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1909 Victorian: Folk

1909 McLeran House

Springtime
Springtime
The Spring bloom is incredible and lights up the yard with ethereal beauty.
Estate-worthy without the cost. Completely and beautifully renovated and maintained.
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Foyer's Fabulous Woods
Foyer's Fabulous Woods
Magnificent wainscoting surrounds the downstairs foyer and main hallway. It rates second only to the beautiful stairs.
Custom Kitchen
Custom Kitchen
The pecan cabinetry was built onsite and customized by Mom with copper Tree of Life inserts.
The Barns
The Barns
The original carriage house turned workshop and tons of storage sits beside the newer cedar barn with concrete floor and attic. It has an attached greenhouse and studio/workshop.
The Library
The Library
The upstairs landing includes a custom library, door to the balcony and custom stairs to the floored attic.
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom
With 3 large North-facing windows to let in light this is a favorite room. It also includes the largest walk-in closet you'll ever see.
The Greenhouse
The Greenhouse
Downstairs Bath
Downstairs Bath
Both bathrooms are huge and beautiful.
Diningroom
Diningroom
The magnificent oak mirrored cabinet stays! This room includes 2 huge windows overlooking the garden, gas log fireplace AND a door leading to the wraparound porch.
Naturalized Habitat
Naturalized Habitat
The pond provides a base for the bird and animal sanctuary surrounding it. Great for bird watching or just enjoying raw nature.
Bedrooms 4
Full Baths 2
Heated Sq. Ft. 3,179
Stories 3
Acres 3.4

Features.

  • A Painted Lady
  • Commercial Property
  • 1st Floor Bath
  • 1st Floor Bedroom
  • 1st Floor Laundry Room
  • Attic
  • Breakfast Room
  • Crawl Space
  • Dining room
  • Entry Hall
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Laundry Room
  • Library
  • Living room
  • Reader's Loft
  • Utility Room
  • Walk-Up Attic
  • Master bedroom upstairs
  • Automatic outside lights
  • Barn
  • Carport
  • Casement windows
  • Circular driveway
  • Driveway - Dirt
  • Fenced Yard
  • Fresh paint
  • Garden
  • Gazebo
  • Greenhouse
  • Pond
  • Porch
  • Restored exterior
  • Sprinkler System
  • Storage Building
  • Workshop
  • 2nd Staircase
  • Built-in Bookcases
  • Built-in Cabinets
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplaces
  • Gas Logs
  • High Ceilings
  • Laundry Chute
  • Original wood windows
  • Walk-In Closets
  • Wood floors
  • Tin Roof
  • Central air
  • City water supply
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Gas heating
  • Range
  • Refrigerator
  • Septic Tank
  • Sprinkler System
  • Water Heater - Electric
  • 10-foot Ceilings
  • Claw-foot Tub(s)
  • Plaster Walls
  • Ripple Glass
  • Stained Glass Windows
  • Wrap Around Porch

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Elegant Piece of Florida History

A stunning piece of local history which only 4 families have enjoyed since its construction in 1909! Lovingly and completely restored, this beautiful home was built to be a doctor’s office for Dr. McLeran, later becoming a B&B and a family home.

Referred to as "living on an island" because of its privacy and seeming seclusion, it’s hard to believe the house is adjacent to a small town on a paved road with neighbors across the street and within 12 miles of Lake City. The 3.42 acres is great for taking walks to pick various seasonal fruits, check on the Naturalized Habitat surrounding the pond, lie in the hammock in the shade of the wildflower meadow or tend the garden. In cool weather the front porch swings are the 'place to hang' for the entire family or to enjoy a cup of coffee and good book.

Dr. McLeran spared no expense when he built his new Victorian home in 1909. From 1988-1995, my parents poured all of their love and finances into revitalizing this beauty, completely restoring it to its original splendor. All electrical and plumbing was brought up to code, wooden window frames, all 6 fireplace mantels and wainscoting was striped and restained then floors refinished.

I have papered and painted the inside and out in historic colors. You will find such luxuries as the original turn-of-the-century details in the wainscoting which surrounds the entire downstairs entry and main hallway as well as stairwell and upstairs landing, accented wooden window and door moldings, picture rails in every room of the house, wood floors, plaster and lath walls, original wavy glass windows, huge, bright rooms with tons of light coming through the 22 oversized windows. My Dad added flooring to create a walk-around attic on the third floor which could easily become several more rooms. Custom work fills the home with authenticity from the attic stairway, upstairs library to the pecan cabinetry in the kitchen and laundry/utility room paneled with the original cabin's exterior cedar siding.

Modern conveniences have been added, such a whole-house generator, whole-house fan, second septic tank, whole-house A/C. Where necessary, reproductions were included, like the downstairs water closet and pedestal sinks or clawfoot tub. The original carriage house has been converted to a workshop any man would love to use and tons of shelved and open storage. Dad built a large cedar barn with a concrete floor and floored attic with pull-down stairs for himself. There is an attached greenhouse and separate studio/workshop complete with 220v behind the barn which opens to a covered slate patio. In the rear corner of the property there is a large open barn with potable water and electricity suitable for storing boats, RV or whatever.

The grounds also include a gazebo, covered swing and hammock pavilion beside the Victorian garden with another swing, flower gardens and raised vegetable gardens. Several fruit trees, like fig and calamondin, as well as grapes, persimmons and a long row of blueberries keep the fridge filled with seasonal fruits. There are also pecan trees and oaks to provide shade.

Archived in September, 2014

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