Historic House Listings

Sold. Pensacola cottage built for a sea captain. Circa 1800’s. $175,000

March 28, 2019

This sure would be a fun one to bring back to life! Still has original details! Local lore has it that this Pensacola cottage was built in the 1800’s for a sea captain and he lived in the home until 1950’s. Tax records have a build date of 1901, but that is not uncommon for them to be incorrect. Within walking distance to downtown Pensacola, but it is high and dry in a X flood zone. That means it is a moderate to low risk flooding area. Flood insurance isn’t federally required, but some lenders may require it. The home needs a kitchen and bathrooms, but the listing does state it has two bathrooms. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,454 square feet. $175,000

From the Zillow listing:


Channel your inner Joanna Gaines, and bring this historic downtown cottage back to life! Tax records list this home as built in 1901, but legend has it built in 1840 for a local sea captain who lived there until the 1950s. Perfect location, walking distance to downtown Pensacola, but high and dry in an X flood zone. Flat backyard perfect for adding an addition to the house, giving you more precious square footage. This property could also be used for a business as it is zoned OEHC-1. This home is being sold as-is and is a total renovation, needing bathrooms, kitchen, virtually everything and is priced accordingly. Perfect opportunity for an investor or contractor.

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