‘Fixer Upper’ stars unveil latest venture through Instagram post

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Chip and Joanna Gaines don’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon, as they announced their latest venture last week.

The stars of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” revealed that they are entering the world of vacation rentals. “We are now opening another vacation rental! Chip and I had so much fun restoring this old Waco icon and cannot wait to welcome guests starting this fall,” wrote Joanna in an Instagram post.

“This house dates back to 1903 and we definitely kept its old world charm—our hope is that friends and families from all over can make lasting memories here during their visit to Waco,” Joanna continued. Prior to the big reveal, Joanna had been posting cryptic hints and messages, said a report from Fox News.

A day before the post, she shared a photo of a bathroom dresser. The post had the caption: “It’s all in the details with this bathroom. The big announcement is tomorrow! #sneakpeek,” with it. The vacation rental property was acquired by the couple back earlier this year through Magnolia Homes. Located in 3601 Hillcrest Drive, the property was sold to the Gaineses by Garry and Jane Dossey.

According to Waco Tribune-Herald, the six-bedroom house boasts of 4,600 square feet of space plus 800 square feet for the servant’s quarters. Moreover, it also comes with a sprawling two acres of land.

“My greatest fear was that the house would fall to someone who didn’t appreciate it or have the financial resources to continue to care for it,” said Garry. “A 110-year-old house needs some care. I think the Magnolia people will have the resources to do it,” he added. The sales price, however, was not revealed, though it was initially listed at $525 last year.

It was locally known as “Bradshaw estate,” after Leo and Eleanor Bradshaw who lived in the house from the 1950s until 1993. It has wooden floors, fine furniture, and stained paneling.

The last two months have been exciting for the “Fixer Upper” hosts. Last month, they celebrated the first anniversary of their Silos Baking Co. in Waco. In addition, they also remade and renamed the old Elite Café in Waco into Magnolia Table.