No shiplap?! Brace your self, “Fixer Upper” lovers. It seems Chip and Joanna Gaines do have a range that extends beyond farmhouse elegant.

And this four-bed room, three-bath, 2,768-square-foot home now in the marketplace for $565,000 is evidence their aesthetic acumen remains oh-so-keen.

Located in China Spring, TX, this revamped beauty has nary a sliding barn door—despite the fact that there are a few commercial sliding glass doors that separate the dining room and the workplace from the rest of the residence. In truth, with its cement counter tops and grey plaster walls, this home offers extra industrial chic than whatever else the famous duo have ever executed.

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The home becomes memorably featured in Season four, with Chip dubbing it the “Pick a Door” house, because there have been not one, not, but three the front doorways.

But if it appears they’re tacking on a hefty Chip and Joanna top rate for the house, you would be flawed. Sure, the median home fee in China Spring is $262,000, but this place comes with abundant acreage.

“One of the functions that won’t be recognised by watching the display is that the home sits on five acres on the quiet of a lifeless-quit street,” says Jake Russell of Magnolia Real Estate. “It makes for a great retreat on the threshold of a city. I have now not visible any other home, on this a lot and, with such superb attention to design detail.”

Chip and Joanna completely renovated the residence, initially constructed in 1980, for Dean and Brittany Wixsom, multiple Baylor grads who moved returned to Waco from Colorado, wherein they evolved a taste for the industrial look.
“The first place we knew as home as a married couple became a business loft in downtown Denver,” said Brittany. “It applied a variety of raw elements like concrete. Ever because, we’ve dreamed of incorporating industrial capabilities into a domestic for our family.”

The Wixsoms purchased the residence for $230,000 and then paid an extra $227,000 for the Chip and Joanna redesign.

The redecorate blanketed huge expanses of black metallic–framed windows that added to the commercial loft experience. The kitchen, which is separated from the splendid room by means of the relevant fire wall, offers the same vibe with black, hardware-loose shelves.

The fireplace wall, with its geometric timber garage region, become designed to “convert the present hearth into a focal point that offers the complete room something specific to middle round,” said Joanna Gaines. And it really fits the bill.

They crowned the house’s outdoors with an extended pitch, the black metallic roof that no longer only appears business, it additionally sounds business when the rain falls on it.

But for all the business loft sense, we have to confess we fibbed. Joanna did manipulate to slip a little shiplap—of course—on a single accent wall inside the main bedroom. But painted vivid black, it has a special appearance that melds proper into the rest of the residence.

Transgender Topics Featured on BBC Radio


I am amazed at just how often BBC radio is offering transgender and different gender troubles in the intervening time. I observed this because of a smartphone call from a BBC Look North journalist asking for some advice regarding kids transitioning. This was induced by way of a 15-minute drama collection on the problem on Woman’s Hour which became broadcast the week before Christmas.

I hadn’t heard approximately the collection so searched player and now not best discovered it, but got here throughout a Transgender hyperlink which revealed no fewer than 14 latest clips, documentaries and performs proposing transgender issues broadcast on BBC Radio. Enough to justify a Transgender issues web page and most of these programmes are nonetheless to be had for multiple weeks.

The 5 element drama written Mark Davies Markham known as Just A Girl. Addresses a thrilling topic I have by no means heard featured earlier than on both radio or TV. Amy becomes born a boy however now at eleven is residing as a woman and desperate to have therapy to damn puberty. Faced with that decision, her father is locating it difficult to guide her and her grandfather refuses to see Amy as a female. The play deals with the developing war inside the family as all of them need to come to terms with the irreversible alternate they may be all facing.

In the previous week the afternoon drama, the Giffnock Girls by means of Marcella Evaristi, functions 3 childhood friends who reunite when PJ returns after years in New York, and now lives as a lady. The play is primarily about humans facing the crisis, just certainly one of that is the recognition of PJ as a woman.

The following week some other afternoon play by means of Mateusz Dymek called Pink Boy Blue Girl seemed to additionally cope with trans issues, however, in fact, is exploring gender identity through a couple who have determined to convey up their child gender neutral. The couple has decided no longer to reveal to all people else what the child’s authentic gender is. This is a topic that has been inside the information a few times currently and parents making the same choice have come below massive media stress. This play but, even as beginning to explore this difficulty – is definitely extra about the connection problems of the couple than the gender problems of the kid.

I am pleased to look that transgender and gender identity problems are becoming such excessive profile at the BBC and extra especially that there may be a strong schooling flavour to the programmes. Perhaps, in the end, 15 years after the primary legislation to make discrimination against Transgender human beings unlawful, we’re ultimately beginning to see wonderful advertising of transgender troubles and more, in particular, seeing trans problems as part of lifestyles.

I am truly going to step up my hobby in promoting that message this 12 months.

About the Author:

Founder of the Professional Speaking Association, Rikki Arundel is an Inspirational Keynote Speaker, Coach and Diversity Training Expert who speaks considerably about Sex, Gender and Equality, mainly Transgender Awareness. Her seminars, like her articles, are rich in content but interesting.