The last time we saw the Severn family on “Fixer Upper,” they were “blown away” by the work Chip and Joanna Gaines did to transform a tired ’80s home into a dreamy, modern residence. At the end of the episode, Chip hoped the Severns “would live happily ever after” in the house remodeled on Season 4 of the popular HGTV series.
The episode aired in February 2017. A year and a half later, the “ever after” fairy tale has come to an end. The Severns have put the Gaines-redesigned home in Woodway, TX, on the market for $499,000.
Don’t be deceived by the goofy nickname Chip gave the residence. He and Joanna teamed up to turn the 3,444-square-foot “Prickly Pear House” into a sparkling retreat, one of the many wonders they work in the Waco, TX, area.
They replaced the big Opuntia with a bed of mulch and sweet lavender, making the front of the home more inviting.
Also on the exterior, they covered the old red brick with their famous “German schmear,” a rough application of white plaster. They also added a front porch and pergola with access to beautiful French doors.
The home office is spacious and offers plenty of built-ins, something any telecommuter would desire.
While not all the bathrooms were completely redone, the master bath and a half-bath were freshened up.
The Severns purchased the house for $230,000 and had $145,000 for Chip and Joanna to work their magic on it. If the couple manage to snag their half-million-dollar asking price, they’ll walk away with a sweet profit to complement their Season 4 appearance.
The median price per square foot in the Woodway area is about $114, and this home is priced at $145—a clear indication that the “Fixer Upper” treatment can increase the ROI.
Now, it’s simply time for a new owner to write the next chapter in this ready-made, Gaines-approved residence.
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