4900 Riverside Dr, Punta Gorda

$2,499,999   |   4 beds   |   4 baths

4900 Riverside Dr
Punta Gorda, FL

The George Brown Mansion is a sprawling and MAGNIFICENT Florida historic mansion nestled on 2.15 acres of beautifully manicured land on the banks of the Peace River.

A stately home with modern amenities and breathtaking in every detail and lovingly restored by the current owners, this home will give you goose bumps!

The Mansion consists of the main residence, detached fully functional guest home and an oversized detached garage and workshop.

The charm and beauty are unparallelled and from the moment you enter the home into the reception area/foyer, your eyes will take you to the incredible detail found throughout - tall ceilings - tin and wood, beautiful artistic paintings, incredible crown molding and accent details everywhere!

A library with craftsman custom woodworking detail is the perfect place for a home office or to display your book collection or important items and....there is even a secret room..just like in the movies...you will have to see for yourself!

The master wing is HUGE and has a private bedroom with tray ceiling, a very large walk in closet (there are no small rooms anywhere in this home), and a spa like master bathroom retreat. Direct access to the sparkling pool from the master bedroom also!

There is one additional bedroom (does not have a permanent closet) on the lower level that features soaring vaulted ceilings, a bay window with panoramic water views and is also oversized and light and bright.

Very flexible and flowing floor plan with multiple living areas, one of which is 56 foot long and the ULTIMATE entertaining room - includes a large bar, sitting areas, custom wet bar with copper sink. There are also numerous windows with endless and unobstructed views of the Peace River and double doors out to the back patio (s).

A formal dining room fit for royalty branches off with fresco painted ceilings, incredible beams - easily seats 10 or more people and is loaded with character and charm. Many additional touches such as a fire screen bought specifically by the owner from a Manhattan Mansion for this home.

Dining room also has access through an original door to the gourmet chef's kitchen which has been updated with SubZero refrigerator, custom cabinets, double Thermador ovens with warming drawer, Thermodor induction stove with pot filler and a wetbar with wine cabinet.

The downstairs also contains a HUUUUGE living room with double sided original fireplaces (decorative only), tall ceilings and can fit any and all large furniture combinations.

Upstairs are two additional master bedrooms - both are over 20 feet in length and both have double fireplaces, incredible crown molding, woodwork - straight out of a story book.

The detached guest home has a full kitchen, shower, dining and combo bed/living area with a sun deck - almost 600 sq feet under air and perfect for guests/art studio etc.

The outdoors is also amazing - over 200 feet of Peace River frontage, additional water frontage on a creek/canal that runs along the south side of the property AND a 125 foot dock with boat lift - perfect to enjoy all the water amenities such as boating, fishing via Charlotte Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.

Easy access to PG waterfront and so many islands including Boca Grande, Cayo Costa, Cabbage Key and Captiva.

The grounds are just as amazing - manicured lawn with 100 year old oak trees, multiple levels of decks, an expansive and welcoming front porch - this is a home you will never forget and an homage to George Brown, a man way ahead of his time who was an intricate and important part of the history of this community.

Property Details

Price: $2,499,999
MLS #: A4508025
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4
Garage Size: 3
Square Feet: 5,700
Year Built: 1910
Lot Size: 2.15acres
Built in 1910 by George Brown, an African American who was a huge part of the community during segregation
George Brown was a talented Carpenter who is remembered most for his kindness, talents and as the Owner of the Cleveland Marine Steam Ways
George Brown was an equal opportunity employer - he hired all races but expected them to work hard and rewarded them with a decent and high wage
George Brown at one time owned more than half the land in Punta Gorda
When Charlotte County split from DeSoto County, George Brown sold the land for the original Charlotte County Courthouse. There is a mural dedicated to him at that site.
George Brown donated the land for the AME Episcopal Church in 1892 and also for the Masonic Tuscan Lodge 92
George Brown NEVER moved into the Mansion that he built - rather he rented it to Colonel Charles Andrew, a white man, and George Brown rented an old two story home on the waterfront and later purchased, along with entire block of Block 1 - North, fronting on Cleveland Avenue . He demolished and built a large bungalow next door.
George Brown passed away at age 83 in November 1951
Home was sold several times and was purchased in 2015 by the current owners who have lovingly restored and updated the George Brown Mansion
Built in 1910 by George Brown, an African American who was a huge part of the community during segregation
George Brown was a talented Carpenter who is remembered most for his kindness, talents and as the Owner of the Cleveland Marine Steam Ways
George Brown was an equal opportunity employer - he hired all races but expected them to work hard and rewarded them with a decent and high wage
George Brown at one time owned more than half the land in Punta Gorda
When Charlotte County split from DeSoto County, George Brown sold the land for the original Charlotte County Courthouse. There is a mural dedicated to him at that site.
George Brown donated the land for the AME Episcopal Church in 1892 and also for the Masonic Tuscan Lodge 92
George Brown NEVER moved into the Mansion that he built - rather he rented it to Colonel Charles Andrew, a white man, and George Brown rented an old two story home on the waterfront and later purchased, along with entire block of Block 1 - North, fronting on Cleveland Avenue . He demolished and built a large bungalow next door.
George Brown passed away at age 83 in November 1951
Home was sold several times and was purchased in 2015 by the current owners who have lovingly restored and updated the George Brown Mansion
Built in 1910 by George Brown, an African American who was a huge part of the community during segregation
George Brown was a talented Carpenter who is remembered most for his kindness, talents and as the Owner of the Cleveland Marine Steam Ways
George Brown was an equal opportunity employer - he hired all races but expected them to work hard and rewarded them with a decent and high wage
George Brown at one time owned more than half the land in Punta Gorda
When Charlotte County split from DeSoto County, George Brown sold the land for the original Charlotte County Courthouse. There is a mural dedicated to him at that site.
George Brown donated the land for the AME Episcopal Church in 1892 and also for the Masonic Tuscan Lodge 92
George Brown NEVER moved into the Mansion that he built - rather he rented it to Colonel Charles Andrew, a white man, and George Brown rented an old two story home on the waterfront and later purchased, along with entire block of Block 1 - North, fronting on Cleveland Avenue . He demolished and built a large bungalow next door.
George Brown passed away at age 83 in November 1951
Home was sold several times and was purchased in 2015 by the current owners who have lovingly restored and updated the George Brown Mansion