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    603 Alabama Avenue

    Selma, AL 36701
    • $256,000
    • STATUS: Active
    • ON SITE: 46 days
    • MLS #: 496944
    Price Reduced
    UPDATED: 29 min ago
    $256,000
    • 5
      BEDS
    • 0.3
      ACRES
    • 2
      BATHS
    • 0
      1/2 BATHS
    • 5,584
      SQFT
    • $46
      $/SQFT
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    Type:
    Single-Family Home
    Built:
    1850
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    Area:

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    Description

    *Two properties. This property includes a 1620sq ft guest house behind the property (118 Union Street)* The main house is a beautiful Greek Revival style raised cottage on a lovely shaded lot in the heart of Alabama's largest historic district. Towering magnolia and oaks dripping with Spanish Moss create the quintessential southern scene. The formal gardens give an old world feel to the property as does the massive ironwork fencing. The screened in side porch is a peaceful retreat that overlooks the beautifully kept gardens of the Vaughan Smitherman Museum. The home was built in 1850, by Robert N Philpot, owner of the Selma iron foundry. Mrs. Philpot was said to have convinced General Wilson to have a "bucket brigade" protect the home from the fires set to neighboring homes by his raiders during the Civil War. This house is full of history, southern charm and beautiful craftsmanship you won't find in newly built homes. The main floor is 2792 sq ft with two bedrooms, one with a HUGE walk in closet, one large bath, kitchen, dining room, two parlors, 6 fireplaces and Jib windows on the front of the house. (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 bottom floor is partially finished with a full bath, three possible bedrooms and several large storage areas. There are also separate entrances to the bottom floor, ideal for Airbnb, or Bed and Breakfast opportunities. This historic gem is full of potential! GUEST HOUSE: At 1620 sq ft, the guest house has everything it needs to stand alone or serve as guest overflow for the main house. With a spacious den, full kitchen, separate dining room (or possible office) laundry room, 4 fireplaces, 3 bedrooms and a full bath this home is more than just a "guest house"! This 1920 stunner was lovingly restored recently and is also very energy efficient.

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    603 Alabama Avenue Selma, AL 36701

    • Price: $256,000
    • Status: Active
    • Updated: 29 min ago
    • MLS #: 496944
    5
    Beds
    2
    Baths
    0
    ½ Baths
    0.3
    Acres
    5,584
    SQFT
    $46
    $/SQFT
    1850
    Built
    Neighborhood:
    Old Town
    County:
    Dallas
    Area:
    Selma
    Elementary School:
    Sophia P Kingston Elementary School
    Middle School:
    School Of Discovery,
    High School:
    Selma High School
    Property Description
    *Two properties. This property includes a 1620sq ft guest house behind the property (118 Union Street)* The main house is a beautiful Greek Revival style raised cottage on a lovely shaded lot in the heart of Alabama's largest historic district. Towering magnolia and oaks dripping with Spanish Moss create the quintessential southern scene. The formal gardens give an old world feel to the property as does the massive ironwork fencing. The screened in side porch is a peaceful retreat that overlooks the beautifully kept gardens of the Vaughan Smitherman Museum. The home was built in 1850, by Robert N Philpot, owner of the Selma iron foundry. Mrs. Philpot was said to have convinced General Wilson to have a "bucket brigade" protect the home from the fires set to neighboring homes by his raiders during the Civil War. This house is full of history, southern charm and beautiful craftsmanship you won't find in newly built homes. The main floor is 2792 sq ft with two bedrooms, one with a HUGE walk in closet, one large bath, kitchen, dining room, two parlors, 6 fireplaces and Jib windows on the front of the house. (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 bottom floor is partially finished with a full bath, three possible bedrooms and several large storage areas. There are also separate entrances to the bottom floor, ideal for Airbnb, or Bed and Breakfast opportunities. This historic gem is full of potential! GUEST HOUSE: At 1620 sq ft, the guest house has everything it needs to stand alone or serve as guest overflow for the main house. With a spacious den, full kitchen, separate dining room (or possible office) laundry room, 4 fireplaces, 3 bedrooms and a full bath this home is more than just a "guest house"! This 1920 stunner was lovingly restored recently and is also very energy efficient.
    Exterior Features

    Construction Materials Wood SidingFoam Insulation Exterior Features FenceSprinkler/IrrigationPorch Fencing Partial Parking Features Driveway Patio And Porch Features CoveredPorchScreened Pool Features None Waterfront YN No Window Features Blinds

    Interior Features

    Appliances DishwasherElectric RangeMultiple Water HeatersRefrigerator Basement Partially Finished Basement YN 1 Cooling Central AirElectric Cooling YN Yes Fireplace Features Multiple Fireplace YN Yes Flooring Wood Heating CentralGas Heating YN Yes Interior Features AtticHigh CeilingsWalk-In Closet(S)Window Treatments Laundry Features Washer HookupDryer Hookup

    Property Features

    Architectural Style Two Story Association YN No Foundation Details Basement Green Energy Efficient Insulation Lease Considered YN No Levels Two Listing Terms CashConventional Lot Features City LotMature TreesSprinklers In Ground Lot Size Dimensions 134X98x134x98 MLSArea Minor Montgomery Area Association Of Realtors New Construction YN No Possession Close Of Escrow Property Sub Type Single Family Residence Rooms Total 7 Security Features Security SystemFire Alarm Sewer Public Sewer Stories 2 Tax Annual Amount 288 Tax Legal Description Pt Lot 5 Blk 36 Alabama Avenue Db-1364 P-645 Historical Letter On FileClass 3 Utilities Cable AvailableElectricity AvailableNatural Gas AvailableHigh Speed Internet Available Water Source Public

    Listing provided courtesy of Annabelle Bone of Legacy Properties, Llc.



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