Historic Texas Living

For $1.35 million you can live in a house that looks like the Alamo

For $1.35 million you can live in a house that looks like the Alamo

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The front of the $1.35 million Spicewood home is virtually identical to the real Alamo. Estately.com
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Although the front looks like the real fort, the interiors are far more luxurious. Estately.com
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In spite of its extremely unusual exterior, the home's interiors are rather normal. Estately.com
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Complete with a luxury kitchen, the interior of the home is not exactly what you would expect from a house that resembles the Alamo. Estately.com
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Some of the exteriors do maintain the aesthetic of the San Antonio fort. Estately.com
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The back of the house is far different from the Alamo-like front. Estately.com
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6 Alamo house for sale December 2013
7 Alamo house for sale December 2013
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9 Alamo house for sale December 2013
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History buffs now have the unusual chance to live in The Alamo for $1.35 million. The original fort in San Antonio receives more than 2.5 million tourists a year, but the replica in Spicewood, Texas — about an hour northwest of Austin — offers a very private solution.

The 6,553-square-foot home has five bedrooms, a home theater, rustic room touches and a private dock, making it slightly more comfortable than the original fort.

The Alamo-esque home features a grand entrance hall with exposed stone walls, wrought-iron decorative features and a spiral staircase. As well as having an elevator, the waterfront home features an electric tram that runs to the community dock and private boat slip.

Thanks to the home's unique facade, it was recently featured on HGTV's Home Strange Home, a show that highlights unusual homes across the nation. Constructed in 2007, it is described in its Realtor.com listing as "a home for those who love the Texas Spirit." An understatement, perhaps.