A stunning example of antebellum Greek Revival architecture, Palmetto Hall is a little slice of old-world Charleston in the heart of Mobile, Alabama’s prestigious Spring Hill neighborhood.
Built in 1846 by John Dawson, the 8,500-square-foot beauty is an exact replica of his family home on the Battery in Charleston. “The property was given the name Palmetto Hall to pay homage to the state flower of South Carolina,” the home’s Realtor.com listing explains. The sprawling residence was previously owned by local philanthropists and art aficionados Nan and Jay Altmayer, whose impressive collection of antique furnishings, artwork and décor was auctioned by Christies in 2017 for a staggering $5 million.
Not surprisingly, historic details abound at 55 McGregor Avenue South, including elaborate friezes and plaster work, millwork dating back to 1760, vintage hardware, and breathtaking antique chandeliers.
The five-bedroom, six-bathroom mansion is currently listed for $3,200,000, which, given its history and endless possibilities, seems like quite a steal. Scroll down for a peek inside: