About This 1887 Harris-Edison House In Winter Park Florida
Pre-inspected. Offered for the first time in over 30 years! Winter Park’s only original, charming and completely remodeled historical farmhouse. Known as the “Harris-Edison House”, original construction dates back to 1887 as one of the largest and oldest Winter estates. Owned by the youngest son of Thomas Edison, Ted and Anne Edison, it is a true one-of- a-kind character house that has been lovingly restored and cherished.
Named “Florida Home of the Year” by Home and Garden Magazine. Scale of rooms and modernizations will surprise the pickiest buyers. Millwork that cannot be compared -vaulted bead board ceilings, wood mantles, crown mouldings and 8 ft wide front porches perfect for lemonade and visiting neighbours. Ceiling throughout home are 10 feet plus.
Owners have preserved its irreplaceable historic details such as restored sleeping porches, wainscoting, heart of pine floors, cast iron bathtub and gothic farmhouse architecture. Natural gas fireplaces in living and dining rooms. Spacious and completely modernized chef’s kitchen with vintage touches- includes vaulted bead board ceilings, white cabinetry, gas stove cooktop, granite counters, walk in pantry, natural gas stove, newer appliances and stained-glass window in eat in in area imported from England.
Designated rooms for dining and living. Each have their own gas fireplaces. Living room has beautiful views overlooking front porch. The enchanting white and bright sunroom has picturesque views of the courtyard. Great place to cozy up with a book. Makes a wonderful office and features built-ins and side sleeping porch with hammock. Beautiful hand carved staircase leads you upstairs to the three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Bathrooms have been meticulously maintained with mostly original fixtures, including a cast iron tub. The second bathroom has been fitted with modernized tub/shower. Large walk in closet.
Brand new laundry room 2021, brand NEW ROOF coming January 2022. Delightful brick paved backyard courtyard featuring mature landscaping, sitting area and fountain. Nestled in a one-of-a-kind neighbourhood with olde brick streets, oak trees and walkable to Park Avenue shopping and dining. Home is located directly across from Lake Sylvan with neighbourhood access for Paddleboards, kayaks and fishing.
Generac generator and fountain will stay with the home. Termite Bond may transfer. Attached 2 car garage, storage and workspace. New decorative street lamps for street to be installed this year. Make this remarkable piece of Winter Park history yours today! Cottage is not included in the sale. City will allow side porch to be enclosed for 4th bedroom. Much more information to share.