4 beds 4 baths
30.720140457 -86.121566772
Est. Monthly $2,720 recalculate
4 beds 4 baths

30 W Live Oak
Defuniak Springs, FL 32435

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Historic Home - The historical home you have always been looking for, zoned for residential or commercial use. Sunbright Manor was built in 1886 by J.T. Sherman who owned an identical home in Brodhead WI. who used it as a winter residence for his family. The exterior of the home is primarily white with black trim and has an octagonal tower, two round windows, and wrap-around porches with 33 columns and 1,600 spindles. Sunbright Manor was the first home to have indoor plumbing in Walton County. It is sometime referred to as ''Catt's House'' as it was once the home of former Florida governor Sidney J. Catts in 1924, and he lived there until his death in 1936. His wife, Alice May Campbell Catts lived in the house until her death in 1949.

This fine home and estate is being sold including many of the fine antiques and furnishings. See attached list. Enjoy the grandeur of the high ceilings and materials this property has to offer. Here are some of the upgrades and improvements recently added as provided by the sellers: Sunbright Manor National Historic Home (1886) former home of Florida Governor Sidney J. Catts; listed in the Official National List of Historic Places

Manuals and Purveyors for all equipment, appliances, etc. are available to buyer

______ Square feet heated and cooled; _______ square feet under roof

INSURANCE by Tower Hill (most homes of this age are not eligible for insurance)To the knowledge of many of the old-timers in DFS, this home has NEVER needed an insurance claim; we have never needed an insurance claim either.

OUTBUILDINGS to include: gazebo(repainted in 2016), shed, green house and open shed; decorative pond, lawn swing with cantilevered roof mechanism and electric fan. All but the open shed have electricity

WATER AND SEWER UTILITIES-Municipal; Trash. Yard Debris/ Major Appliance and large items, construction Debris Removal collection provided by DFS and included in taxes different collection times and dates for each

HEATING AND COOLING 4 High efficiency Central HVAC units installed by Adkins HVAC: one for east 1st floor; one for west 1st floor; 1 for front bedrooms and bath on 2nd floor and 1 for rest of 22nd floor and 3rd floor $ 30, 000

PLUMBING upgrades by Bonds Residential Plumbing $15, 000

ELECTRIC upgrades by Holley Electric Santa Rosa Beach, FL We had GULF POWER install an upgraded 400 AMP Electric Service for this home

EXTERIOR :Vinyl Siding and Downspouts: Repair wood, insulate and install vinyl siding on entire home to preserve and protect original exterior by Total Homes $30,000

SEALED EAVES (American Wildlife Removal Services)Had eaves professionally sealed to prevent entrance by bats and other critters; most historic homes in DFS have these in their attics.

ROOF installed in 1998 by Watkins Construction

FRONT DOORS Installed sealed Stained glass inserts on front double doors

EXTERIOR: Repair, Caulk and Paint 43 windows and 8 exterior doors by International Paint, Inc. Lynn Haven, FL $9000 (highest quality paint available (custom ordered) plus added custom ceramic additive for longevity)

IRRIGATION SYSTEM by Perry Landscaping ($3500) and drip system for 20 hanging plant baskets on both levels of porch($350)

LANDSCAPING by Perry Landscaping $11,000

additional upgraded Landscaping and mulch added 2016

WATER SUPPLY (OUTSIDE) professionally installed backflow preventer and also an outdoor agricultural water main that does not include sewer rate as the regular water main does

LANDSCAPING red rock and commercial landscape fabric on front and sides of yard ...Labor and Materials $5300 by D&A Materials and David Towery

DRIVEWAY WALLS Installed 4 Retaining walls on either side of semi-circular driveway $4800

ADDITIONAL INSULATION added under new Kitchen and Beach Bathroom

PORCHES, BALCONIES Replaced rotted railings, floors and spindles on porches on both levels as needed ;

PORCH FLOORS Repaired and painted both porch floors and kitchen porch floor regularly and then again with anti -slip Va
MLS # 748103
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  • Style: Historical

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    $2,720Your estimated monthly payment
    $107,00020% Down Payment
    $535,000 $481,500
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  • Elementary School
    Grades K-5 | Public School


    Total Students 670
    Student Teacher Ratio 15:1

    School Rating

    3 stars View School Details
    Grades K-5 | Public School


    Total Students 720
    Student Teacher Ratio 13:1

    School Rating

    2 stars View School Details
    Middle School
    Grades 6-8 | Public School

    555 WALTON RD

    Total Students 670
    Student Teacher Ratio 15:1

    School Rating

    3 stars View School Details
    High School
    Grades 9-12 | Public School

    449 WALTON RD

    Total Students 800
    Student Teacher Ratio 17:1

    School Rating

    4 stars View School Details
    Other Nearby Schools Distance Type Grades School Rating Parent Rating
    First Christian Academy 0.2 mi Private K-6
    Emerald Coast Technical College 1.0 mi Public UNGRADE-UNGRADE
    Walton Virtual Franchise 1.3 mi Public 6-12
    Walton Virtual School Full Time 1.3 mi Public K-8
    Walton Academy, Inc. 1.5 mi Public 6-12
    Walton Initiative For Success In Education (wise) 1.5 mi Public 6-12
    Chautauqua Learn And Serve At The Arc Of Walton County 1.6 mi Public 12-12
    Cornerstone Church Academy 2.2 mi Private 1-12
    Walton Learning Center 2.6 mi Public 6-12
    Galilean Academy 2.9 mi Private PRESCHOOL-12

    Local Area Information for Defuniak Springs, FL 32435

    Median Age: 42.8
    Married: 37.2%
    Number of Households: 2,610
    Households with Children: 531
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