1918 – Sparta, GA

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Added to OHD on 9/19/13   -   Last OHD Update: 10/30/18   -   20 Comments

236 Main St, Sparta, GA 31087

  • $35,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 1734 Sq Ft
  • 1 Ac.
This house is sitting on 1 acre next to Devereux Baptist Church. Great price for this home. Make an offer.
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7/2/15 Update: Back on the market, new listing can be found here.


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20 Comments on 1918 – Sparta, GA

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  1. TracyTracy says: 100 comments

    Those concrete steps in the front yard from the first photo made me laugh out loud. “You must only access the front door via these steps (not ANY of the open grass on either side) and then walk half a mile to the house.”

    BTW, I was pleasantly surprised by the interior. Not at all what I expected.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11815 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      lol 🙂 You see those all over the south, sometimes it’s all that remains of the house. I guess it made checking the mailbox easier instead of tumbling down the hill, which would have been me.

  2. says: 561 comments

    That one closeup pic of the porch made me think of Boo Radley’s house. But no offense to the owner….it just needs a little paint, that’s all.

  3. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5511 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    A very common house type often seen in older neighborhoods in Texas and probably throughout the South if not nation-wide. Not sure if a planbook design was used or not but a Gazillion of these were built with only slight variations in details.. Must have been thought of as a “builder’s special” kind of house between about 1905 and WWI.

  4. Jerry says: 12 comments

    In case anyone is interested, you should check out this town in central eastern Georgia. Full of a variety of historic homes, and I don’t know about now, but they used to sell for very reasonable prices. I had a friend several years ago who bought a large home there that had been extremely “victorianized”. She got the house and most of a city block for about 30K. When I visited, it was obvious that someone had removed the front from a much older federal-style house, and added double bay windows, heavy ball and spindle trim to the stairway, and a very traditionally Victorian porch. You could tell where the front rooms had been extended outward (the front 3 feet of flooring was a completely different wood), and they even added double hung louvered wood panels that operated like window sashes over the actual double hung windows in the “new” window bays. It was very interesting.

  5. lara janelara jane says: 569 comments

    Really nice house for the price!

    Am I the only one picturing a half-naked Gerard Butler yelling, “This is Sparta!!!”? Yeah? Oh.

  6. Lottie says: 393 comments

    Sparta is in one of the poorest counties in Georgia, but has some beautiful homes. You have to go to another town to purchase household items. Very remote with lots of dirt roads. Here is a post from the blog of a dear lady who lives in Sparta.

    http://www.adelightsomelife.com/2011/06/our-little-town.html

  7. Pam says: 22 comments

    What a beautiful little town. And all those lovely old houses. Thanks Kelly and thanks Lottie for sharing the link 🙂

  8. Rita B says: 121 comments

    I forgot to tell you guys that I went by a few weeks ago and saw the outside of this property. Had a few false starts in trying to find it; it’s in a slightly out of the way place outside of Sparta. I like the way it sits back off the road in the picture and the porch with the silent rocking chairs. The chairs are indeed still in those exact same spots – almost eerily so. I am still at a loss to explain the sooty looking stuff on the white walls of the porch (especially noticeable in the rocking chair picture). It could be mold, or just a black kind of dirt, but it actually looked more like soot from a fire though I saw no evidence that one had occurred. The white paint on that side of the house also looks almost melted in spots, but it could be just age and sun damage since it was applied. There are some outbuildings and what looked like maybe an old well with a little well house. I was intrigued by the neighborhood. There were some nearby houses (not too near) in that little area; several as old or older than this one which were maybe vacant – I couldn’t tell. It looks almost like a once thriving abandoned community. Would love to hear from someone who is familiar with this little slice of the Georgian countryside because there has to be a story here. It feels remote. Since I didn’t see the inside, I can’t comment on that. Loved that porch except for the sooty stuff.

  9. John Shiflet says: 5511 comments

    The “sooty stuff” is quite likely mildew. In shady areas around our old house in Texas surface mildew sometimes sprouts in the humid Springtime. Zinsser products sells a mildewicide (called Add-2) additive for paints as well as a mildewicide wash for walls (called Jo-Max House wash) Long periods of dampness and shaded areas often result in mildew on painted surfaces. That’s my best guess…

  10. Shelly says: 95 comments

    Think this sold realtor.com

  11. Elaine says: 134 comments

    I THINK Sparta is the county seat of Hancock county. I had some ancestors from there, and from Eatonton and Greensboro. What I remember, when we drove thru Sparta, was getting an uneasy feeling. I did not like the town, which was really unusual. LOVE Eatonton and Greensboro, as well as Washington and Madison. GORGEOUS old homes around there. I moved away from Georgia years ago, but you just cannot seem to pull out the Georgia from the heart!

  12. Justin Gray says: 18 comments

    I just bought this house a couple of months ago and I’m in the process of restoring it. It was able to be lived in right away so I’ve been painting and doing little projects as I have time. The outside is now yellow with white trim and hunter green shutters

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11815 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Congratulations! I love yellow houses! I wouldn’t mind seeing a picture of the place. 🙂

  13. Justin Gray says: 18 comments

    I wanted to upload some pics but not quite sure how to do it haha

  14. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11815 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Added some updated pics of the exterior. Thanks Justin, looks beautiful!

  15. Nice, Justin! I love the haint blue porch ceiling!

  16. Shelly says: 95 comments

    Beautiful job and thanks for sharing! I hope you will provide us with more pictures as renovations are made.

  17. Lottie says: 393 comments

    Beautiful! Love the yellow!

  18. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11815 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    On the market, you can see the updated listing here. I’m closing comments on this post because I’d rather you comment on the new one.

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