John Brown Hanging Site Auction!Without a doubt, this is a true history lover's paradise and is bound to keep one fascinated by exploring the details of this magnificent home for years to come. Just focusing on the intricate brick work will be an unending pleasure. It's the same for the interior millwork, displaying a level of craftsmanship we will never again experience in today's building trades. Built in 1891 in the historical city of Charles Town, WV, which town was planned by the brother of George Washington, Charles, this 3 story, 7,000sf masterpiece is blessed with 5 huge bedrooms with fireplaces and 6.5 baths. Whenever we see rooms of such large dimensions, we instantly think â€œhoop skirtsâ€, however, by the 1890's more rational women's clothing style of slender silhouettes were fashionable. The Victorians continued with large rooms . . because they could. Since they heated with fireplaces, today we are fortunate to inherit these in almost every room.
The Queen Ann style mansion was built on the site of the historic John Brown execution, guaranteed to increase the heart rate of all history buffs. The property contains an original 2 story barn, an original Victorian style turret, and an outdoor pool. This house is not only an architectural gem, but a historical masterpiece and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Updated to today's lifestyle expectations, the interior public room dÃ©cor is pure Victorian fru fru. But don't despair . . . just steam off the wallpaper, paint a light color to set off the millwork and architectural details as they deserve to be highlighted; sit back and appreciate. This is one of those very rare opportunities to own a spectacular piece of history. Besides, . . . purists will adore the fru fru! Abolitionist Brown met his demise here in 1859. Mansion is going to auction September 11th.