300-308 South Second and South Walnut Streets


Albany. The way you want Texas to be.

The AIA award-winning design of this unique enclave, comfortably sited in one of the most historic towns and counties in Texas, brilliantly blends a restored 1907 Queen Anne cottage with two beautiful contemporary homes. This stunning compound is built around a series of private courtyards with great views. Now an even more exceptional value due to a recent price improvement.

Perfect for family gatherings, entertaining groups of friends, hunting parties, conversion to a boutique hotel – or simply a quiet place to live -- this peaceful get-away is a pleasant  2-1/2-hour drive from DFW International Airport on HWY 180. The Albany Airport, built for private jets, is only five minutes away. Albany is an easy drive from Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, Midland, Odessa, San Angelo, and only 30 minutes north of Abilene, which has a regional airport.

Designed by award-winning architect Rick Wintersole, AIA, with landscape by Sarah Carr of famed Mark Word Design of Austin, this property was made to be flexible in use. In its present configuration, it has five bedrooms, five full baths, three full kitchens, three half baths, a studio and two offices. With no remodeling, it could have as many as 10 bedrooms. The first floors of all three buildings are handicapped accessible.

This exceptional 15,000-sf corner encompasses a 2,376-sf residence/office, a 1,569-sf historic house, a 2,043-sf residence/studio, and a 731-sf office lease space for a total  6,719 sf.

Masterful attention to first-rate details include museum-quality lighting, beautiful stone countertops, Kohler plumbing fixtures, a central vacuum system, Lennox HVAC, Marvin windows and doors, and an impressive quantity of custom cabinetry and built ins.

The upper deck is an ideal vantage for entertaining friends and family while watching several annual Albany parades or a spectacular sunset. With only 3,300 residents in this historic ranching county, there’s no light pollution — the stars at night are big and bright.

Close the enclave’s Donald Judd-inspired pivot gates, and this property is as private as it gets; no one can see in, even from one house on the property to another. It’s as private and quiet as you want it to be. Open the gates, and it all flows together, great for entertaining.

The low-maintenance landscape, reflecting an Asian/Southwestern attitude, has sturdy native plants and distinctive herringbone-patterned terra cotta courtyard walls, an outdoor fireplace and a serene fish pond.

You’ll think you’re in Marfa or Fort Davis, but without the punishing drive! Albany has the look and feel of far-west Texas and is known for its affinity for the arts. Albany is also home to several tasty Tex-Mex, steak and home-cooking establishments, if you don’t feel like cooking in one of the three terrific kitchens on this property.

On the tranquil town square of this former frontier outpost, the majestic Shackelford County Courthouse, the oldest courthouse in Texas in continuous use, a National Historic Landmark, stands just across the street.

A friendly, welcoming and vibrant community with a 14-block National Historic District, Albany is home to the Fort Griffin Fandangle, the oldest outdoor summer musical in Texas, running now for 77 years. The Old Jail Art Center, hailed by Texas Monthly as “the best small-town museum in the state – and maybe the nation,” is only half a block away.

If you love historic, small-town Texas, this is as good as it gets.

Building 1, two-story with lease space
Living/dining 16 x 38'
Kitchen/den  15 x 24'
Bedroom  13 x 12'
Upstairs bedroom  11 x 13'
Office 13 x 18'
Office lease space 32 x 21'

Building 2, two-story, 1907 historic 
Left side, first floor  13 x 29'
Kitchen  13 x 13'
Right side, first floor  13 x 29' 
Upstairs bedroom  10 x 13'

Building 3, one-story 
Living, dining, kitchen  16 x 35'
TV area    16 x 10'
Bedroom  23 x 12' 
Studio 15 x 20'
Guest bedroom  11 x 15'

Photography by Paul Moseley, Senior Photographer, Star-Telegram

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Price: $995,000
Square Feet: 6,719

  • Two beautiful contemporary homes
  • Restored 1907 Queen Anne cottage
  • Series of private courtyards with great views
  • Three full kitchens
  • Studio
  • Two offices
  • First-rate details and fixtures, custom cabinetry
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