Sold Price Range: $420,001 - $482,000 Sold on : 11/29/2021
This is the ONE The DeForest house restoration has won awards as well as a tax abatement from the city of Galveston
+6000sf lot, roof 2021, fully landscaped and surrounded with custom wrought iron fence including antique English gates at each entry including the drive!
Breathtakingly beautiful throughout, double doors take you into this elegant entry lit by a authentic period gasolier now electrified of course!
Tasteful complimentary updates include this full custom kitchen with stainless appliances, leathered granite counter and breakfast bar, ample cabinets and a pantry. The bead board is original to the 1883 home and was found under layers of sheetrock
Natural light abounds - Dining Room with hand stenciled walls, built in original to the home now lit inside to display your treasures. Note the incredible restored pocket doors with much of the original hardward returned to function beautifully
The bath blends the old and the new. Restored hand painted vanity with custom marble top, exquisite selections of fixtures, hexagonal and subway period tile used to create this bath in 2017
view from the breakfast to the dining, most of the floors are the original wood beautifully restored
Living room of modern comfort and period elegance opens thru exceptional pocket doors to the dining. The hardware was either restored or sourced to match
Note the detail of the parquet corners, original bead board and the artisan's hand stenciled walls. Look for this lighted sideboard - an addition by a turn of the century owner - in later photos
Shot taken from the Dining looks out onto the oh-so-elegant foyer and the living room - the light switches are modern interpretation of the victorian "buttons"
Spacious secondary bedroom is full of light and this fixture is MY favorite... if you dont love it you may give it to me!!
Same bedroom has ample space for this charming eastlake vanity/dresser
Right out of the 1090s this charming secondary bedroom charms with its twin beds and soaring ceilings
Twin bedroom is so spacious and light
A lovely primary bedroom with original wood floors - you can see a peek of some of the original storm shutters now being enjoyed again
Period look tile floor added to what is now the utility room. Washer and Dryer to remain with the home.
See how wonderful this inside utility is! down to the fixture that was part of the original home
Large porch walk out from the breakfast room for coffee or cocktails under the party lights!
View from the porch encompasses your lovely new home, regal palms and the charming East End street
this view shows off this roomy outdoor living space
The brick installed as pavers was sourced from the deconstruction of the Imperial Sugar Factory, and from the home's original chimney which was removed to make space for past additions.
The living room famous for its ability to relax and restore
This is a Victorian gasolier that was electrified to light the elegant foyer
This is an example of the original hardware that was found either in the home or under it... or sourced to match what was here.
Bathroom? or elegant Victorian parlor??
This bathroom is so stunning - you will enjoy ANYthing you need to do in it!!
Another view of the modern conveniences for living nestled in the charm beauty of the old
Detail of the leathered granite and marble tile backsplash.. yes it IS marble!
Lighting choices were hand selected throughout the home to compliment the restoration
Something extra and unexpected is this pristine storage/work/play area .. with a locked portion providing additional security for tools etc as well. It is bright and inviting, and has served as the cigar lounge!!
The large (over 6000sf) lot is fully enclosed by custom wrought iron, which is made one of a kind by the addition of antique English gates at each entry - even the drive. parking is premium in the East End, you have 3 + street!
Commemorative Plaque. The lucky new owner witl also receive a personal copy of the home's history.
close up of the new "old" electric light switches - nothing was left undone in this loving and authentic restoration. NOTHING ELSE LIKE THIS REStORED GALVEstON Beauty!
OK, you know i love this one.... can you tell?
Its hard to believe this is the home that withstood the storm of 1900 and all those after... now a Landmark Home!
Evenings cool shade on the front porch boasting the many awards garnered by this restoration of the deForest home
Patio pad in the spacious yard for outdoor visits or a firepit. Another view of the palm surrounded deck and protected parking
A complete landscape restoration was also done.. plantings, stepping stones and on the other side an elegant rose garden
Cant you see yourself relaxing on this gorgeous front porch while you decide where to walk to for your late breakfast at the beach?
This shows how wonderfully that great deck provides protected parking - a golf cart could even be plugged in or a small boat or jetski
From the kitchen see the original cypress siding that is now indoors in the fabulous utility room
View to the strand and UTMB - everything is a charming walk away
Lovely side entry and access to the huge basement area features those Sugar Land Imperial bricks
detail of antique drive gates from England
another English gate Note the front porch is AZEK decking - never needs painting
Over view of this huge lot - the back yard extends beyond the rear deck! Room for a garden, swings et al
From above the yard space, all the added hardscape and walkways, deck and fencing
Sold Transaction: Julia Mickum represented the seller on this sold transaction on 11/29/2021
ORIGINAL - an incredible testimony to life in 1883, lovingly returned to its splendor by an amazing artisan. Every detail painstakingly sourced & brought back in all the glory of its time w/ the welcome addition of modern amenities. Award winning, enter the DeForest House via the splendid foyer, original gasolier fixture (now electrified), marvel at the 12+ ft ceilings, original wood floors. Entertain in gracious LR; restored 9 ft pocket doors lead to the spacious Dining. Original built in buffet, now w/interior lighting for your treasures. 3 spacious bedrooms, exquisite bath w/custom antique chest vanity, marble, hexagon & subway tile to suit the period. Kitchen & Breakfast incld recent stainless appliances, extensive bf bar w/ leathered granite, very ample cabinets stunning backsplash. Inside utility, massive basement workshop, full fenced custom wrought iron w/English antique gates Splendid sunny deck and shaded yard Ample parking +1 under deck Close to UTMB STRAND & BEACH. a BEAUTY
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