Under the eaves of ancient oaks in the heart of beautiful North Florida sits a property steeped in history, as unique and rare as it is lovely. Belle Grove Estate rests on the picturesque banks of Hickstown Marsh near Madison, Florida, surrounded by giant live oaks and timber. Here early Americans thrived, wars were fought, bootleggers preserved their heritage, locals enjoy the bounty of wildlife and adventure the marsh and woodlands provides, and friends and families congregate to celebrate momentous occasions in this special place.
The focal point of Belle Grove is the bright, classic Southern estate home. The house, built in 1898, was originally constructed in downtown Madison, where it served as an event and gathering space for the community. In the late 1980’s, it was professionally relocated to its current location on the private, manicured grounds of 157 +/- acres west of town. The estate was completely renovated in 2020 with an eye toward preserving and enhancing the historical and architectural significance of the house, while modernizing key systems and components.
- 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2 half bath, 3,845 sq. ft.
- Formal dining area
- Upgraded kitchen
- Large screened porches
- Fully furnished
- 2,160 sq. ft., 4-bay Morton Building on concrete slab with freight elevator
- 48 HP Ford 3600 tractor and implements
- Additional 3 BR, 2BA, 1,760 sq. ft. updated home
The home is perfect for a single-family residence or a gathering and event space. The house was literally made for entertaining, and the recent updates make this one of the most attractive and functional historic homes available. With the included period furniture and art, it is move-in ready. The additional home is updated and in great condition, perfect for an on-site groundkeeper, guests, additional family member home, or as the home base/office for an event space operation.
The historic land for sale consists of 157 +/- acres of mature pine timber professionally managed with prescribed fire, along with natural hardwood, cypress, and part of Hickstown Marsh. The property has a well-maintained private boat launch not far from the house that gives access to nearly 200 acres of marshland full of ducks, fish, and is excellent for airboating. Once out in the marsh, one can get a glimpse of what Old Florida was truly like, surrounded by ancient cypress with wildlife and nature all around. Back on land, the woods provide excellent hunting opportunities for deer and turkey, and plenty of trails for walking, horseback riding or ATV rides.
The area is known for its supply of historical artifacts a walk through the woods could produce an arrowhead, old moonshine still, clay turpentine pot and a host of other remnants of generations past. Properties with the level of aesthetic quality and historical value of Belle Grove Estate are rare indeed.
This property is shown strictly by appointment to qualified buyers only. A very few items pictured are not included. Please discuss the excluded items with the listing agent.
This Florida land for sale is offered by Gary Silvernell, with Southeastern Land Group. To schedule your personal tour, contact him today. Gary entered the real estate business in 2013, focusing on large land tracts in the Southeast. Since then, he has enjoyed a successful career that has allowed him to foster a good and recurrent relationships with customers.
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