Utilities: Cable Available,Electricity Available,Natural Gas Available,High Speed Internet Available
Address: 603 Alabama Avenue
Neighborhood: Highland Ave To Franklin St To Jeff Davis Ave, Old Town, Montgomery Area Association Of Realtors
Patio and porch: Covered,Porch,Screened
Pool Features: None
This beautiful Greek Revival style raised cottage sits on a lovely shaded lot in the heart of Alabama's largest historic district. The home was built in 1852, by Robert N Philpot and his wife Mary Darling Caswell Philpot. Mr. Philpot was a railroad entrepreneur and owner of the Selma iron foundry. He was killed in the Battle of Selma in April 1865. Towering magnolia and oaks dripping with Spanish Moss create the quintessential southern scene. The landscape of the property and the impressive iron fence add to the atmosphere. The screened side porch opens from the bedrooms and is a retreat that overlooks the beautifully kept gardens of the Vaughan Smitherman Museum. This house is full of history, southern charm and beautiful craftsmanship you won't find in newly built homes. The main floor is 2700 sq ft and has 14 ft ceilings with beautiful cornice moldings. It includes two bedrooms, one with a HUGE walk in closet, one large bath, kitchen, dining room, two parlors, 6 fireplaces and Jib windows opening to the 50 ft. wide front porch. (A "jib window" is a window with its sill at floor level so that it can be used as a door. Jib windows were also very important for ventilation in the large old houses of the South during the sweltering summers.) The 2500 sq ft. lower floor is partially finished with a full bath, renovation can potentially add three bedrooms and also includes large storage areas. There are also separate entrances to the bottom floor, ideal for Airbnb, or Bed and Breakfast opportunities. Additionally, the Seller will also extend first option to Buyer to purchase adjacent 1600 sq. ft, 3 bedroom brick home that is beautifully restored and currently used as a guest house. This historic gem is full of potential!
Courtesy of: Legacy Properties, LLC Listing information provided courtesy of the Montgomery Area Association of Realtors. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use, and it may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. The data is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS. Updated: 22nd October, 2021 12:49 PM