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Once Upon a Time in Texas City


Once upon a time, there was a gentleman by the name of Earl Wyatt. He lived over on 19th Avenue and he had a real estate company that did a lot of Residential and Commercial sales in Galveston County and Houston as well. Eventually, he headed to the big city to concentrate on the commercial side but his son Don stuck around and focused on the residential side.
And as Texas City grew, so did Wyatt Real Estate. One house at a time, Don Wyatt built his town and his reputation from a small building down on 9th Avenue near 6th Street. And as time went on, his son David joined him and down the road they went.  As it happens, times changed, Texas City continued to grow and prosper and soon Wyatt Real Estate had moved up the road to a beautiful new building on 21st Street.
Nowadays Wyatt Real Estate, LLC is run by David and his wife Rachel, and they just bought and restored a beautiful home on 19th Avenue, three houses down from where David’s father lived when he was the Wyatt in Wyatt Real Estate.








The home was built by Ted Dudley for Jerry Buster President of Texas City National, Holman Lillinenstern, a well known local Attorney,  was the next owner, and now it is the home of the Wyatt family and the restoration was formidable!
Rachel decided she was going to tackle this job and serve as general contractor. Remarkably, she went from Estate Sale to move in in a little over 5 weeks. “We have lived in Texas City now for 40 years and we really just kind of fell into this house. But it has been a true learning experience! So much of the home was already way ahead of its time; some of the features we kept and some, even though they are all the rage right now, we really couldn’t work with the design and the feel we were going for.
The original floors were painted black and scored; very dramatic and very popular right now, but we decided on ceramic tiles for the floors in keeping with the open flow we had created by removing many of the doors. It gives it a more contemporary feel which we love. The cabinets are fantastic. They have sliding drawers, now very popular with IKEA – so apparently Ted Dudley was a visionary builder along with creating a floorplan perfect for entertaining yet able to provide wonderful personal space as well.
We left the Saltillo tile in the Sunroom and the marble in the bathrooms to keep some of that original charm. Adding the two tone grays separated by the chair rail, using quartz counters in the kitchen and bathrooms, we were able to blend classic and contemporary to create a really unique but warm and appealing feel throughout the house.  Of course, we had to add a patio outside to be able to enjoy this park like setting. We are surrounded by Texas City history right here and that is really special to us.”
Texas City and all across the Mainland, there are real estate Brokers who, like The Wyatts, have been around for quite a long time. We appreciate the benefits our cities offer and we know our markets. Lately, we see so many investors and real estate companies from outside our area coming in and buying up area homes, flipping them and moving on. Texas City and La Marque, Hitchcock and Sant Fe, are on the cusp of some real significant growth and the prospects for homeowners to profit from this growth are high. There is something to be said for patronizing local talent; people who are invested in our towns and our communities. We at the Post, sincerely hope that this endeavor to shine a light on our Real Estate Experts each week will encourage the community to support our local talent to the benefit of all.
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