Chip and Joanna ended their popular HGTV show Fixer Upper last year, but is hasn’t slowed the couple down one bit! News just recently broke that they are opening a coffee shop by the end of this year — and now, the two just bought an historic german castle; Cottonland Castle in Waco, Texas.
The 6,700-square-foot Castle took 23 years to build 1890-1913. The Cottonwood Castle has so many gorgeous features, including a huge 9-foot oak front door weighing 400 pounds! According to Daily Mail, the massive home also features eight fireplaces, “Honduran mahogany mill-work, quarter sawn oak, and intricate diamond-paned windows.”
“The property is an iconic piece of Waco’s history, and while specific plans have not yet been determined, one thing is for certain: their efforts will focus on fully completing the home’s long overdue and well-deserved restoration,” said Magnolia spokesman John Marsicano.
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Today was Spring install day at the market and I loved watching it all come to life! The wall in the entry was inspired by the upcoming issue of the Magnolia Journal where we’re exploring the idea of Authenticity — clearing away all that is not true and peeling back the layers until you discover what was there in the beginning. It’s allowing yourself to be truly known and truly loved. ❤️ The magazine hits newsstands in two weeks — and if you’re in town sometime this Spring, stop by the Silos to experience all of the beautiful details the team has been working on for the past couple of months! @magnolia #issue10 #authenticity
The castle has been on the market for two decades, with many attempting to purchase it in the past, including Chip and Joanna. Marsicano described it as a “hallmark of the Castle Heights neighborhood.”
The Gaines’ have a lot on their plate right now, on top of their new castle purchase, Joanna is releasing a new children’s book next month on March 26th called We Are The Gardeners and she has also partnered with Anthropologie for a line of rugs and pillows. On top of that, the couple is will also be starring in a new lifestyle television network with Discovery.
Chip and Joanna is also raising 5 children – Drake, 14, Ella Rose, 11, Duke, 10, Emmie Kay, 8, and Crew, 8 months.