This turn of the century gem, boasting 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, is nestled on in the heart of historic Magnolia Springs’ majestic oak canopy. Built as part of the Governor’s Club Resort, it was later known as The Magnolia Inn and was a popular honeymoon destination. The generous front porch, large back screen porch, brick patio and bedecked grand oak overarching the back court yard welcomes family and friends with ample space to entertain al fresco amidst beautiful surroundings. Stepping through the double front doors into the sitting room you are instantly aware of the history before you. Tongue-and-groove beaded board walls and ceiling are original to this one of a kind former inn, as are the gorgeous chandeliers, twelve foot ceilings and large mantel over a log-burning fireplace. The dining hall, is the true heart of the home, with lovely sconces lining the walls that lead to French doors and the verandah. Also on the first floor is a large library with a wall of floor-to-ceiling built-in bookshelves, three bedrooms with renovated en suite bathrooms featuring showers in two and a claw foot tub in the other. The spacious kitchen features a host of custom cabinets designed by the homeowner to match the heart pine floors found throughout the downstairs. There is a sunny laundry room adjacent to the kitchen. This home’s large rooms and 12 foot ceilings represent the characteristic grandeur of a bygone era. Three large bedrooms upstairs, along with two bathrooms containing cast iron tubs and pedestal sinks round out the sleeping accommodations. There is also a large family room and sitting room/landing for family or guests to relax in. Closet space and storage abound throughout. The property extends 300 feet, fronting Oak Street to the north and Island Avenue to the south. This beautiful one-of-a-kind property would make a wonderful family residence or B and B on Magnolia Springs' historic Oak Street.
Listing courtesy of Realty Executives Gulf Coast.
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