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    2100 River Forest Drive

    Mobile, AL 36605
    • $1,199,750
    • STATUS: Active
    • ON SITE: 290 days
    • MLS #: 636499
    UPDATED: 74 min ago
    $1,199,750
    • 4
      BEDS
    • N/A
      ACRES
    • 2
      BATHS
    • 1
      1/2 BATHS
    Neighborhood:
    Type:
    Single-Family Home
    County:

    School Ratings & Info

    Description

    30+-acres of exquisite one of a kind waterfront property with 1000+- waterfront feet on Perch Creek along with a 2+- acre pond just off of Dog River. This beautiful gated property is a true nature lovers paradise and is truly unique in the scope of the property and in its abundance of specimens of flowers and trees. Developed by Fred Clarke, the architect of Fort Whiting, as a public garden designed to emulate Bellingrath Gardens; it was known as Clarkes Garden- the Souths Enchanting Garden. This property has only ever had 2 families live there and has been lovingly maintained. You will find over 2000 of the most exquisite camellias ever seen which are each labeled by name. There are many other plant specimens including thousands of azaleas along with 1.5 miles of developed walking trails. The property has 3 houses all with porches or decks with beautiful views over Perch Creek. A fabulous workshop with tons of floored storage would be great for woodworking, automobiles, boats or entertaining. The original greenhouse is now a covered car shelter and another structure was previously a barn is now used for equipment storage. You have the beauty of Perch Creek on one side and the large pond which is a haven for nesting birds like egrets and herons on the other side with walking trails around the pond. The main house designed by Clarke has a cottage feel with beaded board and much of the wood in the house originated from this property. The primary residence which had renovations back to the studs in 2009 per Seller is a 4.2.1 raised cottage with a spot designed for an elevator if needed and has a built-in generator. The kitchen is updated and flows onto a glorious large screened porch overlooking the water where you will want to live. The second house is a two-story 2 -bedroom house that has a great income producing history and a big deck overlooking the water. The third home is a rustic wooden cottage with a great porch overlooking the water that was built by the current owner as a guest house but could also be income producing. The water along this part of Perch Creek is suited for boating. There are remnants of a prior boat dock between Alligator and Pirates Points. This absolutely truly unique property has so many different uses. It could be a residence, a family getaway, a bed, and breakfast or an entertainment venue. The possibilities are endless! Make your appointment today to see this true nature lovers gem of a property!!

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    2100 River Forest Drive Mobile, AL 36605

    • Price: $1,199,750
    • Status: Active
    • Updated: 74 min ago
    • MLS #: 636499
    4
    Beds
    2
    Baths
    1
    ½ Baths
    N/A
    Acres
    Neighborhood:
    River Forest
    County:
    Mobile
    Area:
    Dauphin Island Pkwy South
    Property Description
    30+-acres of exquisite one of a kind waterfront property with 1000+- waterfront feet on Perch Creek along with a 2+- acre pond just off of Dog River. This beautiful gated property is a true nature lovers paradise and is truly unique in the scope of the property and in its abundance of specimens of flowers and trees. Developed by Fred Clarke, the architect of Fort Whiting, as a public garden designed to emulate Bellingrath Gardens; it was known as Clarkes Garden- the Souths Enchanting Garden. This property has only ever had 2 families live there and has been lovingly maintained. You will find over 2000 of the most exquisite camellias ever seen which are each labeled by name. There are many other plant specimens including thousands of azaleas along with 1.5 miles of developed walking trails. The property has 3 houses all with porches or decks with beautiful views over Perch Creek. A fabulous workshop with tons of floored storage would be great for woodworking, automobiles, boats or entertaining. The original greenhouse is now a covered car shelter and another structure was previously a barn is now used for equipment storage. You have the beauty of Perch Creek on one side and the large pond which is a haven for nesting birds like egrets and herons on the other side with walking trails around the pond. The main house designed by Clarke has a cottage feel with beaded board and much of the wood in the house originated from this property. The primary residence which had renovations back to the studs in 2009 per Seller is a 4.2.1 raised cottage with a spot designed for an elevator if needed and has a built-in generator. The kitchen is updated and flows onto a glorious large screened porch overlooking the water where you will want to live. The second house is a two-story 2 -bedroom house that has a great income producing history and a big deck overlooking the water. The third home is a rustic wooden cottage with a great porch overlooking the water that was built by the current owner as a guest house but could also be income producing. The water along this part of Perch Creek is suited for boating. There are remnants of a prior boat dock between Alligator and Pirates Points. This absolutely truly unique property has so many different uses. It could be a residence, a family getaway, a bed, and breakfast or an entertainment venue. The possibilities are endless! Make your appointment today to see this true nature lovers gem of a property!!
    Exterior Features

    Construction Materials Concrete BlockHardboard Garage Yn Yes Parking 1Cpt2CptAttDet Porch Type FrontOpenScreen Porch Yn Yes View Water Water Public Waterfront Available Yes Waterfront Ft 1000 Waterfront Type Creek

    Interior Features

    Baths Total 3.00 Bedroom Desc Mbr Down Cooling Central Dining Area Features BrkfastbarFormalKitarea Energy Features Ceiling FanTurbine Floors HardwdTile Heating CentralElectric Interior Features 9+ CeilingWalkincloset Room Count 9

    Property Features

    Amenities Workshop Basement Yn No Fireplace Yn No Foreclosure Yn No HOA No Lot Description GatedMetes&Bnds Miscellaneous As Is MLS Mobile Area Association Of RealtorsInc. Prop Sub Type Single Family Sewer Septic Style Cottage Terms Offered CashConv Utilities ElectricNatgasBltingen

    Listing courtesy of Melissa C. Morrissette of L L B & B, Inc..


    © 2020 Gulf Coast Multiple Listing Service, Inc. All rights reserved. All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed or warranted and should be independently verified. The data relating to real estate for sale on this web site comes in part from the IDX/RETS Program of the Gulf Coast Multiple Listing Service, Inc. IDX/RETS real estate listings displayed which are held by other brokerage firms contain the name of the listing firm. The information being provided is for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and will not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Data last updated: 2020-12-01T20:37:41.19.

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