c. 1900 – Monticello, FL

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320 E High St, Monticello, FL 32344

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  • $149,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 2.5 Bath
  • 3226 Sq Ft
  • 0.92 Ac.
Here's your shot to restore this Queen Anne Free Classic constructed during the late-Edwardian Era. 20' ceilings in formal entryway, formal parlour, drawing room, formal dining room, solarium, large hallway, large master bedroom with adjoining full bath. 14' ceilings with temporary drop ceilings in formal dining room, master bedroom, and hallway. Carport for 1 or 2 cars. Mudroom in back of house leads to utility room with washer/dryer and sink. 42 windows, 35 of which are exposed to unheated/outside environment, with beautiful custom millwork. Hip roof laid down in 2004. House wiring upgraded in 2015. HVAC replaced in 2015 is a 5-ton heat pump with a 10 kW auxiliary heat strip. 4 fireplaces (not it operation), original heart pine floors in all original rooms. Wrap-around porch facing south-side of the house. Approximately one acre of property, has its own city block, with a chain-link fence surrounding two sides, in addition to azalea bushes providing security. Small pond in backyard. Wrap around driveway (asphalt), plenty of trees for shade including pears, walnuts, and pecans. Small brick patio in back of house. Kitchen remodeled in 2017, 1 out of 4 drop-ceilings removed, sanding and refinishing all original woodwork completed.
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John McLaughlin, Keller Williams Town & Country
(850) 201-4663
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11 Comments on c. 1900 – Monticello, FL

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  1. MichaelMichael says: 2849 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    With a lot of paint stripping, this would be a charming house!

    • BethanyBethany says: 3450 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      I think it’s charming even with the white; it’s one of those houses where I would not personally apply the paint, but if I bought it already that way, I’d embrace it. The next owner (maybe you! LOL) can do all that stripping!

      • MichaelMichael says: 2849 comments
        1979 That 70's show
        Otis Orchards, WA

        With the task that I see on this house, you would be the smart one in just embracing painted woodwork. If only there were an easy way to strip paint?

        • CarebearCarebear says: 1184 comments
          OHD Supporter

          If only! We stripped the paint in the house I grew up in, with Strip-Eeze. We went through more gloves-we never did find any kind of gloves that stuff wouldn’t eat its way through. My mother was scrapping it off an archway, when, you guessed it, a big drop of that gunk dripped into one of her eyes! My dad got her under the sprayer in the kitchen sink right away, then to the ER. She was very lucky-she burned the inside of her eyelid, and the cornea, but they didn’t have to call in a specialist, and she didn’t loose the sight of that eye. But, until it healed, it was extremely painful, as both your eyes move at the same time, and not independantly. So, she had to remember to turn her head, to look at something, and not just move her eyes. Every time those burns scrapped against each other, when her eye moved, it was agony! So, if you strip paint, no matter what method you use, wear a pair of safety glasses!

  2. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12131 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    New agent and listing photos, updated and moved to the front page.

  3. CarebearCarebear says: 1184 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Move this house to Mt Dora, a town I love to visit, every time I go to Orlando, to see my brother and his family! I think the bathrooms are in good shape, so their redecoration (or more work, I wish there were more photos of them) can wait, until you have the downstairs done. Whoever invented dropped ceilings! That wood above that one fireplace has to go. Its too different that the other fireplaces. I’d find a nice big mirror to put up there, or maybe just get rid of that mantle, and replace it with something from a renovation warehouse place. I bet those floors are going to look great, when finished! I love the front porch.

  4. As I write this, another sunny day in Palatka, Florida! The love looking out at the huge Live Oak, and the Azaleas still have some blooms left.
    This one has promise, there are not that many old houses in Florida, and to get one with
    the original fireplaces, trim, pocket doors, etc. is not common. Also – this house is close, but not too close to the ocean, 45 miles to the nearest beach.

    We purchased our 1884 house last year, put on a new metal roof, all new HVAC, removed the
    remaining knob and tube wiring, and some plumbing work.
    Be aware the insuring old homes in Florida can be difficult, if Kelly allows I can go into more detail about my experience.

  5. JpedigoJpedigo says: 176 comments

    I love the possibilities with this house! What a beauty!

  6. I love it! Needs a bit of TLC & lots of paint striping but OH MY how about that wrap around porch? ♥️

  7. Gorgeous! Character for days! And on top of it in beautiful, sunny, Florida! Perfection!

  8. Gorgeous! Character for days! The porch, the columns- fireplaces- built-ins- floors- updated kitchen- wains coating- ceilings- French doors- Wow! And on top of it in beautiful, sunny, Florida! Perfection!


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