Historic House Listings

Sold. Has a guest house! The William Marshall Carney House, Circa 1884. On 14 acres in Alabama. $425,000

June 15, 2022

That’s a cute little guest house! The William Marshall Carney House was built in 1883. It is located on 14.60 acres in Atmore, Alabama. It was built for the founder of Atmore. The property features double front porches, side porch, tall ceilings with picture rails, hardwood floors, transom windows, nine fireplaces, original mantels, fretwork, claw foot tubs and baseboards. There is also a tack house on the property. The property has horse trails, fenced pastures, pond and horse facilities. Five bedrooms, three bathrooms and 5,532 square feet. $425,000

Contact Patty Helton Davis with PHD Real Estate: 251-294-2057

From the Zillow listing:


Atmore, AL- Truly A Timeless Beauty! The William Marshall Carney house, Founder of Atmore, was built in 1883 with timber cut from the 14.6+/- acre property. This treasure of a home & its guest cottage has been lovingly cared for throughout the years. Enjoy being close to Downtown Atmore yet tucked away surrounded by the peace & beauty of magnolias, live & golden oak, pecan trees, holly trees, crepe myrtle & much more. Very solidly built, the main house is 5127sqft with 5 beds, 2 full baths & 1 half bath. The generous, 2-story layout offers flexible living spaces & the primary bedroom downstairs & 3 beds & an office upstairs. The half bath adjoins the laundry room & has plumbing in place to add a shower. The interior benefits from many period features including soaring 14’ ceilings, higher ceilings in the spacious hallways, original wavy window glass, original woodwork, 2 turret rooms & 9 fireplaces with elaborate mantels (3 of which were converted to gas). The non-fitted kitchen is furnished with antiques that convey except for a French tall bookcase. The graceful, formal Dining Room has double pocket doors leading into the Receiving/Turret Room on the first level. The separate 405sqft guest cottage on the property is perfect for an Airbnb rental with a 1 bed, 1 bath layout & double fireplace. Supply fresh-squeezed lemonade to guests from the lemon tree on the property. The 180sqft tack & feed house was constructed with bead board inside, including the ceiling. A new metal roof was installed in early 2000s & recently inspected with all screws & rubber washers replaced in 2019. Ride for miles, with horse trails on the property connecting to fire trails & woods. The grounds also include 3 fenced pastures, horse facilities, a round pen, & deep pond home to fish, turtles & ducks. Rich in history, there is so much to this home. See the documents to get the rest of its story! Please view Alabama Historical Commission for grants for 2023.



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