Most Popular Home in America Is a Barn in Texas

Douglas A. McIntyre

They are called “barndominiums” which means, as the word says, barns of one sort or another, which are converted into homes. The most visited listing on realtor.com last week was a barndominium built in Weatherford, Texas, which is a small town west of Forth Worth. It is for sale fo $399,000

The home, at 2686 McClendon Rd in Weatherford, has four bedrooms and three bath. It has 3,360 square feet and sits on 5.38 acres. It was built in 2006. There is a free form pool at the center of the three buildings on the property.

Weatherford was founded in 1854 by settlers, less than two decades after Texas broke away from Mexico. Its population in 2016 was 29,686. The town has grown like a weed. The population rose 32% from 2000 to 2010, 28% from 1990 to 2000, and over 20% in five of the six decades before that, according to the Census. That puts its population at 5,934 in 1940.

The median income for a household in Weatherford just above $51,000 which puts is about $4,000 shy of the national average. Eighty six percent of the population is White, and 10% Hispanic. At 30 miles from Fort Worth, it is something of a commuter town.

The property around the structures is barren and arid. However, this means there is probably no lawn to mow.

The listing:

An entertainers dream property or even an event facility!You won’t be disappointed with the beautiful finishes in this home!Kitchen features double oven, 6 burner gas cooktop in the granite island and new cabinets!3 large down stairs bedrooms with full baths and a massive open living area and dining space! ENTIRE upstairs master suite ,with a private balcony, NEW soaker tub, dual head shower, His & Hers vanities and walk in closets! Outside a party pavilion,covered pool house with sink and pool bath!The guest home has open living ,kitchen, full bath,w&d,1 bedroom. Bring your chickens for the adorable chicken barn and all your toys for the massive 1,200 sq ft shop!