In 1856 Colonel Northcut built this property. It’s on the national historical registry featured as the Northcut house. The house was later sold to Miss Fanny Moffett. She was a very wealthy spinster who owns stock in many local companies coal mines and timber companies. Miss Fanny had money in the walls and under the foundation. You can read about her on Google. This house was called by the locals the house of fortune. It is located downtown Altamont and has been completely restored. All new plumbing insulation electrical heating air With all floors walls and ceilings re-done. This house needs absolutely no upgrades and is an executive estate. Ready to move in or a mansion downtown In the quaint small town of Altamont Tennessee zip 37301. The former Owners from the 1990s had a successful bed and breakfast here without any renovations. There’s also a cabin on the back of the property that was the honeymoon suite and it was formally used as the Grundy County courthouse in the early 1900s. If you’re looking to buy property to make money on this is the property. Everything has been renovated from the doors to the windows and every part of this home has not been left untouched. It is absolutely beautiful and ready for its new owner.
12 room historic home with 6 BR 4 BA, 3 parlors, 2 living rooms, 24×11 library, 8 fireplaces. Beautiful place for a B & B. Also has a 20×32 log cabin on property with a living room, fireplace, kitchen area, 1 BR 10×13 & 1 bath. Completely furnished with elegant wall coverings from the 18th century, upscale crystal chandeliers, ceiling fans in foyer, 6 bedrooms completely furnished (not in price), lower and upper level family rooms with 60” TVs, 8 fireplaces for wood or coal, $7000 in insulation to keep energy efficient in all seasons, beautifully accented with elegant furniture in every room with antiques throughout the manor. Listed in the national historical as well as state registry, grants available through the state to purchase and maintain. It also has a cabin on the estate to be used as a honeymoon cabinet which once was the county courthouse. Named after the rich spinster Fannie, The Moffit Manor. A host of Thomas Kincaid paintings and antique mirrors and pieces making this a dream come true for anyone wanting to open a local B&B. Former owners had a very successful B&B without any of the amenities or updates to the property. Ready to open, absolutely nothing needs to be done to this property. All renovations have been done within the past four months.
Area recreation and attractions- Fannie Moffitt Stomp, Since it’s downtown it also had hosted many private weddings, parties, 4th of July festivals, Thanksgiving and Christmas parties, Beersheba Springs Arts & Crafts Fair. also brings in lots of area visitors.
Altamont is the county seat of Grundy and located just across the street is the county courthouse, post office, utility office, bank, jail, pharmacy, city hall, 2 local churches. Altamont also has an elementary school with some of the highest scores in Tennessee. Altamont also has a great need for a luncheonette downtown because Altamont has no cafe open at this time. We also have a very low crime rate. Located high atop Monteagle Mountain is also the highest mountain between Chicago and Atlanta.cities. 60 miles to Nashville and 180 miles from Atlanta making it convenient to major cities. Altamont gets heavy visitor traffic to see the fall colors in the mountains. It also gets a lot of tourists visiting the Great Stone Door to hike and Greeter Falls to swim. Altamont also has heavy traffic in the summer months due to the local Boyscout Camp nearby.
The Harris B. Northcutt house, built in 1885, is the largest and most prominent brick house in Grundy County. Harris Northcutt was one of 15 children born into an influential family. His parents, General Adrian Northcutt and Sarah Cope came from pioneer families in the area. General Northcutt was a Captain in the Mexican War and later became a Brigadier General in the Tennessee Militia. He also served for 10 years in the Tennessee Legislature. He ensured that Altamont was selected as the Grundy County Seat. His son H.B. Northcutt learned the business from his father and he operated his father’s businesses until Harris died in 1910.
At some point, a descendant of the Northcutt family, Miss Fanny Moffit moved into the 12 room house. She’d inherited thousands of acres of land and was quite wealthy, receiving royalties from coal mining and lumber harvesting from her property. Miss Fanny (at 5’1” and weighing 200+ lbs.) died in 1955 at only 62 years of age. She left no will so the legal fun began. $15,000 in cash and royalty checks were found in the house and her furnishings alone were valued at $15,000. FYI, Miss Fanny was buried in a $7,500 copper casket…
To learn more about her death, the estate and her various quirks, (via an extensive newspaper article), http://grundych.org/06_GenCh/Individual/Moffitt,%20Fannie.pdf
Updated on February 18, 2020 at 8:31 am