Welcome to the Girardeau House [ca. 1890]. This Monticello, FL, Folk Victorian gem has been carefully renovated to allow for all the conveniences of modern living, while respectfully preserving the historical integrity of the home. A National Register of Historic Places home, the footprint remains intact since its construction and boasts magnificent architectural details including the original hardwood floors, crown moldings and pocket doors. A large center hallway with a grand staircase greets guests. Ten-foot ceilings in the main living areas create an open feel through the house, kept cozy by eight fireplaces, offset by period mantles and adorned with over-mantles and mirrors. The stunning renovation/restoration of this bespoke abode includes an upgraded kitchen, walk-in pantry, and 8×11 first floor flex room for studio/exercise/hobby room. A master bedroom with en suite and clawfoot tub on the main affords contemporary convenience with easy access to the kitchen, living and dining areas. The upstairs features a spacious sitting room, three additional bedrooms and two full baths. Fronting a majestic canopy road lined with Live Oaks and ancient Sago Palms, this remarkable Victorian features first and second floor wraparound porches on the facade with original gingerbread details on several sides of the exterior; perfect for relaxation or entertaining. The back porch overlooks mature landscaping including a rose garden, Victorian style crested 8×12 greenhouse, and a 16×20 playhouse or potting shed, creating garden-like views and comfortable outdoor living. An oversized 24×24 garage/workshop compliments the main dwelling with coordinating shakes and shingles. This Monticello stunner is located within walking distance to downtown shops, restaurants, city hall and the iconic Monticello courthouse; all within 30 minutes’ drive from both Tallahassee, FL and Thomasville, GA. Updated electrical & plumbing throughout, along with an irrigation system, and separate upstairs/downstairs HVAC systems. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the Florida Department of State and the National Park Service, and the only single-family home in Monticello recognized as a Florida Heritage Site [F-1132] by the Florida Department of State. Bed & breakfast use is possible with current R-1 city zoning.
Updated on July 15, 2021 at 12:04 pm