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1877 Victorian

The Buchanan House

Front view
Front view
Elegant 1877 Victorian on 29+ lush acres in East Texas
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North pasture
North pasture
Hay meadow, tree lined, with hay barn and stable on east end.
Two acre private lake
Two acre private lake
Spring fed, 25 feet deep, stocked, rebuilt dock, fishing boat included.
Driveway
Driveway
Paved, approx. 200 yards long, lined with mature pines.
Living room
Living room
Vaulted ceiling with large fan.
Historic mantle
Historic mantle
Hand-carved wooden mantle once belonging to Jim Hogg, first native-born governor of Texas.
Playroom/den
Playroom/den
Ceramic tiled playroom features wet bar w/fridge, built-in book cases, and a beautiful 9 foot pool table, complete w/accessories and spectator chairs. Full view French doors on both sides of room.
Formal dining room
Formal dining room
Kitchen
Kitchen
The kitchen has double ovens perfect for holiday dinners, as well as tiled backsplash for the cooktop and double sinks.
Guest bedroom
Guest bedroom
Tall windows to let in morning sunlight are dressed by custom shades.
Master bedroom
Master bedroom
Large master bedroom has a private stairwell leading up from the game room. Windows on north and south sides of the room make it a light and airy place to escape.
Screen door
Screen door
The pine Victorian screen door was custom made by a local craftsman, and opens onto the front porch.
Built-in china hutch
Built-in china hutch
Adorned with tiles featuring French wine labels, the built-in hutch is perfect for displaying the family china and silver.
Side stairs to front porch
Side stairs to front porch
The east side of the front porch lets down to the St. Augustine grass lawn and the shade of a huge magnolia.
View south from porch
View south from porch
Start every morning with coffee on the covered porch overlooking the driveway and south hay meadow.
Front gates
Front gates
Arched double gates provide access to the property through a 420' long pipe fence. Each gate is fixed with a copy of the State Seal of Texas welded into the iron bars.
Bedrooms 4
Full Baths 3
Heated Sq. Ft. 3,887
Stories 2
Acres 29

Features.

  • 1st Floor Bath
  • 1st Floor Bedroom
  • Breakfast Room
  • Den
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Room
  • Living room
  • Utility Room
  • Master bedroom upstairs
  • Automatic outside lights
  • Carport
  • Driveway - Paved
  • Fresh paint
  • Pond
  • Porch
  • Restored exterior
  • Storage Building
  • Built-in Bookcases
  • Built-in Cabinets
  • Carpet
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Ceramic Tile
  • Fireplaces
  • Original wood windows
  • Walk-In Closets
  • Wood floors
  • Central air
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Gas heating
  • Range
  • Septic Tank
  • Water Heater - Gas
  • 12-foot Ceilings
  • 3 year old roof
  • 30X40 poured slab for garage
  • Concrete-floored shed 20X35 (20X8 enclosed w/shelves)
  • Custom pine Victorian door
  • Custom shades
  • Dog run
  • Hay barn 30X50
  • Horse stable 65X29
  • Office w/built-in desk
  • Original front door
  • Refrigerator in wet bar
  • Spring-fed well
  • Tack room 9X9
  • Weather-proof exterior porch fan

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A little history and additional information:
This house is all that is left of the originally 9,000 square foot home, owned by Dr. Buchanan of Mineola, Texas (about 13 miles from Quitman). The doctor raised a large family and operated his family practice out of the home for years. In 1962, long after Buchanan's death, the land was sold and the house was subsequently going to be demolished to make way for a new bank. Instead, it was sold to two separate parties; half of the house was moved to Tyler, Texas, where it later burned, and the other half was bought by a local and moved to the Quitman area, and in 1972, a new wing was added. The home is situated on a hillside, making for southeastern breezes on the family sized porch, surrounded by mature pecans, dogwoods, oaks, pines, and a huge, glorious Magnolia in the front. The outskirts of the property is solidly lined with trees, and neighbors cannot be seen even during the winter months. The property is horse ready, with stable, tack room and fenced pastures.
Features:
Completely renovated two story home features 3887 sq. ft. of living space, with historical hand carved mantle above a wood burning fireplace; formal dining; updated kitchen; private stairway leading to the roomy master bedroom. Large game room complete with ornate 9 foot pool table and accessories (included). This room also has a wet bar, full size refrigerator, and two sets of full view French doors opening out onto the lawn. It's a short walk to the two acre private lake, complete with rebuilt dock, fishing boat and trailer. The property is located 4.5 miles from the Wood County Courthouse in Quitman, TX., which has a population of approx. 2,500 people. Lake Fork Reservoir, a world-renowned bass fishing lake, is 10 miles away. Quitman features retail merchants, banks, churches, public library, excellent schools, and a beautiful old family park with a covered pavilion for concerts.

Archived in July, 2009

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