Ranch of the Week: Stunning Historical Landmark in Commerce, TX

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This home is just so beautiful, so one-of-a-kind, I’m a bit at a loss for words. Built in 1914 by a prominent Commerce family, the John T. Knight home is a fully renovated masterpiece of charm and elegance. Mr. Knight was a big shot in this little town, serving as both the banker and the grocer, and the home is reflective of his Edwardian-era status.

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Gosh, where to even begin. No detail has gone unnoticed, making the home genuinely a work of art. Stained glass, tile and wooden moulding line every doorway, window, and fireplace. The home features modern amenities such as Energy Star appliances, central heat and air, and tankless water heaters, but greets the visitor with the illusion of stepping back in time. Or at least onto a movie set.

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Fireplaces abound in this lovely home, typical of turn-of-the-century homes built well before the invention of central heat. Sunlight streaming through the windows is also plentiful, allowing the lights to remain off during the day if the occupant so choses, although a home of this grandeur would have had electricity even in 1914.

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The kitchen accomplishes being both efficient, modern, and appropriate with a mix of farm sink, granite counters, walk-in pantry, and stainless steel appliances.


Don’t miss the wood-lined elevator, the ultimate status symbol then and now, if you’d rather not take the stairs.




With 3,772-square-feet, four bedrooms, and two and a half baths, this home has plenty of room for the entire family, evidenced by the fact that the original Knight family had nine children. Oy vey.

The master suite is the ultimate in comfort, with antique claw-foot tub and walk-in shower, and an adjoining study area with stunning views of the entire property.

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Sitting on 3.5 acres, the property also features the original 1918 barn, which has been converted into a fully functional guest house, as well as a workshop renovated to look like an old storefront.


The home is a designated Texas Historical Landmark site, so here’s your chance to own a real piece of history without making any sacrifices.

This beautiful stately home is offered for a reasonable $478,000 by Ebby Halliday Realtor Patty Turner. It has only been on the market one day, grab it before someone else does!

Kathryn Roan 1Kathryn Roan is an Ebby Halliday Realtor focusing on farms, ranches, andĀ equestrian properties. Kathryn lives in Poetry with herĀ 7 horses. Contact Kathryn at Kathryn@TexasEquestrianProperties.com