An incredible house in an incredibly walkable Downtown Fairhope location! This tri-level Southern Creole gem will completely steal your heart!
Only 3 blocks from Downtown Fairhope, this tri-level southern creole home with unique amenities puts this sought after Eastern Shore hotspot are at your fingertips! Enjoy local events, from Mardi Gras to Christmas Parades without having to deal with the hassle of parking; simply take a relaxing stroll to and from the event! Aside from Downtown’s unique boutiques and local eateries, this property is also convenient to major shopping attractions like Tanger Outlets in Foley and the Eastern Shore Centre in Spanish Fort! Not forgetting the white sandy shores of world famous beaches just a short drive away. For the ideal place to raise a family, own a summer home, or retire in the serenity of fine southern living, 410 Wisteria Street holds the key!
The home itself, nestled on a spacious lot with mature landscaping, is loaded with unique features and structural upgrades. Built in 1996, the open floor plan boasts a roomy 2,850 square feet, perfect for a growing family or a house full of guests! Gorgeous hardwood flooring spans throughout the main level, with tile in the wet areas. The bright, white kitchen, enhanced by a ceiling fan, custom shelving, black & white tile, and a large breakfast bar overlooks the dining area. From there, large french doors open onto the huge covered back deck, an ideal outdoor living space for enjoying sunsets or hosting parties! The kitchen and dining area flow easily into the great room, where the wood burning fireplace is sure to provide many cozy winter evenings.
Upstairs you’ll find two spacious guest bedrooms and a full bathroom, affording privacy to the master bedroom on the main floor. The entire lower level is comprised of the laundry room, a fabulous workshop and best-of-all, a huge BONUS room! Gleaming hardwood flooring with matching custom built-in shelving provide an excellent backdrop for a comfortable extra living space or incredible game room. The bonus room opens through french doors onto a covered patio, also overlooking the private back lawn.Outdoor features include: Structural reinforcements for Hurricane Safety (see comments below), Lifetime metal roof, circle drive for extra parking, deep front porch spanning entire front of home, 2 AC units, mature landscaping.
For an up-close glimpse into life at 410 Wisteria Street, please review the following interview between the Seller and his Jason Will Real Estate Agent. Avail yourself to valuable insight about the home itself, as well as the surrounding community, including local shopping and dining favorites!
Agent: How did you know this was the home you were meant to buy?
Seller: “I built this house in 1996, but moved to Colorado ten years later to pursue skiing and business opportunities. I still spend time in the house when I visit my American Chocolate Fountain® factory in Fairhope. Its comforting to manufacture in Fairhope and export to China.”
Agent: What have become your top 5-10 favorite features of the home?
Seller: “I probably enjoy sitting on the porch swing and talking with my neighbors every evening most. Otherwise I entertain from the kitchen, eventually moving to one of the three outdoor decks.
Safest place during a hurricane within 200 miles! Built to withstand winds in excess of 150 miles per hour. With wall poured solid with “bunker-grad” concrete reinforced with steel, and bolted from foundation to roof, this is the safest house in Fairhope. Live in comfort with a natural gas generator that kicks on during any power outage and runs all the lower-level utilities, including one of the two air conditioners with this home.
Roofs are 5/8” plywood, floors are 1” plywood, and under-sheeting is all plywood. There is no chipboard in this home.
At one the highest points in Fairhope (90 feet above sea level), flooding is not an issue.”
Agent: Any interests or hobbies you enjoy on or near the property?
Seller: “On Fridays, my wife and I will downtown to Red & White, or go to “Art Walk” to visit with friends. I like this area better than “fruit and nut” (even though sits next to it) because these are homes where families live, not someone who has come down and bull-dozed the town’s charm and built “Miami Vice” monstrosities with “Keep Away” signs.. This is a neighborhood where I have watched children grow up, and who are now my neighbors with children of their own. A day does not go by when I don’t think about my Fairhope home.”
Agent: What will you miss most about living in or owning this property, as well as the surrounding community?
Seller: “I think about hurricanes, and how everyone ends up at my house to be safe and eat and drink. That, and they can stay in town during evacuations to protect their home and possessions. I think of walking down to Jubilees and scooping up shrimp and flounder at the beach while drinking beer and chatting with friends. Nothing better on a warm July night. I think about the next person who lives here, and how happy their life will be. But beware, when the late summer winds arrive, so will lots of friends.”