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
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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
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This property has 4 bedrooms, and 4 full bathrooms. The property was built in 1886.
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