The Pillars 1856

  • $1,395,000
South Broad Street, Lowndesboro, Lowndes County, Alabama, 36752, United States
Featured For Sale National Register of Historic Places

The Pillars 1856

South Broad Street, Lowndesboro, Lowndes County, Alabama, 36752, United States
  • $1,395,000


The Pillars, Greek Revival Mansion on 5.5 acres. 4 Bedrooms/3 1/2 Bathrooms/4,775 Square Feet. Offered BY OWNER.

Built circa 1856 by the Tyson family, this historically significant home exemplifies Greek Revival architecture from the period. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Alabama Historic Register, it was also included in the 1934 Historic American Building Survey (HABS) catalogued at the U.S. Library of Congress. Yet, The Pillars has no restrictive covenants limiting structural changes.

The Pillars is one of several historic homes and churches that grace the bucolic historic community of Lowndesboro, Alabama. It lies 15 minutes west of the Montgomery Airport, secluded but not isolated. MGM airport is served by Delta and American Airlines with non-stop flights to Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas-Ft. Worth and Washington, D.C.

Lowndes Academy (2021 State Football Champions!), a pre-K through 12 accredited independent school, is a very short walk from The Pillars.

While preserving its historic character, The Pillars has been thoughtfully updated for comfortable living. A major renovation of all bathrooms and the kitchen was completed in 2010, along with new HVAC units and attic insulation. Additional restoration and renovation has been completed within the past year, including (not limited to) foundational supports, full interior and exterior painting, a new septic system, spray foam insulation in the crawl space and removal/repair of an earlier incongruous addition.

The Pillars is a 2-story heart pine wood frame home with 2 porticos. The west portico is supported by six fluted Doric columns (original) while the south portico has four identical Doric columns (original). Both porticos have original balustraded balconies. On the exterior, one sees original wood shutters, original 6-over-6 windows (recently reglazed), four sets of original double French doors and original dentil molding. Porches have white marble flooring tiles.

The interior of The Pillars includes original heart pine flooring throughout, original intricate millwork, original solid wood interior doors, original fireplace mantles and the original entry staircase. The first floor has 12′ ceilings. The second floor has 14′ ceilings. There are ample closets and storage (rare for an 1856 home). The light-filled home is open and airy with ten fireplaces, eight with ventless gas logs. Built-in bookcases are in the library. Primary bedroom suite is on the first floor. The kitchen boasts high-end Thermador appliances including a six-burner commericial range and hood vent, refrigerator/freezer and dishwasher. There is an adjoining breakfast/coffee room. A large kitchen pantry houses an additional freezer and plenty of steel shelving. New (2020) washer and dryer will remain in the laundry room. Wifi enabled Sonos audio/visual system will remain. Custom window treatments will also convey.

The lush grounds are beautiful. An historic cemetery, listed on the Alabama Historic Registry, abuts the property. A new fence along the road frontage with a solar-powered electronic entry gate allows limited access to the property. Trees include huge magnolias, a variety of mature oaks and pines, gingko, Osage orange, Carolina cherry laurels, ancient pecans, cedars, crepe myrtles, and even a large palm. Azaleas, daffodils, and camellias splash their colors. Mature boxwoods line the rear drive and grace much of the front of the home. A restored parterre garden adorns the south lawn. Three prolific fig trees produce amazing figs. A new (2020) stone BBQ pit, concrete picnic area and gravel/stone fire pit rests at the rear of the property, ready for the next party. Two convenient outbuildings are in the backyard. The rear of the property is buffered by 40 acres of limited access forest. A cleared, level area is ready for the restoration of the kitchen garden.

This home is move-in ready. Reliable and fast fiber optic cable provides excellent internet service to the home. Energy efficient central air and heat, insulation and gas logs keep interiors comfortable. The town of Lowndesboro has excellent water.

Many of the furnishings, art and antiques will be sold and may be negotiated separately.



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Updated on January 18, 2022 at 4:00 pm


  • Address South Broad Street, Lowndesboro, Lowndes County, Alabama, 36752, United States
  • City Lowndesboro
  • State Alabama
  • Zip/Postal Code 36752
  • Country United States

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