This Beautiful 'Fixer Upper' Home Could Be Yours
If you watch enough episodes of Fixer Upper in a row, you may think you know Chip and Joanna Gaines’ sense of style—a sort of rustic country chic. They like to shake things up, though; occasionally creating a drop-dead gorgeous home that is nothing like their traditional style. Back in Season Four, they created such a home for Dean and Brittany Wixsom, transforming a fairly boring 1980s home into a truly modern masterpiece. Now that house is on the market, meaning the industrial design-showpiece created by Chip and Joanna could be yours.
The 2,768-square foot house sits on five acres in China Spring, just outside of the Gaines’ stomping grounds in Waco. The home’s unique architecture features two soaring peaks that create both a grand entrance and a combination living room and kitchen with towering ceilings.
In the home, the Gaines’ came up with an ingenious solution for anyone who likes both an open floor plan and a little privacy—moveable glass doors that outline both a dining room and an office. Open or close the doors to transform the loft-like space into intimate nooks whenever mood or necessity strikes.
The bedroom has hardwood floors and, of course, shiplap walls painted in a restive dark tone, minimal light fixtures, and floor-to-ceiling windows for lots of morning light. The home’s three bathrooms are sleek, modern, and have a surprisingly cozy feeling.
As with many of the homes on Fixer Upper, the kitchen is the heart of the home. Here, though, the living room and kitchen flow into each other, divided with an eye-catching cement fireplace complete with modernist cut out for firewood storage as its centerpiece. The kitchen has towering ceilings, concrete countertops, a farmhouse sink, built-in appliances, and a glass wall that could let you watch the kids play outside while you drink your morning coffee in peace.
The rest of the home is decorated in minimalist industrial style, too, with muted wall treatments and a simple palate of concrete, wood, and glass used throughout the home, inside and out, giving the home a cohesive style throughout. The tree-lined property offers privacy and space with an outdoor seating area completing the home’s indoor-outdoor feel.
At $565,000 the home is not exactly cheap, but considering it’s already been fixed up by the professionals, all you would need to do is move in. Plus, it’s half the price and nearly three times the size of the so-called Shotgun House, which is also on the market right now.
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This 1980s ranch was given an industrial design once Chip and Joanna got a hold of it.
When you walk through the front of the house, you can have either an open or closed floor plan thanks to these movable glass doors.
A round table not only allows for more space, but also accentuates the corner opening of the room.
The light fixtures in the mirrored spaces are the same helping play up the symmetry of the two rooms.
With a vaulted ceiling, floor to ceiling concrete fireplace, and a wall of windows this living room couldn’t feel more spacious.
On the other side of the fireplace lies the kitchen. There is a breakfast bar along the windows.
Joanna’s signature shiplap gets a dark coat. The other three walls are kept white to keep things airy.
Natural wood cabinets but up to concrete counter tops to continue the industrial design.
The property also comes with 5 acres and a cute red barn.