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Historic home

William John Howey founded the Town of Howey in the Hills. Mr Howey had big plans for the town and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kenny G
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Howey in the Hills, Florida, United States
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The old Howey mansion is a piece of history but unfortunately, the new owner has not kept it up... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2017
intrepid702016
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

William John Howey founded the Town of Howey in the Hills. Mr Howey had big plans for the town and citrus industry but most crashed with Great Depression. Many beautiful plans were drawn from a magnificent entrance to the town to a multi story town...More

Thank Kenny G
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The old Howey mansion is a piece of history but unfortunately, the new owner has not kept it up. You are warned not to trespass and the windows are now mostly boarded up. It is deemed historical and you can still see that it was...More

Thank intrepid702016
Reviewed 18 February 2017

A real estate agent whose company was managing the property gave a tour to a very limited number of people about a year about a half ago. The inside is a lot better off than you would think. The ballroom curtains are still there and...More

Thank dan m
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This was very interesting to see - unfortunately they are not doing tours anymore. Would be awesome to go inside and take a look at this fabulous property.

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This very historic mansion caught my eyes when I first read about it on an abandoned Florida webpage. It's so very beautiful to even just see from a far. Kinda beat-up but in a pretty good shape for how old it is. I'd definitely recommend...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 27 July 2016

The street view of the estate made you want to see more the interior. The outside shows that it was a grand place at one time and very special to the owners. Would love to see in the inside. It is currently for sale and...More

Thank Buenita L
Reviewed 4 May 2016

We were told about the house and then Google searched for it. Amazing story behind it and the day we peeked over the Stone wall a Bank inspector was there taking pictures cause the building is in need of a new roof

Thank dutchlaker
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Well, it's an intriguing story, and the old Howey estate looks like the one in the B&W film, SUNSET BOULEVARD, with its stone walls and iron gates surrounding a moldering, once grand mansion. But it's boarded up, with No Trespassing signs on the gates. Too...More

Thank Charles P
Reviewed 28 March 2015

Too bad you couldn't go up to see the mansion. The gates were locked so you couldn't get close. Very over grown with a lot of vines. You could tell it was once a beautiful place. Too bad it is in such disrepair . Hopefully...More

2  Thank Mary J
Reviewed 22 March 2015

My lottery house still sits in disrepair. No action going on as far as I can tell. Such a shame because the mansion is spectacular. You can take a virtual tour on YouTube. There is also an organization called William J. Howey Mansion Community Restoration...More

1  Thank FlaHarlock
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hartjessica23
How can i get information to see about getting married in this location? any information would be so helpful
20 September 2016|
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Response from Charles P | Reviewed this property |
I believe that the Howey mansion is closed. I suggest that you call the town hall office to confirm.
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