This is my foray into the world of suburban house hunting and my endless battle with normalcy and sameness.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
16530 RIVER STREET White Springs, FL 32096
16530 RIVER STREET White Springs, FL 32096 $185,000
Approximate square footage: 3705
Contact: Jessica Sheely
Century 21, The Darby-Rogers Co.
This glorious Victorian house is nestled in the heart of the Historic District near downtown White Springs. The White Springs historic district was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997. Although a quaint town, White Springs has made its mark on the map with its history including Florida’s Riverboat era (1870-1910), the Sheffield log hotel and spring house and other luxury hotels constructed in the late 1800’s.
This house on River Street, is just a hop (literally walking distance) from the world famous Suwannee River. You can enjoy an array of activities including canoeing, kayaking, fishing, camping, diving, swimming and enjoying the White Sulfur springs.
Just around the corner is the White Springs visitors’ center and Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center. There are miles of hiking trails, acres of camping and access to cabins. On the Craft Square you can see handcrafting skills of quilters, stained glass making and many other trades.
The house sits on just under ½ acre and has a beautiful custom brick walkway and open patio in the back. Mature foliage lines the grounds and a majestic oak tree provides wonderful shade in the backyard. There are several entrances to this house and two of them are located on private balconies off two of the bedrooms upstairs.
The interior has been carefully improved and conforms to its historic values. 12 foot ceilings on the first floor have been painted and ceiling medallions and decorative cornices add the perfect touch. The first floor has both a formal living room and a library/study. Another room off the main hall can be used as an office or bedroom. The dining room is formal and contains a bay window. Across the hall you will find a true “galley” kitchen and pantry.
A gorgeous stairway winds to the second floor where you will find additional bedrooms and baths. This house would make a perfect bed and breakfast! The beautiful master bedroom has a bay window and sitting area. The ceilings on the second floor are stained throughout. You can stay warm in the winter with 5 fireplaces throughout, 2 of which are propane gas ready.
A covered front porch, combination architectural shingle and metal roof and so much more than you can ask for!
This house was once zoned for commercial usage. It housed a bed and breakfast, a physician’s office and office space at one point. The property may still be zoned for commercial purposes.
Immaculate vintage home. Well maintained 5 bedroom home has formal and casual dining, study/library, formal living room and huge laundry/utility room with 1/2 bath. The first floor offers 12' foot ceilings and 10' foot ceilings on the second floor. Beautiful wooden staircase is open to above. True historic design has been maintained throughout. Original hardwood floors and wood designs, European wallpaper and 7 fireplaces make this unique home perfect for a bed and breakfast or antique shop. This property is able to be zoned commercial.
Exterior has 2 private second story balconies, front and back decks and a hadcrafted brick/stone walkway. Extra bricks for a future firepit or summer kitchen. Beautiful winding mature oak trees and well cared for landscaping. Detached garage is a workshop.
Minutes from farmers market, and walking distance to the Suwannee River and Stephen Foster State Park in quaint town with historic charm and outdoor activites galore!
Beds 7 bed Baths 3.5 bath
House Size 3705 sq ft Lot Size 0.47 Acres
Price $185,000 Price/sqft $50
Single Family Home
Year Built Not Available
Neighborhood Not Available Style Historic, Residential Land
Stories 2 Garage Not Available
* Status: Active
* County: Hamilton
* Area: 20-Hamilton County - E. o
* Approximately 0.47 acre(s)
* 3 total full bath(s)
* 1 total half bath
* 2 stories
* Family room
* Cooling features: Cooling
* Approximate lot is 105X200X106.16X210
* Lot size is less than 1/2 acre
Heating Features Central, Electric
Interior Features Breakfast area, Clothes dryer, Clothes washer, Dining area, Fireplace(s), Refrigerator, Stove, Utility rm
Exterior Features Deck, Patio, Porch, Public sewer srvc
Last refreshed 4 hours ago MLS ID 76361
Days on site 128 days
Direct access URL http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/16530-River-Street_White-Springs_FL_32096_M66420-07316