c. 1890 Queen Anne – Franklin, LA

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Added to OHD on 6/11/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/17/21   -   13 Comments

921 Second St, Franklin, LA 70538

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  • $156,900
  • 3 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 1948 Sq Ft
  • 0.36 Ac.
Welcome to the Shipp House! There's a reason Victorian homes have descriptors like ''storybook,'' ''gingerbread,'' and ''whimsical''--their otherworldly stained glass , ornate milled designs & original cypress wood~ evoke a childlike delight! Don't worry, we know that historic appeal often comes with equally historic amenities, but rest assured this beauty has been lovingly fully restored in 2007 by local expert -George Thompson, providing modern necessities (like updated kitchens, central air, tankless water heater) w/o losing their charming details (like original hardwood floors, fireplaces w/original mantels, 12 ft ceilings & transom windows). This 3 bed, 2 bath turn of the century beauty even has it's own registered Live Oak named after Miss Emma Shipp~& maybe , a great story or two... This home has a spacious fenced rear yard, private patio area and storage shed!! If you have dreamed of owning a Victorian Queen Anne with all of the amazing character and quality finishes-here you go!!
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Molli Rodriguez, Keller Williams Realty
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13 Comments on c. 1890 Queen Anne – Franklin, LA

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12626 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks to the agent for sharing her listing with us.

  2. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2468 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    I like how this home was photographed and what was chosen to be shown. That porch is wonderful and I am glad we get to see the porch looking out onto that beautiful tree. Very special house.

  3. MJGMJG says: 2725 comments
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    Anytime I see floor length Jib or Boxhead windows, I want to see if they open still full length into the pocket above. I don’t know why, but they’re so fascinating to me.
    This house has a beautiful porch.

  4. mbabordombabordo says: 2 comments

    A well planned marriage between the old and new. That spacious kitchen/ dinning area will sell the house! I particularly enjoyed the living room fireplace mantle which appears to be the upper portion of a Victorian ” Oriental” mantle turned upside down. Such clever upcycling! Bravo upon breathing new life into a wonderful old home.

  5. Randy CRandy C says: 438 comments
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    2015 Reverse Ranch 1/2
    Olathe, KS

    I agree. I really liked the property description and the clear, bright photography. Kudos to the realtor. Way ahead of the pack as far as marketing. The house is really nice as well. Lots of originality along with modern conveniences.

  6. JimHJimH says: 5658 comments
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    I love these southern Queen Anne cottages with the center hall. You never see this form up north. I’d love to have seen the interior in its original state.

    • CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 1110 comments
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      Charleston, SC

      I’ve commented about that same point in the past. I believe this is due to the heat and humidity found in Southern climates. The tall, deep center hall originated with dogtrot cabins and continued in these mid and late 19th century cottages and into the 20th century. As tastes changed, so did stylistic details, but the house form remained much the same.

      • MJGMJG says: 2725 comments
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        I’ve read that a few times too about houses being built for different climates as well. I always liked the southern arrangement. There is a certain class about southern homes that is different from northern.

        I ‘think’ in one of the George Barber books he shows an alternate floor plan for houses of southern climates that have different arrangement for fireplaces and halls. Referring to Northern plans and Southern plans.

  7. Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1680 comments
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    1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside

    I too love the porch; how could you not? I also love those wide halls in Southern houses.

  8. roxxxroxxx says: 509 comments
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    Such a beauty. Would be a pleasure to live there.

  9. Of the many wonderful decorative details that make this home especially interesting, the Pony Express letterbox takes the cake.

  10. MichaelMichael says: 3385 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    Such a stunning house. Kudos to the realtor for the great pictures!


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