17th Nov, 2012

55th Annual Holiday Fredericksburg TX Home Tour Coming Up

Pioneer Museum sponsors its annual tour of Fredericksburg Texas homes from noon until 6 PM on December 1, 2012.  This year’s tour features seven unique Fredericksburg homes in Texas Hill Country will be dressed up for the holidays.

Anyone toying with the idea of purchasing Fredericksburg area real estate will benefit from joining this tour.  It will underscore our illustrious German heritage and open up possibilities hard to describe on paper.  For example one of the homes featured in the tour is the Armstrong Home on West Travis.  The original Texas land was acquired by a Prussian immigrant (circa 1800s).  His daughter built the original two-story home of Basse block, a faux stone made from cement.  By-and-by, the property was recently renovated, restored, and joined by a new and complementary addition.

Another beauty featured in the home tour is the Bullion Residence.  This two-story house in Romanesque Revival style features five fireplaces and two striking sets of bay windows.  Completely restored, the home includes long-leaf pine floors, working transoms, and ancient stone.

A renovation on West College is the Cottingame Home, a 1920s cottage.  Fully equipped with transoms and I boasting a garage, the historic home features an updated color palette accenting its charming façade.  A German pioneer home built in 1882 was rescued by a new owner in 2009.  The Stone Home bears witness to its hard-working owner and renovation team.  They took a dilapidated property and completely transformed it.

The next three properties on the Holiday Tour are new custom homes in Boot Ranch.  These upscale properties show off the areas European heritage splashed with modern materials and amenities.  The result is the epitome of casual Texas ranch style.  Yes, with big boots and a 10 gallon hat.

Tickets for the 55th Annual Holiday Home Tour are available through Pioneer Museum for $25 per person.  Pioneer Museum celebrates Texas Hill Country real estate from the mid-1800s to today.  It is sponsored by the Gillespie County Historical Society.

All participants receive a booklet with a tour map and description of each home.  Persons touring need to enter the gate at Boot Ranch before 4:30 PM.  Three of the homes on tour are in the beautiful Boot Ranch master-planned golf community.

Another holiday event sponsored by Pioneer Museum is the Annual Tannenbaum Ball held at St. Mary’s Event Center on West San Antonio Street.  The festivities include a seated dinner by Delicious Details, and open bar, Silent Auction, raffle of a gemstone and custom setting, dance music by The Flying GTs, and a live auction.

To find out about Texas Hill Country homes and ranches for sale, please call Dale E. Cook, MBA and owner of SAGE – Premium Texas Real Estate in Fredericksburg at (830) 992-0056.

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