Dandridge is a real treat for old house fans. It was named after First Lady Martha Dandridge Washington and bills itself as the “Second Oldest City in Tennessee.” The town was a booming steamboat port in the early 1800s, but the railroad came in the 1850s and shifted the commercial epicenter to nearby Jefferson City. It settled in as a sleepy County Seat after that. So, what do we get? Small-town vibes with tons of great Federal and Greek Revival structures to love.
The Seabolt-Harris House is right in the Historic District and was even used as a hospital during a Civil War skirmish in Dandridge. I adhere firmly to the rule that more fireplaces = better, and it has a grand total of *five* fireplaces. It’s always really exciting to hear that there are little details like original doorknobs and light switches still in use, too. Civil War soldiers turned those knobs, people! Very cool.
155 E Meeting St, Dandridge, TN 37725
3 beds/3 baths, 3,704 sq.ft.
Asking Price: $439,900
Historic home in Dandridge, TN. Well known for its historical significance to the town. Known as the Seabolt-Harris house, this circa 1848 home exudes a stately presence. Used as a hospital during the Civil War, this large brick home has a two story portico with a pediment surrounding the front entrance. Step inside and enter a different time period. Everything has been saved or updated keeping with the period of time the house was built. There are 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and 5 fireplaces. The sun rooms have floor to ceiling windows with unobstructed views of the surrounding gardens. On a practical note: the roof has been replaced recently, house has new gutters and chimney caps, granite countertops, backsplash is from a historic property in Asheville, hardwood floor on upper level is Chestnut, and the doorknobs and some of the light switches are original to the home. So much more to discover in this historic home. Call today to view this special home and prepare to fall in love with it!
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Alix is CIRCA’s Properties Manager. She relishes working directly with homeowners and real estate agents to track down new stewards for homes with secrets to keep and stories to tell! On a lifetime mission to visit every great flea market in the world, she’s probably going to need a bigger old house soon.