When people imagine property in Texas, million-acre spreads and large ranches spring to mind. But there’s more to real estate in Texas than tending cattle pastures and clearing scrub oak and wily mesquite. For a sampling of what the state has to offer in the way of desirable homesteads, we bring you Lone Star Listings, a recurring feature that highlights a few properties around the state. This week, ogle three century-old homes under $200,000.


Not an American Arts and Crafts style home, but a Victorian for the arty and crafty. This two-story, four-bedroom home was built in 1909, and perhaps has had nothing but a jubilant, birthday cake exterior paint job done to it since.  

(Or, for nearly the same price, you can get this 1955 Victorian as long as you’re OK with not acquiring all the extra work.)


This 3,325-square foot four-bedroom, two-bathroom was built in 1898, roughly forty years after Ladonia was officially founded. In the dog days of August, it’s hard to imagine a time when you might need to stoke not one, but two fireplaces, but in Northeast Texas, the temperatures can drop to twenty degrees during the winter. 


Every day can be like a vacation in the Big Thicket in this former bed and breakfast that was built in the 1870s. Relax amidst claw-foot tubs, pine floors, and the rear covered porches of this four-bedroom Greek Revival shaded by pecan trees. (And come date night, cocktails can be enjoyed in the gazebo.)