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Raumonda
 


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Front view of the Raumonda
Raumonda, Columbus, Texas, Colorado County


This grand Victorian home was built in 1887 by Hans Heinrich Nicholaus Ilse and his wife, Ida Marie Louise Baring, and was occupied by the family until 1954. In 1965 the house was purchased by the Raymond Rau family of Columbus, and its restoration was completed in 1969.

The house is a fine example of symmetrical Victorian architecture reminiscent of the Greek Revival period. It is built entirely of cypress except for the pine floors and woodwork. Its roof is the original stamped metal. Windows are floor length, and the shutters are still operate.

The interior woodwork retains the original grained painting which was popular in the Victorian era. The handsome bronze hardware is original. There are three fireplaces, each with white marble mantels. Ceiling heights are 14 feet downstairs and 12 feet upstairs. All of the chandeliers are antique. Wallpaper is similar to the original.

Raumonda is a Recorded Texas Historical Landmark in one of Texas' earliest settlements.. The present site of Columbus, on the Colorado River, was surveyed by Stephen F. Austin in 1823 as part of the original Anglo-American land grant from Mexico.  After more than 160 years of colorful history, Columbus today is a busy, thriving community. It is carefully preserving its cultural heritage as it grows and moves briskly into a new era.



MORE ABOUT THE HOUSE

Raumonda has been beautifully maintained and is furnished entirely in 19th century antiques. The house contains approximately 5,000 square feet of living space. Raumonda faces Bowie Street, and is approached through an ornamental gate in the wrought iron and brick fence.

HALLS: (37'x11') open to wood floored living areas downstairs and carpeted bedrooms upstairs.
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PARLOR: (18'x18') has a marble mantled fireplace, original picture molding, and draperies of 18th century styling.
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LIVING ROOMS: (both 18'x18') were originally a sitting room with connecting bedroom, but walls on both sides of the marble fireplace have been removed to create a combined entertaining area.
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DINING ROOM: (18'x15') with marble fireplace, features an antique French 24-light chandelier that has not been electrified.
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KITCHEN &
BREAKFAST AREA:
(17'x14'), same size as the original kitchen, is equipped for today's convenience.
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LANAI: (25'x8'), originally a screened porch off the hall and the kitchen, has been glassed to provide a sitting area facing the gardens and pool.
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MASTER BEDROOM: (18'x18') has its own bath, dressing room and closets.
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BEDROOM #2: (18'x18') is across the hall from the master bedroom.
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BEDROOM #3: (18'x16'), called the "Ilse Bedroom", has furniture given to one of the Ilse daughters as a wedding gift from her father. This bedroom and Bedroom #2 are served by a large bathroom.
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BEDROOM #4: (18'x14') has its own bath and back stairway.
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COVERED PORCH: (25'x8') is off the upstairs hall and Bedroom #4.

The house has public electric, natural gas, water and sewer services. There are three zones of central air conditioning and heating.

The oversized lot, (136'x166.67') is fully fenced and beautifully landscaped. It has an arbor, a swimming pool, and large screen-covered entertaining area.


ABOUT THE AREA

  • The property is located in Columbus, Texas which is in Colorado County. Columbus is located on Interstate 10 just 65 miles east of Houston and 140 miles west of San Antonio.
  • The Robert R. Wells, Jr. Airport, with a 4,000 feet asphalt runway, is located just off Hwy 71 near Columbus.
  • Columbus has a 40-bed hospital, affiliated with Hermann Hospital Life Flight Services.
  • Recreation in the Area: Colorado River, LCRA Reservoir, Columbus has a 9-hole golf course, and THE FALLS, a Riviere/Marr designed 18-holes golf course, with impressive club house, less than 20 minutes drive away.
  • Blinn Junior College and Wharton Junior College are located within 50 miles of Columbus.
  • The average rainfall is 41.3 inches, average winter temperature 45 degrees. There are approximately 40 churches in the area, and an excellent library.
 

 

  This property offered is subject to prior sale, change in price, or removal off the market without notice. All information shown here, while based upon information from sources deemed to be reliable, is not in any way warranted by HENDERSON PROPERTIES.


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