Historic House Listings

Don’t judge a book by its cover! 12 acres in Florida. $285,000

January 3, 2023

Don’t judge a book by its cover! Interior surprised me! A lot of history with this house. The original owner was gifted the land by the L&N Railroad. He cut all of the heart pine lumber from the land. This home was built in the late 1800’s. It is located on 11.95 acres in Baker, Florida. The home features a covered front porch, a side porch with swing, hardwood floors, wood walls, solid wood doors and leaded glass windows. There are hidden trails on the property that take you to your private fishing pond. Four bedrooms, one bathroom and 1,324 square feet. $285,000

Contact Tessa M. Savoy with ERA American Real Estate: 850-520-1113

From the Zillow listing:


HISTORIC HOME ON 11.95 ACRES.. NOW AVAILABLE.. AND THIS ONE COMES WITH A PICTURESQUE POND! The Baggett family preserved and cared for both land and home for generations (since the late 1800’s). The family patriarch was a surveyor by trade and was gifted the land by L&N Railroad. He used heart pine lumber cut from this land to construct the entire space. You can still see the original siding today.Built in the breezeway/dog trot style indicative of the era, the family left the exterior/interior largely untouched to include the central pass-thru and many of the original rooms. There are 4 bedrooms with shiplap walls.. pine flooring..10-foot wooden ceilings.. and leaded glass windows that offer breathtaking views of the surrounding woodland. The original dining room also remains. The home also offers modern conveniences: a full-sized bathroom with standard tub/shower combo replaced the “three-holer” outhouse in the 1970’s, and a fully equipped kitchen was also added. The family insisted updates reflect old-world charm, so antique appliances and furnishings were incorporated. What historic “southern” home would be complete without a covered porch? Take comfort that this home has two! Rock on your front porch and listen to the rain drop on your tin roof.. or sit on you back porch and stare at one of the oldest oak trees in our area. Picture of that tree in in photo lineup. Like to fish? Grab your boots.. a fishing pole.. and head to your own private fishing pond! The Baggett family says the fish are plentiful here.. and so are the deer. The pond is tucked away though, so prepare to walk through thick woods and explore hidden trails. Need more land? The family is selling an additional 10 acres that fronts HWY 90 (See MLS# 911670). A complete history of the property will be provided to the next buyer. Properties like this are rare for our area.. particularly properties with historical significance. Make an appointment today.



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