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Historic home so big, it used to be two houses

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This spacious eight-bedroom, four-bathroom home actually consists of two houses connected by a family room with a wood-burning fireplace.

Located at 4970 Independence Ave., this amazing home enjoys multiple covered porches with a large, inviting patio — perfect for al fresco dining and entertainment. Well, that and the broad level lawns in the front, back and side.

The main wing — known as the H.F, Spaulding Estate Coachman’s House — was built around 1880, and designed by architect Charles W. Clinton in the picturesque Victorian Stick style.

The smaller wing was built around 1860.

Both buildings were relocated to their current site from the Wave Hill estate across the street in 1909, and they were linked by a one-story addition in 1968.

The residence was designated a city landmark in 1981, and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places the following year.

Features include an entry hall, living room with French doors out to a columned porch, formal dining room, two kitchens, a family room with a vaulted skylight ceiling, large den, master bedroom suite, finished attic bedroom, and unfinished basements.

There is also a long, private driveway leading to a detached two-car garage, and a large storage shed — all sitting on a little less than an acre.

Make this home yours, right now, for $3.549 million.

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