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Chip and Joanna Gaines Just Bought a Castle!

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From buying a castle to housing the homeless, Chip and Jo are busy renovating homes and hearts in Waco, Texas.


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What is Chip and Joanna’s newest venture? Purchasing a CASTLE of course! The dynamic Fixer Upper duo is on to their next renovation adventure, Cottonland Castle. The one hundred and twenty years old castle was just sitting as a Waco Texas site, with years of disrepair!

Cottonland Castle was built in the 1800s, modeled after a German castle on the Rhine River. Mahogany paneling, sandstone exterior and Italian marble characterize the castle-like design. The place is three stories high with a basement, servant’s quarters, eight fireplaces and a tower. Take about the royal treatment.

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Chip and Jo have promised to give it the care it deserves, as it sits in the iconic Castle Heights neighborhood in Waco, Texas. A Magnolia realty spokesperson confirmed “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.”

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Recently Chip and Jo opened up their Magnolia market property to a local church that serves the homeless. The Church Under the Bridge is a congregation in Waco that was forced to move locations.  They serve the “black, white, brown, rich and poor”. The Gaine’s heard about their situation and offered to house the church for a year on their property, free of charge.

We love Chip and Jo’s heart for renovation and hearts for Jesus. The impact they are making on their community is intentional and resonates with the residents of Waco and the world. The Gaine’s are set to have their own network with Discovery, that is in development! Hopefully, we will get to see the journey of rags to riches with this historic site. And see the continued impact they are having on their community through service.