Let’s just state the obvious… this house needs some serious TLC.
But, what a diamond in the rough! (To use a frequent realtor euphemism.)
The photos of this derelict, long-neglected mansion in Cleveland, Tennessee, are almost breathtaking in their austerity.
Before we look at the inside, have a look at a historic photo of the home in its heyday:
This Civil War-era home is located in the small city of Cleveland in southeastern Tennessee.
This Gothic brick Victorian was built in the year 1861.
The property is currently listed for sale at $640,000.
The Rose House on Linden Hill is also known as the Raht house.
The three-story home features this stunning central staircase.
Interestingly, this home was occupied by both Union and Confederate troops and also was rumored to have tunnels to an old train station.
The Rose House on Linden Hill was originally built by Thomas Calloway and later purchased by Julius Raht. It was used by Raht for his home and office of the Ducktown Copper Company.
Although the current state of the interior is rough, it is also a remarkable time capsule.
The listing agent deserves a compliment for these honest, stark, and beautiful listing photos that capture the timeless essence of this historic home.
Original features include wood floors, windows, and doors.
The listing also states, however, that the home will need new electrical, plumbing, walls, and ceiling.
It’s always interesting to see in the cellars of these old homes…
A lone shovel…. good or bad sign?
Wagon wheel, primitive wooden storage cage. A lot of intrigue down here!
The listing also includes this historic tidbit:
Love those old photos that showcase the interior.
While the house needs extensive work, the brick exterior is still solid and imposing.
This .77 acre property also includes a bonus 2BR 1 Bath brick bungalow near the main house:
It doesn’t appear to be in good repair either (sorry, no interior photos).
Interestingly, the initial property consisted of 2,000 acres.
Today, it is surrounded by development.
Nevertheless, this handsome home has stood strong through multiple wars and everything that history has thrown at it.
Here’s hoping a preservation-minded buyer (with adequate funds) will find this place.