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$ 357,900

1899 Victorian

Valentine Square

Valentine Square
Valentine Square
The house was built for S M Alexander by Contractor Franklin Pierce McDowell and was completed in 1899. This property is situated on 2 acres and is named Valentine Square in honor of the Alexander daughter who was born on St. Valentines Day.
Imagine stepping back in time to days gone by but offering the amenities of the 21 century. This Victorian Mansion is located a couple of blocks from downtown Winchester TN and minutes from Tims Ford Lake and State park.

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Music Room
Music Room
The music parlor has cherry woodwork and door to the front veranda.
Dining Room
Dining Room
The dining room features built in china cabinet that is original to the home and is said to have been built in Belvidere, TN for Mr. Alexander. It is still marked with his name.
Butler's Pantry
Butler's Pantry
You may enter the butlers pantry from either of two swinging doors where there are two sets of oak double stack craft made cabinets with a massive serving space and a carved glass window.
Upstairs Bedroom
Upstairs Bedroom
This is one of four upstairs bedrooms that offer a stunning view of the property.
Carriage House
Carriage House
Brick Garage / Carriage house on the property is usable for a full size car and has electricity. Its was built by the original family when a Packard replaced horses and buggies.
Upstairs Den
Upstairs Den
The upstairs contains a gallery with a door to the upper veranda, a den, bedrooms, and a bath.
Staircase
Staircase
The newel post to the main oak staircase is said to have been carved personally by contractor McDowell.
Pocket Doors
Pocket Doors
The house contains various woods throughout and has never suffered being painted over and this is one of the reasons it qualifies for the National Register.
Christmas
Christmas
This house is certainly the talk of the town during the holiday season.
Bedrooms 5
Full Baths 3
Heated Sq. Ft. 4,376
Stories 2.0
Acres 2.0
MLS No. 1746792

Features.

  • 1st Floor Bath
  • 1st Floor Bedroom
  • 1st Floor Laundry Room
  • Attic
  • Basement
  • Den
  • Dining room
  • Entry Hall
  • Foyer
  • Laundry Room
  • Living room
  • Music Room
  • Study
  • Unfinished Basement
  • Utility Room
  • Master bedroom downstairs
  • 1 Car Garage
  • 2 Car Garage
  • Circular driveway
  • Dormers
  • Fenced Yard
  • Garden
  • Porch
  • Rear Deck
  • Storage Building
  • Detached Workshop
  • Built-in Cabinets
  • Ceramic Tile
  • 8 Fireplaces: Coal
  • Grand staircase
  • High Ceilings
  • Original wood windows
  • Wood floors
  • Central air
  • City sewer
  • City water supply
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Security System
  • Butler's Pantry
  • Carriage House
  • 12-foot Ceilings
  • Claw-foot Tub(s)
  • Pocket Doors
  • Ripple Glass
  • Transoms
  • Wrap Around Porch

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Agent Contact Information

Showing by appointment only.

Sharon Swafford

Phone: 931 303-0400

Swafford's Property Shop

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Surrounding Area

This house is located just a few blocks from the hustle and bustle of Downtown Winchester, Tn and a few minutes from Tims Ford Lake. The downtown action swirls around the impressive Franklin County courthouse, built in the Art Deco style of the early 1900's.The Winchester Square features broad sidewalks, quaint shops and restaurants and regular community events like concerts and wine tastings. Catch up on old times over an appetizing meal. Catch a movie at the historic downtown theater. = Browse through our specialty shops. Whatever pace you’re into, Winchester has you covered by land or water.

History

The house was built for S M Alexander by Contractor Franklin Pierce McDowell and was completed in 1899. This property is named Valentine Square in honor of the Alexander daughter who was born on St. Valentines Day. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 8, 1984. The present owners purchased the property in December of 1999 from the Granddaughter of S M Alexander after it had remained in the family for almost exactly 100 years. The four front screen doors are said by the Granddaughter to be original to the house. The house contains various woods throughout and has never suffered being painted over and this is one of the reasons it qualifies for the National Register. A box in the attic contains some left over tiles for the fireplaces. There are also two boxes that contain spare glass shades for the kitchen light fixtures. The footed bath tubs and laundry room ( originally kitchen ) sink were installed when the house received indoor plumbing.

Recent Improvements

The house has been rewired with modern cable and a 200 amp panel. No knob and tube wiring is in service. There is an ADT burglar and fire alarm system and local fire and carbon monoxide alarms. Throughout the house most of the woodwork have been refinished using the original type of shellac. Brick Garage / Carriage house on the property is usable for a full size car and has electricity. 16x24 Storage building on the rear of the property was built for the present owners and has a double three quarter inch floor for storage of lawn equipment and other heavy items or a small car. It has electricity. Not shown in the photos is the original smoke house and with electricity and natural gas for hobbies, a studio or a shop. The hobby garage 24x26 with concrete floor and insulated ceiling. It has electricity and is heated by natural gas. Also contains a certified lift useful for parking an additional car storage and for ease in working on vehicles.

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