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Off market. Wow! Heart of Pine Cottage, Circa 1896 in FL. So much wood! $84,999

December 17, 2018

So much beautiful wood in this house! The Heart of Pine Cottage was built in 1896. Located on .56 acres in Lake City, Florida. Situated across the street from a popular fishing lake and the Osceola National Forest. Wood siding, oak floors, tongue and groove walls and ceilings. The current owner painstakingly hand scraped the entire exterior with a wire brush. New metal roof. Two bedrooms, one bathroom, and 1,260 square feet. $84,999

From the Zillow listing:


1896 HEART OF PINE COTTAGE: Real wood siding, real oak floors, real tongue and groove walls, ceilings, wood windows, and doors. This house has more character than a whole subdivision of plywood / sheetrock homes! It is a 1,600+ square foot, two bedroom, 1 bath, large windows with hand blown wavy glass windowpanes, formal dining room, pantry, middle hall type full length living room that runs from the covered front porch to the covered rear screened porch, a finished attic, an open pole barn on .6 of an acre.

It has new window screens, tin roof, siding where needed, and a tongue and groove front porch deck. I just spent two years hand scraping virtually every square inch of the exterior a dozen times, wire brushed a dozen more, and then applied two to four coats of primer and paint. The exterior colors are sage green with white trim. Exterior restoration complete except for some touch up paint and caulking. I have no time to finish the interior. This house needs someone to finish the inside, who appreciates and loves neat old houses and hopefully, keep it looking like it?s from 1896!

Located in Lake City, Florida across the street from a popular fishing lake and the million-acre Osceola National Forest for your hunting, fishing, and outdoor adventures. Deer, wild turkey, and foxes roam the backyard while hawks, ospreys, and eagles fly above. Lake City is the least hurricane prone area in the entire state and this home has survived any and all storms since 1896. Fifteen to 20 minute drive to the Suwannee and the Santa Fe Rivers, Ocean Pond, and the Florida Trail. About 45 mins to Gainesville and Valdosta and about 1.5 hours to both coasts. Please respect my privacy…do not enter the property without the owner present…you must make an appointment to view the house and the appointments will only be made on weekends or holidays. Offered as is – where is, no warranty, and no owner financing, $84,999 cash. The 100 to 150 year old antique furnishings are offered separately if you are interested. Please leave a message. Thank you for your interest.

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