Valley Mills: Residents get a preview of Magnolia Mill

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Published: Oct. 9, 2018 at 5:13 PM CDT
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Valley Mills residents got to see a preview Monday night of Magnolia’s renovation of “The Mill” at 401 East Avenue A, which will be converted into Chip and Joanna Gaines’ third bed and breakfast.

The first images of the renovation plans were released during the Valley Mills City Council meeting Monday.

The mill was built in 1900 and Magnolia employees at the meeting said the structure would remain almost exactly the same.

They said they’re just going to do “a lot of cosmetic repairs, and will keep the stone intact.”

The 2,480 square-foot four-bedroom, two-bath home will sleep eight people, have a covered carport for parking, a scenic backyard, and unique interior features such as antique nickel fixtures, exposed stone walls, and a freestanding tub in the master bathroom.

Once through with the permitting process, the renovation should take six to eight months to complete, officials said.

According to its online listing, the three-story limestone home was up for sale for $229,900.

Valley Mills will get a portion of the taxes similar to what McGregor has been receiving since Magnolia House, which was featured on an episode of “Fixer Upper,” has been receiving since it opened in March of 2016.

Magnolia officials said more than 400 groups had booked stays there so far at rates that range from $695 to $999 a night.