It’s no secret that we at Second Shelters have a soft spot for the Texas Hill Country — with its wide open spaces, the beautiful scenery, and the plethora of wineries that dot the landscape, it’s hard to find something you don’t like about Fredericksburg.
This week’s historical shelter is a perfect second home for someone who wants to be able to walk to the shops and dining in downtown Fredericksburg, but also wants to be close enough to drive to wine tastings or lunch at Hye Market, for instance.
This 1882 restored farmhouse at 209 Peach St. has kept all of the charm of the original home, and added to it by making even the newer parts seem like they’ve been there forever.
“The original portion of this home was built in 1882 and the restoration has kept the Sunday House charm,” said listing agent Catherine Jeffrey of Absolute Charm Real Estate.
The original 19th-century wood floors are present in the front rooms, and new pine floors are throughout the rest of the home.
“The addition of a new large living room with wood-burning fireplace and wood plank ceilings provides plenty of room for family and friends to gather,” Jeffrey adds.
And that kitchen may look at first blush like it should have a petticoated farmer’s wife preparing supper, but a closer look reveals all the 2017 amenities you’d want in a kitchen — Corian countertops, a subway-tiled backsplash, farmhouse sink, double oven, and gas range.
Both bathrooms have been updated as well.
The shady backyard comes complete with an adorable back porch and plenty of room to host a cookout.
And bonus — this gorgeously appointed, two-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath home comes fully furnished and is listed at $399,900.