You must experience this home to appreciate its historic character! Beyond the high palms and the multiple French doors lies a unique, one-of-a-kind home with a history of happy family memories. Built of Florida cypress with heart pine floors, this much-loved, modified creole-style raised cottage has retained many of its original features. The pre-Civil War home has been through several updates while maintaining its charm and beauty over 163 years (c. 1858). Enjoy the view from the 600 sq. ft. covered front porch, suitable for entertaining or enjoying leisurely days under the overhead fans. Once inside, wide-plank heart pine flooring, original bead-board, picture rails and period details abound. Multiple entertaining and dining areas exist throughout the home, all graced by high ceilings and original fireplaces. Note, the current owner has chosen to re-purpose the largest bedroom (19x19) into an additional family area with French door access to the front porch, and another smaller bedroom (19x10) into a cozy den, with exterior door access to the backyard. Recent updates include: Hvac (2020), Water Heater (2020), and Roof (2020). While the seller has managed to address big-ticket items, this lovely space will still require some repairs in order to fully restore. The large jack-and-Jill style bathroom is in need of a full renovation (including sub-floors). It currently has a working toilet and vanity, and is being utilized for storage. Though currently purposed for residential use, this propertys unique and desirable B-2 zoning (Business/Highway) also allows for future business/professional possibilities. Prominently located in the downtown historic district of Monticello with shops and restaurants within short walking distance. A quick 20-minute drive will get you to both Tallahassee, Fl and Thomasville, Ga.