World’s most Shabby Chic Home up For Sale


2nd Apr, 2013

Shabby chic; it’s a style you either love or hate, but once you get over the copious amounts of velvet in this rather remarkable property, it might grow on you a little– especially the price! The 40-acre Magnolia Pearl Ranch in Bandera,Texas is made up of 18 independent structures and is currently on the market for just $695K. The Victorian-bohemian bargain includes three cottages (the largest at 1,718 square feet), three gazebos, three outdoor spas, three chicken coops, a barn, a well house, and a windmill. Let’s take a tour…


Owners Robin “Pearl” Brown, who says she doesn’t like anything to match, and her partner John Gray, founded Magnolia Pearl in 2001, selling her homemade clothing and accessories of vintage laces, velvets, silks, and embroidered linens.









All images from Magnolia Pearl Ranch via Country Living and © Anne Lorys Photography




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