c. 1900 – Jennings, FL

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1114 Hamilton Ave, Jennings, FL 32053

  • $89,900
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2534 Sq Ft
  • 0.52 Ac.
beautiful historic home. go back in time when you arrive at this older home with rounded front porch in jennings. as you enter the home you will notice the long hallway and high ceilings. original hardwood floors in the home with large bedrooms. convenient corner lot with easy access to i-75.
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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11828 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Not sure what rooms are what. Houses like this remind me how much I love beadboard…and air conditioning.

  2. Anne M.Anne M. says: 862 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    I would love to get my hands on this house & make it pretty again! Looks like water damage in the first interior shot. The porch is wonderful.(no air conditioning in Florida???)

    • Samantha says: 1 comments

      Old Florida homes are made to be kept cool by passive cooling and cross breezes. I’m surprised there are no transoms above the doors.

      That said, it does have a sleeping porch for summers & crackers are a hardy breed. 😉

      • says: 1 comments

        I live in Florida, and AC would be a must. November 11th and 90 degrees yuck

      • MazamaGrammy says: 366 comments

        I think photos 9, 10, and 14 show transoms above the entry doors to the rooms. They’re all closed and two are covered with white valances.

      • Merri Ferrell says: 21 comments

        Fans really work. When I lived in Southern FL, the Mizner homes had no AC but were comfortable. A window unit in the bedroom is sufficient. I wonder what is under that carpet?

  3. Laurie W. says: 1746 comments

    No a/c in Florida – ouch! First chore right there. I like this unpretentious house, clean lines, simplicity. It would be nice to see what the kitchen looks like; absence of photos always makes me suspect the news isn’t real good. I love the horizontal beadboarding & the board ceilings.

  4. evilelmer says: 1 comments

    This house would be a good candidate for mini split heat pumps. If one is on a tight budget, one could put one in a bedroom and camp out until more funds were available. I did that in South Carolina.

  5. says: 8 comments

    I live in Florida and even though this home is located in Northern Florida I would have to agree. Air conditioning is a must!

    I don’t know about everyone else, but everytime I see the fire places capped or closed up I am saddened. I would have to have them restored back to working order.

  6. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11828 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Posted Sep 22, 2015. Back on the market with a big price drop. Moved to front of page, comments above are older.

  7. akd1953 says: 197 comments

    This is a reasonable price and I like it a lot. Looks very roomy too. My mother’s family is from Florida and I want to move back there. Wish I was able to take advantage of this house.

  8. says: 174 comments

    The front porch I like. The screened in back sleeping or sitting porch adds much, too. I like the fireplaces, but they all need to be opened up. I saw one that looked ok with a heater.

  9. Ray Unseitig says: 199 comments

    nice, I’m thinking of ways to make it more cheery and light. Grew up w/o AC, Don’t like or approve of AC. Bead board is nice.

  10. says: 40 comments

    I grew up in Florida before a/c and still prefer it that way but ceiling fans are a must have. The wide porch shades many of the windows but for the others an awning of some sort would help a lot. High ceilings help warm air to rise. The best design I ever saw for cooling before a/c is The Barnacle (1891) https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/The-Barnacle

    • MazamaGrammy says: 366 comments

      Thanks for sharing this link. I haven’t been in that part of Florida in many years and will put it on my next visit’s list of places to see.

  11. Lissie says: 264 comments

    Bead boards are what makes this house so original. If you want A/C put window units in.

  12. MazamaGrammy says: 366 comments

    I think this could be made into an attractive and comfortable home. The simple architecture and interior features have a clean and relaxing feeling. I’d like to re-do the kitchen and bathrooms to give them a period appropriate appearance. I’d also enhance the landscaping and add a simple picket fence with arbor entry over the gate.

  13. GoddessOdd says: 331 comments

    I disagree about the window units. Window unit air conditioners are noisy, unsightly, and very expensive to run, compared to more energy efficient units available today. As long as security is not an issue, the house probably stays relatively cool, providing all the windows are open, the ceiling fans are on and the doors and transoms (if any) are open.
    I was docent and housekeeper in a historic residence in Central Florida. The house was carefully retrofitted for central AC to protect the house and it’s contents. The problem is not so much the heat, as the humidity. If you close up the house, the humidity and heat foster mold and mildew, sometimes in just days. Stored items have to be aired all the time…books, clothes and shoes smell musty and mildew in closets and drawers. Houses that are kept open in Florida invite all sorts of creatures in, from our famous cockroaches and palmetto bugs, to rats, snakes… well, pretty much anything outside will come in. I grew up in a house without air conditioning, and have had several hurricanes leave me without power for weeks at a time. By the end of the first powerless day, terrazzo or tile floors are slick and damp from summertime humidity, and even with all the windows open, the daytime temperature inside my house was about 86 degrees, night time about 78-82 degrees. With mosquitoes.

    Jennings is almost Georgia, so it would be cooler there, but still pretty hot. And humid.

  14. Bigrog says: 174 comments

    Home needs a lot of rehab. Could be very pretty once that’s done.

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