Circa 1900 Mason  Texas      $149,000

This home is a  former boarding house for sale in an area zoned residential/light commercial. Situated two blocks off historic Mason Square on Highway 87, the house sits on the pointed end of a pie Shaped piece of property bordered on the east by Highway 87 and on the west by Post Oak Street. A cyclone fence encircles the property. The .7 of an acre lot is distinguished by stately hundred-year-old oaks, large pecan trees, two apple trees: two pear trees, two fig trees and assorted other trees. The yard area is landscaped with shrubs on three sides, and a dozen pink crepe myrtles situated about the yard. English Ivy thrives in the abundant shade and along cobblestone walks. Three trellis arches on the grounds encourage the growth of climbing plants such as morning glories and wisteria. Also situated on the lot are a two-car carport, a 189.75 square foot storage building and a small simulated Pond.

This two-story home has a wrap around porch on three sides. There are three entrances, one from each "porched" side of the house. At the front, is a four-foot wide "coffin" door, dating back to the era when family wakes were held in homes. This door was made large enough for the coffin and pallbearers to easily exit.

The 1800 plus square foot home is framed by a durable synthetic wood; however, the house itself is made of stone. Evidence of the stone construction is immediately evident when viewing the 15-inch windowsills. There are many windows, which serve to make the house light and airy. The house has a Hill Country style metal roof. The sloping roof and gables combine to form an interesting ceiling configuration in the two side bedrooms and bathroom in the upstairs portion of house. The stairway opens on the second floor into the main bedroom and a sitting area that leads onto an outdoor veranda. Tall, hinged, French windows open to offer a view of the veranda and large back yard. 

The downstairs portion of the house contains the kitchen, living room, dining area, bathroom, small bedroom and a utility room. The downstairs is distinguished by 10-foot ceilings, brass door fixtures, and two brass hand-turned doorbells. The downstairs area and stairway are carpeted, while upstairs there are exposed wooden planks Visitors often comment that being here is like a trip back to their grandmother's house, but unlike grandma's. this home has central air and heat. Each floor has its own unit. 

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this property has been sold