Historic House Listings

Off market. $134,900! Circa 1897. On one acre in Alabama.

April 5, 2020

Beautiful painted lady! This home was built in 1897. It is located on 1.01 acres in Greensboro, Alabama. The home has a wrap around porch and a smaller upper porch. The home has original hardwood floors, transom windows, seven fireplaces with original mantels and stained glass windows. The home is situated on Main Street and within walking distance of restaurants, shopping, and the Magnolia Grove historic site. Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 5,200 square feet. $134,900

From the Zillow listing:


The home is located on one of the “prettiest Main Streets in the South.” Stepping on to the wrap around (3 sides) porch it is easy to take a moment to sit and rest on the porch swing and gaze across the front yard and down Main Street. Entering the double front doors into the spacious lower hallway you feel the welcoming embrace from the house. The characteristics of a Victorian home are readily apparent: hardwood floors, 12′ high ceilings, window transoms, fretwork, seven mantles, ceiling fans, stained glass windows, the two landing half turn stairs to the second floor where is found an equally spacious central hall, three bedrooms, a half bath, bay windows, an outside porch overlooking Main Street and the antebellum Presbyterian Church. Back downstairs are the formal dining room and living rooms connected by pocket doors, a built-in china cabinet, chandeliers, two bathrooms both with claw-foot bathtubs and the master bath also has a shower. The master bedroom has a curved ceiling and a jib window converted into a full length mirror. Outside on the one acre lot are magnolia, pecan, wisteria, crepe myrtle, and gracie graybeard trees, azaleas, roses, iris and songbirds. Within walking distance is the friendly town of Greensboro with restaurants (including the Pie Lab), banks, shopping, a grocery store, drug store, library, post office, Magnolia Grove historic site, and the Greensboro Opera House currently being restored. It’s a short drive to Lions Park with an exercise walking trail. Beyond Greensboro is the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa about a fifty minute drive. Or, if you prefer, it is a ten minute drive to Newbern and the Auburn University Rural Studio. Live the ease and simplicity of the Victorian life in the house as it is, or use the extra dollars saved buying at this reduced price and update it to your preferences. Either way you will be living in a welcoming home and town.
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