c. 1830 Greek Revival – Montgomery, AL

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6716 Old Selma Rd, Montgomery, AL 36108

  • $239,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 3027 Sq Ft
  • 4.13 Ac.
This exquisitely proportioned home represents the transition from the Federal style to that of Greek Revival and is nestled on a small estate in the bucolic outskirts of Montgomery, just 7 miles form bustling downtown and 10 minutes from Montgomery Regional Airport. Modern bathrooms and updated kitchen blend beautifully with the original historic and architectural stylings of the original structure listed on the Alabama Historic Register of Landmarks and Heritage. The 3,000+ square foot house boasts large central hallway, original high ceilings, heart pine floors, many original windows, four fireplaces, and is of massive hand-hewn construction. The magnificent formal gardens, including a pond, Italian cypress allee, topiary hedges, fruit tree orchard, rose garden, shade garden, perennial garden, boxwood sculpture garden, and maze garden were created by noted landscape designer Martin Mayer who used elements of Italian, English landscape, Victorian, and early 20th century designs. A detached structure contains a workshop, storage, 2 car garage and 2 car carport. This is truly a magnificent estate for anyone who appreciates history, historical architecture, and lush landscaping. Oh, and did I mention that Tallulah Bankhead visited her great grandmother and slept here many times!
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Billy Young, Sandra Nickel Realtors
(334) 834-1500
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6 Comments on c. 1830 Greek Revival – Montgomery, AL

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12610 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I’m absolutely mad about this particular style, it’s my favorite. And that garden…sigh, too much to love here.

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  2. John Shiflet says: 5731 comments

    Absolutely lovely 4+ acres of careful landscaping. While not of the stature of the grand Antebellum Greek Revival mansions with their huge columns holding up double galleried porches, this more modest example remains faithful to the style. The interior has the expected details for a house of this period but some of the decor choices are more on the modern side. Smaller Greek Revival jewels like this one are with acreage (and outstanding landscaping) getting harder to find which perhaps helps to explain the price. It looks move-in ready. If it were mine, I’d fill it up with American Empire style furniture with a few Gothic pieces thrown in for good measure. Some imported French mural wallpapers would complete the picture.

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  3. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 1054 comments
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    1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

    This is just lovely.

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  4. Laurie W. says: 1679 comments

    Okay, Kelly, I’m moving out of the Virginia house & into here — you get that one to yourself. This is my type of home! Proportion is just right outside, with columns not to big or too ornate, but fitting & graceful. Inside well kept & period appropriate. The kitchen isn’t special but also isn’t so modern that it startles. Not Empire furniture, John; it needs Federal stuff & small enough to fit the size of this livable house. Plus 4 acres, heaven! The only possibly Italian thing I see in the garden are the poplars, but it’s still nice.

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  5. l says: 12 comments

    very nice –well cared for —love love those floors —

    the setting & grounds are esp nice — best of all w/ 4 acres no encroaching neighbors to invade your privacy —

    wonderful home for some lucky new owner —

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  6. Though getting hard to find, there are homes similar to this in many south Alabama towns such as Eutah, Demoplis Union Springs & Selma. Some of these homes are off the beaten path and offer a quietness not available in the grand town homes.

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