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Jamaica Beach, Texas: Oil Tank House

A crazy old house built out of what appears to be the lower half of a huge, gray, spherical oil tank. Renovated to be livable, losing much of its industrial appeal.

Kettle House

Seawall Blvd., Jamaica Beach, TX
I-45 exit 1-A. South on 61st St. to Seawall Blvd/Hwy 3005 and turn right. Drive south for a little over eight miles. The House will be on the right, just past Pirates Beach Blvd. Private home; visible from the street.
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Oil Tank House

The Oil Tank House has undergone extensive renovations.

[Erma, 02/08/2020]

In apparent zeal for improvement and the posh comforts of a normal home, the Oil Tank House is barely recognizable.

Oil Tank House

A restoration company on the island has redone the Kettle House and it's now an Air BnB rental.

[Tricia, 07/02/2019]
Oil Tank House

Sad to say someone has started to remodel the Oil Tank House, and have put windows and a sun deck on it. So it is just not the same anymore.

[Adell, 07/13/2018]
Oil Tank House

I have been a regular visitor to the Galveston area for the past 50 years. This house is not made from an oil tank. It is the bottom section and the top cover from an old water tower. I can remember back in the early 1960s when the water tower stood near where the house is now. By the late 1980s the water tower was cut down and the tank was lying on its side. In the early 1990s I saw the first attempt to make it in to a house. The straight cylindrical section was cut up for scrap and all that was left was the bottom and the top cover. It sat upright with just the bottom of the tank. Later the top cover was installed.

[J. Wentworth, 07/29/2012]

Water tank, silo, oil tank - it doesn't really matter what it's made from. We're just glad that some DIY homebuilder did it.

Oil Tank House

It looks great. Someone is doing improvements on the house. Actually, it seems to have been the top part of a silo, upended, roofed, and set on the foundation of the original silo.

[L. Samuel, 10/02/2010]

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