Riverbend Plantation (20191283) - This lovely 5726 square foot home built in 2007 at 521 Houston Street is located on a bluff overlooking Big Cypress Bayou. All of the 5.31 acres are in the city of Jefferson with city utilities. The home is nestled among trees and is close to the bayou that is a habitat for wildlife with cypress trees and Spanish moss. While in the Historic Riverfront District, the property has the ambiance of the country. The home's amenities include prefinished, solid oak flooring, large crown molding and base board molding throughout, high ceilings, two fireplaces, a lovely staircase, a four car garage, a wrap-around covered porch, a gazebo, a dock with a pier and beautiful landscaping. There is also an apartment with two bedrooms, one bath, a cathedral ceiling with exposed beams, pickled hard pine walls and ceilings, a kitchen/living area and a covered 20’ X 26’ porch. This home and acreage are listed for $850,000.
GLICK HOUSE (20194692 ) - This Greek-Revival cottage was constructed in the early 1850s by pioneer Jeffersonians, Bartholomew Figures and his wife, Caroline M. Figures, two blocks east of one of Jefferson’s first hotels which they constructed and operated in the 1840s, the earliest period of Jefferson’s golden era as a steamboat port and gateway to the State of Texas. It is located at 407 E. Jefferson Street in the Historic Riverfront District.This home has two bedrooms, one bathroom, a large meeting room with a fireplace, a full back porch, high ceilings and original trim. It was owned during its history by other prominent families of the 19th and 20th centuries including the Wright, Harrison, Ligon, Ward, Schluter and Benefield families. In 1970, Tommie Wurtsbaugh Glick, a Jefferson native, educator and sculptor, then living in Great Neck, New York, purchased the home and restored it. It became a place for gatherings of politicians, artists and achievers from New York, Texas and other states for the promotion of the arts, environmental conservation, historic restoration and innovative thinking in Jefferson. This property has a provenance and legacy as a place for good works. It affords an opportunity for a purchaser to continue this tradition of fine and gracious living. This lovely home is listed for $225,000.