1849 Vintage Historic Antebellum Mansion For Sale in Weakley County, Dresden, Tennessee. An unbelievable opportunity to own a well kept piece of American History. Antebellum homes in the area are not easy to find, and this one is a Jewell; a Masterpiece. Some of the key features original to the home include: Wood Floors, Bubble Glass Windows, Long Claw foot Tub, Window & Door Casings, and Baseboards, 7 Fireplaces, and Mantles (with exception to the dining room mantle), the Original 9 Ft' Entry Door to the Home with Skeleton Key and Victorian Bell Door Ringer; and in the Attic, a suspended 3×10 Water Trough formerly filled by a mule-driven pump which drew water from across the street and created water pressure to the house, the remains of this innovative luxury (for that era) area still in tact.
Sellers have absolutely poured their hearts out-into restoring and preserving this home, but without compromising the historical integrity. Remodel or update projects which the current owners have completed include: Remodel of the Kitchen with new Solid Oak Cabinetry, Mexican Tile Flooring, New Countertops, backsplash, and island, as well as new appliances, Double Oven, Stainless Steel Refrigerator, and Built-In Microwave. Addition of custom solid oak crown moldings, ceiling beam shelving and stair-case in the Dining Room. Above the Dining Room Table, the sellers added a suspended distressed French door with 1858 Mason Jars with replica Edison bulbs in the light fixtures. Custom book-cases and shelving were added in the Library/Office, and a beautiful 4×8 leaded Stained Glass Window taken out of an old church in New York, was installed at the top of the suspended spiral staircase in the Foyer. The home also features an original servant's quarters which has been restored by the current owners and would be ideal for a guest room, or museum of artifacts, which purpose it is currently serving.
All wallpaper has been removed from the home, all lead based paint has been removed by a certified HazMat team, plaster walls were repaired where needed, and all walls, doors, trim, and baseboards have been re-painted within the last few years. All original knob & tube wiring has been removed and replaced with Romex copper wiring. All original cast-iron plumbing has been removed and replaced with PVC. The sellers have additionally added a 3 car garage, in-ground pool and pool-house which is heated and cooled and could be used for a mother-in-law suite. There is a beautiful wrap around covered porch to sit, relax and watch the afternoon sunset.
The floor plan includes 5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, 3 levels of updated space with many antique features including lighting & hardware. On the main floor, Grand Foyer with Suspended Spiraling Staircase, Living Room, Dining Room, Sitting Room, Master Bedroom and Bath, and the Kitchen & Laundry Room. On the second level, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Guest Quarters (former servant quarters) and a sitting area. 3rd level features a large bonus room which could be used for multiple purposes. A wooden replica train track is suspended from the ceiling and runs around the entire room, making an complete loop. A very cool feature! Throughout the home you will find 10 ft and 11ft ceilings, large towering 9ft doorways, and 18' – 24' signature trim and crown molding. The home is spectacular in every regard.
Bonus features of the home to remain with the next owners additionally include: 9'ft Eastlake Mirror Circa 1860's – 1880's with beautiful signature wooden carvings is attached to the wall in the grand entry. Beautiful Circa 1860's – 1880's Square Grand Piano (original to the home) and as previously mentioned, the train track upstairs, all you need is the train and transformer. On the exterior, in the side yard, stands a true American treasure. A 280+ year old fully developed white oak tree said to be the 2nd oldest documented tree (at the time of the last measurement) in the state. A beautiful piece of history to accent this historic American marvel at 767 Pikeview in Dresden, TN. Don't miss out on a truly unique opportunity to own a Historic Antebellum Mansion in marvelous condition would make a great purchase for a historic home enthusiast, or a delightful Bed and Breakfast.
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Historic Antebellum Mansion
1849 Historic Home For Sale
Large Wrap-Around Front Porch
5BR / 5BA – 3 Levels of Space
In-Ground Pool & Pool House
280+ Year Oak Tree on Property
Newly Remodeled Kitchen
Antique Lighting & Hardware