- HGTV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines reportedly purchased Cottonland Castle, a historic landmark in Waco, Texas.
- The “Fixer Upper” couple will be renovating the local icon, which fell into disrepair before its most recent update in 2014.
- The castle is the latest in the couple’s work around the Texas city where they live and have based their Magnolia business empire.
HGTV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines have put a royal spin on their real estate portfolio.
The couple bought the Cottonland Castle, a Waco, Texas historical landmark Friday, local outlet WTHR reported.
The 129-year-old castle was built in 1890, has 6,700-square feet and holds three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. It was reportedly listed for $US425,000.
Representatives for the “Fixer Upper” couple confirmed in a statement they would be renovating the castle, which would be the most recent update to the building since 2014.
The 6,700-square-foot Cottonland Castle is nestled along Austin Avenue. The historic building is back on the market after it was purchased in 2014. #WeekendWacoUpdate #CottonlandCastle #AustinAvenue #ForSale #WacoRealEstatehttps://t.co/sz4ayYTrI3 pic.twitter.com/s6txIPIrDp
— H&A Real Estate Team (@HarrellRETeam) February 23, 2019
A page for the castle published by Baylor University lists the Gaines’ purchase as the latest development in the landmark’s history and says the couple is committed to renovating the local icon.
“They have promised to finish renovating the home and give it the attention it deserves,” the page reads.”The castle will always be a striking hallmark of the Castle Heights neighbourhood, and the impressive home continues to stand as a quiet reminder of the importance of the cotton industry which once brought prosperity to Waco.”
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