1875 Greek Revival – Columbiana, AL

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201 Highway 47 S, Columbiana, AL 35051

  • $43,500
  • 4 Bed
  • 2.5 Bath
  • 0.48 Ac.
Beautiful, historical 1875 home! 4 bed, 2.5 bathrooms with living room AND den. Home sits in lovely downtown Columbiana on almost half an acre of land. Needs work, including roof work. A perfect project home for those interested in owning a beautiful, 4 bedroom historical home. Take advantage of this amazing deal to make this 141 year old home yours!
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Hugh Morrow, ReMax,
(205) 879-7665

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15 Comments on 1875 Greek Revival – Columbiana, AL

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  1. Sunflower & Poppy says: 50 comments

    I like the house, could be beautiful if lovingly repaired, but I have to say that the setting isn’t exactly wonderful! Let’s just say it has been heavily compromised. Nonetheless probably worth saving — perhaps better to move it if possible, though that would make the project really expensive I guess.

  2. DenDen says: 93 comments

    Whoa, that’s a lot of water damage on what appears to be lower levels. Makes me fear for the upper. 🙁 Hopefully someone with the money and love will buy this place.

  3. akd1953akd1953 says: 190 comments

    I like this house a lot. I like the simplicity and location.

  4. sherry says: 25 comments

    This is a lovely house. It just pains me to see all the water damage. Our current home and barn were heavily water damaged when we bought them it was very expensive and very time consuming to fix it all but we did. It’s just a shame to damage all the original wood. I am sure someone will fix it and make a lovely home.

  5. dreamin'bout'oldhouse ownership ~Colleen~ says: 1061 comments

    Great project to live in trailer while working on house, something my husband and I would have no problem doing. This could be a sweet house, though location to me isn’t idea.

  6. John Shiflet says: 5357 comments

    This house may very well be older than 1875 as post Civil War Greek Revival homes are pretty scarce. Looks like it has potential but it will need substantial work to bring it back. The blue plastic tarps blown askew on the roof indicate it needs attention ASAP. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that someone comes forward to save this likely 1850’s home. More research is needed to determine its origins but saving it first must be the top priority.

  7. abevy says: 310 comments

    Could be so nice. I an not sure about setting? Is it in bad neighborhood or what? so man nice projects.

  8. Marshel says: 59 comments

    Columbiana is the county seat of Shelby County. My family has been here for 200 years. If you pull up the street view you can see the restored 1850’s Old Courthouse which serves as the county archives and beyond that the 1905 “new” courthouse. The Yankees didn’t burn our courthouse during the War, so the records go back to 1818. The city is clean and safe. The mayor is working to fill all the buildings in town with active businesses. There is a trolley system for tourists. There are 4th of July parades, civic groups, Art associations, and festivals year round. Shelby County has a population of over 225,000 and growing. I am 25 minutes away on the other end of the county. Shelby County is right in the middle of the state. We get snow about once every 10 years, maybe 2 inches. If you want Southern living, this is the place. People here are polite to each other. You can still eat at the lunch counter in the drug store. The house does appear to be about 1850 or earlier in style. The price is reasonable for this area. Property taxes would be less than $40 a month ( We don’t punish people to own a house here ).

  9. Chris Collins says: 12 comments

    Looks like the front columns, front porch and structure were added to dress up a plain farm farm house. Look at the narrowness of the exterior siding. I’m from Louisiana and have looked at a lot of Greek Revival and this looks like they tried to put a ball gown on Sarah plain and tall.

  10. LisaLou says: 102 comments

    Well Sarah is still pretty and will make someone a wonderful home!! Love all the fireplaces.

  11. LisaLou says: 102 comments

    Wow, just went on street view. Can’t believe how big that Magnolia tree out front is! I would be hard pressed to have to cut it down. Maybe an tree doctor could trim it back some, without killing it. And the double chimneys are something, too. Hopefully someone buys and restores this beauty.

  12. says: 2 comments

    We have a contract on this house, and hope to close within the next few weeks. We have no idea what direction we are going with it, but wanted to save it! Any suggestions recommendations, words of advice, etc are appreciated! It will be our first restoration.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11869 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Awesome! Good luck on the close! Please keep us updated. 🙂

      I’m sure others will be by soon with advice. I’d say when you start to feel overwhelmed, take a deep breath because it will pass! When my husband and I bought our first old house, it honestly was more overwhelming than we though it would be. Will y’all be doing the work yourselves or hiring out?

  13. Susie says: 2 comments

    We will be doing it ourselves 🙂

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