The ten-acre estate in historic Marion known as the Grove includes a Victorian home, manicured gardens, a barn, and a public park. While half of the property is owned privately and now operates as a bed-and-breakfast, the city owns the other half and uses it as public green space.
The 7,000-square-foot home was built in 1895 in the popular Eastlake design of the day, a style that includes hand-made details and furnishings. In keeping with the home’s history, the current owner utilizes a barn on the premises as a workshop for furniture-making and woodworking.
Originally a farm, the estate was built for the Montgomery family. It remained with the Montgomerys for four generations, and Montgomery family antiques grace several rooms in the Grove.