1918 – Sparta, GA

SOLD / Archived From 2015
Added to OHD on 7/2/15 - Last OHD Update: 2/14/18 - 41 Comments
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  • $65,000
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bath
  • 1734 Sq Ft
  • 1 Ac.
This beauty has been completely redone and will boast many original features, including wainscoting...built in cabinetry, light fixtures, doors and hardware and so much more! Three possibly four bedrooms and a beautifully landscaped yard. This home is oozing with character right down to the skeleton key for entry. Located in the Devereux community between Milledgeville and Sparta. Claw foot tub in master bath, incredible wood working throughout. Please call today for your showing!
Sold By
Kyle Hitchcock, Craig-Massee Realty      (478) 453-3524
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41 Comments on 1918 – Sparta, GA

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  1. Kelly, Old House DreamsKelly, Old House Dreams says: 10086 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    You can see what it looked like before here.

  2. JimHJimH says: 4117 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Beautiful. This one hits the sweet spot for me – completely functional, clean and respectful of the history without being either overly updated or cliche old-housey. Nice location and yard too, and a price just about any buyer could afford.

    Nice job Justin!

  3. RossRoss says: 2384 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    Looking at the images, I would swear that the owner had lived in the house for fifty years!

    A rare soft touch update. Congrats!

  4. AvatarMelody says: 370 comments

    It looks like Grandma will be back anytime now. Well done.

  5. AvatarJoanne Garcia says: 1 comments

    What a wonderful time capsule; I almost see myself as a little girl here! Complete with the old time soap dispenser in the bathroom!

  6. AvatarBetsy says: 167 comments

    What a charming house !

  7. AvatarJustin Gray says: 1 comments

    Thanks for the comments everyone. I tried to put everything back the way it would’ve been in the late 20s. Functional but still in keeping with the era. It’s the best place I’ve ever lived just trying to get back to Waycross area to help my aging grandparents.

  8. AvatarJustin Gray says: 18 comments

    If I don’t sell my heart won’t be broken haha. I really do hate to part with it but Waycross has some beautiful homes at great prices. I’d like to get a Greek Revival

    • Avatarlbbjr says: 52 comments

      Justin, this is an amazing house, you have made it appeal to me, if only I could survivie Georgia humidity, I would snatch it in a heartbeat.
      Thank you for honouring this beauty! You have saved your place in Heaven!

  9. AvatarJen Pearce says: 4 comments

    Amazing and beautiful. I could literally feel the warmth of this home leaping out of these photos. I can just imagine the amazing memories a new family will make here. Well done Justin! Old house lovers everywhere are applauding you!!!

  10. AvatarLaurie W. says: 1577 comments

    You did such a great job with it, Justin — I hope you get the very best price for it quickly so you can get on to your Greek Revival — when you do, please send the listing you bought from to Kelly so we can see it. Look forward to the After photos of that, too, lol. Best wishes for your grandparents too.

    P.S. I bet that old stove works better than a modern one! I love it.

  11. AvatarClare says: 4 comments

    Love this!! The kitchen made me swoon. Great job!

  12. LottieLottie says: 405 comments

    Justin, wonderful job! Beautiful home!

  13. RosewaterRosewater says: 4410 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Impressive! I’ll echo everyone else and truly say – fooled me! I always look at pix first before reading anything, so when I made it down to Kelly’s comment with the “before” link, it was surprising. How could there be any “before 1975” pix? The best part about your (period ?)- (atmospheric is prob. better) recreation is the genuine “realness” of the effect. Your home does not have the look or feel of having been re-created, and it certainly has no sense of being a museum, or forced in any way. I just love the single bulb fixture hanging in the back parlor, (and “The Best of Dolly” smiling at us from the stereo console); the soap vendor, and the window fan in the kitchen echoes a bright sunny day in my youth. How fun! What you have created here is pure delight. Fooled me. Nicely done!

    Also – love the vintage, white enameled, Perfection kerosene heater which matches your parlor set. Genius!

  14. AvatarEric says: 150 comments

    I’m stunned. I love this place. When I saw the yellow rotary phone on the ginormous TV set, I was convinced that I was looking at a room that had been developing over decades. You have a gift, Justin… keep using it! And yes, the bare bulb fixture is a keeper. Great stuff!

  15. AvatarJustin Gray says: 18 comments

    Thank you so much everyone. I’ve been collecting antiques since I was about eight and I’m twenty eight now so I’ve got more than I know what to do with. I try to fit things were they should be and also where I can use them. Nothing is for show. It’s 100 percent used everyday. I also have a maytag wringer washer on the back porch and it’s what I wash my clothes in and they go straight over to the 1959 maytag dryer. I just live for this stuff

    • Kelly, Old House DreamsKelly, Old House Dreams says: 10086 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      That’s commitment! You are my new favorite person! Your next house (hopefully Greek Revival, I love those), please let us see pics! 🙂

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 4410 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Hah! Now that is uber cool. My grandpa bought my grandma a brand new Whirlpool washer dryer set in 1965 only days before he died suddenly. Whether it was that, or just habit, she NEVER used either of them and continued to use her wringer washer and drying lines in the basement for the rest of her life. My aunt now uses them and they work great. He also built her two new tiled baths around that time, yet she, and the lot of us, used the cesspit shower in the basement without fail. She’d say “you’ll get it all scuzzy, use the shower in the basement”. Stella was a peach! 🙂

  16. Avatarcheryl plato says: 181 comments

    So sweet and lovely, and at a fantastic price!!

  17. Avatarsusan mecca urbanczyk says: 1175 comments

    What a beauty Justin. I love the house and that porch is just to die for. Also that stove in the kitchen is amazing!!! So sorry you have to sell it. Perhaps another neglected beauty is in your future.

  18. AvatarDebbie Avery says: 7 comments

    Hi there

    I hope I do not sound uneducated, but does this have A/C? How is the plumbing, electric, roof? Does it come furnished?

    Thank you

  19. AvatarJustin Gray says: 18 comments

    Hello Debbie,
    The house has a recent roof, gas and fireplace heat, new breaker box, but no air. I have a window unit in my room but the rest of the house stays surprisingly cool with the twelve foot ceilings and fans. A lot of the plumbing has been replaced with pvc I believe. The house is full functional and liveable.

    • JulieJulie says: 122 comments

      Justin, I love your house! My son goes to school in Milledgeville and we often drive through Sparta looking at old houses and churches and until recently, the old courthouse. If I can get myself organized, I’d love to come look at the house! It’s just beautiful, and your gentle makeover is so spot on. 🙂

    • JulieJulie says: 122 comments

      Justin, I see this is still for sale. I am going to come look at it in a few weeks!

      • AvatarJustin says: 18 comments

        Look forward to seeing you Julie. The back barn in the photos has been painted red to match the other one and I’m continuing on improvements daily. It’s a fun work in progress!

  20. AvatarKrista says: 1 comments

    Wow,I hope you find a great place in Waycross. There are some gorgeous old houses there. I’m in Alma, close enough to wave hello. 🙂

  21. Avatardebbieavery says: 7 comments


    I can’t seem to pull up a street view of the surrounding area, is there one?

    Thank you!

  22. AvatarJustin says: 18 comments

    The house is located on old main st and the street view is a small glimpse from Hwy 22. The house is located between the Methodist parsonage and Devereux Baptist Church.

  23. AvatarDebbie says: 7 comments

    Does it have a washer or/and dryer or wiring (240) for one?

    Thank you

  24. AvatarJustin gray j says: 18 comments

    Yes it does. We have a dryer but choose to use a wringer washer and not an automatic.

  25. AvatarDebbie says: 7 comments


    Doesn’t a dryer need a 240 volt to work? How much wiring still have to be done. What type of roof does it have and old is it.

    Thank you


  26. AvatarJustin gray says: 18 comments

    Hello Debbie both a stove and a dryer require 220 and the house has that for heavy voltage appliances. I believe most of the wiring has been redone along with a new breaker box. The roof is about five years old and is of composition shingle type.

  27. Avatardebbieavery says: 7 comments


    If you do not mind me asking why is my house not for sale anylonger?


  28. AvatarJustin gray says: 18 comments

    It is the listing just expired. It’s been renewed:)

  29. AvatarRhonda Sellers says: 1 comments

    Justin My husband and I are very interested in this house. I look at the pictures everyday. It will be a few months before we can purchase. I am praying it is available then!!

  30. AvatarRitaB says: 124 comments

    Sold for 52,500 end of Sept. 2016.

  31. AvatarJustin says: 1 comments

    Hello! I do believe this house is about to come back up for sale! The person who bought it from is is relocating do to his new job!

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