Texas Fairytale Home Is Fit For Royalty

Fairytale dwelling or boat?

Adam Musiel

It’s turning into identified in nationwide actual property parlance as “the Golden Triangle” — the invisible strains connecting New York Metropolis, L.A., and Austin, Texas. That’s the place, demographic consultants inform us, everyone seems to be shifting.
So when Stuart and Rebecca Parsons determined to construct a house ten years in the past, they planted it in Lake Whitney, a bluffy a part of central Texas halfway between Austin and Dallas —- proper in that triangle —- generally known as the “Gateway Capital” to the Texas Hill Nation.

Like many who begin constructing personal properties in land-spacious Texas, they had been by no means planning on making a “fairytale fort”. Nor even a plain fort. They needed the water entry, spacious views and privateness.

However a fort, on a cliff, is what they acquired.

119 Non-public Street Drive, Clifton

Adam Musiel eXp Realty

First, Stuart discovered a stunning piece of land overlooking Lake Whitney. Like a lot of the lakes in Texas, Lake Whitney is man-made, a flood management reservoir on the primary stem of the Brazos River in Texas. In recent times, rural and trip dwelling communities have sprouted alongside the 225 miles of shoreline. The jewel of each Bosque and Hill Counties, Lake Whitney covers 35 sq. miles with its crystal-clear water, offering a cherished vacation spot for boaters, fishermen, and water sports activities lovers of all types, in addition to a trip getaway about two hours from Dallas.

Lake Whitney

Texas Parks & Wildlife

“We began to construct, and once we acquired to the fourth story, everybody instructed us the home appeared like a marriage cake, a lot to my shock,” Rebecca mentioned. “We added the entrance porch, after which we realized it as nicely. That is when it started to evolve.”
When Stuart began researching castles, the actual enjoyable started. Working with Waco architect Sterling Thompson, a full-on fairy story fort was created, full with a drawbridge and moat. Two ponds, on both facet of that drawbridge, are within the form of hearts, after all!

119 Non-public Method, Clifton

Adam Musiel eXp Realty

Rebecca and Stuart have constructed loads of properties collectively, and Rebecca had a definite imaginative and prescient for the fort. She knew what individuals needed to see as they walked over the drawbridge and thru the grand doorways. The wow issue needed to be the stuff of fairy tales, particularly the chandelier. “I drove to Dallas and scoured the Market Heart and finally discovered 90 % of what I needed on the Web, together with that good chandelier!”

119 Non-public Method, Clifton

Adam Musiel eXp Realty

She additionally knew the house could possibly be an ideal setting for younger brides.
The Parsons determined to dwell on the third flooring, and conduct all of their design experiments there. Rebecca understands brides. “I needed one thing impartial so a bride may have scorching pink or turquoise as her colours, and it could work contained in the fort. So, we labored out the best tones and textures on our flooring.
It took a decade, however when the doorways of Parsons Citadel swung open, the events started, they usually haven’t stopped.

119 Non-public Street, Clifton

Adam Musiel eXp Realty

119 Non-public Street, Clifton

Adam Musiel, eXp Realty

119 Non-public Street, Clifton

Adam Musiel, eXp Realty

119 Non-public Street, Clifton

Adam Musiel, eXp Realty

119 Non-public Street, Clifton

Adam Musiel, eXp Realty

119 Non-public Drive, Clifton

Adam Musiel, eXp Realty

119 Non-public Drive

Adam Musiel, eXp Realty

119 Non-public Street

Adam Musiel, eXp Realty

119 Non-public Street

Adam Musiel, eXp Realty

The five-story, 11,500 sq. foot, ten-bedroom, fourteen (14!) rest room fort has been the setting for each operate you’ll be able to think about.
However after all, weddings are the heartbeat of this fairy story fort.
With seating for 250 within the grand ballroom, 1,000 on the garden, and the power to sleep as much as 50 friends, it is on the high of most bridal want lists for an ideal venue. The situation cannot be crushed. It is in that golden triangle of Dallas, Fort Value, and Waco and solely two hours from Austin. You may know it is Texas, so in all places is simply down the street apiece.
“Seeing the enjoyment within the faces of those younger is the reward,” Rebecca mentioned. “Probably the most special occasion of their lives begins right here, and you can not change that. We’re going to miss being part of that.”
The home is available on the market, as a result of the Parsons are prepared for his or her subsequent undertaking: we will not wait. In the meantime, in case you are prepared for a fairy story journey, Addison, Texas-based itemizing Adam Musiel has this “fairy story fort” prepared for a prince or pauper. Asking worth for the 11,500 sq. foot fort at 19 Non-public Street in Clifton, Texas. Listed for less than 6.5 million!

119 Non-public Street, Clifton

Adam Musiel, eXp Realty

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