Historic House Listings

“Kenworthy Hall”, Circa 1858. On 19 acres in Alabama. $850,000

July 19, 2022

This looks like an Italian villa! Kenworthy Hall is also known as the Carlisle-Martin House. It was built in 1858 for Edward Kenworthy Carlisle. The home is located on 19 acres in Marion, Alabama. It was featured in 1969 children’s book, ‘Thirteen Alabama Ghosts and Jeffery’. This property is a functioning Arabian horse farm. It features a covered front porch, original hardwood floors, crown molding, ceiling medallions, grand staircase, built-ins and crystal chandeliers. Eight bedrooms, four bathrooms and 7,959 square feet. $850,000

Contact the property owner: (910) 619-3018

From the Zillow listing:


Kenworthy-Carlisle Hall is the only surviving example of Richard Upjohns asymmetrical Italian villa style. It was specifically designed to suit the Southern climate and plantation lifestyle. Oversized doors welcome you into a gorgeous entry that leads to the most impressive stairway you will ever see! The oversized 4th story tower provides 360-degree views of all 19 acres. Hand carved cabinetry, oak molding, 12 fireplaces, 8 bedrooms are just the beginning of the one-of-a-kind features in the home. Exterior structures include a detached, kitchen, smoke house, brick water cistern, well house and barn. In 1990 the home was listed in the National Register of Historic Places and in 2004 was declared a National Historic Landmark. It is currently an equestrian home of beautiful Egyptian Arabian horses. Privacy and small town feel but convenient to Montgomery, Bham, Nashville, Gulf Shores, New Orleans, etc. The beautiful Arabian horses roaming the pasture will take all of your cares away.



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