Historic Texas Living
For $1.35 million you can live in a house that looks like the Alamo
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'sHome 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.