Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Llano's Christmas Home Tour was last Saturday and so was Fredericksburg's. I rushed around to get to the two Christmas bazars in Llano, then to the home tour in Llano, and then ran to Fredericksburg to tour the homes there. It was a long day, but well worth it!!!! I will show you Llano's first and Fredericksburg will be in another post. Most of the homes on the Llano tour were in Castell, a charming little German settlement about 15 miles west of Llano on the Llano River.

The Physician's House was built around 1910. It was once the Castell Pharmacy and home of Dr. and Mrs. Huff. It is now owned by Dennis and Chris Cavner who have completely renovated it.

The Fritz Oestreich House was built by Friedrich (Fritz) Oestreich in the late 1800's and is now owned by Craig and Darlene Spaulding. Fritz was a stone mason and built the home alon the banks of Vasterling Creek. I loved the rock work and the wooden fence and details.

The Lehmberg House which is now the Ranch Home of Bill and Kathy Wallace was one of the first two story homes in the Castell community. in 1872 Carl Lehmberg purchased the general store and post office and moved it to a structure just east of his home. It also became a stagecoach stop. This was the begininng of the town of Castell on the south side of the Llano River. This home has been completely, lovingly and beautifully renovated.

those fabulous kitchen windows overlook the beautiful Llano River!!

Kathy had several pieces from Binky la Faye, including this pillow. I took a picture of a darling display she had done with big jingle bells hanging on the backs of ladder back chairs, but it didn't turn out.

And more shots of some of the other homes that were on the tour.

Stay tuned, Fredericksburg home tour next post!!!!


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  2. Great post, Binky. I had never heard of that community by Llano, but the houses are so reminiscent of the ones settled by Alsations in Castroville, Tx (near my hometown). I enjoyed all your photos and look forward to the ones from Fredericksburg. Betsy of Sisters Treasures

  3. I Love the Beautiful Stone Homes in Texas! Thanks for taking us on a Tour of a really magnificent one!

    Dawn... The Bohemian