c. 1858 – Marion, AL

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Added to OHD on 6/16/20   -   Last OHD Update: 4/25/21   -   9 Comments

222 Clements St, Marion, AL 36756

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  • $69,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 4.5 Bath
  • 3080 Sq Ft
  • 6 Ac.
C.1858 Roselane: The Parker, Sprott, Coley and Dail families have made this home special! Located on 6 acres with the original carriage house, old well and brick well house, an art cabin and storage building, this two-story home has center halls up and down, double parlors, dining room, 3 bedrooms up and one down, cast iron mantels, heart pine floors, all new plumbing, tankless water heater, 3 and 1/2 baths roughed-in and one and 1/2 finished. This restoration project is on its way and ready for you to design your kitchen!
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Kay Beckett, Bill Mackey Real Estate
(334) 289-8470
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9 Comments on c. 1858 – Marion, AL

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  1. SherryLynnSherryLynn says: 101 comments
    Marion, AR

    OMW!!!!! This is my dream house!!!! Completely in love with it! 🙂

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  2. GardenStaterGardenStater says: 265 comments
    1865 Gothic Revival
    Charlotte, NC

    Wow. All new plumbing, and six acres. Lots of potential here. This could be stunning.

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  3. Can’t be. It’s calling my name 😉

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  4. Wondering why there are new framing for walls. One next to a window, another next to a fireplace and then the one around the electrical panel?

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    • JosephJoseph says: 430 comments
      1790 Northborough, MA

      Probably whoever started the rehab wanted to change the layout. The “kitchen” with electrical panels looks like it is in the ell that was added (you can see the exterior siding now an inside wall). Probably planning to make a back hall/bath/laundry area. Upstairs looks like framed to take some bedroom space for another bath. Under the stairs may have need to change an earlier alteration. In one house, the previous owners nailed the door to the cellar stairs shut, boarded over the stairs to make a half-bath, and cut a new door. This feels like the same thing may have happened. Or for other reasons. Again, probably work being done for a more workable layout and increased baths, as the rough-ins would indicate.

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  5. KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 941 comments
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    I recently saw pics of a kitchen remodel where the owner had taken two inexpensively “vintage” chests of drawers, placed one on each side of the kitchen sink, and called it a day. No expensive counters, no fancy drawer configurations, no costly installation and most definitely no granite. Just two chests. I don’t remember if the whole assemblage got topped with a sealed board that had a cutout for the sink but that is another possibility. I bet this town has some good second hand stores.

    What is so appealing to me about this house is that so much of the heavy lifting has already been done and a hot plate for now and some time with YouTube instructionals could get me to completion. I’d hire an electrician to complete any needed work but otherwise I’d have a great time.

    I’m not sure what the intended location is for all the lengths of pipe lying on the kitchen floor. I guess I’ll find out. Might also need a plumber.

    Oh..I would quickly remove that shiny new shed out back. It conflicts with my desired ambiance. I’m in love with what I can see of the grounds around/behind this house. Pic 10 makes me want to wander on down and see what’s beyond that bend. Much appreciation to whoever laid out that design element so many years ago, or saw what was already there and simply let it be. And those dilapidated wood structures? You could not pay me to “improve” them. They and I will, over time, return to nothingness together.

    In pic 6, I can see what once was a series of low hedge-enclosed planting beds, now overgrown. Very possibly the location of a kitchen garden. The next owner could create an extensive medieval herb garden if so inclined. I bet this property has many horticultural gifts just waiting to be discovered.

    I love this house and I hope someone equally wonderful buys it and cherishes it for what it is: a true gem.

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  6. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5670 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    Not likely that this is an architect designed home but it still has plenty of natural charm. The few stylistic details indicate an affinity with the Italianate style. The upstairs and lower entry door with the arched panes are decidedly Italianate as is the robust newel post. The iron or slate mantels inside appear to date from the post Civil War era in the 1860’s-1870’s. However, no other exterior Italianate details like the common eave brackets/corbels are to be seen. No signs of projecting bays or arched windows, are to be seen, either.

    Not sure why the last photo of an interior door was included-is this an example of old faux graining or just a natural grain pattern? As others have noted, some remodeling work remains incomplete and it will be up to the next owner to finish the work. The present state of the house is reflected in the modest asking price. “Roselane” seems to have the potential for someone to make it into something special.

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  7. Marshel CunninghamMarshel Cunningham says: 61 comments
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    1817 Log home
    Montevallo, AL

    Here we are in Marion, Alabama, again, where I taught at the high school. This is a typical house for the town and was owned by a friend of mine who was an antique dealer for years, and later had a nursery. Thus, the plantings in the back yard. The little green garden was an example of antebellum formal plantings at the time. The local antique shop sells antebellum Empire furnishings. There are two colleges and an active historical society. Marion is about an hour’s drive from Tuscaloosa and an hour and a half to Birmingham. It is in the Black Belt, so named for the rich soil. I have many friends there and you will find much support if you love restoring and living in an old house.

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    • KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 941 comments
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      Thank you for this comment. I just knew there had to have been a knowledgeable hand at work in the garden. I’ve researched the town a bit and like what I have read. If this house is still available at end of summer, I’m going to do some serious thinking.

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