For the ultimate restoration project, Chip and Joanna Gaines purchased Cottonland Castle, a rundown yet iconic property in Waco, Texas. Waco’s historic 129-year-old Cottonland Castle sold to none other than the “Fixer Upper” power couple Chip and Joanna Gaines quickly after it was listed. The 6,700 square-foot property was listed on Feb. 14 and closed on Feb. 22 – about a week later, according to Beaumont Enterprise.
“For nearly two decades, Chip and Joanna have admired the property as a hallmark of the Castle Heights neighborhood — they’ve even made past attempts to purchase it,” spokesman John Marsicano told news organizations.
The Texas couple made famous by HGTV's "Fixer Upper" home improvement show closed last week on the historic but rundown Cottonland Castle in Waco. https://t.co/IHno5sdhpC pic.twitter.com/yLCmApbkT0
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Marsicano validated that the Gaines’ company, Magnolia, purchased the property, and considers to be an “iconic piece of Waco’s history.”
The castle was constructed in 1890 and has been empty for approximately 20 years.
The property was previously sold in 2014 and did receive some updates and modifications, but there is still much work to be done.
The fairytale stone castle needs repairs, updates, and a lot of TLC — all things that Chip and Joanna can handle.
According to the property’s listing on Zillow, the castle has a 9-foot oak front door clocking in at 400 lbs, three bedrooms, a pool, “intricate” diamond-paned windows and eight fireplaces.
“This magical German-style stone castle needs a new guiding hand to complete the work so lovingly begun by the current owner,” the listing states.
The castle was listed at $452,860 dollars, but the selling price has not been publicly revealed.
“There is still much to do to complete a renovation of this magnitude, however, once completed “The Castle” — as Wacoans fondly refer to it — will once again shine brightly!” the listing reads.
According to Marsicano, Chip and Joanna are still deciding on exact plans for the property.
“One thing is for certain,” Marsicano said, “(Chip and Joanna’s) efforts will focus on fully completing the home’s long overdue and well-deserved restoration.”