Wow, just WOW! She took our breath away as soon as we walked through the front door!
Built in 1895, this gorgeous Victorian, with its intact jigsaw-cut gingerbread trim, ornate front door and interior wainscoting and woodwork is an unbelivable First Ward gem!
Frederick Cornelius Bammel, along with his wife Caroline (Carrie) built this spectacular house. They lived here from 1895 until Carrie’s death in 1938 and his death in 1944. They had five children – Jacob (Jake), Helena, Florence, Mary, and William. Prior to the Sabine residence, they lived on the 1700 block of Louisiana Street. Believe it or not, that house still exists but was moved to Chappell Hill in the 1970’s where it now serves as a guest house on a ranch.
On a side note, 1203 Edwards St, another FW Heritage Respectfully Restored home, originally located at 1702 Shearn St (one block east of 1819 Sabine) was built by Henry Bammel – Frederick’s brother! Today, 1203 Edwards St. is a 2016 Good Brick Award winner and COH Protected Landmark – The Bammel-Long House
*1819 Sabine is a 2019 Good Brick Award winner. Presented annually by Preservation Houston, a non-profit organization founded in 1978 to preserve Houston’s local culture of diversity, invention, vitality and can-do spirit by celebrating and revitalizing our historic buildings, neighborhoods, and places.