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508 5th St E, Chattanooga, TN – $899,000

  • $899k Price
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,680 Sqft
  • $899k Price
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,680 Sqft

508 5th St E

Don't miss the opportunity to purchase a piece of history and this truly one of a kind 1885 Victorian. Located in the heart of downtown Chattanooga with views of the city and Lookout Mountain, this completely renovated home was formerly a law office converted back to a modern single family home in 2015. Beautifully rebuilt from the foundation to the roof this home offers a new foundation, reconfigured framing, siding, windows, electrical, plumbing, dual zoned HVAC systems, tankless hot water, spray foam insulation throughout and a new roof. Charming curb appeal with a covered front porch overlooking the low maintenance landscaped yard that is framed by the historic limestone walls. The owners focused on incorporating many of the original character and charm of the home in its rebuild.Salvaging the original staircase with one of a kind newel posts and banister is beautifully showcased in the now open and flowing main level wonderful large gatherings. The original mantle remains in the front sitting room and is a fantastic aesthetic focal point. The flow from the sitting room to the open formal dining space and into the everyday gathering area and open kitchen makes for easy and attractive entertaining for friends and family. The vintage heart pine flooring was milled from beams from a Chattanooga downtown warehouse. The cabinetry in the kitchen and bathrooms was repurposed from the original 1880s heart of pine lumber taken from the home during demolition. The kitchen, a chef's dream, offers marble counter tops, a professional gas range and Jenn-Air appliances plus built in microwave drawer. The specifically designed layout encourages gathering around the island while allowing for easy movement to the backyard oasis. The second level offers a beautiful master suite his and her closets and a private balcony overlooking the pool with city and mountain views. The home's original front doors have been repurposed as the entry doors to the master bathroom. Enjoy a place to relax at the end of the day in the master bathroom with separate tiled shower, dual vanities and claw foot tub perfect for soaking. The two additional bedrooms each include private bathrooms with walk in closets. The hallway offers a functional laundry closet and a pull down ladder to access the full length attic for storage. The attractiveness of this home does not stop with the interior. Moving to the backyard the continued pattern of recycling the old with the new gives way to a wonderful outdoor oasis in the midst of urban living. The bricks from the home's original fireplaces were re-cycled as the patio pavers surrounding the newly constructed gunite plunge pool featuring a sun shelf for soaking in the rays, 4 water fountains adding to the ambiance, and adjoining 6 person heated spa. Talk about a great way to spend evenings, days or weekends whether it is cooling off during a hot summer day or enjoying the warmth on a cool evening. Truly a one of a kind backyard in the midst of downtown living; just off the pool enjoy the landscaped gathering area featuring seating and a fire pit with views of downtown and Lookout Mtn. Additional perks include off street parking with a private drive which leads to the home's original carriage house. The carriage house, unique unto itself has been updated both structurally and electrically and offers a variety of uses depending ones needs. When looking for residential downtown living this home has all of the modern day niceties all the while embodying the history of the area. Luxury downtown living in its truest form.

Essential Information

  • MLS® #1297208
  • Price$899,000
  • Bedrooms3
  • Bathrooms4.00
  • Full Baths3
  • Half Baths1
  • Square Footage2,680
  • Acres0.00
  • Year Built1885
  • TypeResidential
  • Sub-TypeResidential
  • Style2 Story, Site Built
  • StatusActive

Community Information

  • Address508 5th St E
  • SubdivisionLongs Addn
  • CityChattanooga
  • CountyHamilton
  • StateTN
  • Zip Code37403


  • GaragesDetached, 1 Car Garage


  • AppliancesDishwasher
  • Has BasementYes
  • BasementPartial, Unfinished
  • FireplaceYes
  • # of Fireplaces2


Attic Storage - Ceiling, Ceiling - 9 Ft or More, Granite Counter Tops, Island Work/Center, Laundry Closet


Central, Gas, Two or More Units


2 or More Units, Central, Electric


In Den/Family Room, In Living Room


  • ExteriorSiding
  • Lot DescriptionScenic View, City View
  • RoofShingle
  • FoundationStone/Masonry

Exterior Features

Patio/Deck, Patio/Deck Covered, Porch Covered, Fence, Pool - Below Ground, Pool - Heated

School Information

  • ElementaryBrown Elementary
  • MiddleOrchard Knob Middle


Howard School of Academics & Tech

Additional Information

  • HOA Fees Freq.Not Applicable
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