1857 Greek Revival – Columbus, GA

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1504 17th St, Columbus, GA 31901

  • $199,900
  • 5 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 4550 Sq Ft
  • 0.43 Ac.
Beautiful Historic Home just off of Lake Bottom Park with 4550 heated & cooled square footage in the main house and another 900 sq ft in the guest cottage in the back. Soaring 14' ceilings with wide plank wood floors, 10' x 40' central hallway, with the front four rooms 18' x 18', Updated kitchen, Central Heat & Air, Ample parking in the side & rear...Possible use as commercial property like a Law Firm. Beautiful mill work with a grand entrance. Upstairs Sleeping Porch / Bedroom.
Contact Information
Kent Illges, Coldwell Banker,
(706) 256-1000

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14 Comments on 1857 Greek Revival – Columbus, GA

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  1. Bethany says: 3488 comments

    Wow Georgia is a treasure trove of old house yumminess!

  2. KellyS. says: 37 comments

    WOW! This one had me hooked as soon as I saw the front of the house. And I LOVE that kitchen. I know I’m probably alone in that…but I adore dark wood. And that kitchen is just my favorite of all.

  3. RosewaterRosewater says: 7395 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    The exterior composition of this house is exquisite. The interior has quite a way to catch up, but could be an equal show stopper in good hands. I’m wild for these large, raised cottages lately. If it was over a great old brick English ground story instead of a crawl it would be heaven. Love

  4. MonicaG says: 153 comments

    Wha?????? Would not change a SINGLE THING.

  5. JullesJulles says: 542 comments
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    John et al, what do you think? It looks very New Orleans, Louisiana to me. Te wrought iron work, the black and white floor and the arched french doors I feel like I am back in my grandmother’s house in New Orleans. Kelly this is one of your best ever. It is gorgeous!!! If I had a job in Columbus, I would buy this in 2 seconds flat.

  6. Michaeljoe62 says: 97 comments

    Lovely home! The fireplace mantels – do you think they’re later (but old) updates?

    • John Shiflet says: 5635 comments

      Absolutely. A tale of two periods here. It appears around the turn of the last century some hardwood mantels (likely ordered from a millwork catalog) were installed; the staircase was updated and simplified, and paired French interior doors were added. But the updates were subtle so the original period is still very evident. If it were mine, I could live with the later alterations. Difficult to say if the ornamental ironwork is from the original period or not. (although the ornamental patterns are historic) usually such spandrels of ornamental ironwork are supported by iron columns as well; can’t say I’ve ever seen them supported by simple wood columns. (which themselves are entirely appropriate and of the style for a house of this period)

  7. NHgal03 says: 95 comments

    Georgia has some great old houses! Columbus is an hour from Warm Springs where FDR maintained a residence. It’s a really nice area. If anyone gets a chance, go to a little town called Perry, Georgia. There are some of the most beautiful homes in the South in that town.

  8. OurPhillyRowOurPhillyRow says: 133 comments
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    1852 Greek Revival Rowhouse
    Philadelphia, PA

    The naughty pine kitchen is a bit much, but otherwise, so much to love!

  9. Lucinda says: 249 comments

    Is the Perry Hotel still there? And yes some darling houses in South Georgia.

  10. JimHJimH says: 5528 comments
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    This great NRHP listed house known as Highland Hall was built for Davenport Phelps Ellis (1814-1886), an auctioneer and real estate investor. The house was originally on an estate lot that had been part of a plantation at the edge of town. The Ellises owned the property until 1878, and it was rented until 1905, when the family of Estelle Collins bought it and put on the rear addition, built the brick guest cottage and made other changes.
    The NRHP nomination refers to the cast-iron balustrade as an “exceptional period detail”, implying that it’s original. (Looks like there’s some later wrought iron also). The NRHP photos from 1980 are fun:

    Columbus Tour info: Highland Hall (1504 17th Street)
    Highland Hall was built in 1857 by the Ellis family and originally sat on a ten-acre lot. The house is a Greek Revival, raised cottage that was originally two rooms deep, symmetrically flanking a large central hall. A two story rear addition was built about 1905, incorporating what is thought to have been the original detached kitchen. The pedimented front porch has four square-sectioned columns and fine cast-iron balustrade and ornamental trim.

  11. Elton Camp says: 1 comments

    I lived in this house from 1962-67 when it was owned by Estelle Collins Smith. Many interesting memories. I’ve written a widely-circulated short story about living there. Elton4562@yahoo.com


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