The Adelphia



Immerse yourself in the rich history of this impeccably restored home and estate. Reminiscent of Fredericksburg, this charming 1800s stone house and guest cottage tell a story of history, romance, and restoration. While living in what is now the 2-bedroom cottage John Markward, a German merchant, built the main house for the love of his life, Adelphia, and married her on the front steps in 1881. The guest cottage has also been restored to perfection. It is separated from the main house by a courtyard, with beautiful views of the pond with its wildlife visitors and amazing sunsets. Huge century-old oak trees surround the structures and are subtly illuminated in the evening and through the night.

As you enter the main home, the 14-foot ceilings take your breath away. Throughout this impressive historical home, you can’t help but notice the details John Markward included for Adelphia. Typical of 1800s German architecture, the nearly symmetrical main house features two entryways, one of which had been used for business and the other for the residence. After being fully converted to a residence and named after the woman he loved, The Adelphia offers an elegant front living room equipped with a functioning fireplace, a spacious study, two bedrooms with an optional third bedroom or bonus room, two and one-half baths, and an exceptional kitchen, fit for the most passionate of chefs. Any culinary connoisseur will appreciate the kitchen appliances from Viking, Sub-Zero, and Bosch, as well as the stunning Luminescence Quartzite counters. If you need a break from cooking or to visit with a friend, enjoy a glass of wine or a book in the intimate “sanctuary” just off the kitchen.

As you venture upstairs, the space transforms from the time-appropriate 1800s charm to a welcoming modern bonus room with a built-in queen bed, full bathroom, and entertainment space. At night, the moonlight provides a gentle glow through four dormer windows.

Sitting on 18 acres in Lampasas, TX, and approximately 1 hr outside of Austin, this property is a fantastic opportunity to own an extraordinarily rare and unique income-generating venue on the northeastern edge of the Texas Hill Country. A completely renovated event barn features two huge television screens, a fully appointed warming kitchen, three bathrooms, four stunning chandeliers, and full climate control. The porch on the west side extends the length of the building and is accessible through large glass sliding barn doors that offer views of the gorgeous Texas sunsets, framed by the massive century-old heritage oak trees, a giant manicured lawn as well as a stock pond.

Whether it is admiring the beautiful Texas sunsets on the porch of the barn, playing games on the lawn, or appreciating the exquisite architecture and craftsmanship of John Markward himself, there are a variety of ways for guests to enjoy their time at the Adelphia.

The Adelphia has earned placement on the National Register of Historic Homes.


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