Historic House Listings

Off market. Town doctor’s residence. Circa 1840 in Alabama. $165,000

May 3, 2023

Original details in this house! Those jib windows are great! This home was built in 1840. It is located on .56 acres in Grand Bay, Alabama. This home was originally the town doctor’s residence. The home features a covered front porch, hardwood floors, crown moulding, jib windows and wide baseboards. The home has working transom windows, bead board and picture rails. The property has gorgeous old trees and a detached storage shed. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms and 1,664 square feet. $175,000 New price: $165,000

Contact Aleta Boudreaux with Azalea Real Estate: 251-656-4576

From the Zillow listing:

 

This is your chance to own a piece of Grand Bay’s history. Built around 1840 at the start of the community, this home was once a Doctor’s residence. A wide front porch complete with a swing welcomes you into the home. A central hallway runs from the front to back door allowing the breeze to flow through. It has the original wood flooring, nearly 12 ft high bead board ceilings and bead board walls. Four large rooms run off the central hallway, with the 2 front rooms hosting the floor to ceiling plantation style windows. Many have antique glass and there are movable transoms over most of the doors. One of the back rooms has an unfinished, but modern kitchen, awaiting your finishing touch and a bathroom with a claw foot tub. A half bath in the front room of the house can be converted back to a full bath with the installation of a shower stall or tub. Three of the rooms still have the mantles from the fireplaces. Two of the rooms have built in closets. The home has central heat and air, on demand gas water heater, public water and septic tank. Sewer is available at the street. Previously used as a vintage boutique, the Dezauche House has turn of the 19th century charm and one of the largest oak trees in Grand Bay. The rear yard has an older metal garage on a slab and a newer wooded storage shed. A Majestic magnolia, a grape arbor and fig trees grow wildly in the back yard which is partially fenced. If you love old homes and don’t mind a few DYI projects, this home is for you. There are no restrictions or zoning, so you can use this property for residential or commercial. Excellent spot for a Tea Room, B&B, Restaurant or simply sit on the porch or your home and watch the sunset. Train enthusiasts will enjoy being next to the CSX railroad.

 

 

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