This is a very special house. This 1887 Victorian beauty withstood the devastating Great Storm of 1900 that killed an estimated 8,000 people and wiped out large swaths of Galveston.
Now, still here some 130 years later, she proudly displays her 1900 Storm Survivor plaque.
The home is located in the Galveston Historic District on Postoffice Street.
This 2,214 square foot house is listed for sale for $449,900.
Come on in…
A framed vintage Red Cross poster (above) is a nod to the home’s experience of surviving one of the greatest natural disasters in American history.
Historical references to the Great Storm are found throughout the house.
The kitchen has been elegantly updated:
Off the kitchen is a cozy family room:
A door from the family room leads out to a screened-in porch:
Back inside and up the original staircase…
There is a full second floor with a large landing area and three bedrooms plus 2 baths.
The vintage, nautical-themed décor is pitch perfect for this historic storm survivor.
The first of three large bedrooms:
It has an en-suite bath…
Bedroom #3 is lovely and has its own balcony!
It is sadly ironic that this storm survivor house had to have her listing photos done in the pouring rain. 🙁
Old gal just can’t catch a break.
The home’s small backyard is immaculate with some fruit trees and even an outdoor shower.
It even has an adorable she-shed:
And one more cute addition to the property:
A Little Free Library that matches the house!
This home can truly say she’s not just a survivor, but a thriver!