Picture-perfect Americana. A sprawling green lawn dotted with shade trees, a charming historical home with a big porch, all the amenities you need, and a flag pole—if you opened up a story book about the perfect Hill Country life, you would see this quintessential home on the corner of E. Travis St. and Spruce St. in Fredericksburg’s Historic District.
Built in 1901, this picturesque two-bedroom, two-bath 2,502 square foot home features the original rock facade—a testament to tried–and–true craftsmanship. Updated with an addition in 2005 by esteemed local home builder Daniel Jenschke, this house boasts a traditional feel with modern-day luxuries.
A welcoming front porch lined with decorative white trim invites you to sit and stay awhile—a little sway on the porch swing has a way of making time slow down. The easy life follows you inside, where you can settle in with family and friends as you visit in the bright, comfortable living room. A rock wall and fireplace add extra character and charm. For a cozy, more intimate setting, make your way into the den; pull up a rocking chair and read a book, or get some work done at your desk. The second bedroom also makes an ideal sitting area, office, or study.
The huge open kitchen is truly the beating heart of this one-of-a-kind home. Clearly designed by someone who knows their way around a kitchen, this space features granite counter tops with generous work space and custom cabinetry with a place for everything; a giant walk-in pantry offers tons of shelving for storing dishes, cookware, linens, and anything else you can imagine—there is even hanging space to keep your tablecloths in tiptop condition. Appliances boast cabinet-style doors to blend seamlessly with the country kitchen theme. The foodies in the family will swoon over the Wolf professional-style range with dual ovens—prepare to make a feast! The pièce de résistance, however, is the over-sized island that provides not only additional counter space with a sink, but also drawers, cabinets, outlets, and a hanging pot rack to keep all important things at your fingertips. One side is all open shelves—ideal for storing your favorite cookbooks or displaying kitchen knickknacks.
Whether you’re feeling causal or formal, you’ll find the perfect place to dine. The sunny breakfast nook is a delightful spot to enjoy a casual meal or just take a moment to look out the window with a cup of tea. The large dining room is well-suited for elegant dinner parties, raucous family holidays, or anything in between.
At the end of a long day, you’ll find the serene,comfortable master bedroom a welcome retreat. With a vaulted ceiling and plenty of natural light, this sanctuary has plenty of room to stretch out and get a good night’s sleep. The master bath offers a spa-like environment with a granite vanity, refined American Standard sink, and walk-in shower with 360 degree stone tiles. His and her closets mean never fighting for hanger space again. Both closets are enormous with custom racks and shelving— keeping everything off the floor and displayed for easy access. Then men’s closet leads into the laundry room, complete with an over-sized sink and a urinal.
As you wander out to the backyard, you find plenty of places to take a load off and enjoy the beautiful year-round climate. A covered flagstone porch makes a lovely place for your morning coffee and news. The large yard features a charming pergola that provides just the right amount of shade on a sunny summer day.
Additional property features include a nice workshop to explore new hobbies or cross-off that to-do list; a small greenhouse for the gardener in the family; ample storage area; and a two-car carport with plenty of additional parking. A working well is a convenient source of water for the lawn and garden.