Can you imagine yourself in this Elegant Downtown Mobile Home For Sale?
In the heart of Downtown Mobile, among the romantic oaks of old Government St, you will find the hidden treasure known as “The Elephant Walk.” This beautiful historic home is one of a kind and exemplifies the details every person would want to see in a home like this. From tall ceilings, to original clay roof tiles, to original creatively designed wood floors, a tour of this immaculate home would be the highlight of anyone’s week! The location of “The Elephant Walk” is 2.2 miles from the Bankhead tunnel and it is surrounded by some of Mobile’s most captivating historic homes.
The home gets the name of “the Elephant Walk” from the owner. In the 1960’s, the owner was a fan of the movie titled The Elephant Walk with Elizabeth Taylor and decided to begin referring to the home as just that. He replaced the stone statues of lions on the front steps with two stone elephants. From that day forward, the estate has been known as “The Elephant Walk” in the Old Dauphin Way Historic District.
When arriving at the gated estate, your attention immediately bounces all around trying to take in all the outdoor details this home has to offer. The roof is uniquely original with clay tiles and the owner has replacement tiles in basement storage. This will be a huge asset as the need for replacement arises. With beautiful landscaping and an incredible fountain, the one-of-a-kind, brick, walled patio will be the perfect place to host your social gatherings and enjoy the private courtyard of fruit tree varieties that The Elephant Walk has to offer. On the west side of the house, the driveway leads to a side carport and around to the back where you will find an unfinished guest house, already prepped with electricity and plumbing. The guesthouse would make a perfect one-room getaway with just a little imagination and effort. The garage also provides storage and shelter for one car.
Enter the home through one of the four sets of French doors that open to the patio. You will be amazed at the wood detail in the ceiling, the specialty painted walls and the design of the wood floors. The sphere windows on the front of the house give a 180-degree view of Government St. and the manicured font yard. You immediately get the feel you have stepped back into the 1920’s. While many of the lights have been converted to LED and florescent, many of the light fixtures are original to the home. The dining areas and the music room continue with the same feel of Big Bands and Gatsby style parties, but then you will also find the modern advancements of many upgrades in the kitchen appliances and luxuries of the bathrooms.
To own a Historic home of this magnitude for right at $400k is a rare find. If you have dreamed of owning Historic luxury in the great city of Mobile, AL, be sure to make plans to see “The Elephant Walk” Estate located at 1654 Government St. You will not be disappointed!
Tour this Elegant Downtown Mobile Home For Sale with the Jason Will Real Estate Team 251-866-6464