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For $600K, a Storied 1833 Home in Central Tennessee

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Location: Columbia, Tennessee
Price: $599,900
In 1833, an Irish immigrant enlisted Prussian-born American architect Adolphus Heiman and Tennessee master builder Nathan Vaught to design and erect what would become known as the Mayes-Frierson-Fuston home, a grand brick-and-stone house that's now on the National Register of Historic Places. The five-bedroom, 5,842-square-foot home went through an extensive renovation in 2007, during which seven layers of wallpapers were removed from the foyer and dining room in order to identify the original colors used. Still, plenty of original features remain, including the wide plank poplar flooring seen in many parts of the house, the butler's pantry, door hardware and locks, shutters, and ceiling paper dating back to 1870.

The home, which comes with a Victorian cottage added in 1889, includes 11 fireplaces with cast iron mantels, two front porches, a balcony, brick and limestone patios, plenty of pocket and tri-fold doors, and seven crystal chandeliers. According to the county's visitor's bureau, the home not only features furniture used in Gone with the Wind, but also once served as a pitstop for actors from the film. The marvelous collection of antique clocks seen in cottage has appeared on Antiques Roadshow and the house itself has made it into a couple of movies and documentaries about the South.


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