Peter Joseph Ingenhuett Homestead

  • $2,400,000
709, High Street, Comfort, Kendall County, Texas, 78013, United States
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Peter Joseph Ingenhuett Homestead

709, High Street, Comfort, Kendall County, Texas, 78013, United States
  • $2,400,000


STEP BACK IN TIME to one of the most Well-preserved Historical business districts in Texas. Located on HIGH ST, in Comfort, sits this quintessential homestead, consisting of circa 1888 4-Bedroom Residence, circa 1868 initial residence Pioneer Home and circa 1830’s Kentucky 2-Story Log Home. This is the only PRIVATE RESIDENCE available in the 700 Blk of High St. The initial Pioneer Home and the 4-Bedroom residence was built for Peter Joseph Ingenhuett (1833-1923), a German Immigrant who came to Texas and settled on a farm near Comfort in 1850’s. In 1861 he married Mary Karger (1843-1913) and they moved into town in 1867. The Ingenhuetts opened various businesses along what is now HIGH STREET, including a hotel, saloon and livery stable. Ingenhuett served for nearly 25 years as the Comfort Postmaster.     The small pioneer house at the back of the property was the Ingenhuetts home until the larger dwelling was built at this site in 1888. The main, 2772 sqft residence boasts 4-bedrooms, large wood burning fireplace, large inviting eat-in kitchen with an abundance of storage, formal dining room and cozy great room. The original bead board walls and ceilings remain throughout the home. The stairway in the central hall, giving access to the upstairs bedrooms and bath, was moved from the Ingenhuett-Faust Hotel. The Pioneer House maintains some of the original exposed “fachwerk”; an architectural technique, brought by German Immigrants. The outside stairs to children’s sleeping loft still remains. This home later served as a wash house with inside hearth. The 792 sqft, 2-story Log Home was disassembled in Kentucky then transported and reassembled in this location in 1990. With wood burning fireplace and front porch rocker a storyteller could conjure up visions of a pioneer’s life like that of Jim Bowie’s. The dwellings surround beautiful, shaded .38AC lot. At the rear of the property and end of the granite drive is a two-car carport with large workshop and storage room w/ loft. This barn was constructed in 1990’s by present owner who replicated the original barn in this location, that was believed to be the Stagecoach barn. The present owner has preserved the historic ambiance of this unique property as well as accurately restored architectural features. Endless opportunities await new owner whether considering Residential, Commercial or a combination of the two. Please Contact Jo Groff, Broker to preview or for additional information. 830-777-1230


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Updated on December 16, 2021 at 9:11 am


  • Address 709 High Street
  • City Comfort
  • State Texas
  • Zip/Postal Code 78013
  • Country United States

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