Friday, March 20, 2009
The Holland Mansion
The Holland Mansion is named, I believe, after Holland Creek and was built for the first mayor of Phenix City. This house has been bought and sold a few times since I have lived in the area but I guess the previous owners bit off more than they could chew when it came to the type and expense of changes that would be needed.
About 8 years ago, the house was in foreclosure with an asking price of 150k. (They probably would have taken 75k.) I got the key and went right over. She is glorious with the exception of some bad renovation ideas and the fact the one of the previous owners had pulled all eight of the fireplace mantels. I assume to help pay for renovations.
She is a 3500 sq. ft shotgun, with beautiful moldings, pocket doors, and high ceilings. I don't know if she has been purchased, but today no one lives here.