an office or extra bedroom.

A dining room has a blue table, six wooden chairs, a woven rainbow rug, and wood floors.In
the dining room, shiplap ceilings and wide plank wooden floors add
to the farmhouse appeal.A living room with leather couch, two plaid chairs, and a blue fireplace.Surprisingly
high ceilings, a fireplace, and painted wooden shutters — in the
Alsatian style — are showcased in the living room.A kitchen has a large island, blue cabinets, and two bar stools.The
kitchen is the home’s central hub, with powder blue cabinets,
exposed beams, and stained glass windows.A sun room has wicker furniture, a red couch, and glass windows looking out to the backyard.The
back porch was enclosed to create a sun room.A bedroom features a blue bed on steel frame with wooden floors and lots of windows.One
of three bedrooms in the house, this room was added on during a
renovation in 1998.A pool and spa area has stone on the patio and lots of trees.A
stone patio and pool area round out the exterior amenities.

Source: FS – All – Architecture 10
Live in an 1846 Farmhouse in the “Little Alsace of Texas”
for 5K