Take a step back in time and fall in love with this beautiful early 1900's Heritage Home located in Hillister, TX. This home features 3 bedrooms all with en-suite baths attached, 1/2 bath for your guest, large living room for entertaining, open island style kitchen with breakfast nook, formal dining with beautiful den, sun porch, office space/extra bedroom area, and wraparound porches to sit relax and soak in all that southern charm that this home has to offer. The property consist of 16.2+/- acres of beautiful flowing green pastures, 3 ponds stocked and ready to fish, horse stables, work shop, dog kennels, and chicken coop. Step out your back door and jump straight into your own private pool and enjoy the breath taking views from your pool deck of the fenced and cross-fenced pastures of your property. There is also a fabulous guest home attached to the 3 car carport that is also attached to the main home, and it features a full kitchen, bath, bedroom and den. This place has it all!
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- The History of Our Home...
- The original home is 120 years old, and we have been told it is the oldest home in Hillister, Texas. My family’s roots run deep in this tiny Texas community, and this home holds a lot of history for my family as well as the area.
- This home is considered to be a “Heritage Home” and still retains many of the original finishings, and old world charm of the early 1900’s. We have always felt it is important to keep the home as historically accurate as possible while still upgrading it all the while with modernized technology and finishes as well.
- This house was originally the “Aunt Fanny Allison House”. She raised her nephew Elton Allison in this very home, and on cold nights he would sleep with his hand sewn quilts and pillows in the original claw footed tub. This tub was refinished in recent years and remains in the home.
- The wood burning fireplace was built by my Uncle’s father, Charles Spurlock. It has a steel insert and is still operational to this very day. We love and continue to use it on cold wintery days as it warms most of the home up.
- We have consistently loved and maintained this home to keep it updated while keeping the original charm of the early 1900’s intact as to never forget where we once came from and how far we have come.
- The home’s electrical, plumbing, and insulation was added and although the siding is not original to the home we found this siding to be very similar to that of the original home’s.
- The original home is the front pier and beam portion the slab foundation portion was added later on.All the wood walls, floors and ceilings in the front portion of home are original other than the floor in the kitchen are which was time period inspired. The windows in the front portion of the home are the original hand poured glass (the antique wavy glass) these are very hard to find especially to still remain in a home is unheard of. In the original portion of the home there are 5 circles with some of the stainless blacks-ash we have used to cover the holes of where the smokestack was located for the cooking stove in the kitchen area, and there is another area similar in the front bedroom as well where a pot belly stove existed in it too.
- The back portion of the home was added to look and feel as if it was original to the home. And the guest home was added in recent years as our family grew and changed and has been a saving grace for when loved ones come to visit, kids came home from college, and etc. I think everyone in our family has lived in the guest home at least once since it’s been built. The carport features a full floored attic which hovers above the guest house as well, with tons of storage. It has approximately 800 sq.ft. of attic space.
- We have lived and loved in this home for many years, raised a family, and a full farm and have never regretted a moment of the time we have spent in this home. This property and home will forever hold a special place in our hearts, but life has a way of moving us along and it’s best we move along with it, so our time here has come to an end, but I can just imagine how much love the home still stands to see coming from a new family as the grow to care and love it as much as we did.
- Oh Man! To think if these walls could talk the stories they could tell! We hope and pray this home blesses whoever decides to make it their own the way it has us. Thank you.
- May 26, 2023
- Poindexter Residence and Property 207 CR 4453, Hillister, Texas77624
- HISTORY OF HOUSE SINCE ACQUIRED IN 1985
- This is an original farm house circa 1900 constructed on the edge of the township which primarily was a saw mill town, of which many populated East Texas. This house was on a property directly south of the original Hillister school site with a lane on its west side going to the school for residents living in several other houses to its north and west. We believe this is the oldest surviving house in the community.
- The original house was built typical of the me a straight gable roof, front and rear porches. with one excepon. In the front for the living room there was a 4’x12’ extension made to the north to accommodate added space in front of the fireplace. Basic dimensions are 28’x50’ (approx. 1400 SF) plus front porch.
- Basic construcon is concrete piers with pine mber seals placed14’ apart, 2x8 SYP floor joists place on 24” centers. Walls extend up from the seals to 9’ above the joists. Floors are 1x4 T&G SYP, interior walls are box sided with 1x6 SYP applied to both sides of the studs starng at the floor level, exterior walls are box sided with 2x6 SYP on interior and ship lap siding of the exterior. Ceiling has 2x6 SYP joists and 1x6 SYP ceiling boards. Raers are 2x4 SYP on 24” spacing decked with 1x6 SYP. Materials are far superior to any available today since it came from old growth pines.
- House had 2 bedrooms with closets on the south side sharing a bathroom between them with a third entrance from the living area. The living area on the northside was living room, dining room and kitchen, the back porch had been enclosed with the north side a ulity room and the south converted into a small third bedroom.
- Windows were single hung wood frame with poured glass panels. Doors were 5 panel wood, trim included 1x6 base boards. The original footed bathtub remains in the bathroom. Home was well built and ahead of its me in design for simple farm houses.
- MAJOR ADDITION 1987-1988
- Added 28 x 52 (approx. 1456 SF) perpendicular to original house. New construcon was on concrete foundaon which also included 8’ wrap around porch on the south side extending to the front and adding a 34’ porch across the front. This enclosed the house on 3 sides leaving the north side open for venlaon under the house on piers. Addion included covered porches with an enclosed screen porch on northwest adjoining Master bedroom and bath. Next room to the south is the family/sun room with an entry area on the west end for rear door and screen porch. There is also a 1⁄2 bath and mechanical room with ac and heat equipment, electric panel for the addion separate from the original house old service. The final room addion was a bedroom with on suite bath with walk in closet. With the construcon a new underground electric service was added with separate panel for the old and new porons. Also. a new sepc system was installed to serve the complete house.
- Floors are 1x4 SYP to match the original house, wall heights are 9’6” except the Sun Room has a 15’ vaulted center. Other than a Knoy Cypress accent wall along the entry wall between old and new secons. Wall framing (2X4), ceiling and roof joists(2x6) are SYP using experience framing contractor for installaon. Trims, cabinets are all custom done on site by trim carpenter. Windows and doors are dual pane, walls have high rated insulaon available at the me. Both exterior porch entry doors are single light glass. The east side had a deck the full 52’ with each room have single light French doors for access, interior doors are 5 panel wood to match the original.
- REMODELS 1990-2000s
- A. Rewired original house to current standards, installed new panel separate from the addion, both connect to the main service established with the remodel. Also extended central air and heat to original house – equipment was sized for this when addion made.
- B. Leveled the house prior to exterior and interior remodel.
- C. Removed and replaced exterior siding-at the same me we added insulaon to the original
- house. Added a bay window in the dining room and a garden window to kitchen. Removed wall between front bedroom and living room to increase its size. Removed all the old floor, wall, and ceiling coverings to expose the original wood. Remodeled bathroom and refinished original tub, and refinished floors.
- D. Added new metal roof for enre house.
- E. Do over for Master Bath, Guest Bedroom bath, and the original bathroom.
- 2004-2005 ADDITION GUEST HOUSE
- Made a 26’ x 54’(1296 SF) Addion on a concrete slab, aached by walk way to the exisng house. 26 x 28 (672 SF) is an open 3 car garage, the remaining 24 x 26 (624 SF) is a studio style handicap friendly apartment. It has its own underground electric service (ed to House main), and sepc system. The apartment has a kitchen, dining area, living room, large bathroom, and closet. The shower is wheel chair accessible. There are no thresholds are obstacles in the house. Interior is drywall walls and ceiling, vinyl le floor covering. It was tastefully designed and updated, a popular staying spot for visitors. Its construcon is typical with SYP 2x4 walls, well insulated and comfortable. The roof system is trussed with ac trusses accessible from the carport over 600SF of storage. It also has a matching metal roof to the main house.
- I hope this informaon will be of benefit. We are in a rural area of a small county, there are no regulaons, codes or perming for construcon. It all is le to the best judgement of the owner and or contractor. I have spent the last 30plus years as a manufacturer of engineered building components (wood trusses) and take great pride in using solid construcon principles. I have found my wife has exceponal design skills and very aware of changes that need to be made for maximum enjoyment in our home. We have always taken pride in its upkeep with the benefit of professionals who keep things in order upon request.
- In the last 8 years these are major appliances updated or changed:
- Gas Stove, Refrigerator, Dish Washer, Hot Water Heater, AC compressor
Horse Facility Features
- Horse barn and turnout, and fenced pastures with 2 ponds and 1 lake.
- 10 miles
- 5 miles
Information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. Buyer to verify all information
207 Co Rd 4453, Warren, Tyler County, Texas