Historic 1873 Brick Italianate Federal Townhouse in Downtown Mobile, AL

  • $795,000
253 State St, Mobile, AL 36603, USA
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Historic 1873 Brick Italianate Federal Townhouse in Downtown Mobile, AL

253 State St, Mobile, AL 36603, USA
  • $795,000


A Downtown De Tonti Square historical one of a kind oasis! Built in 1873, this Italianate Federal townhome with original decorative ironwork has been completely renovated in 2006 and has a great modern floorplan for living as well as entertaining inside and out. Additionally, the property is zoned for B-1 business. Per the seller, the plumbing, wiring , whole home generator, gas log fireplaces, whole house sound system, and new HVAC units were added in 2006.  New roof and updated painting inside and out in the last month (Sept 2021). Walk to Nova Espresso coffee shop, Iron Hand Brewery as well as just a few blocks from downtown’s Dauphin St and St. Louis Street. A grand walnut doorway ushers you inside to the 13 foot high ceilings and two double parlors and a large dining room with original moldings and marble mantles throughout. The original attached wing has had the back porches enclosed and features light filled sitting areas with views of the RSA tower. The large 28 x 14 granite kitchen with GE Monogram appliances and a keeping room sitting area is designed to host parties! A large 14 x 9 butler’s pantry includes a 2nd dishwasher, wine cooler, and ice maker. A half bathroom for guests is off the library. At the downstairs back of the house there is an extra half bath leading to the orchid green house. An office area and a sun room with gas log fireplace overlook a courtyard with pergola and delightful fountain. Three bedrooms are upstairs but there is a 9 x 16 sitting room that could be a 4th bedroom if needed. All the bathrooms were each done in Egyptian marble tile and counter tops. The master bedroom wing has a well-planned bath suite which has two separate side by side bathrooms for two. A jetted tub and enclosed closets , bidet water closet for one side joined by a large double shower to the other side which also includes an office area along with open closets. There is a second upstairs study that is 15 x 14. Outside in the front, overlooking a quiet residential portion of the street, there are double porches with soaring windows that open on both floors. An electric gate gives access to off street parking which leads to the elegant courtyard area. The property features historic and rare cast iron fencing and is also just around the corner from the Order of Myths’ parade staging area that is the last parade of Fat Tuesday of Mardi Gras.


Property ID
Square Footage
6594 sqft
Lot Size
0.21 acres
Year Built
Updated on October 29, 2021 at 8:46 am


  • Address 253 State St.
  • City Mobile
  • State Alabama
  • Zip/Postal Code 36603
  • Country United States


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