1896 Queen Anne in Pensacola, FL

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Added to OHD on 1/15/21   -   Last OHD Update: 3/6/21   -   20 Comments

823 N Baylen St, Pensacola, FL 32501

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  • $485,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2546 Sq Ft
  • 0.42 Ac.
Quintessential Queen Anne- an important part of North Hill history-the home was built as a wedding cottage by a famed builder of much of downtown like the Saengar Theatre, Blount building, many others including multiple homes in North Hill. Perfectly situated on a choice .4 acre corner lot. Materials and millwork by far some of the best turn of the century work in the area. Wide wrap around porch-one of many elegant elements that make up this home. Impressive Living room has a fine wainscot-the dining room exquisite black cypress paneling, unforgettable Grand domed 14' ceiling, original light fixtures. A large butler's pantry area, glass front built ins, walk in pantry, then to kitchen with covered back porch nook for private al fresco dinners. Off the butler's pantry is an ensuite bedroom with shower bath, small sitting porch. 2 bedrooms on opposite side of house share a bath with large walk in linen closet. Huge back bedroom has private sitting room- a perfect office, reading nook. There are 3 fireplaces, a closet formerly used as a bar off of the living room with stained glass and gorgeous woodwork. From butler's pantry a staircase leads to a huge attic perfect for future expansion of living space. 3 car detached garage with 1 br/1ba apartment. 1800 sq ft basement. The grounds are beautiful with native plants, camellias, curved iron fencing, terracing, fish ponds. Orig. hardwood floors, 12'-14' ceilings, abundant ornate original knobs, pulls, touches thruout. All lg rooms and a nice open flow. This home is a renovation project to restore to its stunning artful and original grandeur....a potential showpiece. Being sold "AS IS".
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Bobbi Godwin, Connell & Company Realty
(855) 899-5090
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20 Comments on 1896 Queen Anne in Pensacola, FL

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  1. RossRoss says: 2443 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    Cody brought this house to my attention.

    I looked at the exterior and thought: Meh.

    Then I looked inside. Oh! This is kinda cool!

    Then I walked into the dining room. OMG! OMG! THIS IS THE BEST-EVER DINING ROOM! I’M FREAKIN’ OUT, MAN! FREAKIN’ OUT!

    And the gas/electric chandeliers? OMG! OMG!

    So, I’m now waving my magic wand over this rare and precious and spectacular survivor to protect it. May a preservation-minded buyer take it on, and NOT…

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12622 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Thanks Ross and Cody!!!

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    • codyhanncodyhann says: 133 comments

      My heart STOPPED when I saw that dining room. I’d love to pick this house up and move it to the Midwest. I never in a million years suspected that a run of the mill house like this would have had a museum quality, one-off dining room like this. I almost want someone to disassemble it and reinstall it in a museum to protect it. There are no words.

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    • The wood in the great room is absolutely beautiful. Wish I could move this house out west away from misquotes and humidity. I grew up in the Canadian Maritimes on the east coast but now live out where its warmer and drier. Love the workmanship of a great artisan.

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  2. KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 1008 comments
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    Oh this is just beyond gorgeous. I would wander about for days, just taking it all in, running my fingers over the woodwork, being mesmerized by the chandeliers. I wish there were more pics of the grounds, which I feel certain must be the epitome of horticultural perfection.
    Btw: Pensacola Beach has soft soft sugar white sand. It’s a delight to walk on and the water is typically quite clear. I have fond memories of a long weekend spent in a kitschy 50’s style motel, the kind that had framed beach scenery “artwork” screwed to the walls. That motel was literally right on the beach and it was impossible not to track sand in every time we entered the room. Don’t remember the name but I hope it’s still there.

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  3. natira121natira121 says: 835 comments
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    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA

    Wow. I wish this place had floor plans. And what a gorgeous place! That kitchen just needs vintage appliances and fresh paint to be perfect!

    And what the heck is that rectangular cased oval thingy in pictures 6 and 11?

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 7562 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      For you, Julie – I will count pix. πŸ™‚
      She must have added one after your comment, because it’s actually in 5 and 10. Heheheh. At first I was thinking whaaaaa??? Figured it out pretty quickly thereafter. THAT, quite curiously placed object you (likely) mentioned, is a fireplace summer screen, (or firebox cover).
      https://www.oldhousedreams.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/26-823nbaylenst.jpg
      What it is doing in that very curious closet, placed just so = who knows. When I first saw pic 5, my thought was, “why in the world would one need/want an enclosed inglenook snug, with a door no less, [which would have been a first], in Pensacola? Does it really get THAT cold down there = NO. πŸ™‚
      https://www.oldhousedreams.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/21-823nbaylenst.jpg
      OH = a closet, (possibly not originally), with a random summer screen lain up (just so) against bead board which from a distance looks like yellow brick. Heheheh. Odd coincidence I guess. My question is why the stained glass in there; and the gas/elec sconce? Interesting..

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  4. MichaelMichael says: 3380 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    The fact that so many original details remain is amazing. I fell in love at the dining room and the light fixtures!

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  5. Belladog1Belladog1 says: 215 comments
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    OMG! What a house! Everyone has already commented on everything I love but I have to repeat THE DINING ROOM IS A WORK OF ART! THE LIGHTING FIXTURES! I would remove the heat/air contraptions from the walls, remove some of the shelving that looks like it was added later, a lick of paint and vintage stove and fridge and your good to go! I would be having dinner party’s weekly and wind up the gramophone after dinner and sip mint juleps. Well, back to reality now. P.S. that is one fancy closet? any thoughts? Too early for a phone niche?

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  6. dunamovindunamovin says: 184 comments

    Believe that’s the bar mentioned above. Could have started Life as a dumbwaiter closet maybe?

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  7. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2336 comments
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    1920 Colonial Revival
    Upstate/Central, NY

    Okay, I want that garage! Plenty of room to park, plus plenty of room to store stuff! Plus, for a garage, it’s nice looking. πŸ‘πŸΌ

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  8. AbramsBridgeAbramsBridge says: 166 comments
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    What a surprise! That dining room is worth the entire price of the house!

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  9. Sandy BSandy B says: 938 comments
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    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    I’d want that delicious dining room to be my main living space….after all, how much time do any of us spend in a large dining room? When I first saw that oddly fitted closet with a stained glass window no less, my first thought was, butler’s closet…? Love to know the history of this house.

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  10. RhondaRhonda says: 3 comments

    This is such a lovely house with so much potential and could be brought up to date without destroying it. My husband and I have restored one lovely Victorian and renovated several others. I could see the potential in this lovely antique. There are some areas in the home that would require extensive renovation but then you have those lovely rooms paneled in gorgeous wood. This would definitely be a project of love. I wish that it were possible for us to bring this lovely old house up to date with love and care…thank you for sharing.

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  11. ctmeddctmedd says: 578 comments

    Oh, my! Oh, my! The dining room! Ordinarily I find rooms with that much wood claustrophobic, but now I know what all of those other rooms need! Space. This dining room is palatial! I love so much about this house, but the only way I could afford it is to win the lottery. I was planning to buy some tickets anyway. πŸ™‚ Fingers crossed!

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