“Fixer Upper” fans in search of a Chip and Joanna Gaines fix can now purchase a home renovated on the show in season five. “The Ivy House,” from the third episode of the show’s final season, is listed for $549,900.
Located in Woodway, TX, the home has been on the market since late April, and the price has been sliced four times in just two months. It initially went up for sale on April 29, with an asking price of $629,900. In short order, almost 13% has been cut from the price.
The current homeowners, Gayle and Tim Jackson, appeared on the popular show and told Chip and Jo that they wanted a “coastal” vibe for their abode. They also requested that the design incorporate a home office, a layout that worked well for cooking and entertaining, and a space for guests.
The Jacksons had an “all-in” budget of $400,000, and dropped $212,000 to purchase the Ivy House. That left $188,000 for the Magnolia team to spend on their renovation magic.
The “Fixer Upper” team transformed a once tired four-bedroom space into a home with a bright and functional interior.
The team helped to elevate the home’s nonexistent curb appeal and added a few signature touches along the way. All the work came in under budget—the Jacksons spent $174,000 on the renovations.
Touches to the exterior, such as a pergola and Bahama shutters, are meant to evoke an island vibe.
“We want the Jacksons to feel like they’re on vacation every single day,” Chip says in the episode.
Inside, plenty of trademark Gaines style is visible in the home’s 3,484-square-foot layout.
Details include the addition of shiplap to the office, as well as French doors out to the patio.
In the dining room, French doors open to create a brightly lit space. Just adjacent, the living area includes a double-sided stucco fireplace flanked by archways and exposed wood beams.
The open kitchen now includes a huge island with storage, an exposed brick wall, and a gas stove with a pot filler. An owner’s suite as well as a guest bedroom and bath are both on the home’s main floor.
Upstairs, the custom-designed game room is a cool, multifunctional space.
It transforms into the fourth bedroom, which has a hidden Murphy bed and full bath, a perk that the family noted that they’d grown to appreciate.
“The Murphy bed is one of our favorite features, partly because we had no idea how often it would get used,” they said.
Set on just over a third of an acre, the large corner lot is surrounded by mature trees and landscaping that can be viewed from every window.
The backyard includes a patio for lounging. Out front, the stamped concrete patio is a perfect place for an al fresco gathering.
Interviewed after the renovation, the Jacksons were asked how the Gaines did in fulfilling their vision of rustic meets coastal in the middle of Texas. The couple love Hawaii, but live in Texas.
“I really wanted the home to have the same beach feel, really light and airy, but with the rustic touch Joanna is so good at,” Gayle Jackson said at the time. “I wanted the beachy feeling that was also warm and homey, and I loved how she combined the two.”
No word on why the Jacksons have decided to part with the place, but now you can catch a wave and buy this beachy Gaines makeover.
Amanda Cunningham with Coldwell Banker Apex, Realtors® holds the listing.