This property is no longer available to rent or buy. This description is from May 04, 2011
Rare opportunity to acquire Selema Hall, of the regionandquot;s finest antebellum homes, with great historic significance and lovingly restored. Built in 1837-1838 it was the center piece of a working plantation. The architectural style incorporates both solid features from the Greek Revival period and elegance of the Federal period. There are many similarities between Selema Hall and Farmington, which has been linked to Thomas Jefferson by some accounts. The entrance is up a flight of steps to a refined portico with four solid wood fluted Ionic columns. The entrance hall is grand and inviting and reaches from front to the back of the original house. Double parlors are on either side of the hall with fine moldings and marble mantels. Each of these rooms connects to a room beyond. The formal dining room to the right and the handsome family room to the left. The original rear veranda was enclosed by a former owner to create a modern day kitchen with top of the line appliances and breakfast room. A first floor master suite has a large master bedroom with fireplace and connects to a sitting/dressing room, also with a fireplace. There are also many closets and His and Her baths, one very large, and incorporates all of todayandquot;s expected conveniences. The garden level has a library paneled in heart pine, five bedrooms, office and playroom. There are two garages, each holding two cars, one attached and one detached. The grounds have a recently added brick terrace, a fine garden structure or tea house, beautiful specimen plantings of azaleas, boxwoods, yews, and glorious old tress dot the three plus acres. It truly is one of our cityandquot;s prized architectural jewels.