As Developer Peels Back The Layers of Sheetrock, a 150-Year-Old Log Cabin is Revealed in Flower Mound

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This non-descript Flower Mound home had a secret in its walls.
This non-descript Flower Mound home had a secret in its walls.

What a cool story out in Flower Mound, where developer Curtis Grant was beginning the demo process at 4801 Quail Run, a home he purchased that was sold as you’re average 1970s traditional.

Here’s the description from listing agent Jeannie Seth:

Rare opportunity! Original 1970 home added entire 2nd attached home in 2003, perfect for extended families. One story, 4.33 acre property in Flower Mound with exemplary schools. Diving pool, two 2 car garages plus car port for addtl parking. 3 sheds, 2 barns, 1 w-4 stalls, 2 pastures & well for watering. 1970 home has pergo flrs & 1800era FP. 2003 home has ss appl, gas cook top, 42 in cab, wood flrs. Please see media for detail on 2003 home.

Now, Grant says that the original plan was to tear this structure down and build 12 homes on the more-than four acre lot. But when he found the log structure behind drywall, he called in a few experts:

Peggy Riddle at the Denton County Historic Museum did some sleuthing, even calling in a Geoscientist from the University of Arkansas. It turns out that the building was likely part of a colony constructed in the 1860 – perhaps earlier.

Instead of tearing it down, though, Grant wants to preserve the cabin and perhaps add an additional historic structure to the lot and create a homestead destination spot, something that’s rare in Flower Mound. What do you think of this once-in-a-lifetime find?

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Joanna England

If Executive Editor Joanna England could house hunt forever, she absolutely would. Instead she covers the North Texas housing market and the economy for CandysDirt.com. While she started out with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Joanna's work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News as well as several local media outlets. When she's not knitting or hooping, or enjoying White Rock Lake, she's behind the lens of her camera. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, son, and their furry and feathered menagerie.

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  1. LonestarBabs says

    How wonderful that time was taken to investigate! Instead of a wrecking ball/bulldozer coming in to decimate the structure in minutes….I hope this unexpected find will remind us to respect history instead of just scrape it off the face of the earth. Kudos to the effort to preserve and incorporate!

  2. Carolyn Rogers says

    this is so exciting!!!! We have so little ‘history’ in this area, and even less information about what we do have ! I so much hope they keep and restore…. and that they can uncover it’s history….. Yea!

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