411 E. Creek St.
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Square footage: 4,040
The lowdown: Built of native limestone in 1906, this beautiful, historic property graces the banks of Baron's Creek and is less than two blocks off Main Street in downtown Fredericksburg. The skilled craftsman who built the house, F.W. Langerhans, eventually joined his boot and shoemaking workshop to the original home — the first of its many renovations. In 2006, builder Eric Jacobs helped the current owners carefully restore and enlarge the home for a contemporary lifestyle, adding all the modern conveniences and comforts while keeping true to its humble origins. Crafted of limestone, plaster, and hand-finished walls of Pedernales River sand, with floors of reclaimed long-leaf pine, the home was renovated through a labor of love.
The high ceilings are bead-board, and windows were carefully restored while some new ones were custom built to the original standards with antique glass. There are two large living areas, three bedrooms and three baths, and a one-bed, one-bath guest house. The two original basements are wonderful for the storage of treasures and wine collections. With custom-built reclaimed pine cabinetry, Viking appliances, and beautiful wood countertops, the spacious, open-plan kitchen is perfect for gathering friends. The expansive master suite includes a fireplace with sitting area, separate shower, antique tub, and generously sized closet, just steps from the garden for the ultimate in privacy and comfort.
Sitting on the roughly 1.24 acres are porches; patios; grape vines; an outdoor kitchen; several garden spaces; wonderful views of wildlife; and a rose bush-lined, gentle rock stair to the creek. Only a two minute walk to Main Street and with R-2 zoning, which allows for B&B rentals, this is truly a unique and fabulous home.
This home is on the market with Lazan Pargaman of Kuper Sotheby's International Realty. Click here to see more photos, details, and to contact the agent.