Civil War era home is beautifully preserved and is for sale

When I look at houses that catch my eye, it’s always the oldest historic houses. My husband and I spent several days in Louisville exploring the amazingly restored homes of Old Louisville. And, we dreamed of how we would renovate one of the many homes in need of renovation ourselves.

Indiana Civil War Historic Ear House

Indiana also has amazing historic homes, many of which are not in the city, but scattered throughout the countryside. Like this, I found a listing on Zillow in Spencer, IN. It is truly a magnificent piece of architectural art.

Here is the detailed description of the Jeff Franklin FC Tucker/Bloomington REALTORS roster:

This spectacular Civil War era home completed in 1874 is in remarkably restored condition in the charming historic town of Spencer. Enjoy this multi-acre estate that includes a carriage house, summer kitchen with conference space, post-and-beam barn with loft and garage, plus stunning views of this charming Indiana river town just 30 minutes west of Bloomington. This outstanding example of Victorian Italianate architecture sits on a limestone foundation and has three stories with a mansard tower. Beautiful original millwork, trim and woodwork accents the first level of this home with 14 foot ceilings and 12 foot ceilings on the second level. The first and second floors are coordinated around a central hallway which is accessed via the main level’s curved staircase that is original to the home. There are three or four large gracious bedrooms and a wonderful living room downstairs, a downstairs library with beautiful built-in bookcases, a formal dining room, a large kitchen at the back of the house and two stairs.

What is the asking price of the house?

The home is located at 635 W Hillside Ave, Spencer, IN, and has an asking price of $889,000. Take a look at some of the beautiful photos from the listing. With a bit of history and fan quotes from the Historical Homes of America Facebook page.

I live near this house – and its stunning position on a hill overlooking Spencer, IN, and the river is amazing. Here’s a bit of history: – Kim Brandt

Jeff Franklin FC Tucker/Bloomington REAL ESTATE AGENTS

Jeff Franklin
FC Tucker/Bloomington REAL ESTATE AGENTS

The David Enoch Beem House, also known as Beem Mansion or The Hill, at 635 West Hillside Avenue in Spencer was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 13, 1989. The Italianate architectural style house from the 1980s 1850 was completed in 1874. Dr. William M Dugan Jr. purchased the house in 1985 and the house was restored soon after, including restoration of the tower. -Kim Brandt

Jeff Franklin FC Tucker/Bloomington REAL ESTATE AGENTS

Jeff Franklin
FC Tucker/Bloomington REAL ESTATE AGENTS

At the time of the construction of the Beem Mansion, the architect, who also built another house south of Pottersville Road, would have communicated between the two houses using mirrors, because the two houses were at the highest points. of the region. -Kim Brandt

Jeff Franklin FC Tucker/Bloomington REAL ESTATE AGENTS

Jeff Franklin
FC Tucker/Bloomington REAL ESTATE AGENTS

The architectural style of the house borrows heavily from France and is marked by mansard roofs, which are steeply pitched roofs punctuated by windows, and asymmetry. – Km Brandt

Jeff Franklin FC Tucker/Bloomington REAL ESTATE AGENTS

Jeff Franklin
FC Tucker/Bloomington REAL ESTATE AGENTS

The large two-story T-plan brick dwelling sits on a rustic Indiana limestone foundation with arched openings framed in limestone.

Jeff Franklin FC Tucker/Bloomington REAL ESTATE AGENTS

Jeff Franklin
FC Tucker/Bloomington REAL ESTATE AGENTS

I’m in love!!!! What an entrance and the floor is lovely, the craftsmanship of the staircase is amazing!!! -Susan Roach

Jeff Franklin FC Tucker/Bloomington REAL ESTATE AGENTS

Jeff Franklin
FC Tucker/Bloomington REAL ESTATE AGENTS

Oh my God!!!! I love these doors and windows!!! I’m such a fan of these houses being kept as close to the original as possible…so far it’s worked great!!!

In this entrance, I should perhaps hang a crystal chandelier!!

it’s just me… I love this place. -Susan Roach

Jeff Franklin FC Tucker/Bloomington REAL ESTATE AGENTS

Jeff Franklin
FC Tucker/Bloomington REAL ESTATE AGENTS

I like the colors of the ceiling and the walls, the doors, the transoms and the frames, as well as the windows, the shutters and the frames. -Maggie Pearson

Jeff Franklin FC Tucker/Bloomington REAL ESTATE AGENTS

Jeff Franklin
FC Tucker/Bloomington REAL ESTATE AGENTS

At the time of the construction of the Beem Mansion, the architect, who also built another house south of Pottersville Road, would have communicated between the two houses using mirrors, because the two houses were at the highest points of the region. -Kim Brandt

Jeff Franklin FC Tucker/Bloomington REAL ESTATE AGENTS

Jeff Franklin
FC Tucker/Bloomington REAL ESTATE AGENTS

Jeff Franklin FC Tucker/Bloomington REAL ESTATE AGENTS

Jeff Franklin
FC Tucker/Bloomington REAL ESTATE AGENTS

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