Like taking a trip back in time. “Fence Corners” is a beautiful property located within the city limits of Lineville, Al.
The property consists of the main home, a guest house, the original carriage house, the original barn, and a pool on 5+/- acres.
This property is zoned commercial/residential. This could be a perfect location for a wedding and event venue, and/or a bed and breakfast.
The home was built in 1908 and the property remained in the hands of the original builder's family until 1989. When the current owners purchased the home, it was still full of its original charm and splendor, but it needed some work to ensure that it could be comfortably lived in. The current owners have put much time, effort, and funds into ensuring that the home has remained a modern-day marvel while still keeping its original charm and beauty. There are so many details in the home and on the property that many others would have done away with. However, the current owners have gone above and beyond to ensure that the property remains as original as possible.
The home consists of 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, and 1 half bathroom. There is a bonus room on the main floor that could be a 4th bedroom, nursery, or office. The home still has all the original hardwood floors, windows, and doors. The only windows, doors, and flooring in the home that are not original are those on the enclosed porches and the bathrooms. The front porch has been enclosed but has glass all around it, ensuring that you get to keep your panoramic view from the front porch. From the front porch, enter through the original door, complete with original hardware and doorbell, and you are in the living room. The living room is a large room, perfect for entertaining or spending quality time with your family. This room, like most of the house, has 12-foot ceilings, making the large rooms feel even more spacious than they already are. Directly off the living room are the dining rooms. Both rooms are spacious enough to serve as dining rooms, although they could be made into whatever fits your needs. Directly off the right dining room, you can access the kitchen. The kitchen is a beauty and is a dream for anyone who likes to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. There is an abundance of cabinet and storage space, double ovens, as well as the oven that is in drop-in stove/oven. There is a vegetable sink near the stove and there are double sinks in the island that also houses the dishwasher. The kitchen also has space for a breakfast table and plenty of counter space for small appliances. There is a large sunroom directly off the kitchen that is perfect for enjoying the afternoon, giving sunlight to your house plants, or could even serve as an informal dining room or a family room. At the end of the sunroom is access to the largest full bathroom in the home, this bathroom has a shower and a beautiful claw-foot tub. From this bathroom, you can access the back bedroom. The rest of the bathrooms, bedrooms, and the bonus room are all near one another. This keeps the bedrooms and other personal areas of the home separate from the living and dining areas. The last stop for our tour is the back porch, this porch is very spacious and is covered with beautiful trellis work. From the back porch, you can enjoy the views of the sprawling back yard with its lush trees and tasteful landscaping, the pool, the guest house, the carriage house, and the barn.
The Guest House
The guest house is ideal for overnight guests and it also makes a perfect pool house. There are two screened in porches with the back porch housing a shower, just right for showering off after a swim in the pool. Inside the guest house is room for beds and a couch, maybe even bunk beds. There is also a kitchenette and a half bath inside the guest house.
The Carriage House
The carriage house is a plant lovers dream. Inside is a room that was once the tack room for the horses that pulled the carriage. Now the room filled with cabinets for storage and space for potting plants or having any kind of workshop. The carriage house has two lean-tos', one of the lean-tos is open and has access to the root cellar, which would make an ideal storm pit. The lean-to on the opposite side has been converted into a greenhouse and has room for tables, as well as room to hang plants. The greenhouse has concrete floors, lights, and heat lamps.
The barn is really something to see. Once an equestrian barn, the barn has double sliding barn doors for access at both ends, numerous stalls, and a covered lean-to around back. The barn and the covered lean-to both have lighting, and both have concrete flooring. The interior of the barn still consists of the original lumber that was used to build it in the early 1900S.
The pool is a small above-ground pool that is wonderful for exercise or a nice oasis for cooling down on hot summer afternoons. While the pool is above-ground, the owners did a wonderful job in ensuring that the deck and landscaping around the pool were done very tastefully. This pool would look beautiful with some candles and blossoms floating in it at your backyard cookout or event.
The land that the property sets on consists of 5.2+/- acres and has road frontage on Highway 9, a heavily traveled state highway. Because of the awesome job that the owners did when landscaping and glassing in the front porch, you rarely hear any of the traffic noise from inside the home and there is great privacy around back at the pool and barn. That is a real bonus for anyone that wanted to get into the even hosting or bed and breakfast business because you would have great exposure on a main highway while still having privacy and peacefulness.
Fence Corners is really something to see. This beautiful landmark of a property could be yours. This is the dream home or business for someone who really loves the old beauty and charm of spacious estates.
The utilities on the property consist of city power and city water, septic tank, and multiple AC units. Natural gas is also available. The property taxes are low, coming in around $364 per year when the property is in full use as a homestead.
The current owners have an old survey that they will update when an offer is accepted. There are also drawings from a professional architect on how the upstairs attic can be converted into another living area with access from inside and outside. The upstairs has high ceilings and plenty of square footage to be more rooms for your bed and breakfast, more bedrooms for your family, or an income-producing apartment.
The property is located in Clay County which is in central Alabama. The property is about 30 minutes to Oxford/Anniston or Talladega and about 1 ½ hours to Atlanta, Birmingham, or Montgomery.
Listing Agent must be present for all showings. Absolutely NO showings to any buyer that doesn't have a pre-qualification letter from a lender for listing price, or proof of cash funds.
For more information or to schedule your appointment to see Fence Corners, please call or text Haley Upchurch.