1833 – Lagrange, GA

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Added to OHD on 10/16/13   -   Last OHD Update: 9/30/19   -   16 Comments

Lagrange, GA 30241

  • $800,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 3562 Sq Ft
  • 11.39 Ac.
Historic Nutwood Plantation; Greek Revival Style with heart pine floors throughout; ionic columns, cantilevered balcony, beautiful mantels, upgraded kitchens and baths, excellent location for future commercial growth. Price recently reduced.
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Dawn Douglas, Re/Max
(706) 416-9338
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16 Comments on 1833 – Lagrange, GA

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  1. Robt. W.Robt. W. says: 435 comments

    Terrific house, beautiful in all its elevations, lush green setting of trees and lawn and boxwood, and fine interiors. The grained doors are very fine, and I even like the paint scheme of arsenic greens and yellows and grays with white trim.

    The only small quibble is that the exterior fenestration wins the balancing act leaving windows to fall awkwardly at the very corners of some rooms — but there are consolations aplenty.

  2. John Shiflet says: 5397 comments

    Authentic “Gone with the Wind” type Southern Greek Revival plantation house. The faux grained doors are correct for the period; probably some of the other woodwork inside was similarly treated. Over eleven acres but surely the estate was far larger when the house was new. Sparsely decorated inside for a period plantation house but with the right antiques, wall and floor treatments, the antebellum flavor would return. I bet the house has quite a history.

  3. Robt. W.Robt. W. says: 435 comments

    The house is attributed to architect Collin Rogers (variously spelled), with some six extant houses are associated in and around LaGrange: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collin_Rodgers

    There’s a great Frances Benjamin Johnston photo of the Nutwood’s side elevation with its one-story portico in the “Georgia” volume of Mills Lane’s excellent series, “Architecture of the Old South,” which also shows other area examples of grain-painted doors of such similarity that may have been decorated by the same painter as at Nutwood. Several other photos by Johnston from her 1939 work for the Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South can be seen in the Library of Congress collections: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/search/?q=nutwood

  4. RosewaterRosewater says: 5614 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Agree w/ Robt.W: the window placement on the front elevation creates an unsettling asymmetry in the formal public rooms. Doesn’t really work.. Also, the lack of detailed description and history, scarcity of images, and absent mention of ancillary structures makes for a pretty lame listing. [Note to seller; retain an agent who appreciates your fine historic property and can market it effectively.] Floors and doors are gorgeous; and the summer kitchen / cook house is a delightful little jewel box. Very nice property…

  5. echo says: 152 comments

    A very beautiful home and wonderful property to go with it. 🙂

  6. Frank D. Myers says: 64 comments

    Wonderful house, but when the principal stair isn’t shown you’ve always got to wonder if someone somewhere along the line has done something awful to it. Don’t mind the window placement, however.

  7. Reneau de Beauchamp says: 45 comments

    Dear Rosewater,
    I fear you misunderstood me; my place was not ‘Nutwood’ of the listing but another house by the same antebellum housewright. The Henderson-Orr house had all its outbuildings burned by a ‘Yankee’ raiding party who ravaged the property.

  8. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11732 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Updated the post. It’s now being sold as lots for commercial possibilities. I’ve included a photo of a drawing of the potential layout of the property if developed.

    The description doesn’t suggest that the house will be turned into offices or if they are trying to not draw attention to the fact that it could be torn down. On the map is the outline of the house surrounded by parking, behind the house where the old outbuildings are shows nothing drawn.

    In 2013 it was placed on Georgia’s Places in Peril list, link.

    Hard not to be cynical about what will happen to the place.

  9. John Shiflet says: 5397 comments

    It would be inconceivable for this house to be torn down for a development project but developers generally do not share our appreciation and respect for historic homes. At a minimum, if a project must go forward there, every effort should be made to facilitate moving the house to a protected location. The sad reality is that whatever development might go in on the property will itself face obsolescence within 40 years; permanence is not part of the modern construction formula. I hope the 181 year old house that survived the ravages of time and the Civil War can be saved.

  10. RosewaterRosewater says: 5614 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN


  11. BethanyBethany says: 3322 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    I am horrified that this could be torn down for development. Having recently witnessed the tear-down of a neglected but stunning 1920’s mediterranean in my hometown by a horrid builder who replaced it with a McMansion, I am feeling particularly sensitive on this issue! Oh how I wish I could help.

  12. Jeanette says: 1 comments

    Nutwood Plantation is not being torn down by the new owners. They have turned the property into an event center and are keeping true to the beautiful history. They respect the fact that this is a historical home.

  13. Diane B Bridges says: 1 comments

    As a previous owner of this home, I can tell you that it was build by a Judge (Newsome) 1833 and was originally a 400 acre plantation. The first pecan trees in Troup Co were planted there. There is a graveyard with descendants of the original owners. The front staircase has not been altered it is original. Nutwood was featured on the cover of White Columns In Georgia and also was in a book by David Gleason (now deceased) who came to the house when I was living there and took the pictures for the book. It is also in Pine Log and Greek Revival and I was never able to get a copy of that book. When we lived there we tried to keep everything as original as possible. The only thing added inside were closets as there were none in the original house because they were considered rooms and were taxed. We also tried to save as many of the window panes as possible but the panes were very thin and fragile. The columns and porches were added before we owned it, not sure what year they were added because in my research I found different dates for those additions. The shutters were also added. We lived there for 15 years and loved it and I am so happy that it is now being taken care of again!!!

  14. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11732 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Turned into an event venue! Whew! Glad it’s made for a good use.


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