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Crawford, c. 1900
Crawford, GA
c. 1900

Step into the rich tapestry of history and legacy at this extraordinary home. Originally crafted by renowned architect George F. Barber, its timeless design speaks to an era of greatness. Once owned by a self-made man who rose from humble beginnings to prominence, every corner exudes character and resilience. The modernized kitchen, a labor of love, beckons culinary enthusiasts, while hidden nooks and painstakingly restored details evoke a sense of wonder. Just steps away from Bryan Park and the Firefly Trail, this home stands ready to embrace your future endeavors and dreams inside its storied legacy.

Milledgeville, c. 1824
Milledgeville, GA
c. 1824

Highly in-tact National Register-listed1824 Federal house built for Revolutionary War soldier Colonel John Rutherford by architect Daniel Pratt, emblematic of the Milledgeville Federal. Well maintained with beautiful original character defining features throughout. 3440 square feet, 4 beds, 2 baths, 0.9 acres. The original house was a two-over-two with two shed rooms and a two-story portico with columns. In 1859, the house was relocated across from then-Oglethorpe University by Professor Robert Calendar Smith leaving behind the portico, columns and basement. Full length country style porches were added to the front and back of the house. All the wonderful decorative trim is retained in its original condition as well as lovely mantles in the downstairs rooms and simple mantles and full wainscotting in the two original upstairs bedrooms. Later, an additional bedroom was added upstairs and the back porch was sectioned off to make room for a bathroom and pantry leading into the kitchen, formerly a separate building. The fully fenced yard and mature landscaping gives the house a very private feeling.

Talbotton, c. 1825
Talbotton, GA
c. 1825

SOMEWHERE IN TIME – A beautiful antebellum home reminiscent of an era “Gone with the Wind.” This wildly popular and very recognizable property has long intrigued many passersby. It does not disappoint. The original craftsmanship has stood the test of time and the current owner has taken a meticulous effort in bringing it into the future. The 12 room house boasts spacious rooms, 26 columns surrounding all four sides standing 30 feet tall, 9.23 acres fenced all within city limits. This historic, antebellum home has long been one of the most beautiful homes in Georgia. Wonderfully restored to preserve its original glory and still allow for current livability. Nestled on 9.23 acres, totally fenced, remodeled in 2016 offering a gourmet kitchen, formal dining room, living room, front foyer/parlor, four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, secondary living space, laundry room, porches, several outbuildings, updated electrical and plumbing. All the nostalgia one would expect in such a grand structure. Located 35 minutes from Columbus, an hour from Macon and 85 minutes from Atlanta. This home is too rare to pass by.

The Villa, Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
c. 1930

This landmark Buckhead home, known as “The Villa,” was built in 1930 in the classic Mediterranean Revival style and was featured on the April 2023 Atlanta Ramble. Construction consists primarily of stucco over block walls, with wrought iron highlights and a red barrel tile roof. A comprehensive renovation under the guidance of renowned Atlanta architectural designer, William T. Baker was completed in 1995. A second renovation of the kitchen and lower level was completed in 2017. All of the modifications evoke a strong sense of the past and respect the appeal of the original home. The main floor features a dramatic great room with a vaulted ceiling bridged with beams suspended on original ironwork supports. Altogether there are four bedrooms, four full baths, and two half baths. The one acre property includes patios and gardens, a cascading fountain plus pool and pool house. Authentic statuary and decorative iron gates enhance the landscape of this beautiful home on one of Atlanta’s most desirable streets.

Albany, c. 1920
Albany, GA
c. 1920

Built c.1920, approximately 4830 square feet (according to tax records). The house is a two-story, wood frame construction in the late Victorian style. It features a first-floor bay window and diamond-paned windows. The front left parlor (with bay window) has been altered with the ceiling removed to combine the first and second floor rooms into one high-ceilinged room. The structure is overall in poor condition and will need extensive rehabilitation. There has been a roof leak at the rear of the house resulting in significant damage.

The house is in a local historic district and all external changes must be approved by the Historic Preservation Commission. The Land Bank will require that any replacement elements closely match the original in configuration (windows, doors, siding). Price negotiable.

Albany, c. 1900
Albany, GA
c. 1900

Built c.1900, approximately 3,368 square feet (according to tax records). The house is a two-story, wood frame construction in the Victorian style. It features bay windows and a large front porch. At some point the building was used for commercial purposes and has a sprinkler system installed. It is unlikely the system meets current codes. The structure is overall in poor condition and will need extensive rehabilitation. There is at least one significant roof leak.

The house is in a local historic district and all external changes must be approved by the Historic Preservation Commission. The Land Bank will require that any replacement elements closely match the original in configuration (windows, doors, siding). Price negotiable.

Saragreen, Washington
Washington, GA
c. 1828

Saragreen, standing majestically atop a 6.2 acre knoll of towering Magnolias and Oaks, is adorned with rare “Temple of the Winds” Corinthian columns and porches wrapping around on three sides. The home boasts ample living space off of a wide center hall intersected by a cross hall along with 5 spacious bedrooms, each with ensuite bathrooms and working fireplaces. Named for Sarah Green Campbell, sister of U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Archibald Campbell, the home has been lovingly restored with all of the modern amenities necessary for easy living while retaining its historic grandeur.  

Fairplay Schoolhouse, Morgan County
Rutledge, GA
c. 1898

Here’s an opportunity to be an integral part of Morgan County’s unwavering commitment to preserve its historic structures and farmland. Situated on a 1.88 parcel, this Fairplay Schoolhouse is surrounded by mature hardwood trees and pristine farmland. This property is one of Morgan County’s last remaining historic schoolhouses. Built around 1898, this unique structure served as the community’s schoolhouse until 1938. Under one family’s stewardship, the Fairplay School served as a residence from 1953 until 2022. The metal roof was put on within the last 10 years. The Madison-Morgan Conservancy purchased the property with its revolving fund and seeks to advise the next owner in restoring its original façade, while creating an interior space for modern living. Preservation restrictions will apply.

St. Simons Island, c. 1912
St. Simons Island, GA
c. 1912

SHELANDER OCEANFRONT ESTATE. 1912 Historic Oceanfront St. Simons Island Beach Home overlooking Jekyll Island between Sea Island Lodge & Golf Club and Pier/Village/Lighthouse. Unmatched ocean views, breezes, sunrises & sunsets. 90ft of BEACH FRONTAGE. 0.47 acres. Gorgeous original windows. Heart pine floors. Cypress paneling. ENCHANTING VIEWS from upstairs suite. Quintessential original St. Simons Island – last of its kind.

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Mill Rock Plantation, Quitman
Quitman, GA
c. 1908

Incredible 4,116sf two-story Craftsman farm house. Amazing woodwork, brickwork, and tiled porch. Imported Honduran Mahogany floors. Original light fixtures and Craftsman windows. Unique fireplaces and mantles throughout. Historic and original in every way. Quiet country setting. No immediate neighbors. 161 total acres offered. Forest and farmland. Wildlife abounds with quail, deer, turkeys and much more.

The Blackwell House, c. 1817
Eatonton, GA
c. 1817

Once upon a time, circa 1817, this antebellum home shined bright, & was a hallmark amongst the community. Through the age of time this grand estate lost its luster, in need of thoughtful care and a designer’s touch. Today, this masterfully reclaimed historic beauty not only has been lovingly restored to its prime, but also boasts lavish modern features that simply stand apart from all the rest. Additionally, the excitement of residing in a historical home with modern touches continues to mound as you’re provided the reassurance of new systems throughout. No stone unturned, this home boasts a NEW roof, NEW 400 amp electric service with all-new wiring, NEW plumbing throughout including the water supply & sewer line, NEW HVAC heat pump with state of the art Wi-Fi thermostat, Re-enforced foundation, NEW doors, NEW foam insulation in attic & crawlspace, New Batt insulation in all exterior walls, NEW framing throughout, and even Asbestos removal by Bates Environmental.

Sandersville, c. 1903
Sandersville, GA
c. 1903

Welcome to this 1903 Victorian home that has been meticulously and lovingly restored and thoughtfully modernized. Located on the main street, historically known as Silk Stocking Street, this home is within walking distance of downtown Sandersville. Beautiful high ceilings, expansive molding and Heart Pine floors are just part of the features that add historic character to this home.  A comfortable den and stunning living room greet you at the front entrance. The spacious dining room has a flare of elegance. A hand painted mural, by a local artist, adorns the wall leading through a breakfast area. Kitchen, utility room and office were remodeled in 2019 with custom cabinetry and new appliances. Main floor features three large bedrooms and two full baths. Second floor offers one bedroom, a sitting area, one bath, a large cedar closet and storage area. Custom window treatments and blinds throughout. Two-car garage with shop area and a large open room upstairs for storage. This historic home has created many wonderful memories! Conveniently located 1 mile from Brentwood School.