Healdsburg’s iconic Marshall Mansion hits the market for $5.5 million
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227 North St, Healdsburg- $5,485,000
5 beds, 5 baths, 4,300 square feet. Year built: 1871.
The Belle of the Ball, this 1870s Victorian charmer was once described as so sad it was “frowning,” in its pre-restoration days. (Photos courtesy of BAREIS. Property listed by Alain-Martin Pierret, Healdsburg Sotheby's International Realty)
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Formal living room: Nothing says "fancy" more than a FORMAL living room. This turn of the 19th century classic is sure to impress.
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Formal dining room: This uber-lux dining room blends modern design details with classic Victorian flair. I love the wall treatment here, which is in itself a work of art.
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Gourmet kitchen: This refurbished beauty boasts gleaming hardwood floors and period cabinetry. The center island and touch of teal paint add a bit of unexpected modernity.
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Interior: 227 North may be old, but it’s certainly not stuffy. A wide-open floor plan keeps things moving.
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Informal dining room: Not one but two dining rooms! This one seems cozier to me, with plenty of light and a farmhouse table.
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Sunshine dream: Gotta love a yellow wall! The mustard hue in 227 North's family room is warm and inviting.
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Music/Party Room: Hidden away on the garden level is a rustic masculine party room perfect for late-night scotch tastings.
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Wine Room: Show off your collection in this baller wine room straight out of Tuscany.
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Main Entry: An opulent mosaic tile lines the passageway to the second floor. This gorgeous over-the-top detail speaks to the love and care given to the restoration of this estate.
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Master suite: A truly intelligent remodel, this second-floor master makes great use of natural light. Embrace the day in this sunny bedroom.
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Master balcony: A private spot just for you! Imagine a morning coffee with your sweetheart on of this gorgeous deck.
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Master bathroom: Double the fun! His and his vanities in the master bath.
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Master bathroom: I am in love with these lux marble tiles-so masculine and so elegant.
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Bedroom: Okay, wait a minute, a second master? This beauty lacks the deck but makes up for in size.
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Bathroom: The second master bath boasts an oh so Victorian clawfoot tub.
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Bedroom: Oh my god are they all masters? Enviable mansion sized suites at 227 North.
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Bathroom: Marble madness. More of that fabulous grey and white tile here. Love it!
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Stairway to heaven: Going Up! One more floor of Victorian elegance awaits.
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Bedroom: The attic bedroom is slightly smaller but still charming.
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Bathroom: This house is so spacious, even the attic bathroom has both a shower and a tub.
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Bedroom: Enjoy treetop views from the fifth bedroom at 227 North.
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Exterior: Another item on my fifth-grade dream home check list- a wrap-around deck.
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Exterior: Plenty of room for a large outdoor shindig. This porch is perfect for entertaining.
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Porch: I could spend hours here with a good book and a mint julep.
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Exterior: A quaint out-building in the backyard, may be your future art studio?
This Cinderella story of historic home makeovers received plenty of attention in recent years when owners Mark Goff and Phillip Engel decided to take on the seemingly insurmountable task of transforming this historic home themselves.
The house, built in 1871 by town blacksmith John Marshall as a gift for his young bride, has hit the market for $5.5 million after five years of rehab work and buckets of sweat equity.
When Goff and Engel purchased the Italianate Greek Revival home in 2009, the property was so sad that Press Democrat’s Meg McConahey remarked that the saggy front bay windows appeared to be “frowning with despair”.
I have been following this home for years, reading the trials and tribulations of the owners on their blog 227northstreet.com. It is a truly inspiring tale of the ultimate fixer upper.
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