Take a look at the historic Cartwright House in Terrell, Texas

It was built in 1883 and needed a lot of love (and work) by the time homeowners Tom and Nancy Aldridge bought it.

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Hard to believe it’s the same house! Nancy says, “There isn’t a day that goes by without someone stopping to take a photograph of the house. It makes me feel so proud.”
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I can see why it attracts so many lookiloos. I’d be braking for it, too!

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A peek inside the 7,000 square-foot home:

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They bought it with much of the original furniture inside.

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“We knew the restoration was going to take a lot of work, so we hired an architect, Ron Hobbs, and a contractor, David Mauk,” Nancy says. “They made a presentation to the state, and our plans were approved.”

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Interior designer Pat Ratcliff to help choose appropriate historical colors for the house. The house is on the National Register of Historic Places.