You can now pick up a Joanna Gaines-designed house for just $290,000

By Mackenzie Schmidt
July 12, 2017 11:42 AM
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You don’t need to get on Fixer Upper to live in one of Chip and Joanna Gaines’s coveted Waco, Texas, homes. But until recently you needed about half a million dollars (and sometimes much more).

Fortunately, another house featured on the show and renovated by Chip and Jo, has hit the market in neighboring Woodway, for the much more approachable price of $290,000. It’s still no small pittance, but the classic ranch-style home is a rare opportunity to lay claim to some of those signature modern farmhouse vibes.

The 3-bedroom, 2-bath listing comes in under 2,000 square feet and sits on about an acre, but the Gainesian details make up for the modest stats. The custom kitchen features floor-to-ceiling storage, a built-in breakfast area, and two sets of French doors leading out to a large backyard. It’s also just a block from a public park, says listing agent Jake Russell of Magnolia Realty in Texas and Core in New York.

The house was dubbed “The Plain Gray Ranch” thanks to its uninspiring “before” appearance, on season four, episode three of the hit show. Chip and Joanna reimagined the dated interiors, which included heart-patterned wallpaper and linoleum flooring, and opened up the closed-off layout typical of the 1950s build. “Spaces like the kitchen and master bathroom needed a complete update, while the family room, entryway and master bedroom only required cosmetic updates to add character,” Joanna wrote on her Magnolia blog of the project.

Credit: Carol Embry, Picture It Sold! LLC

The Woodway house is one of at least four Fixer Upper houses that are currently on the market, including the $565,000 China Springs house, another one of Russell’s listings, the “Barndominium” ($1.2 million) and the “Shotgun House” ($950,000). Two more recently changed hands in off-market deals, Russell confirms.

Check out the video above for a full tour of the property.