An original $600,000 time capsule built by an artist is a feast for the eyes

The original and spacious house that served as a source of inspiration for the artist Kenneth Wyatt is on sale for the first time.

Wyatt was a minister who later discovered a talent for painting and created approximately 9,000 works of art. He built the jaw-dropping 8,307 square foot home in Tulia, Texas for himself and his family in 1969. The property is now listed at $599,000 and the quirky, retro interiors don’t seem to be stopping buyers: the offers are already coming in.

“He is widely known for his Christian art as well as Western art,” says the listing agent. Kristal Mooneyham, with Larry Brown, realtors. “The part of the house that was added was his gallery, so people came from all over the world to see his art in his home.” And what a house it is.

Outside

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Interior

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loft space

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Wyatt died in May 2021. He was 90 years old.

A reproduction processing center was built above a tennis court on the grounds of the house.

“You could tear it down and have a tennis court if you wanted,” Mooneyham says.

Workshop

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Court

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Interior

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The house has four bedrooms and six bathrooms and is a kind of time capsule, with an attic that overlooks the gallery below, shag carpeting and lots of dark wood.

The finished basement has a putting green.

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“It’s very old-fashioned, but it’s very cool,” she says, adding that some of the wooden beams in the house are telephone poles. “Everything makes sense. There’s a really cool floating staircase that he built himself. There’s just a lot of history and cool stuff.

Bathroom

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Kitchen

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Mooneyham says the new owner may want to upgrade and probably replace fixtures.

“It is definitely one of the nicest homes in town, but it will take someone who has an eye and is willing to update [it] until 2022. That could be amazing.

She suggests transforming the wood-clad gallery into a den or man cave.

Artist’s studio

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Lands

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loft space

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To some, the closet-like space where Wyatt painted might seem better served for storage, but not to the late owner.

“There is a very small room upstairs, without a window. You would have thought there would have been a window, but he wanted to have constant lighting,” says Mooneyham. “There is paint on the floors and on the walls. It’s right where he created, which makes him super cool.

The 0.62 acre lot also features gardens, a courtyard and walking paths, perfect for getting the creative juices flowing.

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