Historic House Listings

Sold. Interior was unexpected! Circa 1880. One acre in Florida. $264,900

January 10, 2019

This interior reminds me of something you would see in a North Carolina mountain cabin, not this house in Florida! Built in 1880. Located on .97 acres in Astatula, Florida. Two blocks from the shores of Little Lake Harris. There is a detached two car garage and a separate carport for a boat. Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 2,532 square feet. $264,900

From the Zillow listing:


When this fabulous vintage home was built in Astatula, less than 270,000 people lived in the entire state of Florida. It is located just two short blocks from the public boat ramp on the eastern shore of Little Lake Harris for easy access to the entire Harris Chain of Lakes. The word “Astatula” is said to signify “Lake of Sunbeams” according to some Florida natives, and this certainly describes this incredible lake. This wonderfully restored four bedroom, two and a half bath estate was built n 1880 and it sits on just under an acre of fenced land. It has a fabulous country kitchen, formal dining room and parlor, family room with a fireplace, two bedrooms down and two up, with a loft that has been converted into another bedroom. There are many unique touches of history throughout the house that you have to see to appreciate. There’s a two car garage, a carport used for boat storage, a workshop, a dog run and kennels. The owners were lovingly continuing the upgrades to make this their forever home when they received a job transfer. There is a new septic system, newer ACs, the ductwork has been redone, carport added, new hot water heater, re-piped and plumbed the jacuzzi, and insulated the attic/loft area. They had the foundation inspected when they purchased and had the porch reinforced. The home is close to Florida’s Turnpike and Hwy 27 for easy commutes to all of Central Florida. A must see if you love Florida history and vintage homes.

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