Carefully restored and updated in a sought-after downtown neighborhood of the fast-growing central Florida city, Ocala. This Historic District corner property with its stained-glass windows and original screened doors has stone walls and columns with porches meant for enjoying along with energy efficient zoned heat/air. There is a 2nd floor tiled balcony and detailed exterior trim. The Richardsonian Romanesque and Shake Style home faces North with pleasant views all about. The finial topped round tower, Spanish Moss adorned trees and fenced front garden of Boxwood, Camellia's, Gardenia and more speaks “Old Florida” while the original doorbells wirelessly connect to your chosen doorbell sounds. There are curved sidewalks leading west to Heritage Roses and Crepe Myrtle's with gated side street and driveway entries. To the east is a tall jar of trailing blossoms, weeping Bottlebrush and Ivy surrounded gate. Here, wonderful water sounds and mist from an old fountain fills the air of a walled gardens. Swaying palm trees, professional landscaping and curving heated/lighted salt water pool and spa are part of this private city oasis. Original details still fill the interiors with fireplaces; Oak and Heart Pine floors; Sweet Gum paneling and trim; Magnolia stairwell; Cypress window sashes; and, original hardware. Mixed and curated, historic or more current furnishings and art fit in amazingly well with today’s lifestyle surrounded by history and craftsmanship. Dining Room faces the fountain with windows that open for a breeze and harmonious water sounds. Updated kitchen with private stairs to the second floor has built-ins with marble counters and backsplash with all the modern conveniences. The rear sunroom with views of the walled garden and a back door adjoin the laundry room. 1st floor powder room has a stained-glass window with updated sink and commode. Grand entry leads into large living room with double cypress pocket doors to dining room. Off of the grand entry is the Music Room which sports a modern open feel. The second story primary bedroom with ensuite and walk-in closet has natural light from north, south and east. 2nd BR with ensuite looks onto the east walled gardens. 3rd BR fills with amazing colored light from the stained-glass windows that open for the breeze. The calming 2nd fl tower library is flooded with natural light from the north, south and west. 2nd fl bathroom houses a 6’ rectangular claw foot tub and Toto toilet. The 3rd fl with its bead board finish and dormer views steps back in time. A two-level Carriage House/workshop/garage fronts SE 6th St. It features pool bath and kitchen. Walk to school, downtown shops, events, restaurants, bars and Farmer’s Market.
Listing courtesy of NEWGATE REALTY, LLC.
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