c. 1835 Greek Revival – Eutaw, AL

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Added to OHD on 7/21/20   -   Last OHD Update: 11/3/20   -   18 Comments

109 Ashby Cir, Eutaw, AL 35462

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  • $110,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 4 Bath
  • 3735 Sq Ft
C.1835 Sipsey House - an L-shaped Greek Revival home on high brick foundations, having two Doric porticoes, was moved from Pleasant Ridge to its present site and enlarged around a rear courtyard. Fine architectural details inside and out, approx. 3735 sq ft, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, formal parlor, dining, kitchen, den, large deck and screened porch. Also, a guest house with approx. 666 sq ft.
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Kay Beckett, Bill Mackey Real Estate
(334) 289-8470
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18 Comments on c. 1835 Greek Revival – Eutaw, AL

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  1. MW says: 939 comments

    A very nice charming kind of house. Just think, the house before this was already 105 years old by they time this one was built.

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  2. JimHJimH says: 5653 comments
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    Sipsey is the name of the place, and the owner was William B. Wills, not Willis. He was shot and killed in 1840 in mysterious circumstances, but not here!
    A beautiful home that needs some freshening up is all.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_B._Willis_House

    If you’re going to move a house, finding a lot on a quiet lane next to a landmark mansion is a plus.
    https://ssl.panoramio.com/photo/110853658
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirkwood_(Eutaw,_Alabama)

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  3. Jenny McCoy says: 133 comments

    if I could figure out how to buy this and move to Alabama, I’d grab it! Love the foyer with the mural and striking black and white floor. Thanks as always to JimH for giving us intriguing details!

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    • PaulaPaula says: 4 comments
      1938 colonial revival
      Jackson, MI

      Me too! Iā€™m actually in the market searching for a home just like this, but Iā€™m wanting to find it in the Carolinas! šŸ˜³

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  4. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12622 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

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

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    • roxxxroxxx says: 510 comments
      OHD Supporter

      The house next to mine is for sale at 1,500,000.00 and this is under 200,000.00.
      Just a different state and this house has 2 less acres and a thousand more sq. feet.

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  5. JosephJoseph says: 429 comments
    1790 Northborough, MA

    I think I’d rent out the main house and live in the guest house. That is really sweet.

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  6. MaryfieldMaryfield says: 13 comments
    1840 Greek Revival/Ital.

    I live just a few blocks from this house. I looked at it, but decided to buy this one instead. It’s a nice house; there’s much to like about it.

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  7. Somebody sure loved this house at one time. ā¤

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  8. Wonder how old the little guest house is, looks cute but hard tell on the inside.

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  9. KarenBKarenB says: 343 comments
    1885 KY farm center chimney cape style
    KY

    I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this house. Wish there were more pics that I could sigh over. Very doubtful if i would change anything in this house. So surprised it has not sold.

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  10. PuristaPurista says: 239 comments

    Does anyone know the story of the move? Financially it asks more questions than it answers. To stabilize, excavate, lift, transport, build new foundations, build new chimneys, repair settling damage, outfit with new kitchen, baths, etc., had to cost much more than the asking price. The same was true even of its 2016 starting price of $225K–break-even at best. Was it a charitable act of historic salvage?

    The fireplaces of raw, new brick are terrible to see, and one of the sacrifices usually made when early houses are moved out of their original context. It is possible to move massive masonry intact, but it’s not cheap. Moving a historic house should always be the last resort…no pun intended. That said, it’s a beautiful piece of architecture.

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    • JimHJimH says: 5653 comments
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      It was moved in 1978 from a rural location at Pleasant Ridge, 17 miles NW. The house was deteriorating and the owners refused to sell it with the land. A local attorney and his wife bought the house at auction, moved and restored it. I hope someone buys and preserves it with the lovely little guest house in the same spirit.

      NRHP nomination:
      https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/83002969

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  11. Marshel CunninghamMarshel Cunningham says: 60 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1817 Log home
    Montevallo, AL

    To get to Eutaw, one must leave Marion and drive about 30 minutes to the antebellum town of Greensboro then drive a few more miles to Eutaw toward Mississippi. This house’s new price has caused quite a commotion in the area this weekend !! This house is near one of the most photographed antebellum houses in the state. This house will not be on the market for long. I wish I could tell you how much money has been invested already in this house; much much more than the asking price. I know people are on their way now from other nearby states to look it over. My friends own a plantation here and the area is friendly and accepting to all people. One house still has the “mounting block” out in front to get into the carriage or on the horse. Another still has the antebellum school house. When residents want “big town” shopping, they easily drive to Tuscaloosa, home of the University of Alabama !!

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  12. Hi Marshel, You are so amazingly knowledgeable about this area. I am very interested in purchasing one of these lovely old homes and would like to learn more about where to look, what to look for, what it’s like to live in the area, etc. I’m wondering if you could suggest resources I might tap to learn more. Thanks so much in advance for any guidance you can provide.

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