Fixer-Upper might be officially over (RIP), but there is still one last way to bask in the former house-flipping glory of Chip and Jo: Buy their homes. From the Faceless Bunker to the Dutch Door House, the pair’s famous Waco, Texas, shacks-turned-showstoppers have been slowly hitting the market as of late. The Prickly Pear House—a colonial cottage featured in Season 4, Episode 11—is the latest TV-famous abode to come up for sale. The asking price? $499,000.
According to Realtor, it hasn’t even been two years since Chip and Jo flipped the four-bedroom house for the Severn family, who originally only spent $230,000 for the property and had $145,000 to spare on the renovations. Whatever the family’s reason for putting their half-million-dollar home back on the market, there’s no question that their refined rustic cottage is as charming inside as it is out.
Chip’s quirky name for the cottage was originally inspired by a giant, overgrown cactus that once stood in the front yard. Ripping out the unsightly plant was one of many major upgrades the duo made to the outside. For this makeover, the duo used the fan-favorite “German smear” technique on the exterior of the home—masking the traditional red brick facade with a mortar wash for a worn look—and added French doors for easy indoor-outdoor access.
The pair’s main objective in the kitchen was to extend the footprint of the space and make it more practical for the family and their two children. Keeping with the sweet cottage style, Gaines left out the heavier industrial details and instead opted for clean marble countertops and a dual backsplash of marble and a classic subway tile.
Crafted from wood that was sourced from an old bowling alley lane, the kitchen island has to be the coolest character-filled moment in the home. All credit, of course, going to Joanna’s go-to craftsman, carpenter and furniture maker, Clint Harp.
A round dining table off the kitchen promises flow between the connected living spaces. The main level is brimming with a number of hidden nooks and seating options, including a cozy office den and a built-in reading bench surrounded by custom shelves.
While there’s no place we’d rather be on a snowy winter day than curled up with a good read by that white brick fireplace, a dreamy pergola awaits outside for warmer days.
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