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Round Top S P EC I A L S EC T I O N : A CO L L EC TO R ’ S G U I D E TO T H E A N T I Q U E S H OWS


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La Bahia Antique Show

CARMINE SH-237

Round Top Antiques Fair

County Line Antique Shows Big Red Barn Blue Hills at Round Top top Arbor Antiques Black Gate Antiques FM 1487

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Round Top Hill Antique Show Round Top Folk Art Annex Old Depot Antiques Show

Shelby Antiques Show

Country Acres Show Patch Clutter Bar W Antiques Warrenton Antique Show Zapp Hall Tree Park Antiques FM 1291 FM 1291 SH-159

Bluebonnet Field Country Corner Antiques Granny McCormick’s Yard

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Marburger Farm Antique Show

Round Top Rifle Hall

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ROUND TOP RENDEZVOUS

ABBIELAND ANTIQUES SHOW 2336 Highway 237 South, located next to Marburger Farm 405-301-1874 www.abbieland.com

Shop ’til You Drop at the State’s Biggest Antiques Extravaganza

ALOHA FARMHOUSE ROUND TOP 307 N. Live Oak St. 808-269-6243

Compiled by Barbara Canetti Photos courtesty of The Original Round Top Antiques Fair

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oin the fun at the annual Spring Round Top Antiques Week, the famous statewide – and nationwide – shopping frenzy in more than a half-dozen small rural towns between Houston and Austin. In its 49th year, the big show runs from March 27-April 1 and welcomes more than 100,000 happy shoppers searching for the perfect buy; perusing shops in stores, under tents, in dance halls, churches, grocery stores and barns; and interacting with more than 2,000 independent dealers from all over the country. Bring your camera, too, as March and April in Texas mean bluebonnets and wildflowers in full bloom.

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ARBOR INTERNATIONAL ANTIQUES & INTERIOR DESIGN SHOW American Legion Post No. 388 1503 Highway 237 North, one mile north of Round Top 888-233-5414 www.arborantiques.com BIG RED BARN EVENT CENTER 475 Highway 237 South, between Round Top and Burton 512-237-4747 www.roundtoptexasantiques.com BLUE HILLS AT ROUND TOP 1701 Highway 237 North 816-304-9593 www.bluehillsroundtop.com


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MARBURGER FARM ANTIQUE SHOW 2248 Highway 237 South in Round Top 800-947-5799 www.roundtop-marburger.com MCLAREN’S ANTIQUES AND INTERIORS 1745 Highway 237 North 917-741-7041 www.mclarensantiquesandinteriors.com BILL MOORE ANTIQUES 1352 Highway 237 North 760-587-1300 OLD DEPOT ANTIQUES & MARKET PLACE 550 N. Washington St. 281-851-6779

CHELSEA’S MEADOW ANTIQUE SHOW 1465 Highway 237 North, next to Arbor Antiques Show 713-385-8778 www.chelseasmeadow.com THE COMPOUND 2550 Highway 237 South 979-551-5916 www.roundtopcompound.com COWBOY CORNER 1925 Highway 237 North, near Florida Chapel Cemetery Road 830-374-7474 DYD SQUARE FAIR 100 Main St. 979-249-3638 GASOLINE HILL & ANTIQUES 1901 Highway 237 South 512-627-1657 GONE TO TEXAS Round Top RV Park 601 W. Washington St. 979-249-5673 www.roundtoprvpark.net HENKEL SQUARE MARKET 199 Henkel Circle 979-249-5840 www.henkelsquareroundtop.com

OLD GLORY ANTIQUES 206 S. Washington St. 303-798-4212 www.oldglorystyle.com OLD HENRY FARM 2000 Highway 237 North 800-322-5177 www.roundtop-oldhenryfarm.com ORIGINAL ROUND TOP ANTIQUES FAIR 475 Highway 237 South, between Burton and Round Top Includes The Big Red Barn & Tent, Continental Tent and Carmine Dance Hall 512-237-4747 www.roundtoptexasantiques.com THE RENDEZVOUS 2425 Highway 237 South 810-210-5546 www.therendezvousroundtop.com RECYCLING THE PAST Highway 237 & FM 954 979-484-7288 www.recyclingthepast.com ROUND TOP HILL ANTIQUES 1500 Highway 237 North 979-966-7435 www.roundtophillantiques.com ROUND TOP VINTAGE MARKET 1235 Highway 237 North, located one mile north of Round Top across from Jaster Road and Festival Hill 281-731-5132

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www.roundtopvintagemarket.com TEXAS ROSE ANTIQUE SHOW 2075 Highway 237 North, across from Marburger Farm 256-390-5337 www.texasroseshow.com TOWNSEND PROVISIONS 101 Bauer Rummel Road 512-468-0580 www.townsendprovisions.com TREE PARK FIELD 4635 Highway 237 South 979-249-5588 THE VINTAGE ROUND TOP Rental property 1450 Highway 237 North 713-859-5993 www.thevintageroundtop.com

WARRENTON BAR W ANTIQUES & COLLECTORS 4001 Highway 237 South 979-278-3447 BLUE BONNET FIELD 979-249-3980 CAMPBELL BUILDING 4328 Highway 237 in central Warrenton 713-666-6683


LIBERTY BELL ANTIQUES Specializing in high end European and American antiques, gifts and decor. 14363 Liberty Street Montgomery, TX 77356 (936) 597-4606

www.libertybellantiques.com

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CHICKEN RANCH 4150 Highway 237 South 225-936-9269

CARMINE CARMINE DANCE HALL Highway 237 North, between Burton and Round Top 512-237-4747 www.roundtoptexasantiques.com

CLUTTER SHOW Highway 237 and FM 954, between Warrenton and Round Top 979-249-3682 www.cluttershow.com COLE’S ANTIQUE SHOW Corner of Highway 237 and Willow Spring Road 281-961-5092 www.colesantiqueshow.com DAS BLAUE HAUS 4337 Highway 237 979-249-3131 DAS GUENE HAUS 4418 Highway 237 281-777-3939 DILLIARD’S FIELD 4407 Highway 237 979-966-9370 GRANNY MCCORMICK’S YARD 4246 Highway 237 South 979-249-3818 HILLCREST INN 4339 Highway 237 South 979-249-3074 LITTLE HOUSE ON THE HILL Highway 237 817-599-7664 THE LONE STAR GALLERY 4212 Highway 237, across from the Junk Gypsies and Zapp Hall 512-797-9815 www.thelonestargallery.com THE MARKETPLACE AT WARRENTON 3960 Highway 237 South 817-599-7664 www.marketplacewarrenton.com

COUNTY LINE ANTIQUE SHOW Highway 237 at Spur 458 760-587-1300

OLD FEED & GROCERY Highway 237 in Warrenton 979-249-3144 RENCK HALL AND YARD 4123 Highway 237 South 979-966-7083 ROBINSON’S FIELD 4545 Texas 237 South, located between Dillard’s Field and Tree Park Antiques 979-249-5551

GRACE'S TREASURE HUNT Highway 237 at Spur 458 713-557-5991 GYPSY ROSE ANTIQUES Highway 237 at Spur 458 in Carmine 832-492-3701 ANTIQUES ON THE SQUARE 201 N. Washington St., in the heart of Fayetteville at the Precinct Courthouse Square 318-465-1603

BURTON SOMMERFELD FIELD 4143 Highway 237, across from the former Sterling McCall Old Car Museum 979-733-4160

LA BAHIA ANTIQUES SHOW & SALE Highway 237, just south of U.S. 290 West 979-289-2684 www.labahiaantiques.com

WARRENTON GROCERY & SHOW 4309 Highway 237 South 979-249-3144 www.warrentontx.com

SHELBY TEXAS ANTIQUE SHOW Harmonie Hall 509 W. FM 389 727-488-7750 www.antiqueshowshelbytx.com

WARRENTON-ROUND TOP SHOW GROUNDS North end of Warrenton across from the World’s Smallest Catholic Church WARRENTON ROUND-UP Two miles south of Warrenton on Highway 237 979-249-3004 ZAPP HALL ANTIQUES SHOW 4217 Highway 237 South in central Warrenton 713-824-1157 www.zapphall.com

NORTH GATE FIELDS Highway 237 in Warrenton 409-201-1748

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THE WHITE HOUSE ON THE HILL & THE BARN Rental properties 5025 Wickel Road 713-294-1199, 832-264-3992 www.thewhitehouseonthehill.com

LA GRANGE THE ANTIQUE MALL 561 E. Colorado St. 979-702-0407 FIRST STOP LAST STOP ANTIQUES 3618 Highway 159 979-249-3152


Round Top Vintage Market

Weekend Market open all year: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A quality venue featuring Antiques ~ Vintage ~ Collectibles ~ Art Indoor Dealers Spaces ~ Climate Controlled ~ Over 12,000 Sq Ft

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THE VINTAGE ROUND TOP Hip Rental Home Defines Modern Vintage With Crisp Interiors Accented By Repurposed Antiques By Barbara Canetti

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hen you hear oxymorons such as “open secret,” “jumbo shrimp” or even “Hell’s Angels,” does it make you smile because of the incongruous, contradictory effect of the words? What about “modern vintage?” Paige and Smoot Hull, a Houston couple with connections to Round Top, have embraced that phrase and in fact, decorated a lovely industrial farmhouse (another oxymoron?) in the Hill Country that they rent and make available to others. To Paige, modern vintage is a hip style that marries sustainability with soul, giving home interiors a clean, modern look and furnished with vintage items that appeal to both men and women. The soul relates back to the history and stories in every piece she finds. “We decorate with just the right amount of vintage — it is not overdone,” says Paige, explaining items she found at garage sales and refuse piles were rescued, reconfigured and reused as lights, tables, bed frames or unique and quirky art in the house.

“1450”

The Hulls got into the rental property business in Round Top in an unusual way. They were looking for a weekend getaway from Houston for their family when they came upon a 14-year-old house that was a mile from the Round Top square and within walking distance to venues for the twice-annual antiques show. Although the house was rather ordinary, almost a tract-style house, they rolled up their sleeves and got out their tools. They removed walls, raised ceilings, installed more windows and changed the style, character and personality of the 2,400-squarefoot, two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom house. They recently painted the exterior black, with white trim and shutters and contrasted with the bright, white tones on the inside. They named the house “1450.” They knew rental property was needed during the busy show season as well as other times of the year, so they began advertising and renting their house. It was an instant success, and they soon will add a second rental to the property named ‘Boho,” which will also feature bedrooms and a large party room or conference center. 42 house& home | March 2017 | www.houstonhouseandhome.net


Take a seat on one of the industrial-style bar stools in The Village Round Top’s open and fully stocked kitchen. Photo by Natalie Lacy Lange

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WALK THROUGH As visitors come into the house through an entryway, a large chandelier is one of the first things they see. Talk about sustainability! The light fixture actually is an inactive wasp nest, which has been wired and suspended over a small desk with a vintage typewriter and guestbook.

High ceilings keep the great room light and airy. Photo by Natalie Lacy Lange

This leads into the great room, a large white space with high, high ceilings and an oversized fireplace — the focal point of the room. The cement floor is painted gray and the fireplace redone to remove its rock facade. A mantle was installed and above it, two window screens stand, framed in wood. “There was so much space and we needed something large. I found these screens at a garage sale and just leaned them up against the white wall,” says Paige. “I just love them!” The coffee table actually is an old Army trunk, with a Houstonian’s name imprinted on it, along with stickers indicating where it has been. Entrance to the sleeping loft is accessible from the great room. Up the 14 steps (you know how many steps because they are numbered) is a peaceful room with aged, multi-colored shiplap ceiling, two beds and lots of light. To give lounging guests some privacy, the Hulls created a wall of antique leather valises and arranged them in a geometric pattern, inspired by Santa Fe collage artist Gail Rieke. Back downstairs, the open and fully stocked kitchen has a small sitting counter with three metal industrial barstools purchased in Round Top. Above the bar are three dangling lights. Paige says these triplets were actually used in a chicken coop to keep the eggs and chicks warm. Adjacent to the bar is a heavy post, roughhewn and unpainted and probably from the 1800s, used as the supporting timber for the upstairs entrance to the loft.

THE “PIZZA HUT ROOM”

The separate dining room, with a long wood table to comfortably seat eight, is in what probably was an enclosed porch in the front of the house. She calls this the “Pizza Hut” room Cow-feed sifters are now sconces in one bedroom. Photo by Natalie Lacy Lange 44 house& home | March 2017 | www.houstonhouseandhome.net


Stop in, snoop around. You never know what you’ll find.

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Becky • 832-651-8477 • Open 7 Days, 10-6 • www.BJOldiesAntiques.com PAINT & COLOR MATCHING l LAWN & GARDEN l PROPANE l SHARPENING SERVICES l HOUSEWARES l ELECTRICAL l PLUMBING l POOL SUPPLIES l LUMBER & SHEETROCK l KEY MAKING

SOUTHLAND HARDWARE THE STORE THAT HAS Almost EVERYTHING 1822 Westheimer • Houston, TX 77098 • 713-529-4743 • 832-834-5443 fax shop online @ www.southlandhardware.com • Mon-Sat 8-6pm and Sun 9-5pm

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because it looks like the restaurant chains’ original building style. The room is surrounded with windows, making the white walls, white table and white chairs contrast with the long leaf pine floors, which also were rescued from a junk pile. Everything in the room — table, chairs, flooring and light fixture (once the top portion of a steel barrel) — has a story. “The tabletop came from a carnival group. They would set it up every night with saw horses,” says Paige, noting the history again: The tall man, the bearded lady, the sword swallower, all carnies who lived and traveled together shared their meals at this table. The master bedroom is on the main floor as well. A hanging barn door separates the en suite bathroom from the sleeping area. Paige spotted a trio of metal spigots and installed them as towel holders outside the shower. In the bedroom is a huge framed mirror that monopolizes the room, purchased from Old World Antieks in La Grange and trucked in with lots of prayers for safe transport. The family gets to use the house when it is not rented.

THE VINTAGE ROUND TOP “We love Round Top and wanted a country home, but we didn’t see having a rental at that time. The opportunity arose for us to share the house, and it has been so rewarding,” Paige says. “We are honored and humbled by the reaction from our guests because we didn’t see it coming.” Although the Hulls used to have a shop in Round Top, they now only sell their vintage wares and VRT home goods line that includes candles, soaps, textile bags, aprons and pillows at pop-up stores in the house and online. During the spring antiques week, they are hosting a oneday sale in the house on March 28 with a conference on social media and branding the following day. “We offer something unique that has resonated with so many people,” she says. “Our guests are embracing modern vintage.” The “Pizza Hut” room features a long wooden table. Photo by Natalie Lacy Lange 46 house& home | March 2017 | www.houstonhouseandhome.net


ALVIN ANTIQUE CENTER & OLD ALVIN EMPORIUM

MARCH MADNESS March 1–31, 2017 10 to 50% OFF in selected booths Acres of Antiques - Over 300 Dealers 55,000 sq. ft. of Antiques & Collectibles

Visit Alvin Antique Center & Marketplace for Treasures Galore! New Items Arriving Every Day! Antique Center: Tues.-Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5, Closed Mon. Alvin Emporium: Mon.-Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5

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Smoot and Paige Hull. Photo by Lauren Morsman

RESOURCES BEDROOMS August Antiques, barn door 803 ½ Heights Blvd. 713-880-3353 www.bensantiquegardening.com

A large framed antique mirror “enlarges” the master bedroom. Photo by Natalie Lacy Lange

Old World Antieks, mirror 5414 W. State Highway 71, La Grange 832-509-0022 www.oldworldantieks.com CEILING WOOD Habitat for Humanity Restore 13350 Jones Road 281-477-0460 www.habitatnwhc.org KITCHEN IKEA, farm sink 7810 Katy Freeway 888-888-4532 www.ikea.com LIGHTING FOR MAIN ROOM John Petty Antiques 2032 Westchester Drive, Garland 214-738-6295 RENTAL INFORMATION The Vintage Round Top 1450 N. Highway 237, Round Top 713-859-5993 www.thevintageroundtop.com STYLING Becki Griffin Curious Details www.curiousdetails.com

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AN ECLECTIC INVENTORY OF ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENTS Full Service Mill Shop Jambs, Hand Stripping, build doors and tables out of antique lumber Large Inventory of Antique Doors Antique Door Hardware Flooring Beaded Wood

409 St. Francis, Gonzales, Texas 78629 • 830-672-2428 www.discoverys.net • swk@discoverys.net Thurs.-Sat., 9-5 open to the public, by appointment or by chance

FABULOUS GRANITE & MARBLE Since 1994

Countertops & Vanities 713.409.4515 www.fabulousgraniteandmarble.com

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THE WHITE HOUSE ON THE HILL Replica Church Welcomes as a Charming and Soulful B&B By Marsha Canright Photography by Natalie Lacy Lange

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igh atop a grassy hill overlooking the pastoral fields of Washington County near Round Top, a steepled structure rises from a rolling grove of olive trees and strikes a vivid silhouette against the wide blue sky. Here is a quiet, calm refuge pairing the character of a 19th-century country church with the comfort of handpicked furnishings, beautiful views, perfect linens and a breakfast basket of homemade treats. The White House on the Hill, a bed-and-breakfast retreat for one or two guests, was designed and built by Rob Rosenbaum and Linda O’Neal in 2014. “We both love old country churches, and it was a dream of ours to build a replica that would capture the essence and character of these simple, soulful structures,” Rosenbaum says. The couple chose a lofty hilltop site with panoramic views above their newly planted grove of 300 olive trees. They worked with Barney Reynolds of Round Top Home Builders to complete the project. “It’s like stepping out of time,” says New Yorker Amanda Sawyer, who stays in the cottage with her husband, Dave, twice each year during the Original Round Top Antiques Fair. “It’s so romantic and private. It’s a true retreat from our busy life.” The structure is only a few years old, but the materials are reclaimed from an earlier time and have an aging patina. The main interior room has 25-foot ceilings, shiplap walls and a floor salvaged from a 19thcentury Galveston warehouse. The windows are handmade, the stained glass window is an antique from St. Louis and a 200-year-old wooden beam from Iowa is an architectural and structural focal point. The ambience is all 19th century, but hidden behind cabinet doors is a full kitchenette with a premium espresso and cappuccino machine. There’s also central air and heat and cable television for those who aren’t ready to escape completely from the outside world. “I want people to love this place so much they want to come back again and again. After all, if it’s not as good as your own home or bet-

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A soulful silhouette against a brilliant Texas sunset, The White House on the Hill captures the essence of an old country church. 51


Furnishings are handpicked by Linda O’Neal and Rob Rosenbaum. The angel is an antique from France and once hung in a chapel where novices took their vows.

The king-sized bed is topped with linens by Pandora de Balthezar, well-known for her down pillows.

The interior has 25-foot ceilings, shiplap walls, handmade windows and a floor salvaged from a 19th-century Galveston warehouse. 52 house& home | March 2017 | www.houstonhouseandhome.net

ter, why would you travel to stay here?” O’Neal says. O’Neal and Rosenbaum selected each interior piece. Most of the furnishings are French antiques, although the chandelier is from New Orleans. A king-sized bed is topped with linens by Pandora de Balthezar, who is well known at the Round Top antiques fairs for her down Hungarian pillows and quality linens. The adjacent bath features an oversized claw-foot tub, a walk-in shower and a magnificent antique mirror. Above the tub is an antique print of the Madonna and Jesus, which O’Neal found at Bill Moore Antiques in Round Top. The angel is from France and once hung in a chapel where novices took their vows. For the morning, O’Neal prepares a breakfast basket with homemade blueberry muffins, fresh fruit, yogurt and sometimes Brie and crackers. “Whatever is fresh and delicious, that’s what we bring,” she says. Outside there is seating underneath the cedar tree, and the 20 acres of park-like property include a pond that is ideal for fishing. “The rolling hills are wonderful for walking, and we have incredible sunsets,” O’Neal says. Rosenbaum has planted fruit orchards, crepe myrtle, cedar, cottonwoods and sycamores, in addition to the olive grove. The tall steeple was purchased and installed by “the steeple people,” a Texas group that builds new and refurbishes old church steeples. They used a crane to secure it to the building. The church house is located about eight miles outside of Greenvine, a tiny town with two churches and a bar. It sits equidistance from Round Top and Brenham and is close to Carmine and Burton. The drive from Houston to the countryside retreat is slightly more than an hour.


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Above the bathroom's claw-foot tub is an antique print of the Madonna and Jesus. Note the large walk-in shower.

Even the door offers a view at the hilltop cottage. The window at top is an antique stained glass find from St. Louis.

RESOURCES 49th Annual Spring Round Top Antiques Fair Round Top Area Chamber of Commerce 110 Schumann Lane Round Top 979-249-4042 Toll free: 888-368-4783 www.info@roundtop.org Bill Moore Antiques 1350 N. State Highway 237 Round Top 760-587-1300 Pandora de Balthezar (luxury linens) 418 E. Wright St. A 200-year-old wooden beam visible above the bed is an architectural and structural focal point. 54 house& home | March 2017 | www.houstonhouseandhome.net

Pensacola, Fla. 850-434-5117 www.pandoradebalthazars.com Round Top Home Builders 103 Main St. Round Top 979-249-5151 www.roundtophomebuilders.com The White House on the Hill & The Barn Greenville 713-294-1199 or 832-264-3992 www.thewhitehouseonthehill.com


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Above, the allure of the 19th-century Texas barn inspired this comfy getaway. Right Linda O'Neal and Rob Rosenbaum

THE BARN Big rooms, comfy beds and a beautiful antique collection make this unique space a popular getaway By Marsha Canright Photography by Natalie Lacy Lange

An oversized living and dining space includes a complete, contemporary kitchen.

The barn doors open to the countryside and fill the main room with natural light. 56 house& home | March 2017 | www.houstonhouseandhome.net

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erhaps no building is a greater part of our collective Texas heritage than the 19th-century country barn. Square, solid and utilitarian, all shapes and sizes of barns once dotted the farms and ranchlands in every corner of the Lone Star State. It was the architecture of the big barns and the tiny churches that first charmed Houstonians Rob Rosenbaum and Linda O’Neal when they began spending weekends in the Round Top area in 2007. In addition to his passion for the architecture, Rosenbaum loves collecting antique tools, all those that aided the men and women who settled and farmed Central Texas. “I wanted to build a barn, a special barn, where I could exhibit my antique farm tools,” Rosenbaum says.


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The Barn was his favorite space but overtime, and in need of a new project, the couple decided it might be fun and productive to reinvent the structure as a two-bedroom getaway for families or friends who wanted a taste of country life for a week or a weekend. It’s a big building — 36 by 50 feet — with

The barn is made of rough-hewn cedar with 30-foot ceilings and polished concrete floors.

Left: A vignette of O’Neal’s romantic style. Right: Note the carved headboard in this bedroom.

The White House overlooks a serene pond and a grove of olive trees. 58 house& home | March 2017 | www.houstonhouseandhome.net

30-foot ceilings and polished concrete floors. The exterior is composed of rough-hewn cedar with its own delicious smell. Barney Reynolds and his son, Jay, of Round Top Home Builders completed the barn redo last year. The renovation converted the big barn into two large bedrooms located on opposite sides of an oversized living and dining space with a complete, contemporary kitchen. There is a spacious bathroom with a walk-in shower and double sinks. The northwestern portion of the barn is a wall of windows and glass doors, which fill the room with natural light and also provide a view of the countryside. The Barn is located on the O’NealRosenbaum property near Greenvine, and like their other properties, it is very private. O’Neal designed The Barn’s interiors, selecting art and furnishings from local antique shops and from their personal collection. “The Barn is a great place for a girlfriends’ getaway. We’ve already hosted several, and for families, too,” O’Neal says. It can accommodate four to five people, but it is always reserved as a single unit. In addition to the bath and dressing area, there is a washer and dryer. Outside there is a barbecue pit, a covered patio area, a fire pit and seating for up to 14. “We have some cool antiques in The Barn,” O’Neal says. One bedroom has a huge antique bed, which was purchased from an antique dealer in La Grange. A recent visitor confided in O’Neal: “That bed is better than sex.” The Barn is located near Round Top and Brenham, about an hour and 15 minutes from Houston.


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