PRESERVED VICTORIAN IN THE HISTORIC NORTH HILL PRESERVATION DISTRICT KNOWN AS THE SCARRITT MORENO HOUSE BUILT IN 1895 - A CLASSIC EXAMPLE OF A LOVINGLY RESTORED HOME OF THE VICTORIAN ERA. MORENO, A LOCAL LUMBER BARON, STARTED TO BUILD THE HOUSE FOR HIS WIFE IN 1888. IT TOOK SEVEN YEARS TO COMPLETE. THE HOME WAS PAINSTAKINGLY RESTORED AROUND 1996 BY IT'S PREVIOUS OWNERS THE CARLTON'S. AFTER REFINISHING THE HOUSE, IT WAS TURNED OVER TO THE PENSACOLA SYMPHONY TO BE USED AS THEIR DESIGNER'S SHOWCASE HOUSE IN 1997. The home features wrap around verandas spanning over 1600 square ft. Upon entering the front door the original cypress staircase with detailed paneled craftsmanship greets you. Heart pine floors, wide baseboard moldings, window & door casings throughout the house. Soaring twelve foot ceilings. Ten unique faux fireplaces were designed and built in Charleston, NC and shipped here for installation. Beadboard ceilings throughout. Wallpaper and faux finishes were replicated and reminiscent of the time. The kitchen was remodeled in 1996 with craftsman maple cabinets in keeping with the character of the home while allowing modern functionality. Solid brass cabinet hardware, tile backsplash with brass inlay, granite counters, 5 gas burner stove top with reproduction hood, & butler's pantry add to the details and quality of finish in this home. There are 4 very large bedrooms upstairs off the main hallway. The master bedroom has an ample en suite bath with it's own fireplace, whirlpool tub, double vanities & custom maple cabinetry & brass hardware. The other upstairs bedrooms, each with their own fireplace, have adjoining full baths with claw foot tubs, pedestal sinks & beadboard walls. One bath features a hand painted mural called "Water Babies". There is another room off the back which makes a great yoga studio, hobby room or private office & another bedroom down. Laundry on each floor. MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE. RARE OPPORTUNITY. Homes like this do not come up often.
Listing courtesy of Emerald Coast Realty Pros Inc.