Historic Tate Home Near Downtown Weatherford Could Be Yours For Less Than $1M

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Sitting on more than five acres at the corner of South Lamar Street and Norton Street, the Tate Home near Weatherford’s downtown is still up for sale.

The more than 6,600-square-foot house on 808 South Lamar Street contains 10 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a grand ballroom, and two detached guest suites. Yes, all of that with a price tag of $995,000. It was first listed in 2018 for $1.195 million.

The Queen Anne Victorian-style mansion was built in 1897 by William Tate, a well-known merchant in the small town, who sold buggies, hardware and saddles. The home has since been beautifully restored containing many of the intricate details it was constructed within the late 19th Century.

The current owners, who have maintained the property for more than 27 years, operated the mansion as a bed and breakfast for more than 15 of those years.

Colored as a Victorian Painted Lady with more than 12 vibrant colors on the exterior, a wrap-around gingerbread front porch, and a two-story tower can also be seen from the curb.

The two garden home-sized guest suites come with the same beautiful characteristics of the main house, additionally featuring hot tubs and full-sized bathrooms.

The grand ballroom boasts elaborate interior woodwork, a domed ceiling, and Tudor-style wainscoting. Each bedroom comes with unique patterned wallpaper.

The kitchen — with a large laundry room to match it — feels like a step in the mid-1900s rather than the Victorian Era, but is still beautiful with its checkered black and white flooring and shiny white tiled backsplash surrounding the entire room.

Throughout the large mansion, guests will discover magnificent interior woodwork, detailed doorway fretwork with transoms, five-carved fireplace mantels, 10-foot-tall sliding pocket doors, and an antique gas light fixture.

The property additionally includes a swimming pool and original windmill well house.


Brandi Addison

Brandi Addison was born and raised in Fort Worth and is making her way back to the Panther City after living away from home for nearly five years while attending college at Texas Tech University. After graduating, she was an education reporter for the Midland Reporter-Telegram. She loves the Fort Worth community and the diversity within each of its neighborhoods. Her favorite areas are Clearfork, Fairmount, and the Cultural District.

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  1. Steve Van Gorp says

    To clarify please: If built in 1897, this Victorian painted lady mansion is late 19th Century, not “late 17th Century” and not “mid-19th Century “.

    • mmBrandi Addison says

      Hi – yes, sorry about the confusion! The house was built in the late 19th Century. The kitchen, I said, looks like something more from the mid-1900s (1920s to 1960s) rather than the late 1800s.

      Thanks for reading!

  2. Kirk Rutherford says

    Loved the article! The grand ballroom is spectacular and I wish there were more pictures and larger pictures. From the photo, it appears to me that the magnificent ceiling is actually a barrel ceiling instead of a dome ceiling. Could you clarify that and I am wondering what type of wood is used for the ceiling.

    Thank you again for an intimate look at this treasure.

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