If Only I Had A Million Dollars

Last Updated on December 28, 2015 by Kristi Linauer

Yesterday I posted one of my current favorite videos—a music video by the David Crowder Band that is truly a work of art in itself.  Then a reader, a fellow Wacoan, told me that David Crowder’s house here in Waco is for sale!  I admit, I’m a bit shocked that it’s for sale, because David and his wife Toni spent years lovingly and painstakingly renovating their historic home.  Oh, how I wish I had an extra $1,000,000 burning a hole in my pocket! 

This house’s claim to fame is that it was built in 1886 by Wade Morrison, the co-founder of Dr. Pepper.  Yep, that’s right!  Waco, Texas is the home of Dr. Pepper.

Anyway, here’s a glimpse into this pretty amazing historical home.

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Really, all I needed to see were those turquoise front steps to instantly fall in love with this house!  And with the large front porch, the columns, and the gorgeous windows, this house just oozes charm.

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The dining room…obviously.  This is probably my least favorite room of the home.  It’s nice, but it just seems to be missing something.

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This living room just looks so inviting.  The love the worn textures, the colors.  It looks perfectly aged.  Do you know what I mean? 
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That living room is the room featured on the website for the David Crowder Band’s latest album, Church Music.  It’s a really creative website, which you can see here.

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This looks like a formal living room, but I’m not certain.

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Isn’t this beautiful!?  All of those windows!  The ceiling!

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This could easily be one of my favorite kitchens ever.  Those large windows are just spectacular.  And the ceiling is the icing on the cake.  I can’t tell what the countertops are, but judging from the corner that is visible in the far left of the photo, my guess would be concrete. 

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Another view of the spacious kitchen.  That kitchen alone is probably the size of my entire condo!  I really like how the cabinets go all the way to the ceiling.

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I love the fixtures used in this bathroom.  But I can’t help but wonder why they didn’t put the toilet lid down before taking the picture!!!  Do you find that distracting like I do?

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I’m not sure if this is the master bedroom or a guest room.  It’s a bit dark for my taste, but that chandelier and the windows are fantastic!!

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I really love this bathroom—the wall color combined with the dark chocolate subway tiles.  I wish we could see more of the vanity also.  I really like the use of wood on the vanity.  It makes me wonder if that was a piece of furniture repurposed as a vanity.

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Another gorgeous wall color!  And isn’t that a sweet little bed?  I’d love to see more of that chandelier.  It looks intriguing.  But my favorite thing has to be that arched doorway in the hallway.

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This is probably one of my favorite rooms.  Isn’t that bed spectacular?!  And of course, the colors used here are right up my alley.

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I would assume that this is the master bathroom.  I’m generally not a huge fan of marble floors, but I admit that there’s something about this room that I find very appealing.  It has a grand, stately feel to it.

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The entryway, looking into the kitchen.  Again, the ceiling!  Oh, how I’d love to have that ceiling.

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This is the back of the house, with the little red barn that is original to the house. 

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This is another view of the back yard with the pool that I snagged off of the Waco Tribune Herald website.  Interestingly, when the started excavating for the pool, they found a demolished house buried in the back yard!  Things that make you go ‘Hmmmmm’. 

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I could imagine spending many, many hours in this cabana during the spring, summer, and fall months.

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Isn’t this little red barn charming?  It’s so picturesque and perfectly imperfect.

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This is inside the barn…another one of those rooms that looks aged to perfection.

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And this adorable little kitchen is also in the barn.  I wonder if the floors are original.  They certainly look aged and beautiful.

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The barn also houses a recording studio.

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And a quirky little bathroom with a silver toilet…again with the lid up.  Seriously…that’s one of my pet peeves.

So there it is…a glimpse into a fully renovated historical home in my hometown of Waco, Texas.  Have I made you want to move here?  Well if you have a million dollars burning a hole in your pocket, come buy this incredible house!  I happen to know a very talented interior decorator who could help you with the decorating!  Open-mouthed smile 

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    April 6, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    I'll live in the BARN!!!!!!!!

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    April 6, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Knew you would love it. Maybe we could get 10 friends and all go in together? 🙂 I call the barn!

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    Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating
    April 6, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    SG, I'm so glad you told me about this house! I do love it. I'd love to see it in person. I'm really shocked they're selling it! It's funny…I think lots of people would be fighting over that barn. 🙂

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    April 6, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    They're SELLING? I remember the Wacoan feature on their backyard last year…

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    April 6, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    The kitchen and that outdoor space are going to haunt my dreams!

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    April 6, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    That is an amazing house and property!! But can you imagine waking up in the middle of the night and banging your big toe on that white bed in the dark???

    Laurie M.

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    April 6, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    I could totally go for a Dr. Pepper now. And the house is a little formal for my taste, but I love the front steps and the entry way! And the barn! And the pool and yard. And the high ceilings…

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    April 6, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Pretty sure the the barn is where the lite-bright video was filmed. In fact I know it was. Many of DCB videos have been filmed in this house/barn/
    yard. Wonder if they are moving to Nashville or someplace more Christian rock star shic?

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    April 6, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Wow – what a gorgeous house!

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    April 7, 2011 at 1:24 am

    I love the outside of the house, from the tourquoise front steps to the fantastic outdoor living space, but the interior is so dark. Having already done my time in a nearly 100 year old house, I'll leave that one to the true enthusiasts. Thanks for sharing!

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    April 7, 2011 at 1:52 am

    Wow, I wish I had a million lining my pockets, that's a gorgeous house! I think the cabana and the sun room alone are worth it!

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    Slow Motion Traveler
    April 7, 2011 at 8:14 am

    What a beautiful house! I'm not sure anything could make me want to move to Waco, though.

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    April 7, 2011 at 8:56 am

    OMG, they had me at turquoise steps … and sunroom … and aqua bathroom … and empire chandeliers … and BARN! But for Pete's sake what IS it with the lids up on the toilets? My major pet peeve in real estate listings! The only thing I can think of is that a man took the pictures, and of course they just don't think of details like that — and they also think 'lid up' is the natural position the toilet should be in!

    Pretty pretty place, if it were mine, I'd definitely re-do those dark rooms and take out the reds and earthier tones, and stick strictly to the beach tones. (So Cal girl here!)

    Thanks for this post!



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    April 7, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    I couldn't even finish reading this entire post, I was so tickled that you mentioned the toilet seat lid. It was the first thing I noticed about that picture & wondered the same thing! Definitely one of my pet peeves. Ok, I'll go finish reading now! 🙂

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    April 7, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    My husband would definitely love that barn! He would have made it his "man-cave" that he's been dreaming about for years lol

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    Slow Motion Traveler
    April 10, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    What a beautiful house! I'm not sure anything could make me want to move to Waco, though.

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    September 28, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Nary a Christian artifact in sight! The pool looks like Caligula would have been happy to entertain there. Now, let me see…just how many starving children could have been fed with all that renovation money????? Just another example of the Jesus as a cash cow Christian movement.

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      January 11, 2012 at 9:16 am

      Serious. Have you never been to one of his concerts? Don’t think you have. Cause the one I went to in Austin he had a extremely small venue..standing room only and he asked us to bring socks and tshirts for men for the local men’s shelter. Have you ever looked at the charities they give too before you even comment on “starving children”? I am just so glad the David Crowder Band has not let others detour them from sharing Jesus to millions and doing such a great job doing it.

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    Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating
    September 28, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Christian artifact?  Oh, you mean idols?  Graven images?  You're certainly entitled to your opinion, but unless you know these people personally (and you don't), then you have absolutely no clue what they do with their money or how many charities they give to or how they minister to the poor and needy with their time and money.  You seem to have a bit of a chip on your shoulder. 

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    November 15, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    I was not looking for idols…the house and grounds as depicted in the photos ARE an idol. I was looking for a Bible or the Word of God. Many Jesus followers adorn their walls with the Word of God. Now, if David and his wife truly wanted to spread the Good News about Jesus Christ these photos would have provided a perfect opportunity. I worry that folks who admire and listen to his music will want to become a Christian for the wrong reasons. The "wealth" that Jesus provides for us is eternal life. And it is free.

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      January 11, 2012 at 9:06 am

      Do you not believe that God can bless abundantly? It has nothing to do with having a bible or a “Jesus” picture up. It is ALL about having Jesus in your heart and sharing that abundantly with others and FOR SURE the David Crowder Band has done that.

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        May 3, 2012 at 12:12 am

        Why does everyone think God blesses with money? I would doubt that God gives us money to make us feel comforted in our short time here. Jesus seems to be fairly pessimistic about what riches can do for us. Though I agree that we don’t know what or how much they give to the poor, the house is excessive for just 1 couple with no kids, but for all we know they may have used the renovation and sale as an investment so that they might give all of it to feed the hungry. I think Crowder is a great guy and hope God continues to allow him to spread the good news of Jesus to the world.

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    November 22, 2011 at 8:45 pm