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Our Favorite Fixer Upper Houses

Our Favorite Fixer Upper Houses

Written by Michelle Mastro
Photography courtesy of Magnolia

Still can’t get enough HGTV’s Fixer Upper? Neither can we! From shiplap to sliding barn doors, the farmhouse styles celebrated on the show capture our hearts to this day. So, to hold us over until the next Silobration—or perhaps until our next Magnolia haul—we’re revisiting the show’s most memorable homes. Take a walk down memory lane with us and revisit Chip and Joanna Gaines most talked-about projects!

Three Little Pigs House

Now full of rustic charm, this once lime green 100-year-old house got a new lease on life. The home’s outside got a facelift, via new landscaping and fresh exterior paint (a dazzling blue), while many more improvements were made to the home as well, from foundation to electrical and plumbing. Although the project proved challenging, the end result on Fixer Upper was worth the effort, and the Gaines were able to add some classic appeal to this older home—like the antique brick skirt around the house.

A before and after picture of the Three Little Pigs House from fixer upper. The pictures are of the original lime green kitchen and the after look, which includes the white and blue cabinets and modern details like a stainless steel apron sink.
The before and after shots of the kitchen from the Three Little Pigs House.

Yet the Three Little Pigs House was updated with some modern details, too. The kitchen’s lower cabinets painted a gorgeous rich blue color are paired with upper cabinets in white for a unique contrast, completing the modern look ushered in with the stainless steel apron sink, raw wood venthood and contemporary pendants. Take a tour of the Three Little Pigs House.  

Shotgun House

The exterior of the Shotgun House from the hgtv show fixer upper

This small home—just 720 square feet—got some major improvements, like a new loft for extra space, a balcony, open shelving, clean lines, teal green interior paint, patterned concrete tile, and so much more. The property is unique and historical, as today’s only surviving shotgun-style home in Waco, Texas. And so, perhaps the rest of the home’s interesting features don’t come as a surprise. Remember the retro-style refrigerator in cool mint and the ship ladder staircase that operated on a pulley system? We sure do! Take a tour of the Shotgun House.

Little Shack on the Prairie

A beautiful white house with dark shutters and white farmhouse style roof

From a dumpy and dilapidated nightmare to a gorgeous dream home, the Little Shack on the Prairie house is definitely one of the most remarkable Fixer Upper projects. The finished product—after all the fixes and renovations—embraces the industrial farmhouse aesthetic. Just check out the raw wood ceiling in the master bedroom and the kitchen’s concrete countertops. Take a tour of the Little Shack on the Prairie.

The Barndominium

Exterior of the Barndominium from Fixer Upper

Originally a horse barn—yes, a horse barn!—this house might be the most farmhouse-style home featured on Fixer Upper! Obviously, not only was it once a barn, but the conversion into a home embraces the practicality of living life on the homestead: use what you can!

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A 17 foot wood table in the dining room covered in white shiplap
The black chairs perfectly offset the white shiplap of this stunning dining room.

Chip and Joanna Gaines renovated the home into a functional and beautiful house perfect for a family, with several farmhouse-chic twists. The original floorplan had only one staircase leading from the exterior of the barn, for example, and Joanna wanted to move the stairs indoors. She used the stair rail to create a modern barn look to the home’s interior. We absolutely love the Dutch door leading out to the balcony, along with the white sliding barn doors leading to the downstairs gathering room, where an amazing 17 foot wood farm table sits in a room covered in white shiplap.

White sliding barn doors lead to a quaint sitting area
Beautiful sliding barn doors in white lead to a quaint sitting area.
A Lego wall is included for the cjild's creativity in this room.
Check out the fun Lego wall in this child’s room!

Remember the home’s outstanding kitchen? The kitchen upstairs features concrete countertops, a unique vent hood made from wood but painted to look like metal, a mobile wood island and boldly patterned backsplash to make a charmingly modern take on the traditional farmhouse! Even the room for the son of the family got to embrace the fun aesthetic. Check out the room’s Lego wall, which Joanna describes as a space where the son can be imaginative. The floating desk and simple lines emphasize a space for creativity. Take a tour of the Barndominium.


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