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Listing No. 33119

1927 Craftsman
Chipley, FL

If you're looking for a home with history, this seven-bed, four-bath home with guest house in Chipley Florida is a must-see. Modeled after a home in South Florida that the original owners observed on a trip to Cuba in the 1920s, the original homestead on this property was built in the 1880s and has nurtured four generations of the same family.

Encompassing nearly 6,000 square feet of living space, everything in this home is original including all wood flooring, beams, walls and cedar closets. This historical homesite encompasses two parcels being sold as one on a 1.45-acre corner lot in the heart of Chipley.

After the original structure on this property burned, this large home with both a basement and outside wash house was constructed. Since then, the family has enjoyed numerous celebrations and family events within its walls.

The kitchen has all original finishes apart from the refrigerator and stove and features a connecting butler room and breakfast room. The large main living area is enhanced with wood beamed-ceilings, wood floors and a fireplace that opens to the entry foyer and dining room. A room used as a parlor or study, featuring wood beamed-ceilings, walls and floors with the original fireplace, was used for courting with potential suitors. There are three additional fireplaces in bedrooms. Two bedrooms and one bath are located on the main level with an additional three bedrooms and two baths upstairs.

Unusual for a house of its age, this home features an abundance of closets with interior wood cedar walls, including the largest at the top of the stairs dubbed "the Christmas closet." A separate guest house sits above parking and storage with 700 square feet of living space, a small kitchen and living room and one bed and bath. The family's favorite spot in the home, "the sun porch", boasts three walls of windows, providing a backdrop for a lighted Christmas tree and family gatherings.

Perfect for someone interested in restoring a historic home or perhaps opening a bed and breakfast or business, this home boasts a shingled roof, installed in 2005 in the main house, a Spanish tiled roof on the guest home, Spanish tiles left on the property that could be reincorporated, large concrete columns and Spanish brick on the exterior and a side-entry carport for loading and unloading a vehicle out of the elements. It features five garages, an outdoor shed and numerous interesting features including an off-center front door, intentionally set to prevent passersby from seeing straight through the home and a beautiful wooden staircase with ironwork and carved newel posts.

Chipley is just removed from the hustle and bustle of local beach towns but close by are numerous attractions including Seacrest Wolf Preserve, Falling Waters State Park, Boat Lake, Orange Hill Gator Farm, The Swamp Off-Road Park and numerous equestrian trails and horseback riding tours. The beaches of Scenic Highway 30A and the world-renowned dining, shopping and attractions the Emerald Coast is known for are less than an hour away.
Bedrooms: 7
Full Bath(s): 4
Heated Sq. Ft.: 5,900
Acres: 1.450

Contact Information:

Scenic Sotheby's International Realty

Dana Ford photo Dana Ford

Phone: 850-774-3443

Website: scenicsir.link/DanaFord

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  • Has Rentable Unit(s)
  • Sunroom
  • Guest House
  • Fireplaces
  • Walk-in Shower(s)
  • Wood floors
  • Cast Iron Radiators
  • Coffered Ceilings
  • French doors
  • Hand-hewn Beams
  • Stained woodwork/doors
  • Vintage Bath Fixtures
  • Vintage Hardware
  • 5 car garage
  • Cedar closets
  • Paneled Walls
  • Porte-cochère

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