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“Lady of the House”. . .a Grand Dame

800 Avenue E., Moody, TX 76557, USA
$355,000

Description

In most cases, a lady doesn’t discuss her age, but this “grand dame” is all about full disclosure. Why wouldn’t she want everyone to know she is 120? She knows she can go the distance another 100 years. Like any true matriarch, she has determinedly passed the test of time and for more than a century, has towered over her peers and her surroundings. In the sum of her years, she has had only 4 “caretakers” – does one ever really own her or are we simply a temporary part of her world?

Designed in St. Louis, MO at the turn of the century, she was built in Moody, TX and sits nestled beneath the embracing arms of old, oak friends. Some of her most endearing assets are her traditional turret room, decorative fish scale shingling, wrap-around veranda, and massive, 7-foot, full-pane windows that readily usher prismatic light into every corner of her being. A true vision of Victorian architecture, she wears her imported French details in a most unassuming manner – ornate, Victorian, fretwork panels; richly carved wood detailing; 6 coal-burning fireplaces, each with a uniquely carved mantel and different tile surround. Leaded, beveled and stained-glass adorn her stately rooms like jewelry; her floors appear to be the original pine. A few, still carefully tucked away beneath tasteful carpet that has since outlived its usefulness, wait patiently to be liberated yet again. Some of her appointments vaguely hint at once stylish and enviable high fashion that might now be discovered slightly faded and worn in a vintage clothing store; yet still she speaks of a different time when life moved at a slower pace, evoking kindness, manners and gentility. She has most certainly seen her share of iced-tea and mint juleps offered on the veranda, fried chicken dinners served to family and friends “on the grounds”, and many an old fashioned, hand-cranked, ice cream social.

She may have seen a few “lean” years, but she is, by no means, ready to give up and fade quietly away. This gentile lady longs to hear the laughter of children once again, the crackling of a fire after a long and satisfying day, the gentle breeze whistling through open screen doors in the cool of spring; she yearns for loving caretakers to once again grace her halls, “feel” her stories and bring her new life.

If you have EVER dreamt of a Victorian existence, here is an amazing opportunity to make it your reality! Call today for a personal introduction to the “Lady of the House”. . .

Detail

  • Property ID
    224430
  • 5
    Bedrooms
  • 3.5
    Bathrooms
  • Square Footage
    4547 sqft
  • Lot Size
    0.47 acres
  • Queen Anne
    Style
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    Year Built
    1900

Updated on May 20, 2020 at 5:52 pm

Address

  • Address: 800 Avenue E., Moody, TX 76557, USA
  • City: Moody
  • State/county: Texas
  • Zip/Postal Code: 76557
  • Country: United States

Contact Agent

Barbie Dutton
  • Barbie Dutton
  • Better Homes and Gardens / Edwards & Associates
  • [email protected]
  • (254) 717-1563
  • (254) 235-2229
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