A local historical treasure! Registered in the Historical Registry, this meticulously-maintained home was built in 1881 and is declared the second oldest home in Tavares! Its original charm and character have been preserved, and necessary maintenance updates have been made over the years. Poised on a half-acre corner lot just two blocks from downtown's waterfront parks and restaurants. From the inviting front porch enter into the living room which features, French doors, original and newer pine hardwood floors throughout and detailed wainscoting. Head into the gourmet kitchen and marvel at the custom replicated antique stove, built-in microwave and refrigerator, custom cabinets, farmhouse sink and heart of pine counters and built-in desk. Casual dining can be enjoyed in the eat-in area off of the kitchen, while the formal dining room is perfect for formal events. The family room, with a large half bath and French doors, leads to the outdoor pool, as does the main floor spacious Master suite which features a master bath with travertine floors, 2 walk-in closets, gorgeous pedestal tub, his and her sinks, and a large walk-in shower. The backyard is a home owner's paradise, featuring a custom pool, heated hot tub + outdoor area with pavers. Additionally, a covered outdoor kitchen w/built-in cabinets, granite counters, an amazing brick wood burning fireplace make for a dreamy summertime barbecue. The spacious pool house features ac & the detached, enclosed two-car carport is perfect for an office or storage.