Landmark Historic Estate
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, the former family estate of the Alabama Snellgroves awaits a new owner.
Reminiscent of the West wing of Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s Charlottesville, Virginia home, this timeless, 1949, historic landmark estate has been beautifully restored to its original elegance.
A paved drive leads through white columns meandering to the home’s columned entrance.
It was within one of the four covered-porch columns that a time capsule was discovered. A crew member working at the property was replacing the base of one of the tall white columns on the front porch when he felt something inside.
What they discovered was a glass jar with a clamp-lid hanging by a string from the top of the column! Inside were Snellgrove family papers, newspaper clippings about the family’s social prominence, a family photo, and letters, including one tracing some of the Snellgrove family histories. It appears the time capsule was placed inside the column around the time of a house-warming celebration on Feb. 3, 1951. Read more…
The Home Itself
Masterfully renovated, the home’s quality features have been totally restored. Large rooms are warmed by satiny oak floors. Massive, thick wood doors swing quietly. There are walls with wainscoting, tall ceilings, and ornate fireplace mantles. There are crown molding, picture rails, and many, many closets.
The tiled kitchen is open to a large family room with a massive woodburning fireplace, and large windows looking out onto the grounds. This design makes entertaining easy where no one is lingering in the busy kitchen yet everyone feels a part of the goings-on!
The master suite includes a luxurious bath with both tub and an open-design shower with a ceiling-mount luxury showerhead. There’s an enormous walk-in closet with built-in storage.
There’s a glass-enclosed porch with access to a beautiful brick courtyard. An attached garage apartment is great for guests or a home office.
Poised on parklike 13.59 pastureland acres this landmark estate is located in wine country. The famed Maraella Winery is less than one minute away. Within minutes of downtown Gadsden, plenty of parks and the wonderful Riverwalk City Park that runs along the Coosa River.
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|Address:||5595 US Highway 278|
|Bathrooms:||4 Full, 1 Half|