The Joel Hurt House and Equestrian Facility located in Hurtsboro, Alabama, is an unusual combination of an elegant historic home listed on the National Register and a private equestrian facility coupled with 50 +/- acres of flat and gently rolling pasture and woods with a stream. The home is within the city limits of the town of Hurtsboro, providing the benefits of city water and sewage, street lights, and friendly neighbors. Within easy walking distance is a small array of businesses including a cafe, hardware store, vet clinic, medical clinic, gas stations, post office, and general merchandise. Columbus, Phenix City, Auburn/Opelika, and 1-85 are approximately 1/2 hour away and the Atlanta airport is a 2 hour drive.
The columned one-story Greek Revival home was built in 1857 by Joel Hurt, the founder of Hurtsboro. The home was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005 and a marker in front of the home on Church Street celebrates that event. Adjoining the property is the historic United Methodist Church, a beautiful two-story brick structure. Much of Hurtsboro is itself in a historic district, which celebrates the town’s unique homes and business district structures.
The home was extensively remodeled in the early 20th century and remains classical in plan, but Edwardian or late Victorian in decoration. Home features Include:
- 4BD/3BA, approximately 4400 sq. ft.
- Heart pine floors are used throughout the house
- 12′ ceilings
- Stamped tin accents
- Multiple fireplaces throughout the home
- Pocket doors
- Formal dining room
- Floral stained glass window
- Elegant and unique kitchen with rare heart pine countertops sourced from the old Helene Curtis warehouse building in Chicago
- Stainless appliances & stainless farmhouse sink
- Kitchen fireplace with brick veneer and an original mantel
- The master bedroom features a black marble fireplace with a unique fire screen recovered from a home in Chicago
- Sunporch with access to the side porch
- Marble tiled floor in master bath with a clawfoot tub, and Carrera marbled walk-in shower with a large leaded glass window
- Two separate cultured marble vanities
- Two porches, one at the back of the main hall and another on the Southside of the home provide the perfect spots for relaxing or entertaining
The Surrounding Yard
The back steps, with access to a handicap ramp, leads to a porte-cochere to provide covered access to the historic farm for sale. A grassy courtyard contained by 4 board while rail features an oversized 3 car carport providing plenty of room for that full-sized pick-up truck and 2 other large vehicles. A garden shed, rescued and renovated from a nearby property, is the focal point for the South lawn set under the canopies of beautiful mature crape myrtles.
The Barn and Stable Area
Only a short walk from the main house, with a separate driveway, is a 36’x48 equestrian stable with five 12×12 rubber matted stalls, along with a tile-floored tack room, feed/workroom, and wash/tack-up stall also with rubber mats and hot/cold water. Each stall on this equestrian property has its own water supply, ceiling fan, light, and large windows providing plenty of fresh air. The stall fronts have bars across the front with feed doors and sliding stall doors. The open center aisle of the barn is covered in old brick, providing a durable non-slip surface. Large clear skylights provide illumination to the entire barn. The area over the tack and feed rooms is configured for hay storage. An old reconstructed storage barn provides room for hundreds of square bales, additional storage, and an extra stall if needed. An attached shed roof on the back of the barn is large enough to cover a goose-neck horse trailer and provide storage for a tractor and various farm implements.
Surrounding the barn are 3 large pasture areas with 4 board white rail fencing as well as fencing surrounding the barn. A pecan grove covers one of the pastures and also provides shade for the barn as well as a small riding area next to the barn. Each pasture has a run-in shed for one or more horses. The footing is ideal for horses and has well-established grass. A bright security light bathes the area with plenty of illumination from the house to the barn. Beyond the pastures is approximately 30 acres of woods with about half of that in planted pine. A small creek flows through the property. An all-weather dirt road adjoining the property provides additional riding opportunities. Kennel and run close to the house is a run for dogs as well as a covered shelter for your pets and additional outside storage.
This Alabama land for sale is offered by John Hardin with Southeastern Land Group. Contact John today to schedule your private viewing. If you’re looking for land for sale, or thinking about selling land, in the Southeast, Southeastern Land Group is the name you need to remember. They are a full time land and farm brokerage company dedicated to providing the best service and the best results when it comes to buying or selling rural property. Southeastern Land Group is proud to serve land owners and buyers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi & Tennessee.
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