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The Dr. Pepper House (Built by the Original Founder of Dr. Pepper!)

1503 Washington Ave, Waco, TX 76701, USA
$1,390,000

Description

Welcome to one of the most beautiful and historically significant homes in Waco. There is such a lavish attention to detail with this stunning estate. The home was built by Wade Morrison, the original founder of Dr. Pepper in 1885 and more recently restored to its former glory by music artist David Crowder. The current owners have held onto the architectural integrity and curated a work of art that blends Old World Charm with Modern Eclectic design. Two living spaces downstairs with gorgeous windows looking out onto the perfectly manicured lawns. A formal dining room that looks onto a private garden patio. The huge kitchen complete with Viking appliances, stained concrete countertops, an oversized island and cabinets going up to the 12 foot ceiling. Upstairs you will find 4 well sized bedrooms each with unique detailing. Upholstered walls, round corner edges, lovely tile work and the list goes on. The sunroom that sits at the top of the staircase is wall to wall windows and allows for a perfect view of the iconic Alico building at night. The large clean lined pool and spa highlight a yard that feels more like California than Texas. The tall walls provide total privacy and make you forget you can stroll right into downtown: the best of both worlds. The backyard cabana with fireplace and tv makes this home an easy place to gather with friends any time of year. The barn was previously used as David Crowder’s recording studio and the current owners have kept those capabilities while renovating it into a cottage style guest house with 1 bedroom, living area, kitchen, bathroom and a stairway leading to another level that is currently being used as a state of the art home gym. The downstairs is also ideal for an office/studio space. There is another outbuilding with a two car garage and a game room in the upstairs space. You have to see this home to truly understand how special it is.

The History

This house was built by Wade Morrison, the original founder of Dr. Pepper and was his family home until moving to St. Louis for the Worlds Fair. The property was generously renovated in the early 2000’s by Christian rock singer, David Crowder, of Waco and Baylor University fame, before he moved on to Nashville and Atlanta. We have continued renovations to refine the comforts of day to day living for a family and friends. The Property: The California-style pool and cabana, the fully renovated barn-turned-recording studio and now turned guest house and ultimate family cave, the multiple, huge porches, courtyard and sun porch, all provide a different place for every time of day to simply relax and be entertained. We use every inch of this house and never run out of places to fit your mood. Its not a show piece, its a home. The Location: Within two blocks from the local shops including custom shopping, wine tasting, all major churches, the public library, a new city skate park and senior center and as neighbor to other restored historic homes, this part of town already has the bones of a total community and its just getting started. We walk to the river and the growing downtown on most days. Bike rides to Cameron park and the Zoo are easy, and dinner, lunch or brunch at 1424 and Sironia restaurants is only steps away. All this ensures the cars stay parked on the weekends.

Detail

  • Property ID
    247965
  • 4
    Bedrooms
  • 4
    Bathrooms
  • Square Footage
    4724 sqft
  • Lot Size
    0.57 acres
  • Folk Victorian
    Style
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    Year Built
    1885

Updated on September 10, 2020 at 2:20 pm

Address

  • Address: 1503 Washington Ave.
  • City: Waco
  • State/county: Texas
  • Zip/Postal Code: 76701
  • Country: United States

Contact Agent

Adrianna Walker
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