Listed at $845,000
6 bed · 6 Bath · 5,925 sq ft
This one of a kind historical home was built in 1880 by Harriet Whiteside who was considered to be one of the richest women in the South and owned the Northern end of Lookout Mountain. In 1996 the home was gutted and enlarged following the footprints of historical plantation homes in Mobile and Charleston. Every detail of the renovation followed the designs of these wonderful historical homes. The home has 5 or 6 bedrooms, 6 full baths and 6,410 sq. feet.
The incredible details and features include wide heart of pine floors (some milled from beams taken from the Chattanooga Brewing company), ceiling heights of 12ft, custom molding, built in book cases, 5 working fireplaces and 2 cosmetic, pillars, deep porches that surround the home and a sweeping staircase. As you walk thru the private hedge into the yard and up the front stairs you are immediately taken back to another period of time. This home has history. It's a place where memories are made.
The inviting front porch is an additional room and great space for entertaining. All porches are 13' deep providing many additional sitting and entertaining areas. There are several covered porches and the back porch has a fabulous pergola. Enter the home into a breathtaking interior hallway. To the right is a large living room with gas fireplace. The library is across the hall and features another fireplace and book shelves all the way to the ceiling. Currently the hall is being used as a dining room which is like dining in a fabulous museum. There is a bedroom suite being used as an office. Every bedroom in the home has its own bath. The master bedroom is on the main level and has French doors leading to a private porch, a fireplace, several closets and a full bath. A third bedroom and bath are adjoining the master. The heart of the home is in the kitchen and sitting area with a wood burning fireplace. French doors on both sides of the kitchen lead to porches.
Up the gorgeous staircase are two large bedrooms with alcoves perfect for children and toys each with its own bath. Down the stairs is a gorgeous guest suite with a full bath and huge sitting room. Windows overlook the manicured courtyard. There is also a playroom and large office, huge walk in storage room and laundry room. Carriage doors lead to more storage. A back driveway off the alley provides parking under a carport and back entrance. In the yard is a lovely fountain with fish, huge boxwoods and a low maintenance private surroundings.
Across the street is a large level lot that is being sold separately that houses a paddle court and outdoor pavilion for entertaining. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of Lookout Mountain history. This memorable home needs the next family to carry on its tradition.
Visit www.livingonlookout.com for great information about living on Lookout Mountain.