1857 – Pine Mountain, GA

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159 Trammell Rd, Pine Mountain, GA 31822

  • $40,000
  • 2 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 1444 Sq Ft
  • 1.01 Ac.
Weekend/summer hideaway - located 5 miles from Callaway Gardens and 4 miles from downtown Pine Mountain shopping. This historical home was built before the civil war. Standing strong through the years, has old fashioned 'rolling hardwood floors' like grandma had....now she's ready for a new owner to 'fix her up;' you can enjoy country living with low Meriwether county taxes and a Pine Mountain address! Deep fresh water well with brand new pump and clean sweet sulphur springs water; so no water bills! Under market value due to death in the family. Won't last long. First $40,000 takes her and 1.01 acres. Financing available with down payment and good credit.

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31 Comments on 1857 – Pine Mountain, GA

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  1. John Shiflet says: 5363 comments

    An estate liquidation situation here. Comes with an acre of land and fresh deep well water and additional water from Sulphur Springs (?). That also implies an on-site septic system as well. The house, which must have originally been a rural farmhouse, does have a few details suggesting that the late 1850’s date is probably accurate. Not sure if the “rolling floors” mention has to do with uneven floors or not. (foundation issues?) Stylistically, the exterior seems to be a vernacular (Folk) interpretation of the then popular Greek Revival style. Similar late Antebellum period farmhouses can still be found across the rural South. A simple house like this one calls for an informal interior where country primitives might work well here. The asking price seems reasonable for what it offered. A careful inspection would be needed to determine the scope of work ahead.

  2. Anne M.Anne M. says: 786 comments
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    1972 not a dream.
    Hopkinton, MA

    Adorable cottage (though I can’t for the life of me figure out what the thought was behind including in the listing a picture of the toilet bowl brush on the couch)

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11893 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      I think it’s a duster. 🙂

      • Laurie W. says: 1759 comments

        I HOPE it’s a duster.

        Love this place. It’s simple, symmetrical as Greek Revival-ish should be, and honest. Needs a door for the kitchen (actually needs a new kitchen)– what is wrong with having ROOOMS in houses these days? Not sure what a rolling wood floor is, though I think I encountered a few in middle ages English inns when a pencil left on a chest ended up on the other side of the room, not exactly a selling point.

        In addition, a white picket fence with roses climbing on it — what more could one ask for 40K?

      • Anne M.Anne M. says: 786 comments
        OHD Supporter

        1972 not a dream.
        Hopkinton, MA

        Whew!that’s a relief!

  3. KarenB says: 242 comments

    What a charming little house! It has sooooooo much potential and such a welcoming vibe to it.

  4. RosewaterRosewater says: 6048 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Love this house. Love the price. Address listed doesn’t come up right in G-maps. It takes you to the wrong location. Trammel Mill road and Trammel road are different. The house is farther North, just South of Owl’s lane. Looks like a better location, though it may be pretty close to the road, (looks like a sleepy road though), (no street view).

    When I saw the house posted I thought it was going to be all pretty and perfect; what a pleasant surprise to find a nearly perfectly preserved period house. I’m jealous of whoever gets this one. Nice..

  5. JimHJimH says: 4950 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Near Warm Springs and a big state park; FDR liked it around here so I’m sure I would too. A too cute period cottage on a back road with 10 foot ceilings for $40k sounds like a very good deal. I agree with Laurie – let’s lose the “open plan”.

  6. Jeannette pompi says: 5 comments

    Where exactly is Pine Mountain? This little house is adorable. I wonder if it could be zoned for my cupcake bakery?

  7. Pamela Williams says: 17 comments

    There is no zoning required…it’s 3 miles out of the city limits but feels out in the country…it’s on a quiet side road, about 600 feet off of highway 18 (Old Chipley Hwy just above the old White Sulphur Springs resort.) Rolling floors add character to the old house; previous owner lived there 25 years and says floors were like that when he bought it. Repair estimate to bring back to her glory is approx. $20-25k. Yes it’s on septic, two sweet water wells. One bored and one drilled.

  8. Jen Charette says: 6 comments

    OMG!!! I think I am in love!!! This is one of the prettiest homes I think I have ever seen. She is lovely!!! Can someone tell me a bit more about the area? Does it get snow? Is the home a good year round home, heat? air? Any major issues? Does the shop in the back have water/bath? Thank you!!! <3

    • Pamela Williams says: 17 comments

      It is a year around home. Snow is not always every year, but often enough and only an inch or two for a pretty January. Workshop is wired but not plumbed. The previous owner used window AC’s but not often…house stays cool from shade trees and shotgun hallway. Has gas heaters in each room but hvac is possible. She needs new roof, porches, kitchen, baths and some floor repair..a fixer upper waiting for some TLC.

  9. says: 6 comments

    Thank you Pamela. I appreciate it. Are you the current owner? What is the approx. estimate in getting the work completed for those items mentioned? Do you know if it would qualify for a homepath property or a similar reno program? Thank you.

    • Pamela Williams says: 17 comments

      Yes, I am the current owner; it belonged to a friend of mine who passed away with cancer 2 years ago. It was just before foreclosure. ..so, to save it from being returned to the bank I fronted the money to pay the mortgage off. Now I am trying to pass it on to someone that will love it like Sally did and again bring it back to its glory. I am not versed in homepath loans; sorry.

  10. Carole says: 1 comments

    Pine Mountain is a small town famous for the Callaway Gardens Resort which offers many activities year round including golf, butterfly center, zip line, weddings, nature center, water ski show, etc. Have the Callway Gardens grits for breakfast at the Country Store for a real southern treat. Pine mountain is about 45 minutes from LaGrange, Georgia and Atlanta is little over 2 hours north. LaGrange is home to LaGrange College and The Lamar Dodd Art Center. Pine Mountain and LaGrange have their own Southern charm.

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  11. says: 6 comments

    Pamela, first and foremost I am so sorry about your friend Sally’s passing. 🙁 You are a great friend trying to find a good suitable owner for the property. I currently own a home just north of Austin, TX. I saw the photo of the house on the website and just think it’s beautiful and charming!!! I would love to come and see the house and the area but not sure when I will have time off from work to come. I don’t have very many handyman skills and would need to hire someone. Is the home livable right now? Anything major that would need to be done right away? Has it had a home inspection or appraisal recently? Thank you Carole for the info. It sounds like a wonderful place! I am a hairdresser/makeup artist by trade but have also been an admin asst for many years. I would also need gainful employment…any suggestions? Thank you so much.

    • Pamela Williams says: 17 comments

      YIPEE! I sold Trammell Road house! Thank you all so much for your kind words and help networking!

  12. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11893 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Wow, that is awesome news Pamela! And congratulations to the next owners. 🙂

  13. says: 6 comments

    Wow!! That was quick. But congratulations. 🙁 I wonder if it was someone who had seen my post on FB FixerUpper? ha. I bet it was I had over 300+ posts since yesterday of people loving this home. Best of luck to the new owners. Please post on fixer upper on FB if you can. We would all love to see it after it’s been worked on a little bit. It’s a beautiful home!!! <3

  14. Pamela Williams says: 17 comments

    A gentleman who has been featured on HGTV for renovating older homes in Forsyth and Barnesville bought it. I will be sure to update folks as it is revived:)

  15. Pamela Williams says: 17 comments

    Hi Folks!
    The person who bought the house has almost completed with renovations and I will post photos of the old girl with her new face soon! He has done a wonderful job of keeping her true and pure.

    Meanwhile, sadly, the owners wife has become ill and he says they cannot retire in the home…they need to move closer to family…so he is moving her in for a couple of weeks to enjoy their dream home and then, it will be for sale in September if anyone is interested, let me know. The sale price will be $125,000 firm. 334-468-4963.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11893 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Thanks for the update Pamela! Sorry to hear about his wife. Let me know when it’s back on the market and I’ll add it to the site again.

  16. Jen says: 6 comments

    So sorry to hear that his wife has taken ill. I pray that she will be better soon. Have they been living in the home while renovating?
    I would love to see the house re-done. Please let me know when the new pics are posted. Thank you for the update.

  17. RitaB says: 109 comments

    Just saw this listed again at $125,000 with the same interior pics. Says once reno is complete that price will be $150,000. A new pump has been installed on the well. Would love to have had it without reno at the original $35000 asking price (raised to 40k a few days later). C’est la vie!

  18. JenC says: 6 comments

    I’m with you RitaB! I would have loved the house at the $35K affordable price, I am sure the work that was done was sensational, just not affordable for me. Oh well.

  19. Pamela Williams says: 1 comments

    OK folks…it’s completed! See the ‘ol gal sparkle and shine!

    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/159-Trammell-Rd-Pine-Mountain-GA-31822/69988187_zpid/

  20. Pamela Williams says: 17 comments

    I will hold an open house this Saturday from 12-2pm…so come on out and walk through this piece of history!

  21. John Shiflet says: 5363 comments

    Kelly, You and your husband going, maybe? From what you’ve shared in the past, this one seems very close to your ideal. And it’s got Mountains and Lakes!: https://goo.gl/maps/iYSKS Estimated population in 2014 was approximately 1,350. The house seems to have oodles of charm yet not overly fussy. Well priced too.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11893 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      I wish! But Pine Mountain is too far from family and his job so sadly, no. It is a dream home though, I plan on reposting it later tonight.

  22. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11893 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

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