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Since I was a kid I've enjoyed looking at houses. As a teenager I would cut out my favorites from real estate magazines and brochures. As I got older I started to appreciate and admire older architecture and gradually became obsessed with it.
I lived in this house for less than a year when I was about 14. This is when I fell in love with high ceilings, hardwood floors, 1920’s kitchens and pedestal sinks.
Sorry, a car view of the house. 4/13/13 Update: A little work has been done to the house, but not much. Still looks like it needs a lot of exterior work and I dread to think what was done to the inside.
The Boston House – Waleska, Ga – c. 1870 I don’t know much about the early history of this home other than it belonged to the Boston family for most, if not all, of it’s life. These two color pics were taken in early 2000.
I was once invited to this house for a birthday party when I was about 8. I don’t remember much about the inside.
I try not to think about this house anymore though. Why you ask? Around 2003 it was torn down to make way for a city park. One of the oldest still standing homes in Waleska, Georgia was torn down for a parking lot, tennis court and play ground.
These two black and white pics were taken in the late ’70s or ’80s.
And this is present day (well, as of 3 years ago.) The tree on the left I think is the same tree seen in the color pics above.
Another house just steps away from downtown Ball Ground. Thanks to Alli, this house belonged to her great-grandmother and they call it The Farmer House, built in 1905. 4/13/13 Update: Has since burned down and is no more. Link to photo of it burning.
Built in 1920, I love the exterior of this place.
The Wheeler House, built 1906. Here is a very old shot of the house when it was first listed a couple of years ago. I’ve been in love with this house since I was about 12 or so, maybe earlier. Double stacked, wrap around porches. It had fallen into disrepair for a good many years.
And this listing photo was taken only shortly before it was sold. Take a look at what the new owners have done to the place, The Wheeler House. It is now a successful wedding and event home. The Facebook for updated pics.
What the home looks like restored! Such a fabulous job by Lee Lusk in the restoration of this home. It’s now a popular wedding and event home.