About the house

The Merrell House

The Merrell House is a well preserved example of a Greek Revival homestead in Reconstruction-era Texas, circa 1870. The house has been restored, providing a stylish tea room, three additional entertaining rooms and a versatile rustic room providing an elegant backdrop to events and parties. The gracious interior of the house is extended and enhanced by a spacious covered patio overlooking a traditional English style garden. The courtyard includes a fountain and gazebo, which is the perfect setting for classic and elegant functions.

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Captain Merrell purchased land in Round Rock from Freeman Smalley.  He hired french stonemason, Angria Smith to build the family home for $1,600.

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Wayne Bell and Joe Colwell, an economics professor at Southwestern University, purchased the house for $21,000 from the Merrell family…Read More

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James and Susan Halbert purchased Merrell Plantation and added more businesses to the property, including Victoria’s Tea House & Garden…..Read More

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