Buy the Alamo (Sort Of)
Go and Buy It: $1.35 million Spicewood Alamo replica on market for "those who love the Texas Spirit"
The original mission and military outpost in San Antonio receives more than 2.5 million tourists a year, but the replica in Spicewood, Texas — 45 minutes northwest of Austin — offers a very private alternative.
The Alamo replica home comes complete with rustic interior, 6,553 square feet of living space, and is equipped with five bedrooms, a home theater and private dock, making it just slightly more comfortable than the original mission building.
The replica features a grand entrance hall with exposed stone walls, wrought iron decorative features and a spiral staircase, and every room has been finished with rustic wood touches. As well as having an elevator, the waterfront home features an electric tram, which runs to the community dock and private boat slip.
The $1.35 million property and home, constructed in 2007, is described in its Realtor.com listing as "a home for those who love the Texas Spirit." That seems to be a vast understatement.