“Come and Take It.” If you live in Texas, you probably know this saying by heart. If you are not from Texas, chances are you have seen a white bumper sticker with this phrase and a picture of a cannon on a Texan’s vehicle. This comes from a flag that originated in the 1800’s. The first battle of the Texas Revolution took place in Gonzales, TX in 1835. A small number of men refused to give up their cannon and raised this flag to show they were not messing around! Gonzales was the ONLY city to send aid to the ever famous Battle of the Alamo. They sent 32 men, all of whom died in the battle. Gonzales is now a steadily growing city between the San Marcos/Austin area. It serves as the county seat for Gonzales County and is rich with history. Gonzales College opened in 1853. There were 50 students enrolled. At one point, the men’s quarters was torn down to help build a fort for the war! The school is no longer operating but is now used as a residence. You can still see many historical homes as Gonzales has a high number of them. The original city built just a few miles away was burned to the ground in the 1800’s. They rebuilt the city and today remains as it was originally surveyed. And if you are looking for other fun things to do, it’s location near the San Marcos and Guadalupe Rivers provides ample opportunity for a great time! If being outdoors is not your idea of fun, nearby San Marcos has a large outlet mall!
This weekend I toured an open house here in Fayetteville Texas. This property sits on over a half acre with beautiful trees. The home was built in approx. 1930 and has been completely remodeled. Total square footage is ab out 2128. It is a 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home. Master suite is downstairs with other bedrooms and an amazing bathroom upstairs. This is a Fayetteville beauty for sure. Listed at 350,000.00
If you would like to see this property call me, Deb Dahlberg – Rowland at 512-743-0516. I am an Accredited Buyer Representative and I live in Fayetteville!
This area of Central Texas settled in the mid 1800′s and small towns like Bastrop and others sprang up in the area surrounding the Capitol City of Austin. During that time and in the years following many large homes were built for the pioneers, founding fathers, government officials and big business men and their families. Many of these vintage and historic homes are still standing.
Modern day choices in Vintage and Historic Luxury Homes
There is a certain appeal to living in a renovated vintage or historic home and nowadays most all of the larger remodeled homes and grounds combined are considered luxury properties. Of course renovations have blended that great “old world” with the original architectural components such as hardwood and Austin stone floors, tall ceilings with bead board walls wainscoting and chair rails , with the ever popular granite and stainless steel. Large estate kitchens have been redone to incorporate modern day features and appliances and combined with stately dining rooms are perfect for entertaining. Many of these old luxury properties have professionally landscaped theme gardens around large patio areas and pools. There are detached guest homes and carriage homes.
These gracious vintage and historic homes in Austin, Bastrop, and other towns, that have weathered the storms of time are now being utilized single family luxury homes, office buildings, bed and breakfast properties, and if you travel a bit outside of the city limits of Austin into the countryside of the surrounding counties such as Bastrop you will find homesteads and gentleman’s farms that still have barns for horses and small farm animals, smokehouses, root cellars, well and carriage houses and pastures. And even further out there are some exceptional luxury farm and ranch properties with large acreage.
If you are in the market to buy or sell a vintage or historic luxury property in the Austin area, or Bastrop, or surrounding counties, please contact me. I am here to make it happen for you! Call me at 512-743-0516