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The round house in Granbury, Texas, must have been something to see in its day.

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Built and designed in 1905 by local banker John E. Brown, it was a mansion with 14 rooms, including a hexagonal grand hall that measured 32 feet across. Each room was finished with a different kind of imported wood, with oak in the dining room, and bird’s eye maple elsewhere. The music room had a concert-size grand piano that had been brought from New York to New Orleans by boat, then overland to Granbury via a wagon pulled by mules.

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Unfortunately after WWII the house fell into disrepair. It was occasionally rented by churches because of its large meeting hall, but often left vacant. It was torn down in the 1960s by a builder who bought it in order to scavenge its materials.

round as an igloo

October 18, 2013 — 2 Comments

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round love-shack

September 23, 2013 — Leave a comment

A round house on South Padre Island, at the very tip of Texas, hosted Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and former Texas Governor Anne Richards.

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Scarlet and George Colley fell in love there, and went on to become our Island’s foremost dolphin experts. Nancy Marsden lived there for a while too, and subsequently met her new husband Mike. It must be some kind of powerful love-shack, if you ask me, as everyone still is together.

round house rentals

September 9, 2010 — Leave a comment

Curious about what it’s like to live in a round house?  Try one out — there are circular homes available as vacation rentals in Colorado, Maine, North Carolina, Hawaii, Arizona, Texas, and New York, as well as in Costa Rica, Jamaica, Gabriola Island, British Columbia, Honduras, the Bahamas, the Gambia, the Virgin Islands, Baja California, Mexico, and Jalisco, Mexico.

Two-story round house for rent in El Dorado, Texas: “You can’t be cornered here!”