Historic House Listings

Sold. “Montebrier”, 13 acres with a lake and barn. Circa 1866 in Alabama. $325,000

January 14, 2021

What an interesting house! Even has a sauna. This Carpenter Gothic Revival Cottage was built for John William Mallett who was Superintendent of Confederate Ordnance Labratories. This home was built in 1866. It is located on 12.75 acres in Brierfield, Alabama. The home has beautiful hardwood floors, original woodwork, plenty of built-ins, leaded glass windows and exposed beams. The property sits on Mahan Creek and there is also a lake. There is also a large barn on the property. The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,988 square feet. $325,000

Contact Janice Seaman with Shoal Creek Realty

From the Zillow listing:


Montebrier is a Carpenter Gothic Revival cottage built in 1866 for John William Mallett, Superintendent of Confederate Ordnance Laboratories, who agreed to help run the Brierfield Ironworks located nearby. The large parlor has 20 ft. ceilings along with a Wurlitzer Theatre pipe organ and custom pecky cypress bookshelves. Solid oak panels in the parlor are gothic design organ casework from a church in Selma and the custom dining room table and chairs are included with the sale. Original wide plank heart pine floors are in the bedrooms on the main level. There are 4 working fireplaces. The 12.75 acres sits on Mahan Creek and there is also a lake. A barn with tool room, large storage area and stalls for horses is included with this National Register of Historic Places property.


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