1008 Government Street, Mobile, AL


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About 1008 Government Street

Fabulous Opportunity to own a stunning historic home in the Oakleigh Garden District! Wonderful architectural details: Stately front porch that opens into a central entrance hall with grand staircase w/ coffered beamed ceilings and original wood pegged plank flooring. Home comes in at nearly 6000 Sqft. with an additional 1000 sqft of attic space. Property was originally part of the Joshua Kennedy estate and contains many details on the interior of a previous greek revival home. The home was redesigned by famed Mobile architect Rudolph Benz in 1888 for the family of Charles F. Hopkins. The Hopkins family owned the property from 1875 to 1926. The home in the past was used as a bed and breakfast & recently as a single family. Enter the grand front hall with a 18'x18' parlor to the left, and the 18'x 20' formal dining to the right. The home contains 7 (perhaps 8) bedrooms, with one ensuite located on the first floor, 7 baths, a commercial kitchen and first floor paneled music/billiard room, with wet bar, 6 decorative fireplaces, a wonderful front porch and even a balcony off the turreted front bedroom. All of this gives the home an exceptional historic feel. The home sits on a lot surrounded by Satsuma trees and Live Oaks. The lot is long and backs up to Conti street with parking for up to 30 cars; which has been very useful during Mardi Gras and city events. The home has an architectural shingle roof done in 2021, 2 newer HVAC systems, commercial tankless water heater. Much updated plumbing and electrical. Much of the siding was replaced and the exterior has been freshly painted. The home has had much work completed in recent years and is just looking for your finishing touches. All updates are per the seller. *** Listing agent makes no representation to accuracy of sqft. Any/all updates are per the seller(s). Buyer to verify. Buyer to verify all information during due diligence.

Features of 1008 Government Street

MLS® # 363506
Price $699,000
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms 8.00
Full Baths 7
Half Baths 1
Square Footage 5,837
Acres 0.00
Year Built 1888
Type Residential
Sub-Type Historic
Status Active

Community Information

Address 1008 Government Street
Area Mobile County
Subdivision Oakleigh Garden District
City Mobile
County Mobile
State AL
Zip Code 36604


Amenities None
Utilities Natural Gas Connected, Cable Connected
Parking Single Carport
View None/Not Applicable
Is Waterfront No
Waterfront No Waterfront
Has Pool No


Interior Tile, Vinyl, Wood
Interior Features Eat-in Kitchen, Recreation Room, Sun Room, Ceiling Fan(s), High Ceilings, Wet Bar
Appliances Gas Range, Gas Water Heater, Tankless Water Heater
Cooling Central Electric (Cool), Central Gas (Cool), Ceiling Fan(s)
Fireplace Yes
# of Fireplaces 6
Fireplaces Inoperable
Stories Two
Has Basement No


Exterior Wood Siding
Exterior Features Termite Contract
Lot Description Less than 1 acre, Few Trees
Roof Composition
Construction Resale
Foundation Pillar/Post/Pier

School Information

Elementary Leinkauf
Middle Calloway Smith
High Murphy

Additional Information

Zoning Single Family Residence
Foreclosure No
Short Sale No

Listing Details

OfficeRoberts Brothers TREC
Contact Infobryanolson@robertsbrothers.com

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