An exceptional piece of history and a stunning example of the Victorian era of architecture, this elegant Queen Anne-style home is rich with history and has been the crowning jewel of Belvin Street since 1889. The McGehee Home is seated peacefully on one acre of land surrounded by mature Heritage Oak and Pecan trees. The impressive gingerbread façade, although regal, has a welcoming feel as you walk toward the front entrance along the brick Herringbone walkway past the old hitching posts and antique wrought-iron fencing. The McGehee Home was meticulously and lovingly restored with the utmost attention to detail. Enter through the original acid- etched stained glass doors and the presence and grandeur of this home are immediately evident in the Acanthus Leaf carvings on the mahogany Newell Post and the gracefully curved balustrade which follows.
The architectural treasures of this home are revealed to keen eyes who will recognize the exceptional details at every turn. From the original nickel-plated door hinges to the crown moulding, pine flooring, and transom windows the nuances of this home are in abundant display.
The renovated kitchen was modernized without compromising the charm and exquisite craftsmanship expected of a historic home of this caliber. Upscale finishes include granite countertops and stainless steel appliances which are complimented by the reclaimed antique long-leaf pine floors that extend into the breakfast area which is graced with an abundance of natural light from the children's play yard.
The lavishly appointed Master Bath is complete with a free-standing cast-iron slipper tub set in a windowed alcove with teacup ceiling, separate Steam Shower with dual shower heads and handheld fixtures.
Wrought-iron fencing surrounds the lushly manicured landscape. An expansive covered brick terrace extends into the backyard and is the ideal setting to read the morning paper, savor an outdoor meal, or enjoy a retreat from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding world. The original barn stands strong with two stalls inside and a cow lot in front. It remains a charming reminder of the days when cattle and horses were an integral part of daily life. A catwalk from the second floor of the house, built atop a stone spring house which was once used to store milk and other perishable items, takes you to the barn and three-seater outhouse. The entirety of this property speaks to life as it was in 1889 as well as to the elegance and grandeur of modern living.