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Former Plano Wedding Venue to Hold Estate Sale

Carpenter House shut down over zoning dispute, sold



    Carpenter House has been shut down over zoning dispute. All items inside the home will be sold at an estate sale later this week. (Published Wednesday, April 10, 2013)

    Every memory has a price tag, at least at the Carpenter House.

    All of the items used at the historic East Plano home that hosted weddings and other events will be sold at an estate sale later this week.

    After months of back and forth, the city shut down the bed-and-breakfast over a zoning dispute that arose after neighbors complained about parking issues.

    The house was recently sold to a young couple, with all the items used for weddings and parties to be sold at an estate sale.

    The Black family is saying goodbye to the business they have owned for 13 years, a place that hosted about 400 weddings. The family estimates that about 4,000 guests have come through the Carpenter House, bringing business to East Plano.

    Pat Black said it was more than a business, saying her family sunk their life earnings and put their hearts into the house.

    She said she remembers seeing the home in 1999 when they were looking to buy it.

    "It was December. The house was decorated for Christmas, and we fell in love with the house," she said. "It's very hard to say goodbye to this house. We love the house. We had a business here, but we also had our hearts here."

    People who were married at the Carpenter House said it was about the sentimental value inside.

    "It's like this living, breathing place," Teresa Kristoff said. "It's not just wood and nails and carvings and floorboards. It really has its own life. The fact that I got to experience it directly -- it's just sad."

    The estate sale will be held at the Carpenter House from Thursday through Sunday. The house is located at 1211 East 16th Street in Plano.