Take a step back in time to the Old West. It doesn't get much more atmospheric than this, folks. A real piece of West Texas history, La Casa Vieja is a gorgeously restored home in Marathon, Texas that was originally an old farmhouse built in 1917. Now, nearly 100 years later, it is a beautiful little hacienda, complete with a casita at the rear of the property that can accommodate additional guests. Located at the foot of Big Bend National Park and just a few blocks from the world-famous Gage Hotel, this property is a stunner. With custom woodwork throughout, this delicately-appointed 950-square-foot home sits on a corner lot and offers a beautiful enclosed private patio/courtyard for privacy. Surrounded by pretty, native desert vegetation, the custom features of this home are far too numerous to mention. Here are a list of just some of them:
~ 10 ft. ceilings
~ Open floor plan
~ Latilla ceiling in living room featuring wood beams with corbels
~ Pressed tin tile ceiling in kitchen
~ Saltillo tile and original refinished hardwood flooring
~ Mesquite customâ€“built kitchen bar top
~ Kraftmaid hickory cabinets in kitchen
~ Pendant lighting
~ Tiled backsplash
~ Textured walls
~ Kiva fireplace in living room
~ Alhambra-tiled shower and Talavera-tiled sink in bathroom
~ Original, restored antique old Mexico wood church doors (1920) at front entry
~ Spacious closet
~ Private and tranquil courtyard w/additional, outdoor kiva fireplace
~ Shaded front porch
The home features evaporative cooling and heating units. A new metal fence adds privacy to this exquisite property. Other details worth mentioning include: Completely new electrical and plumbing, insulation in the flooring, walls and ceilings, gas stove and water heater, and a metal roof w/ original tin on sides.
Whether you're here for a wedding or event, are on an artist's retreat, are off to explore the surrounding area, or are simply here to enjoy the peaceful, gorgeous surroundings, La Casa Vieja is your home away from home in Marathon.
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