Another Home From TV’s “Fixer Upper” Season 2 Hits the Market in Texas
The Now Stunning, Million-Dollar Fixer Upper
They called it the “Faceless Bunker” on episode twelve of the second season of Fixer Upper, and before the Gaines got their hands on it, it was pretty much completely as described. Because of that, the transformation the home underwent during the episode was nothing short of miraculous.
Now, the 4,200-square foot four-bedroom, four-bath house in the Woodway suburb of Waco (in Central Texas, where the show is filmed) is on the market — just a little over two years since the episode that made it famous was first broadcast on the cable network HGTV. If you have a quarter of a million dollar down payment and can afford a $6,000 monthly payment (and want to live in Waco), then this little slice of television history could be yours!
What Once Was, in Waco, TX
The house was originally built in 1976 in a neighborhood known for its great schools and beautiful wooded views. The home was set on a wooded acre, but was designed in such a way that the interior structures of the home obstructed the views that you would want visible from every room of the house.
The clients for whom the Gaines remodeled this house were relocating back to the area from an island and were hoping to bring back some of the feel of island living with them. This “faceless bunker” of a house was specifically selected for its potential to capture some of the feels of island life. But first, the remodeling team had to do something about the near featureless exterior of the home.
The Exterior Remodel and Freeing up the View
First, they repainted the front door, stripped the fake brick siding, and added a false balcony and new windows to give the house a face. Then they updated the landscaping to enhance the home’s curb appeal and to give it a more lush, tropical feel.
Inside the home, the remodeling team completely redesigned the feel of the home. They accomplished this by replacing the existing painted wood posts and railings that ran throughout the open layout, multi-level home with a custom-designed railing system that consisted primarily of steel cables. This uncluttered the views of the existing mature landscaping in the beautiful one-acre backyard.
The Interior of This Fixer Upper
Bamboo floors were used to provide warmth to the entire first floor of the home. The kitchen was relocated to the center of the first floor and then thoroughly updated. The former kitchen space was converted into an office area, and a new butler’s pantry with custom built-ins was put between the two spaces.
The home’s dining room and game rooms each got a new set of French doors leading to outside seating areas, and new flooring and light fixtures were installed throughout the home. The home’s hearth was redesigned and rebuilt, and each of the home’s two main bathrooms were redone with giant jet tubs and scores of other great little touches.
A Multi-Layered, Welcoming, Open Space
The complete home at 1649 Cherry Creek Drive in Woodway Texas is not expected to last long on the market, even at $1,265,000. The Gaines have their fans in Waco and many more beyond. More than that, the home in question is quite a stunner.
From the open floor plan to the beautifully landscaped setting, a house like this is well worth the money. Whether you’re a fan of the show and the Gaines’ seemingly inexhaustible font of remodeling creativity or not, a tour of this home will surely have you convinced.