Rosewood Manor was built in 1895 by the director of Seaboard Railway, William Stackhouse. It is located in the downtown historic district of Marion and spans across more than two acres with very symmetrical dimensions. The park-like setting is ideal for hosting weddings and social or corporate events but also leaves great potential for those considering The Manor as a single family residence. Its facade boasts four columns with Scamozzi capitals identical to the ones at the White House. Upon entry into the grand foyer you will find a hand-painted ceiling featuring celestial doves soaring through the clouds. From this point you can access either the library or the original withdrawing room which also features beautiful original pocket doors. There are also two large bedrooms on the main level each with private en suites, a large formal dining room with hand painted wall details, an impressively cozy sitting room and an intimate dining space directly off the kitchen. At the back entrance there is also a relaxing screened-in porch that leads to the (basement and) expansive carport and driveway. You can access the upper level of The Manor by either the front or back staircases which open into another bright sitting area that is shared by the additional four bedrooms each having a private en suite. To note, each of the bedrooms, library, withdrawing, dining and kitchen all have original fireplaces and mantels for a total of ten. There are 16 ornate and mostly period chandeliers, and tiger oak hardwood floors with mahogany and walnut inlay in areas throughout. Original lead glass windows, ornate wood mouldings, and twelve foot ceilings complete this stately historic home.
Updated on November 30, 2021 at 7:18 am