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‘Fixer Upper’ Couple Buys Historic Castle (Video)

The famed fixer-uppers have chartered into new territory and it’s quite regal. Chip and Joanna Gaines purchased Cottonland Castle! Lindsey Granger has the details:

The TV royal couple Chip and Joanna Gaines have bought a castle in Waco, and it’s definitely a fixer-upper.

The Gaineses’ Magnolia firm closed Friday on the landmark Cottonland Castle on Austin Avenue, buying it from an Oxford University scholar who reportedly decided the renovation required someone with deeper pockets.

A reader-submitted photo shows a film crew with Magnolia officials Friday at the castle on Austin Avenue. (Waco Tribune-Herald)

Chip Gaines was briefly visible atop the 6,700-square-foot stone building Friday afternoon, and members of what appeared to be a film crew could be seen entering the 129-year-old structure as a misty rain fell. A reader also submitted a photo of the crew getting shots outside the castle.

“I can confirm that Magnolia has purchased the historic Cottonland Castle,” Magnolia spokesman John Marsicano wrote in an email to the Tribune-Herald. “For nearly two decades, Chip and Joanna have admired the property as a hallmark of the Castle Heights neighborhood — they’ve even made past attempts to purchase it. The property is an iconic piece of Waco’s history and while specific plans have not yet been determined, one thing is for certain: Their efforts will focus on fully completing the home’s long overdue and well deserved restoration.”

Waco Tribune-Herald, excerpt posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, Feb. 26, 2019

Video by Buzz60/Lindsey Granger