Lockhart Tudor Mansion Close to Plenty of Daytripping

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LockhartIf you know anything about Texas, you know that barbecue is nearly a religion. And if you know anything about barbecue in Texas, you also know that Lockhart is one of the places where many barbecue lovers will insist you need to make at least one trek in your lifetime.

Which is why we got excited about this Tudor-style mansion with plenty of room for family retreats in the land of barbecue. Because not only is Lockhart a great place for great food, but it’s also quite close to lots of amazing day trips steeped in Texas culture and history.

This five-bedroom, five-bath home sits on more than two acres of land and has about 5,700 square feet of living space. Built in 1942, it’s been well maintained but has kept a lot of the period charm that makes a historic home unique.

“Recent refinishing and some updates bring this home back to its splendor,” said listing agent Amelia Smith with Countywide Realty, who points out the meticulously maintained detailed craftsmanship throughout the home as well.

Three staircases take you to the second floor, one with a sweeping curve you’d expect of a formal staircase. Bathrooms still have the period art-deco bath tiles, the living room still features the exposed beams, and the wood flooring and restored mission tiles throughout the house are showstopping.

Fireplaces pop up in several rooms, and plentiful built-ins appear in an office that makes for an amazing workspace or even additional living space. A separate maid’s quarters could provide a great place for a caretaker to stay full time, and the laundry facilities are upstairs, where the bedrooms are.

The kitchen is spacious and has had a recent update, with stainless steel appliances, Corian and granite counters, and dark cabinetry.

An enclosed garden porch and sunroom overlook the acreage and provide plenty of cool entertaining space for when Texas summers get hotter.

The home is listed for $799,500.