c. 1848 – Shelbyville, TN

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1996 Wartrace Pike, Shelbyville, TN 37160

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  • $289,900
  • 5 Bed
  • 4.5 Bath
  • 4593 Sq Ft
  • 6.39 Ac.
Cash Only - No Contingencies - Wonderful antebellum homes on 6.39 Acres w/5 bedroom home with all the Southern charm you could imagine! 11' Ceilings, nursery off master, eat-in kitchen +formal dining, beautiful hardwoods, new HVAC, . This is your chance to buy a piece of Tennessee history & own a home that others can only dream with frontage on Duck River. Come see and buy !! Listed with Darin Hasty - Heritage Realty Group.
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16 Comments on c. 1848 – Shelbyville, TN

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  1. MJGMJG says: 2843 comments
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    I can’t tell in the photo of there are remnants of Varnish or shellac on the wood they are stripping. Woodwork was sometimes sanded down before painting it but you can see remnants of stain before to ascertain what the original treatment was. It’s a really nice design and I love the decorative dado in picture 19. That type of paint removal is a nightmare to undertake in my opinion and I see they stopped after a whole.

    Is it the picture or are the beautiful carved front stairs balustrade leaning forward? House settle maybe. The aesthetic movement sunflower carvings on that staircase is amazing. I’d have that whole thing professionally stripped so I can refinish it.

  2. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5917 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    Lovely rambling house here with over 6 acres offering possibilities. I love the fancy staircase and if it were mine, I’d have to remove the paint and reveal the beautiful woods underneath. This property might be the ideal home for someone needing lots of space and some acreage.

  3. RosewaterRosewater says: 7677 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    It has a cement pond. 😉
    Jethro better not belly flop into this one though.

    • This was so funny. I was not expecting it. I have learned so much from the followers with expert knowledge. Still a little intimidated. I just wanted to enjoy the houses. Thanks Rosewater

      • RosewaterRosewater says: 7677 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        No worries. I try very hard to control myself; but sometimes just can’t resist being a smartazz. Occasionally my snark gets deleted; and I’m OK with that. 😉

  4. NancygirlNancygirl says: 284 comments
    1962 Ranch
    New Concord, OH

    This is a beautiful house! Will be so nice when it’s restored!

  5. KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 1141 comments
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    A pox on whoever thought white paint belonged on that stairway. A pox, I say! Having years of experience working my way through my house every winter, stripping paint, I look at that complexity and feel completely exhausted.

    OTOH, I approve wholeheartedly of the shrubs lining this house’s front walkway. Pruned as distinct entities, rather than left to grow into a formless blob, they are quite appealing to contemplate. Two well behaved rows of sizable roundnesses, tightly clipped and just marching along. I would never tire of them.

    • MJGMJG says: 2843 comments
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      Totally Agree! All that detail on the newel post makes me get chest pain thinking about trying to dig out all of the white paint from it during the stripping techniques. I recently saw a house where someone clearly used a heat gun and you can see areas they burned the wood! ACK.

      I also noticed that the date on this house is 1840s! Looks like the house had a redo in the late 1870s – 1890s. That porch i’m thinking is 20th century though. Would love to see an old photo.

    • My wife and I love those little round shrubs ourselves. Strangely it does not appear that there was ever any type of walk between them.

  6. Mark-OMark-O says: 14 comments

    My youngest daughter lives not far from there, in the fringe area between Shelbyville and Bell Buckle. I could see this as a very lucrative investment, given how fast Nashville is spreading out into the counties around it. Assuming, of course, the pandemic doesn’t bring that creeping sprawl to a complete halt. I got another one of those letters from someone wanting to buy my house, (I live about halfway between Shelbyville and Nashville) so if my wife were ready to retire it might be tempting to jump on this and get us out a little farther. Alas, she’s not quite there, but another year or so and I might be in a position to take on something like this. The land alone is going to be worth the asking price in a couple of years, so somebody with some taste and respect for the historical integrity of this diamond in the rough ought to do well by making the investment of time and money to set this old gal aright.

  7. allanallan says: 90 comments
    1875 Mountain Cabin
    Whitehead, NC

    Can someone point out a part of this house that would be from 1848? I just can’t seem to find it.

    But I do like the house itself. Very roomy, very peaceful setting. A great place to unwind after a hard day.

    • In the photos above, the two rooms with the fireplaces are the original two log cabin rooms. The red single door on the screened porch was the front of the house until the first major addition was added in 1885 and changed the orientation of the home. The areas with the dormers are over this oldest section. Looking at the way its structured the dormered loft area was added after the taller front portion.

  8. My first thoughts as well seeing the close-up of that once-gorgeous newel post! Looks like the current owner started the labor intensive job of stripping the (ugh!) white paint in other areas but tired of the job pretty quickly. If you’re up for that job or can live with the woodwork the way it is, there is still much to love about this home and will be a treasure for some lucky soul.

  9. I have followed this website for years but have never commented. My wife and I are turning this house into our forever home. It started life as a two room log structure and was modified and enlarged by the same family for most of its life. It sat vacant for the last decade but thankfully the owner between us and the original family put a roof on it and kept if from deteriorating further.

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