c. 1880 – Griffin, GA

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700 N 2nd St, Griffin, GA 30223

  • $279,900
  • 4 Bed
  • 3.5 Bath
  • 4274 Sq Ft
  • 5.27 Ac.
Colonial all brick estate. home is sitting on over 5 acres of land with huge out building that has 2 half baths and kitchen area. Home has been updated in the past. Grand foyer entrance with lots of room and 5 fireplaces in home. Property has inground pool which needs work, gazebo and garden area. Large sun room on back. With a little work this home can be beautiful again. Bank owned and sold as is no disclosures.
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Ruby Letendre, Classic Realty Services,
(770) 900-9999

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31 Comments on c. 1880 – Griffin, GA

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11886 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks evers310 for the share!

  2. BethanyBethany says: 3511 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    One of my top ten all-time OHD houses for sure! I wouldn’t even change the 50’s kitchen. It’s really cool, and part of the house’s history.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6645 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      I REALLY like this one too Bethany. Woody kitchens are not really my thing, so if I couldn’t deal with it, I’d have to pass and move on. Ripping out all that wood, or – PAINTING IT = (sacrilege !), would just be completely unacceptable. That kitchen is a valuable part of the house’s history and should NOT BE TOUCHED. Since I really do love the house, I’d learn to love the kitchen too. Maybe buy some “Woodsy Owls” and “Smokey Bears” to have about. 😉

    • Ann says: 8 comments

      I agree with you too. a good all over cleaning and some sanding and painting. I integrate the appliances with the cabinets somehow. Swoon over that entrance and staircase. Floors are wonderful. LOVE this place.

  3. Terri says: 9 comments

    OMG the kitchen is wonderful.

  4. NancyN says: 26 comments

    Not my favorite house except for one thing – that staircase!!! I’m absolutely in love with it!

  5. Cody H says: 133 comments

    Wow! What a dramatic staircase! Such a wide sweep! I would spend a lifetime stripping woodwork, but man, would it be worth it!

  6. says: 72 comments

    Obviously the carpet has to go, as does the linoleum floor in the kitchen (though other than the floor, I wouldn’t touch a THING about the kitchen), but my kingdom for a floor plan! I’m usually pretty good at getting a sense of the layout from photos, but for the life of me I cannot figure this house out!

    • Jorgeavenda says: 4 comments

      I do like to figure out floor plans from pictures too, and I agree with this one it’s impossible to do so, but I was fortunate to walk through it last week, I would draw a sketch, I just don’t know how to share it with you. 🙁

  7. LadyBelle says: 61 comments

    I would update appliances, but that is about all. So much land too.

  8. Tommy Q says: 461 comments

    Frankly Scarlet, I don’t give a ####… ;- )

  9. Sandra says: 313 comments

    Oh that view from the living room into the foyer with the beautiful staircase …. wow! Yet another great find! I’m shocked that there are still so many intact houses out there. It gives me hope that I will be able to find one when I’m ready to retire.

  10. says: 1 comments

    Beautiful home not a great school district , I’ve been looking for a new home with my family I fall in love and then the boom falls school district.

  11. Carolyn says: 304 comments

    These asymmetrical houses make me twitch. It looks like something got lopped off. But that staircase!! That beautiful, magical, wonderful staircase makes it all better!

  12. RossRoss says: 2458 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    Am I correct that this home had a Colonial-Revival makeover at some point? Like the whole porch and some interior details?

    I agree with others. MAD about the 1950s knotty-pine kitchen.

    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 138 comments
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      It had a makeover, alright! Built in the Italianate style, this house got a Classical Revival porch update in the early 20th century. Also several interior modifications around the same time (or later) like the downstairs fireplace mantel, French doors and odd archway with columns. I’d love to see a photo of it as it was when built! Great staircase.

    • CharlestonJohn says: 1123 comments

      There’s an nice Italianate hiding under that Classical Revival porch.

      • RossRoss says: 2458 comments
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        1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
        Emporia, KS

        Oops! I wrote: Colonial-Revival.

        Yes, it a Classical Revival makeover.

        Thanks for the correction CharlestonJohn and Eric!

  13. shopgirl says: 1 comments

    Beautiful! Does anyone know anything about the area, residential, commercial…Can’t help wondering what is under that carpet…

    • Jorgeavenda says: 4 comments

      they seem to be painted,I was able to pick one corner of the carpet that was already remove, paint or some kind of thick very dark varnish.

  14. cyberc says: 98 comments

    shopgirl – the area is not some place I would call safe. It is on the wrong side of the tracks but many people call it home. That area is part of the old mill town homes for workers of the Spring/Dundee Mills, which closed decades ago. Do a street view & look around (Quilly, Tinley, Cherry) just to name a few of the streets. Check the Griffin Daily News for crime stats then make your own decision. Beautiful home but sadly not my favorite area. Plus the school system is much to be desired. Be informed before you buy!

    • Jorgeavenda says: 4 comments

      cyberc- Do you live in the area? I have been reading about gang activity in the area, is that true? we are planning on putting an offer but the idea of gangs in the area makes me nervous, they are the most vicious criminals, we are a gay couple, never sure what to expect when we move to a new area, but this is the first time I don’t feel safe even before we put an offer.

  15. JimHJimH says: 5144 comments
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    Somewhere there’s information, and likely old photos of the place before the Classical portico was added, but it’s not online unfortunately. One recent photo was labeled “plantation house” perhaps just because it’s located outside of town, though the house could date from around the Civil War or a few years later. One would think that Sherman would have burned it had it been there during the war but who knows?
    I like that the earlier character wasn’t completely overwhelmed by the later changes – it still feels like a fine and quite grand Victorian era home.

    • evers310evers310 says: 109 comments

      Jim, Sherman did not come through here so it’s possible it predates the war. The closest any of Sherman’s troops came to Griffin was about 20 miles east. Wilson’s Raiders also came close, having gone through Barnesville 20 miles to the south.

  16. Joe says: 1 comments

    Wow why so cheap? Here in Pa that would go for about 1.5 – 2 mil easy …… Absolutely gorgeous tho

  17. Curesmile says: 2 comments

    Pretty cool, if I bought it to live in i’d have to paint the wood in the kitchen, maybe at least the walls? But it would be a crime, I think i’d pass and leave it to someone who loves it.

  18. cyberc says: 98 comments

    Jorgeavenda – to answer your question / I don’t live in that area but I am VERY FAMILIAR with the area. I have friends that live in Griffin & they’re having MAJOR ISSUES on that side of the tracks. It is NOW spilling over to the other side in the Old Homes – Historic District of Griffin. I won’t go downtown Griffin at night. You see individuals walking the streets – mulling around enmasse – that’s not to say these individuals are gang members but I was thoroughly warned by residents. The City of Griffin Police Dept has started a Gang Task Force due to the high crime rate in that area. I tried to be discreet in my comments because I know the bank is trying to sell this property. The schools are NOT good but if you don’t have children then it is no big deal. I even hinted about places to check to find more information regarding this property. It is up to you but I would NOT buy in this area. There’s some stunning older homes in Griffin but this particular 1 is in a BAD AREA. The Sheriff is running for re-election so maybe you’ll see more changes in the future but right now – it is even dangerous in the daytime. It’s all in what you are willing to tolerate. Everyone has their own perception on crime so it goes to what’s the value you put in your perceived safety?

  19. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11886 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    The house is about a 20 minute walk to where Griffin starts to become more congested. Look at the aerial view of the home and you’ll see the house is just outside of the Griffin grid of streets starts, about a 20 minute walk away. The house (looking at aerial view) has fields around it so it’s not like it’s in town. There are plenty of people that call Griffin home that love it. Looking at this house unless cyberc friends are cows (as in the moo kind…or horses, I don’t know what they use the fields for) I don’t see major issues with your next door neighbor being a gang member or worrying about drive by shootings. I’m not sure cyberc understands where this home is located.

  20. Jorgeavenda says: 4 comments

    Thanks Kelly and Cyberc for your input, we drove in coming from the town and was not a pretty picture but then we left the property and drove the opposite direction and we felt better about the area, it’s a beautiful property, including the landscaping just need some trimming but the inside needs a lot! of work, as in most cases pictures don’t really make justice to the beauty of this house, it can be stunning after all is done and furnish.

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