Historic Mooresville Home For Sale
Coming September 2019!
Welcome to 4855 Broad Street, Mooresville, AL 35649
Call 256-309-9085 for an appointment to see this fine home in a remarkable historic setting.
Please note: new photos are coming. Until then, please enjoy photos of our home from the Historic Mooresville Holiday Home Tour.
Foyer mural, close-up. Mural was custom-designed and hand-painted onsite.Double front door was custom-made for house and features Ball and Ball brass box locks. Rear entrance has Ball and Ball iron box locks.
Front stairway. Trim carpenter carved the handrail from one very large and long block of wood.
Music Parlor (sunroom in background). Music parlor is large enough for a baby grand piano and an antique reed organ, plus seating areas. Fireplace is double-sided: there’s another fireplace in sunroom whose mantel is a joist from an antebellum Tennessee home. Electric sconces and chandelier were made for this house by Authentic Lighting in Vermont.
Music Parlor Fireplace – fun to decorate Della Robbia style during the holidays. All fireplaces are wood-burning.
Close-up of Sunroom fireplace surround and mantle.
Dining Room. Notice transoms – all interior doorways downstairs have transoms. There are passageways flanking both sides of the mirror – each has built in china storage and each has plate rails for displaying our collection of redware. The chandelier is a twin of the one in the Music Parlor, except the dining room uses candles. Both the candle chandelier and the dining room are wired so it can be converted to electrical if desired, but we prefer to dine by candlelight.
Keeping Room. Mantle on the third fireplace is from an old Tennessee cabin. It was the right height, but too wide: trim carpenter took it apart, made new tenon and mortise connections and refitted it to fit this fireplace. Fireplace is Rumford-style, as are all the fireplaces in the house, and has a cooking crane. The door at the right rear is one of the passageways to the dining room. House was designed to have separate spaces that flowed easily together for entertaining.
A better view of keeping room fireplace. Keeping room has double French doors with transoms and sidelights opening onto the covered porch, which runs the entire north side of the house from the sunroom, past the dining room, keeping room, laundry and master bedroom. You can see the passageways to the dining room that flank the keeping room fireplace. These are the passageways with built-in china storage and plate rails.
The Keeping Room/Breakfast Room has a refreshment center with undercounter refrigerator, wine cooler, ice maker and bar sink custom made by Crocker and Springer Pottery. A separate clean-up area holds the second farmhouse sink and the second dishwasher, as well as china storage.
The Breakfast Room also has French doors, but these open onto the stone patio and pergola. To the left is an office with an entire wall of antique pine bookshelves. To the right is the back entrance.
The kitchen opens from the Keeping Room and the Breakfast Room. Cabinets were custom-made and are two-toned (blue on base, linen on top) and include open shelves and glass-front cabinets. Counters are either soapstone or antique pine. Floors in the kitchen continue the antique pine from the rest of the house and the ceiling is pine tongue and grove boards.. There are two farmhouse sinks, two dishwashers, double ovens, microwave, warming drawer, gas and induction cooktops, and a Sub-Zero refrigerator.
Two pictures of our wonderful covered porch. On Friday nights during the summer, neighbors often gather here for Porch Friday: wine, lemonade, nibbles and visiting. The first is taken from outside the dining room French doors, which are to the photographer’s left. A single French door from the sunroom is behind the photographer. The French doors to the right of the antique pew enter into the Keeping Room. A third set of French doors (at the far end of the porch) open from the master suite.
Looking from porch into sunroom. Dining room is to right.