Own a piece of Texas history! The famous Woodworth "Ballygarrett" House in quaint Refugio, Texas is up FOR SALE!!! Built in 1890 and deemed historical site by the state of Texas in 1936, it was once the home of Mary Woodworth, the daughter of Empresario James Power, one of the signers of the Texas declaration of independence. This 7 Bd (2 Master bd) 3.5 bth beauty features 14 ft. ceilings, locks and doors from 1917 and Sears & Roebuck columns from 1889-90, and original stain glass windows throughout home. Five of the bedrooms are octagon shaped and include the original window sash pulley. It is beautifully preserved with original flooring and wainscoting throughout, decorative woodwork and hand carved trimming on the staircase and entrance. Let your guest enjoy a bubble bath in the original refurbished lion foot tub. The main floor includes an octagonal Sun Parlor with five large windows, two spacious Foyer's, and two separate Staircases. The kitchen has been completely updated with stainless steel appliances and brand new cabinets, which leads to a formal Dining room. A quarter bath coming from outside to mud room. There is a huge laundry room and pantry as well French Doors leading to the backyard. Outside there are two original carriage stones, which once served as stepping stones to help passengers as they climbed in and out of carriages. Gracing the Southern Exposure of the 1st and 2nd story is a wraparound porch detailed in elaborate gingerbread trim. Exceptional landscape and fruit trees, including orange, ruby red grapefruit, and a few lemon trees. There is plenty of parking with two separate areas including RV Parking.
Refugio is a small town full of rich history, with a population of 2840. The schools have a great curriculum and sports program, with the High School winning Football State Champs in 2011 in their division. Walking distance from downtown, park and library! Located one block from Hwy 77, and 42 miles to Corpus Christi.
*Bring all offers, Sellers are very motivated!
*May be turned into a Bed and Breakfast!
For historical information visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Power_(empresario)
For Sale By Owner Home Prices for Refugio, Texas 78377