Chip and Joanna Buy Cottonwood Castle in Waco
What would go well with Silo's? A castle of course.
You might have caught this story last week on KCENTV about the Cottonwood Castle being for sale. Well it's been bought.
KWTX is reporting that everyone's favorite Fixer Uppers have made the purchase. Yep, Chip and Joanna Gaines ponied up a few bucks and now they have a chance to fixup an historic castle.
This is not the first time that they tried to buy it, according to Magnolia spokesman John Marsicano. "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."
The castle has had several owners but had not been lived in for a long time until it was purchased by a professor at Oxford University named Dirk Obbink, a guest-lecturer at Baylor University in 2014.
I can only guess that since England is about to cascade into economic oblivion with Brexit, Dirk wanted a little nest egg. He might have been better off just moving in permanently.
Well his financial gain will be a Fixer Upper opportunity for our Gaines. Can't wait to see what they do with it.