Have a look at the Peter Joseph Ingenhuett Homestead in the small town of Comfort, Texas.
The property is listed for sale for a steep $2,400,000 but it consists of three separate dwellings: a circa 1888 4-Bedroom Main Residence, a circa 1868 initial residence Pioneer Home and circa 1830’s Kentucky 2-Story Log Home.
The trio of homes is located in the well-preserved Historical Business District in Comfort.
The initial Pioneer Home and the 4-Bedroom Main Residence were built for Peter & Mary Ingenhuett. The Ingenhuett’s were a prominent family in the area who built several businesses.
Let’s first have a look inside the Main Residence.
The original beadboard walls and ceilings remain throughout the home. The stairway in the central hall, pictured below, was moved from the Ingenhuett-Faust Hotel.
The Ingenhuetts opened various businesses along High Street, including a hotel, saloon, and livery stable. In addition, Mr. Ingenhuett served for nearly 25 years as the town of Comfort’s postmaster.
The main, 2772 sqft residence has 4-bedrooms, a large wood-burning fireplace, a large eat-in kitchen, a formal dining room, and a cozy great room.
The decor is decidedly country-primitive and the historic pieces look right at home with the original architectural features like the shuttered windows and wide plank floors.
The kitchen has been updated but in a period-sensitive manner with darling painted, open-fronted cabinetry.
The many multi-paned windows and French doors in the home make for a warm and light-filled dwelling.
The bedrooms are equally quaint and inviting:
Out the back of the Main House is a beautiful brick patio:
A pathway leads to the two other dwellings on the property.
The small Pioneer House beyond the Main House was the original Ingenhuetts homestead until the larger dwelling was built in 1888.
The outside stairs to the upper floor “children’s sleeping loft” still remain. This home later served as a washhouse.
Inside, the Pioneer House has been renovated in a charming way while allowing for modern amenities.
This would make a wonderful guest house!
The stairs to the upper floor sleeping loft are pictured below:
The third dwelling on the property is located directly behind the Pioneer House.
This 792 sqft, 2-story Log Home was actually disassembled in Kentucky and then transported and reassembled in this location in the year 1990.
How very Barnwood Builders!
Inside, the decor is the most rustic of the three homes.
But like the other two homes, it has a down-home, homestead feel about it.
Love those braided rugs!
This one also makes a great guest house, or… vacation rental? There are so many fun possibilities with this property!
At the rear of the property is one more bonus structure: a barn that was constructed in the 1990s by the present owner who replicated the original barn in this location – believed to be the stagecoach carriage house.
The present owner has done a sensational job of preserving and showcasing the pioneer spirit in this lovely homestead. Hopefully, whoever buys this package of history will continue to preserve and celebrate the legacy of the Ingenhuett family!
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