THE KUKER COMPANY, LAMPASAS TEXAS REAL ESTATE

THE HISTORIC CAUTHEN HOUSE

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206 South Walnut Street
Lampasas, TX 76550


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Don't miss this chance to own the beautiful Historic Cauthen House in Lampasas! This lavishly built 2-story home has been lovingly renovated without disturbing the historic period charm! A perfect blend of historical luxury with convenient modern touches such as the authentically restored Master Bath. The impressive 1916 Spanish style home features tan stucco with dark red brick accent and a metal tile roof. The almost 5,000 square foot centrally heated & cooled home consists of 15 beautifully appointed rooms that include 4 spacious bedrooms, 3 full baths and 1 half bath, 3+ living areas, plus an upstairs game room, study, master sitting room, master sunroom, 2 fireplaces, large formal dining room and an attic and basement. The home further showcases the original rich mahogany wood which was used lavishly throughout the home for interior trim, wainscoting, hand-carved moldings, and the grand staircase. More period features include soaring 10' ceilings, beveled glass windows & doors, many original hand- painted walls & stenciling by an early 20th century New York artist, murals, many original elaborate lighting fixtures including crystal chandelier, gorgeous hardwood Oak floors throughout, French doors, pocket sliding doors, original 1917 faux painting in living & dining, wall sconces, original kitchen tile, original wood valances, dumb waiter, butler's stairs & pantry, wrap around porches, a Porte Cochere entrance, original copper gutters, plus so much more! The home sits majestically on half a city block featuring a 1000 square foot guest house / servant's quarters, water well for yard, a remodeled barn, fabulous gardens, fountain, mature shade trees and 14 Pecans. Perfect residence for those who appreciate the architecture of the early 20th century, quality of construction, plus authentic restoration with attention to detail. Or because the home is located only one block from Lampasas' busy Key Avenue, it would also be perfect for a bed & breakfast, antique & gift shop, or many other possibilities. The home qualifies and is eligible for both a State and a National Historical Marker. You must see this home to appreciate its historic beauty and elegance combined with all the modern conveniences. Contact us today to set up your showing!

INTERIOR DIMENSIONS & FEATURES:
Central Heat & Air (5 A/C Units)
Energy Efficient
Two Story, plus Attic & Basement
High Ceilings, 10 foot
15 Rooms
LIVING ROOM, 22 X 15, fireplace, waffled ceiling, original painted walls & stenciling, grand staircase, beveled glass front door
PARLOR, 15 X 15, located at the front of house off to side of living room with pocket sliding doors, optional 2nd dining or music room, etc.
FORMAL DINING ROOM, 18 X 15, French doors to side porch and to hallway, mural painted ceiling & walls, gorgeous crystal chandelier, doorway to parlor and to butler's pantry
STUDY, 14 x 11 + 8 x 4, Walnut Street side door, downstairs, walk-in closet, optional bedroom, downstairs
BATHROOM, located off of Study, 9 x 8.5, honeycomb tile floor, walk-in closet, bathtub with shower wand, pedestal sink
DEN / GATHERING ROOM + BREAKFAST ROOM, 22 X 13, located at back of house off the kitchen, dumb waiter, Walnut Street / Porte Cochere access
KITCHEN, 16 x 13, honey comb tile floor, ceiling fan, glass upper cabinets, range with brick surround, pantry closet and pantry cabinet, decorative tile backsplash, dishwasher
BUTLER'S PANTRY, 10 X 9, located between kitchen and formal dining, window, 2 built-in hutches with glass upper cabinets
BUTLER'S HALL ROOM, 9 X 9, door to basement and doorway to butler's staircase
GAMEROOM with lots of Windows, upstairs, 22 x 13, 12 windows (originally a sleeping porch)
MASTER BEDROOM, 15 X 15, closet, upstairs
MASTER BATHROOM, 13 X 10, walk-in shower, honey comb tile floor, bidet and toilet, double vanity sinks with marble surround, linen closet
MASTER SUNROOM off Master Bedroom, 15.5 x 12, ceiling fan, lots of windows (originally a sleeping porch)
SITTING ROOM located off Master Bedroom with entrance to master and one to hall (optional Nursery or bedroom), fireplace, closet
UPSTAIRS HALF BATH, 6 X 4, pedestal sink, toilet, medicine cabinet, linen closet in hall
BEDROOM #2, 16 X 13, upstairs, stencil wall border
JACK 'N JILL BATHROOM, 10 X 5.5, shower, vanity area, pedestal sink
BEDROOM #3, 18 X 17, upstairs, closet, stencil border
BEDROOM #4, 16 X 15, closet, stencil border
Extra Wide Upper Hallway, with door to attic staircase
Central Vacuum
Hardwood Oak Floors throughout
Original 1917 Faux Painting in Living &Dining
Leaded Beveled Glass Doors & Windows
10" Mahogany Baseboards throughout
Parlor Original 5' Solid Mahogany Carved Paneling & Molding
Hand Carved Moldings
Mahogany Molding & Trim accents
Mahogany Doors
Grand Mahogany Staircase
Archways
Pocket Sliding Doors
French Doors
Wall Sconces in almost every room
Original Tile Floor in Kitchen
Built-in Bookcases
Original Wood Valances
Original Lighting Fixtures plus Ceiling Fans with Lights
Lots of Storage Space
Under stairs walk-in closet
Basement, concrete walls & floor, 22 x 24
Attic, room to expand if needed to one or more rooms

EXTERIOR FEATURES:
Half Block / 4 City Lots (with 2 of them corner lots)
1916 Spanish Style Home
Stucco with dark Red Brick Accents
Metal Tile Roof
Pier & Beam Foundation
Attached Porte Cochere Entrance, 20 x 18
Covered side porch with metal tile ceiling 25 x 14
Asphalt Drive to Guest House, plus extra parking for main house
Cement curbs & sidewalks
Covered Wrap Around Porches - 12 x 42 + 12 x 34
Brick Well House, 7 x 6, metal roof
Plant Edging & Corner Decorative Nooks
Cistern, filled by water well (used for yard irrigation)
Sprinkler System
Gardens & Extensive Landscaping
Garden Fountain
Barn, 33 x 15, 4 stalls, wood floor, wood siding exterior with metal roof
GUEST HOUSE, approximately 1,000 SF, 2-Story, Upper story has separate exterior staircase entrance, Stucco siding & tile roof, covered porch, tiled floor, laundry room, lots of built-ins, 2 bathrooms, built in 1970's

Shown by appointment to qualified buyers only.

UTILITIES:
City Water, Sewer, Electric, Trash
Atmos Gas
Water Well for Yard

2010 TAXES: $10,162

DIRECTIONS: In Lampasas from Key Avenue (Highways 183/281/190), go West on 2nd Street for 1 block, house on right on the corner of Walnut & 2nd Streets. In Copperas Cove, take Highway 190 W to Lampasas turn R at the light then turn L or W on 2nd, 1st street is Walnut, house on right at the corner.

The Cauthen home was built in 1917 by Jefferson Cauthen, a wool and mohair buyer, for his wife of 24 years, Cora Etta Edwards Cauthen. Sadly, during the home construction Cora Cauthen died. Cora never got to live in her palatial dream home. However, her husband and 3 children did enjoy living in the luxurious home for many years. In 1886, Jefferson Cauthen had originally purchased the land for his wife's dream home that is located on a half block on the northwest corner of Walnut and Second Streets. However, unstable wool & mohair markets caused them to delay building the home for nearly 21 years. During those 21 years, the family lived comfortably in the property's original barn that was standing on the half block site. In August of 1917, soon after moving in, the Cauthen's youngest daughter, Mary Ruth, married Ralph Spann, a young lawyer from Temple, Texas. They were married at sunrise surrounded by ferns and palm decorations in front of the grand fireplace. Jefferson Cauthen lived in the house until his death on October 17, 1938. Jefferson's and Cora's only son, Perry, never married and lived in the house until his death in 1944. The oldest daughter, Lucille, married Edward Schnabel, a Burnet County rancher, and moved to Nevada. After her husband's death, Lucille returned and lived in the house until she died in 1975. At that time, the ownership of the house went to Mary Ruth Cauthen Spann. During this brief time period, the house was known as the Spann House; even though, Ruth Spann did not use the home as her residence. As a result, the home remained closed and empty for a number of years.
In 1978, the Cauthen House was restored by the Lampasas Museum Committee and opened to the public as a museum later that year. The Keystone Square Museum operated there until around 1982. For a brief period of time, after 1982, the Cauthen House was used as a charming mini-mall for florist & specialty shops. The Guest House was added during this time period.
Since 1983 to the present, the Cauthen House has been home to three different families who during their times of residence have each added their own historical renovations with touches of modern updating.

  • Lot Size: HALF BLOCK/4 CITY LOTS
  • Type: Single Family Residential for Sale
  • Floors: Two or More Stories
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Baths: 3
  • Half Baths: 1
  • Square Feet: 4934
  • Year Built: 1916
  • School District: Lampasas ISD

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