829 Success Avenue Lakeland, FL 33801
Listing Courtesy of: STELLAR / Coldwell Banker Realty

  829 Success Avenue Lakeland, FL 33801

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There are historic homes, and then there is THIS historic home. Situated on a corner lot on Success Avenue just two blocks from Lake Morton, this century home (102 years old to be precise) has been meticulously cared for, restored, systems modernized, and loved. With a full ONE BEDROOM, ONE BATHROOM GUEST HOUSE, 665 sq ft [bedroom & bathroom are not included in the count for the listing,] that provides endless flexibility (rental income, detached in-law suite, art studio, man cave, etc.) with a kitchen and two living spaces. There is so much that this house has to offer, and you have to see it in person to understand all the finishes. Standing at the curb, you see the beautiful wood front porch that spans the length of the house with a set of primary steps and steps off to the left. Outlets are built into the top step, platforms for planters or decorations frame the steps while the porch provides enough space for seating and a swing, a picturesque setting for a beautiful street. Right away, you notice the intricate details of the home, the craftsmanship of the build, and what has gone into the restoration. A mixture of flatter and custom heavy texture stucco with high quality Benjamin Moore paint coats the exterior. In the foyer, there's original hardware on the doors including glass doorknobs and working key locks, you see the original hardwood floors throughout, and fully restored and working double-hung cypress windows. There's a bedroom to your left and the living room to your right with a gas fireplace and built-in bookcases with leaded glass doors. It's a cozy yet spacious area for gatherings or quiet evenings at home. Throughout the house, you will see the original radiators for the home, restored and preserved for historic continuity. Though they are inoperable as the home has central air and heat, they provide character and transport you back to a different time. The dining room is between the living room and kitchen, with crown molding, and a wooden swing door to the kitchen. In the kitchen, modern meets traditional with stainless appliances including a gas commercial grade stove, concrete-look quartz counters, mosaic glass tile backsplash, Marvin casement windows, and hardwood cabinets. Off the kitchen is a mudroom/laundry room with access to the backyard, carport, and guest house. On the other side of the kitchen is the master bedroom, and bathroom, a custom built-in linen closet in the wide hallway. Above the hallway is an attic access letting you into a storage room with lights and shelving for seasonal or rarely used items. A jack and jill bathroom was remodeled in the 1950s but still has the original 1920s tile floor and built-ins. In the middle bedroom is a set of custom folding french doors that allow access to the side yard with a pergola over the steps. Everywhere in the house, there are design details, painstaking updates and historic touches, making it a one-of-a-kind home. Walking outside, there are stunning plants everywhere lining the edges of the yard, a raised seating area, the guest house, carport, and workshop. The main house had both the exterior and interior AC units replaced in 2019 and tented for drywood termites (with a bond) in 2019 as well. The home was rewired in 2008 with a new electrical panel. The guest home has an updated panel service and updated plumbing. There’s so much to say about this home but you just have to see it, schedule your private showing today to make it yours!

MLS #:
Lot Size
0.31 acres
Single-Family Home
Year Built
Polk County
Bathroom Details
  • Full Bathrooms: 2
Interior Features
  • Unfurnished
  • Appliances: Washer
  • Appliances: Refrigerator
  • Appliances: Range Hood
  • Appliances: Range
  • Appliances: Gas Water Heater
  • Appliances: Dryer
  • Storage Rooms
  • Inside Utility
  • Formal Living Room Separate
  • Formal Dining Room Separate
  • Family Room
  • Breakfast Room Separate
  • Window Treatments
  • Thermostat
  • Solid Wood Cabinets
  • Solid Surface Counters
  • Master Bedroom Main Floor
  • High Ceilings
  • Crown Molding
  • Ceiling Fans(s)
  • Built-In Features
  • Dixieland Rev
Lot Information
  • Street Brick
  • Oversized Lot
  • City Limits
  • Historic District
  • Corner Lot
Property Features
  • Fireplace: Gas
  • Foundation: Crawlspace
Heating and Cooling
  • Central
  • Central Air
  • Wood
Exterior Features
  • Wood Frame
  • Stucco
  • Roof: Shingle
Utility Information
  • Utilities: Water Source: Public, Water Connected, Natural Gas Connected, Electricity Connected
  • Sewer: Public Sewer
  • Workshop In Garage
  • Off Street
  • Driveway
  • Alley Access
  • 1
Living Area
  • 2,140 sqft
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