Saturday, February 14, 2015

What $100K gets you in Texas

This first home, I'm just in love with down to it's cornerstone with Freemason markings. It's 2600+ square feet, 5 beds and 3 bathrooms, full basement, oversized detached garage. Yes, it's dated inside, BUT......


That's not a rock facade, the walls are craftily fitted rocks and stones quarried and gathered from the surrounding land. Interspersed in the stones are LARGE quality quartz crystals, petrified wood, fossil specimens, and gorgeous sandstone and Alibates flint slabs. I spent an hour just studying the outside walls. Here are a couple of the prettier crystals at the front door.



Cost? $80,000 dollars. Find the listing and pictures HERE

Or, if you want more land, more rural, with income possibilities, still under $100K:


"This commercial site is located 5 miles east of Petersburg, Texas at the intersection of Hwy 54 and FM 378. It is located on approximately 8 acres of land with many improvements including three large metal buildings, two of which were previously use for grain storage and one as a shop. One grain-storage building is 80’x200’ with 20’ side walls and clear-span construction and the other is 60’x200’ with 14’ side walls and a row of support posts in its center. The 30’x60’ shop building has 14’ side walls and is clear span. There is also a 60’x88’ brick building with offices in its front and an open shop/storage area in the rear part. Other improvements on the site include a 60’ truck scale (50 ton), a tall elevator leg, an overhead storage bin, two grain tanks and a building that once housed a cotton gin as well as one domestic well. Both 3-phase electricity and natural gas are available on the property. This site would be an ideal staging area for an oil company or a wind-energy company, a good place to locate a trucking company and suitable for many other uses. This a great commercial site priced at a small fraction of the cost of the improvements."

The listing is HERE.


17 comments:

Keith Pearson said...

There's a house in Dumas that looks just like the first one. Love the stone houses, most of them here have been torn down for 'progress'.

Anonymous said...

If it has Freemason markings on the cornerstone there will be history behind it. As a freemason, cornerstones require approval from the Grand Lodge of Texas AF&AM, you should look into it

Anonymous said...

It shouldn't be taken for granite.

hiswiserangel said...

~groan~

hiswiserangel said...

Anonymous, Poppy is a Mason, past Grand Master, I've got him on the research.

Anonymous said...

I'm out of Spring Lodge #1174, what lodge is he from

hiswiserangel said...

Canyon City Lodge #730.

Anonymous said...

Tell him fraternal greetings from spring texas

hiswiserangel said...

Will do.

Angel eyes said...

The second one has epic barn dance written all over it. A few bales of straw, many cases of beer and a mediocre country band is all ya need!
I'm dustin off my Justins right now.

wirecutter said...

Hey, the rural property looks like it has all the makin's of a major grow operation/meth lab.
Fucking A, we may be neighbors.

hiswiserangel said...

Yeah, wc, I don't think that's what they meant by "commercial".

Anonymous said...

But you didn't specify, so WC was just thinking outside the box.

-CM

Robert Fowler said...

I'd buy it just for the green toilet.

Anonymous said...

Location, location, location? I've never been there so I don't know, but around here $95,000 wont get you 8 acres of vacant commercial property, and this is not anywhere near a high end market. What's wrong with this place?

David Martin

Anonymous said...

You were looking at a house a year or so ago. What became of that?

Anonymous said...

That stone house looks awesome. Stonework like that now would cost major money. I'm guessing the owner was the stonemason himself.