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
$515,000 Location: Castroville,
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 Castrovilleâ€™s many historic
properties â€” 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
well-rated Medina Valley Independent School District.
Specs: 3 beds, 3 baths, 2,442 square feet, 0.995
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.
the dining room, shiplap ceilings and wide plank wooden floors add
to the farmhouse appeal.Surprisingly
high ceilings, a fireplace, and painted wooden shutters â€” in the
Alsatian style â€” are showcased in the living room.The
kitchen is the homeâ€™s central hub, with powder blue cabinets,
exposed beams, and stained glass windows.The
back porch was enclosed to create a sun room.One
of three bedrooms in the house, this room was added on during a
renovation in 1998.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”