50-Acre Farm with Historic 5 Bedroom 2-Story Home


Wow! Price reduced and first time to the market since homesteaded!  50-Acre Farm with Historic 5 Bedroom 2-Story Home, Guest Cabin, Stables, Metal Outbuildings, Tree Lined Drive, Lakes, Stocked Pond, Creek, Trees, Wildlife & Much More!



Wow! Price reduced and first time to the market since homesteaded!  50-Acre Farm with Historic 5 Bedroom 2-Story Home, Guest Cabin, Stables, Metal Outbuildings, Tree Lined Drive, Lakes, Stocked Pond, Creek, Trees, Wildlife & Much More! Fenced Pastures are Perfect for your Horses or Livestock! Come and See This Beautiful Setting.


THE HISTORY – Pine Haven Estate

“Pine Haven” was built in 1918 at a cost of $30,000. (The average cost of a home in the U.S. at that time was $4,821, with average family income at $1,518.) Woodrow Wilson was president and a first class stamp cost 3 cents. (Those needing more immediate communication turned to the telegraph.)  World War I was coming to a close and the flu pandemic, which would take more lives than the war, was spreading rapidly. Women still didn’t have a right to vote in all states.


Against this backdrop, Mr. David M. Bevins, II, undertook the building of Pine Haven on land originally owned by his grandfather. He razed a dilapidated brick Antebellum house which stood on the site. (The original house had played host to Jesse James on numerous occasions.)  David’s sister, Ruby, named the  estate for the two Civil War pines that stood at the home’s entrance until disease took them in recent years. Original blueprints of the home still exist.


The home’s current owner married Mr. Bevins in 1963. She has diligently managed the estate and lovingly cared for the home ever since. It has been modernized and expanded over the years with features and additional outbuildings added along the way. Now, for the first time in history, it is available for sale and ready for the next chapter of history to be written.




Main Floor

Living Room: (14×24) Through the main front door lies the heart of the home with original wood floors, wood burning fireplace, base and crown moldings. Center chandelier with two ceiling fans. Central access to formal sunroom, dining room, butler pantry, parlor/bedroom, and stairs to the upper level.

Dining Room: (15×15) Original hardwood floors, crown and base molding, windows looking out to rear of the property, French doors to living room and formal sunroom. Access to kitchen through breakfast nook/butler pantry.

Breakfast Nook/Butler Pantry: Perfect nook area for a cup of coffee or quick bit to eat. Original L-shaped built-in china hutch and storage. Situated between the dining room and kitchen with access to living room and basement stairs.

Formal Sun Room: (12×21) The secondary entrance to the home (south elevation) leads to the main level sun room which features three walls of newer windows, French doors to dining room and living room, center medallion with crystal luster chandelier, hardwood floor.

Parlor/Bedroom: (11×12) Private main floor room with large window overlooks front lawn of the estate. Has primarily served as a main floor bedroom with the convenience of an adjoining bath. Three wall sconces and access to living room and great room.

Bathroom:  Half bath, single vanity. Accessed from parlor/bedroom and kitchen. Updated in 2013.

Great Room: (34×34) This north wing was added in 1986 and later enclosed to provides substantial flex space for living and entertaining. Light-filled space walks out to front patio and rear deck. Four ceiling fans with medallions plus wiring for center fixture.  Note: The size and location of this room provide a variety of workable options for expanding the kitchen and/or adding bath, closets, storage, etc.

Kitchen: Incorporates an informal dining room with dual deck access, ceiling fan and large bay window overlooking rear of property. Newer tile and all newer appliances including Whirlpool smooth-top range with microwave hood, GE dishwasher (small), Whirlpool side-by-side refrigerator with in-door ice/water dispensers. Center medallion with original brass fixture. Access to bath, back stairs and decks. Note: The kitchen could be expanded without disturbing the original floor plan by capturing space from the great room.

Deck: Huge multi-level Trex-style “Choice Dek” deck was added in 2004 and spans the entire east side of the home. Tremendous space for entertaining large groups and lavish outdoor living. Reinforced and wired area for future hot tub.


Upper Floor

Bedroom 1:(15×21) Two large windows overlook the front of the estate. Walks out to rooftop deck. Sconce lighting and ceiling fan. Crown and base molding. Located on the NW corner.

Bedroom 2: (15×15) Windows overlooking front and south side of the estate. Built-in bed canopy and window dressings. Sconce lighting. Crown and base moldings. Lovely glass paned door leads to the upper sunroom. Located on the SW corner.

Upper Sun Room: (12×19) A cheery room on the south end of the home with 16 individual double hung windows (newer) on three walls. Crown and base moldings. Hardwood floor. Accessed from bedrooms 2 and 3.

Bedroom 3:  (12×13) Windows overlooking the south and rear of the estate. Ceiling fan and brand new carpet over hardwood. Direct access to the upper sun room. Located on the SE corner.

Bathroom: Large single vanity, tub/shower combo. Brand new carpet.

Bedroom 4: (12×12) Windows on east and north walls. Crown and base moldings, ceiling fan, brand new carpet over hardwoods. Located on the NE corner.

Landing: Two closets, one with built-in bureau. Center medallion with chandelier.

Rootop Deck: Approximately 1,100 square feet of outdoor living space with open views to the west, north and east. Accessed from bedroom 1 and from exterior iron spiral staircase.



Entertaining spaces: Multiple lounges and conversation areas, finished and ready to party!

Party room: 900sf restaurant-style party room with 10 booths, 16×10 center dance floor, bandstand, bar (seating for 8), sconce lighting and adjacent kitchen. Endless possibilities!

Kitchen: Double sink, gas range/oven, corner dining area

Converted garage: Wet bar area with free-standing vinyl padded bar. Could continue to be used for entertaining or converted for use as single-car attached, covered garage.

Carport: Under deck. Walks in to basement.

Storage rooms: Mechanical, utility and storage areas. Washer and dryer hookups.

Bathroom: 3/4 bath with shower enclosure

HVAC: Replaced in 2013



     •Built in 1918

     •4-5 bedrooms; 2.5 bathrooms

     •Approx 3,385 sq. ft. +/-

     •New carpet (2015) in two upper bedrooms and bath

     •New septic system (2014)

     •Newer HVAC (2013)

     •Newer kitchen appliances and tile (2013)

     •Newer “Choice Dek” deck (2007)

     •40-year Timberline roof (1996)

     •Original hardwood floors in bedrooms, dining, living and sun rooms

     •Front and back staircases

     •Finished basement

     •Kearney schools

     •Unincorporated Clay county

     •Taxes: $3,864 (2014)

     •One year home warranty included!

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