Historic House Listings

Off market. Sweet looking house! Former parsonage. Circa 1887. On one acre in Florida. $295,000

August 20, 2019

This has an interesting history! It was the parsonage for a Methodist circuit rider. They were clergy generally assigned to a certain area. They would travel on horseback and preach to settlers and help organize congregations. This home was built in 1887. It is located on one acre in Valrico, Florida. It could use some updating. Situated just a short drive from shopping and dining. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,912 square feet. $310,000 New Price: $295,000

From the Zillow listing:


If you have been looking for a special home with land, plus in-law and income potential, you owe it to yourself to see this beauty. Imagine an historic, freshly painted, lovingly restored Victorian home with 1900 sf of heated space on a full acre of high and dry land shaded by majestic oaks that owls and hawks call home. Built in 1887 as a parsonage for a Methodist circuit rider, it is located on a quiet street that feels like the middle of the country, but is really only a leisurely walk or a short drive to the YMCA, the library, playgrounds, Publix, Starbucks, Panera Bread, Walmart and A-rated schools, It comes with a 50-year metal roof, newer a c, well pump and 2 septic systems, which allows you to add an RV hookup or a granny flat up to 900 sf heated space for relatives or extra income. There is a seller provided Pre-Sale Inspection report so there are no surprises, plus a 1-year home warranty. The same State Farm agent who has insured the home since 2002 says he will gladly insure it for any new owners. This will be a magical home to raise your family in, one they will fondly remember when ordinary houses have faded from memory.


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