c. 1838 – Lexington, GA

Added to OHD on 5/26/17   -   Last OHD Update: 3/5/19   -   17 Comments
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582 W Main St, Lexington, GA 30648

  • $279,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 4224 Sq Ft
  • 1.9 Ac.
This 4 bedroom, 3 bath home features: 12 ft ceilings -- fire places in every room -- architectural features like wide plank pine floors, ship lap, original doors, paneled wainscoting, decorative moldings, & pocket doors -- over sized bedrooms with walk-in closets -- mudroom -- workshop -- picturesque tree lined back yard -- front & back covered porches
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Bryan Bufford, Coldwell Banker
706-543-4000
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17 Comments on c. 1838 – Lexington, GA

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  1. Shannah302 says: 42 comments

    Minimal suites this very well! Just gorgeous!

  2. CharlestonJohn says: 1080 comments

    Classic five bay, center stair hall house that’s been expanded and restyled at least once. I didn’t see a source for the 1820 estimated build date, and the nomination form for the historic district estimates 1838. Regardless, there appears to be a mixture of first half of the 19th century Greek Revival and later Colonial Revival/ Victorian restyling.

    From the NRHP mention…
    The Col. John Billups House, c.1838, (#1) is a two story frame, four room central hall house with hip roof and front shed roof. It was partially renovated in 1911, with the majority of the Victorian influence given to the first floor central hall.

    https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi/pages.suddenlink.net/%253C/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=44527912

  3. EricHtownEricHtown says: 373 comments

    what a beautiful tranquil place inside and out. looks like pure relaxation!

  4. JullesJulles says: 529 comments
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    This house is a work of art! I didn’t know we had them this old outside of Savannah in Georgia. The soaring ceilings, the fireplace mantels. even the kitchen is spectacular. The owner of this house should allow tours once a month just so people could see it. The only thing I would do is remove the Victorian stuff in the front hall. The rest of it is perfect. I would even try to negotiate for the furniture because it definitely works for this house. I’m sorry the owners have to leave something they obviously put so much time and effort into.

    • ChrisICU says: 632 comments

      There are a few outside Savannah. Both Augusta and Washington Georgia have 18th century houses. Not a lot…just a couple.

  5. Susan Capeci says: 12 comments

    Would all of this woodwork have been painted in 1838?

    • CharlestonJohn says: 1080 comments

      The wood that is still extant from the original c.1838 construction would likely have been painted. Most wood in the period when the Greek Revival style dominated American architecture normally was. There are tons of exceptions to this, but the idea of unpainted wood is more associated with later styles. The interesting thing about this house is the wood we see in the stair hall is from a late Victorian remodel and would have been done at a time when most wood in formal areas was not painted. It was likely painted at a later time.

    • Laurie W. says: 1769 comments

      Yes. It’s not a question of date. This house has Greek Revival styling, which should be painted, as is Colonial Revival. I agree that the Victorian stuff in the front hall could be evicted, particularly the heavy Victorian newel post. The screen at the ceiling is charming — I’d consider keeping that just for its personality.

      The kitchen is just fantastic! Wish there were more photos of it. I’ve never seen a well pump allowed to remain inside; what a treat! I hope it works. Also like that the “back of the house” floors are painted while the formal front are not. Nice house; I could move in happily.

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      • John Shiflet says: 5656 comments

        As a lover of all things Victorian I appreciate homes from that era (1840 to about 1910) However, despite this house dating approximately from the beginning reign of Queen Victoria, in style it predates Victorian and should be respected for its stylistic characteristics from the earlier period. In other words, if it were mine, after carefully documenting the later Victorian era changes, I would remove them for long term storage and then try to make this house look and conform to its original configuration and decor from circa 1838. Interior fretwork does not belong in such a house in my opinion even if its been there for 115 years. (no more than an ornate 1880’s Queen Anne should have Bungalow type porch columns.) I acknowledge that such period purist approaches are sometime controversial from a preservation standpoint but I feel an old house looks best when it reflects the stylistic vision of its original builder or owner. Victorians were guilty of “remuddling” too as they sometimes approached even 18th century homes then awkwardly tried to make them look contemporary with the latest Victorian styles. Rarely do such arbitrary style changes improve upon the period look of the original design.

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  6. JDM says: 1 comments

    Wonderful mantels.

  7. Jenna says: 56 comments

    Lexington has a lot of nice older homes, a beautiful old church/graveyard, antique stores, a top notch plant nursery all about 20ish minutes to Athens, Georgia

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  8. SueSue says: 1158 comments
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    Just a beautiful home and what a good price too. I am not a fan of minimalist. It always seems so cold to me so I would up the decor a bit but not so much to overwhelm the lines of the home. I wish there were more pictures of that fantastic kitchen. I want to know where the hid the fridge and stove.

  9. Colleen J says: 1208 comments

    Very elegant.

  10. Emily says: 40 comments

    Very smart and well done.

  11. Amy says: 13 comments

    This house was so well restored but I would love to see more pics of the kitchen.

  12. says: 41 comments

    I am breathless. This is my idea of the perfect Southern home. I wouldn’t change a thing. And i am very, very picky. I wouldn’t even re-paint. Everything is just perfect. LOVE, LOVE, WANT, WANT!!

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