5430 Battles Wharf Drive $1,420,000


    5430 Battles Wharf Drive Fairhope, AL 36532

    SOLD 4/24/2020


    • 4 Beds
    • 4 Baths
    • 3,000 sq. ft.
    • Single Family
    • MLS# 273252
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    Property Details

    This 'old bay cottage' offers old world charm and appeal - with 9+ foot high ceilings, a full wall of windows looking out onto the bay, wooden tongue and groove walls and ceilings and heart pine floors together with thoughtful updates all make this an easy living home on 80 feet of waterfront in a prime location, NORTH of the Grand Hotel. It even has a sandy beach! All new windows and a Hardi-Plank exterior provide maintenance free living. It offers four bedrooms and four bathrooms, two on each floor. The kitchen was upgraded in 2018, including quartzite countertops and upgraded appliances. The master bath was updated in 2017, with natural stone floors in the shower. Eight foot high sliding Pella doors across the west side access the screened porch - providing wonderful views of the bay and the custom gabled wharf, which has its' own fully equipped kitchen, (refrigerator, 2 burner stove, etc) bar area and separate boat house with lift. Many windows and doors have plantation shutters. A huge live oak, surrounded by camellias grace the bayside property as well as many other mature plantings. A prolific Hamlin orange tree offers bushels of wonderful orange juice. This cottage is protected by a whole house generator. New roof, 2018, with transferrable warrantee. Irrigation system has separate well. Both the home AND the wharf offer tankless hot water heaters. This home has both transferrable flood insurance and termite insurance in addition to an upgraded home warrantee to provide ease of mind to the new owners. This sought-after location is 1/4 mile north of the Grand Hotel. It has occupied this spot, protected from wind and water by Great Point Clear, for the last 80+ years, with its' original heart pine floors. Appointment Only. Sq ft and tax info deemed approx and shall be verified by the purchaser.

    • General Features
      • Area 9
      • Association Fees 600
      • County Baldwin
      • Property Taxes 2595.40
      • Property Type Residential Detached
      • Terms of Sale Cash, Conventional
      • Year Built 1930
    • Building Features
      • Appliances Dishwasher, Disposal, Microwave, Range-Gas, Stack Washer/Dryer, Wine Cooler
      • Apx Living Area 3,000
      • Full Bathrooms 4
      • Boat Facilities Covered, Power Available, Water Depth (4 ft-)
      • Community Amenities None
      • Bedrooms 4
      • Condo Building Stories 2
      • Construction Foundation Piers
      • Construction Status Resale
      • Exterior Finish Concrete Board
      • Fireplace Gas Logs, Living Room, Master Bedroom, Woodburning
      • Floors Carpet, Other Floors-See Remarks, Split Brick, Wood
      • Furnished No
      • Half Bathrooms 0
      • Heat Cooling Central Electric (Cool), Zoned
      • Master Bedroom Dimensions 23x16
      • Master Bedroom Level Main Level
      • Other Rooms Office/Study, Utility Room-Inside
      • Property Amenities Cable, Ceiling Fan(s), Partially Fenced, High Ceilings, Internet, Irrigation Sprinkler, Outdoor Kitchen, Security Lighting, Split Bedroom Plan, Storage-Out, Termite Contract, Window Treatments
      • Property Interior Stories 1.5
      • Roof Dimensional
      • Style Cottage
    • Room Features
      • Kitchen Level Main Level
      • Den Dimensions 15.6x11.5
      • Den Level Main Level
      • Dining Dimensions 11x8.11
      • Dining Rm Level Main Level
      • Kitchen Dimensions 23.4x11.4
      • 2 15.5x14.6
      • 2 Main Level
      • 3 17x10
      • 3 2
      • 4 15.6x11
      • 4 2
    • Property Features
      • Lot Description Less than 1 acre, Level, Some Trees, Waterfront, Bulkhead, Pier, Boat Lift
      • Lot Size 78x365x84x374
      • Utilities Water Heater-Gas, Water-City, Water-Well


    36532 (Fairhope) Demographics

    44 Median Age
    438 Population Density (per sq. mile)
    53% College Educated
    $61,047 Estimated Median Income
    9,185 Estimated Total Home Owners
    2,812 Estimated Total Renters
    77% / 23% Estimated Owner / Renter Divide
    2 Estimated Average Household Size
    32,285 Total Population
    Community data courtesy of LiveBy, Inc.

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    $317,500 Median Sales Price
    87 Homes Sold
    107 New On Market

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        Property History

        Date Event Price Percent Change
        -- New in Database Source New Value: $1,540,000 8.45%
        4/24/2020 2:00:00 AM Sold Source New Value: $1,420,000 -6.52%
        3/22/2020 8:16:49 PM Status Changed Source New Value: Contingent on Sale
        3/5/2020 5:16:55 PM Price Reduced Source New Value: $1,519,000 -0.39%
        1/18/2020 1:16:42 PM Price Reduced Source New Value: $1,525,000
        Information is provided in part by the IDX program of the Baldwin REALTORS® Association. All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified.

        Note: All room dimensions, including square footage data, are approximate and must be verified by the buyer. The information contained herein is furnished by the owner to the best of his/her knowledge but is subject to verification by the purchaser, and agent assumes no responsibility for the correctness thereof. The sale offering is made subject to errors, omissions, change of price, prior sale, or withdrawal without notice. In accordance with the Law, this property is offered without respect to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, familial status or disability. This is not intended to solicit property currently listed.