Timeless Inspiration of yester year

Nestled on a prominent 1.9-acre hilled corner lot, this beautiful 5,000-square-foot mansion offers a timeless blend of elegance and simplicity. It is at once a mystery and a paradox. It is a mystery because it was reportedly built in 1940, though local archives are silent on the construction date and architect. It is a paradox because, despite its apparent Georgian colonial style, the home boasts characteristics of 1700 to 1830s architectural designs.    

     The estate, which also includes a carriage house with a second floor one-bed-room apartment at the rear, was purchased by its current owners in 2021. Having completed 90% of the labor themselves, they managed to preserve the original feel, where possible. All organic features are in tact – from the mortise locks with skeleton keys to the hardwood floors, wood doors, beveled ceilings, crown moldings, archways, decorated niches, wide baseboards, port windows, dormers, beveled ceilings, double-hung windows, pocket doors, French doors, stable doors, fireplaces, plantation shutters, and a winding staircase and built-in ironing board.

     According to county records, the main house was last remodeled in 1948, followed by an update to the kitchen and four of seven baths in 2013, and new construction of the carriage house in 2015. 

     For decades the house lay in a state of decay. The year-long renovation ended in January 2023, and thus, the Creole Dame Bed & Breakfast was born!

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