$1,099,000

ATTENTION! FIRST THING "Please" - click on the virtual tour link below before reading this property description. On "The Bay" in "Historic" Melrose, FL in very heart of North Central Florida's Lake Region is "THE MARSHALL"! This 3 story 9 bedroom 4 & 2 half baths shake shingle Home was built originally by Dr. Russell Bingham around 1885. Later the home became the Melrose Hotel. The home now has been beautifully preserved in an extraordinary way. She's just amazing - Remodeled and completely renovated from High Ceilings to clear original Heart Pine flooring on all 3 floors. The detail in her restoration is unlike any other. The home is on over 2 acres and towers over Melrose Bay which is part of the Fully Recreation 6000 acre Santa Fe Lake I call the "Great Lake" of North Central Florida. Here are only a few features to note: 3 stories with open & partial wrap around screened porches, copper galvalume roof, breezy open lakeside balcony, formal rooms, a private formally designated all Wooded Chapel, lots of Bead Board throughout, some original fixtures, beautifully landscaped with blooming plants and various fruit trees, very large dock, boat house with screen room and 2 covered boat slips, a detached summer kitchen for the overflow events on your calendar, a "livery stable"(barn/shop), a detached 3 car garage, even a rustic brick floor guest cottage with connected 14x45 green house that could provide them year round vegetables. Enter the home and experience with all your senses what it was like then. Perhaps you could be the one to continue the love for this now restored majestic home and keep her a beautiful treasure for time, here in The Lake Regions popular culture center in Historic Melrose. (Remember, click on the virtual tour here to almost feel the history from them "Good Ole Days".)

Baths: 6
Square Footage: 6475
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