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Sold! Look at this beauty in Florida! Circa, 1900. $659,000

May 24, 2018

The Henry Plant house was built in 1900 in Belleair, Florida. Henry Plant was a railroad constructionist and hotelier. He built the old Biltmore hotel in Florida. In fact the hotel manager lived in the house for five years. The third floor was turned into the daycare facility for hotel workers. There are still paintings on the ceilings on the third floor. Four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and 3,776 square feet. $659,000

From the Zillow listing:


The ‘Henry Plant’ house is steeped in history!! Former railroad constructionist and hotelier Henry Plant is also famous for the old Biltmore Hotel among other historic buildings in both New York and around Florida. In fact the construction manager of the Biltmore Hotel lived in this house for 5 years and the 3rd floor served as a daycare facility for the workers. You can still see the small bathtub and paintings on the ceiling! This is a very exciting opportunity to potentially own and/or develop a genuine piece of Floridian history. The house has gone through 5 years of extensive renovation and remodeling. It was re-anchored to the ground with all new insulation, new electrical wiring, new plywood added to the walls along with 50-year Hardy fiber cement siding; thus bringing this house up to date and in-line with the new hurricane code standards of today. Almost all the windows have been replaced with the exception of a few that are relevant to the overall historic look of the house. The open concept was introduced to the kitchen and formal living area with updated stainless-steel appliances giving modern functionality throughout. The house has 300 AMP power supply underground. There are 3 AC units as each floor has its own unit. There are also professional drawings for potential 4 car garage and also for dividing the land into 2 lots. This is a unique opportunity!
What I love about the home
This is a classic Victorian home with lots of modern conveniences and upgrades without loosing the old home charms. The house known as Henry Plant’s house. The house has been completely renovated with new roof, siding, foundation pillars, windows, tiles, added 2nd floor porch, new insulation, electrical, plumbing, kitchen cabinets with granite top and much more. 4 bedroom and 3.5 bath plus study, recreation and storage room. lot size is .4 acres and the adjacent land can be divided. New Stainless Steel appliances plus washer and dryer.

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