Continuing the Candlelight Tour of Homes in Parker County, we come to an unusual house.
This house started as a two room rock house built in 1874 by the Postmaster of Weatherford. In 1894, the rock was dismantled and used as piers for the first floor of the present house. The design was a Queen Anne style with five rooms divided by a central hallway.
In 1904, the house was purchased by another family, who added the upper story that has five rooms. Since that time, no other structural changes have been made.
Surely the dark paint was added much later.
One of the volunteers provided the information that the house is currently owed by a couple who have a decorating business in Dallas. The open magazine shows pictures from this house. So I’m guessing the inside was renovated by them with the formal wallpaper, drapes, and furnishings.
Upstairs some of the bedroom walls are covered with shiplap. It may be original. But usually, during that time frame, it would have been covered with wallpaper. So, the newest owners may have stripped them.
The trees are cut from heavy metal. Wonder how they would look cut from corrugated cardboard?
Everyone has different preferences in decorating. This was not my style, but I could take away some of the Christmas decorating ideas.
“Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.” Albert Einstein