Historic House Listings

Talk amongst yourselves! Circa 1886 in Florida. $1,000,000!

March 12, 2024

Talk amongst yourselves! Now don’t get me wrong, this is a really charming house. It’s cute and my first thought was, it must be in Key West! That would explain the cost. But it’s not. And they have a bike over the mantel, and sleds on the walls. Clearly their decor isn’t staying, but they have a bike over the mantel. The guest house is cute! It was made from an old chicken coop! Looking at houses nearby, there are a couple at a million, but they have pools or are directly lake front. Located in Maitland, Florida. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms and 1,648 square feet. $1,000,000

From the Zillow listing:


Incredible opportunity to own one of the oldest homes in Maitland. This charming 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom Florida vernacular-style home, built in 1886, sits on a half-acre lot in the heart of Maitland just one home from Lake Sybelia. The original windows, doors, high ceilings and brick street out front give this home so much character, with a large screened-in back porch perfect for relaxing and catching refreshing lake breezes. Out back behind the butterfly garden, you’ll find a small guest cottage, converted from what was originally a chicken coop in the early 1900s. Notably, the shower of the guest cottage has a glass ceiling. Your guests will appreciate having their own full kitchen, driveway entrance and parking area. This home is one of a dying breed and many of its contemporaries have been wiped away to make room for modern construction. Many of the homes around it are new and large and the neighborhood is an eclectic mix. Those who appreciate its rustic allure will recognize the unique opportunity it presents. Bring your vision and creativity to breathe new life into this historic gem in one of the most fantastic neighborhoods in Central Florida.



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