279 Highway 14 W, Marion, Alabama 36756
FOR SALE $1,050,000 LISTING REMOVED 1/3/2023
From the outside, Kenworthy Hall, also known as the Carlisle-Martin House, might seem like any ordinary 165-year-old brick house . . . large, of course . . . a bit past its prime, perhaps . . . maybe even a little bit lost . . . as if the world moved on, but the house just couldn’t go.
The windows have grown dark. The landscaping has not been a priority. The facade seems to toss its head to the side in an indifferent air not willing to invite a prospective buyer inside.
BUT . . .
Open the front door . . . and . . . your eyes will grow wide at the magnificent twenty-six foot long entrance hall leading to a grand wrap-around staircase (one of three staircases in the house) that will take you to any of the beautiful features of this extraordinary home — think paneled wood, ornate crown moulding, large windows, built-in book cabinets, wood floors.
At nearly 8,000 square feet and nineteen acres, this lovely home has the potential to be a real STUNNER. The right buyer could transform this Cinderella into the beautiful belle of the ball she deserves to be.
Designed by renowned architect Richard Upjohn, the home was constructed of solid brick with 16″ thick walls, even on the interior. With a partial basement and floored attic, this home is even larger than it appears to be at first glance.
Long thought to be haunted, a story of the home’s ghost was included in the book Thirteen Alabama Ghosts and Jeffery by Kathryn Tucker Wyndham published in 1969. No worries, though, for the specter-averse. This ghost seems pleasant enough, though she longs for her lost love while sequestered mostly in one of the tower rooms.
The house is definitely a fixer-upper, but the possibilities are endless — nothing a good scrub and a polish plus a couple coats of paint can’t cure.* So, grab your best bottle of Old English and start getting to know the good folks at the nearest Benjamin Moore dealer.
Property Type: Single family
Square Foot: 7,959
Lot: 19 acres
Year Built: 1858
Price per Square Foot: $132
Other Interesting Details: The home was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2004 and is currently operating as an Arabian horse farm.
Contact Zoe Langner with Keller Williams Really Vestavia to schedule a visit.
*Anything beyond the cosmetic, we can’t possibly know. Be sure to hire a good inspector and do your due diligence.