Year Purchased: 1912
About the owner: I have 3 young wonderful children and reside in The Woodlands TX but grew up near Athens, TX and have wanted to have a home there to use for my family when we come back to visit our extended family. Our family has also long been vacation home tenants when we travel and have thought of investing into a vacation home of our own. This year, I had the opportunity to purchase my great grandfathers home I have been around since I was born which allowed both dreams to come true. With so much history and memories in this home, it is a very special place to us. We are hopeful you enjoy our Heritage House as much as we do.
Why the Owner Chose Athens:
My great, great grandfather moved to this area in 1912 with his children and were full time farmers and cattle ranchers. When he passed, my great grandfather (whom had been involved in the family farm) remained and continue to run the farm. In the 1940’s a tornado destroyed the original home, and in 1949 our home was built. It has continued to be passed down through the family until this year when I purchased the home from my father to reunite it with the remaining ‘original’ property I had already acquired. We then set out to restore the property back into ‘like new’ condition . Now, with our remodel complete, we are sure you will enjoy your stay with us.
The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
With star filled nights, a constant breeze, and fresh country air and sounds, you would struggle to find a more serene place to stay. The deck we built off the back of the home is always in the shade and has a view all the way to the back of the 53 acre property. Sitting there on the back porch swing feeling the breeze and watching the cows is my favorite way to relax. You can also go through the gate and travel half way back to our spring fed pond and wet a hook if you care to try luck at fishing. (Catch and Release Please)