Nestled within the historic district of downtown Hartwell, this Victorian landmark is a must to see. Known as the Bailey House, this home was built in 1896 by Charles I. Kidd and has remained in a line of family descent since its conception. With its Queen Anne style features and original 1800 architectural design, this six bedroom, 3 bath estate home would be the perfect location for large family gatherings, wedding venues or a place for visitors to B&B while exploring the beauty of downtown Hartwell. On the expansive, level ground half city block you will find the main house, a small brick greenhouse/tool shed, a 2-car garage and two small out-buildings; one that would serve well as a separate art studio, craft room or efficiency apartment and the other as storage. Walk the wrap around front porch that surrounds 2/3 of the main floor and view a part of history from Hartwell’s past. Walk into the arched entryway to find “parlors”, as they were called long ago, to both your right and your left. The master bedroom and bath, as well as a fully equipped kitchen and second bath are also on the main floor. You’ll notice the bead-board ceilings on the porch and in most of the main floor rooms, along with transom windows over most of the interior rooms. The beautifully crafted grand staircase invites one to venture to the next floor and find 5 large bedrooms and 1 full bath and another partial wrap-around porch. It’s like traveling through a classic historical movie set, but it’s real. Throughout the house you will be impressed by the detailed craftsmanship found in the wainscoting around windows, door entries and original gas fireplaces in all the bedrooms and living areas; a total of 9. Although currently covered with carpet, beautiful hardwood floors flow throughout the house. Come see a bit of Hartwell history.
Updated on February 15, 2022 at 10:46 am