Does everything Joanna Gaines touch turn to literal gold? That might be an explanation behind the price of this vintage shotgun “tiny house” in Waco. The property was featured on season 3 of Fixer Upper, and is now listed for a whopping $950,000.
The formerly 700 square foot home—not exactly tiny by our standards, but sure, that’s on the small side for Texas—was purchased for $28,000 before its primetime TV makeover. Chip and Joanna put on an addition above the original roofline, creating 25 foot vaulted ceilings and space for a loft area—which brings the current square footage to 1,050. It still only has one bedroom and one bathroom, though, for nearly a million dollars. (For comparison, Curbed sites Zillow’s stats that the median home price for Waco is around $200,000.)
But there’s always the old chestnut of location, location, location to consider; the house is a five minute walk to the Gaines’ Magnolia Market, as well as across the highway from McLane Stadium (“Perfect retreat for that dedicated Baylor alumni”).
If you are a fan of Joanna’s rustic style (though this property is remarkably sans shiplap), the home comes with all contents—colorful Smeg fridge, reclaimed wood bed frame, a backyard fire pit—except for the Airstream parked in the drive.
Like the Barndominium, the owners of the shotgun house have been renting it out, for $325 per night “at a 90% occupancy rate,” one of the listing agents told Realtor.com. This, however, is not condoned by the Fixer Upper fam; they mean for the owners to actually live in the properties.
“That’s the true intent of our show, and we want to ensure that does not get lost in this new vacation rental trend,” Brock Murphy, a spokesman for Magnolia, said in a statement.
The property is currently listed with Sotheby’s for $950,000.
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