Commerce, GA

Added to OHD on 8/24/17   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   16 Comments
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250 Little St, Commerce, GA 30529

  • $250,000
  • 6 Bed
  • 4 Bath
  • 5746 Sq Ft
  • 0.46 Ac.
Historic home in downtown Commerce! Property would be perfect for a B&B! Breathtaking front porch with 14 soaring white Corinthian columns, carved antique mantles, oak pocket doors, leaded windows, grand entrance hall! Property even features a commercial kitchen, with walk-in, flat grill, and 10 burner stove! Property sits right across from the city park!
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Mike Seger, Seger Realty,
(678) 661-0701

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

    Don’t know the exact build date on this one. It’s more Classical Revival than Greek Revival.

    If you want to see what the missing mantels looked like before they were removed: http://thewhitecolumns.com/

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    • JimHJimH says: 5144 comments
      OHD Supporter

      It’s sad, and a good example of a B&B failure that damaged an old house. Folks invest or borrow a bunch of money for the conversion, the business can’t support it, and it ends up foreclosed, neglected or vandalized. Happens way too often.

      • Mike says: 370 comments

        Very true. One of the finest old homes in our city is 2/3 of the way through that process. Purchased a few years by a very nice lady, opened as a B&B, has gone downhill because she was unable to hire maintenance and couldn’t do it herself, listed for sale now at an unreasonably high price, and nearing foreclosure.

    • CharlestonJohn says: 1123 comments

      It appears to me to be a turn of the 20th century Classical Revival (a case where that 1900 date might be close to correct). The use of Palladian windows recalls the neoclassical Georgian style rather than Greek Revival. The interior is typical Colonial/ Classical Revival with no indication of anything earlier. The decline Jim noted is truly a shame, as the linked pictures show a beautiful house with gorgeous interior wood.

    • Gregory Hubbard says: 463 comments

      Hello. Thanks for a really great website.

      I agree that the house is from the turn-of-the 20th century, not the mid 1800’s.

      The ‘before’ pictures you reference are an indication of just how quickly a property can deteriorate when not properly protected. The stolen mantles were particularly good, so their loss is significant. If they weren’t reproduced, you’d probably be buying someone else’s stolen mantles. Many architectural antiques stores sell lots of fine stolen antiques.

      We caught one shop in Denver shipping their loot to Kansas City, and Kansas City’s stolen antiques to Denver.

      I have designed many commercial kitchens and restaurants, and this one appears to be in fair condition. While nothing compares to an on-site inspection, the equipment seems to be of modest quality except for the range. It all appears to be good enough to work until the new owners had enough money to replace it. That could be done an one item at a time. With a good cleaning, it could all be used tomorrow. Some counties and states no longer allow you to have stainless steel tables with a wooden under-shelf, and one table here appears to have one, but that’s a minor issue. The walk-in is showing its age, but usable. The shelving should be replaced. Again, a good cleaning would make this kitchen serviceable for a long time.

      Again, thanks for showing us this listing.

  2. JoeD says: 20 comments

    Well, my heart just broke a little after seeing the mantels. What a shame they were removed.

  3. Karen60 says: 174 comments

    Whoever you are: Bring those mantels back. No questions asked!

  4. SueSue says: 1127 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1802 Cape
    ME

    I remember this beautiful home from the past listing. What the hell happened to this house from the past photos to the present?

  5. Julles says: 534 comments

    We live not that far from COMMERCE and have seen this house several times. COMMERCE used to be a nice small town with some nice historic homes and a small but nice commercial area down town. Then they wanted to open a outlet center in COMMERCE but instead of downtown they opened about 10 miles down the road. I don’t know why but it is not too attractive an area where they built. As the outlet malls progressed the town declined with everyone moving out towards the malls where the jobs were. Now downtown is almost empty and there are no people around and many old houses for sale. So it is doubtful a B&B will work at that location. I’m afraid this is an oft told story around the country as society moves towards the big cities where the jobs are.

  6. If I didn’t have a roll of toilet paper on my coffee table right now, I would probably say something about the one beside the stairs. 😀 This house started out making my heart happy but then as I continued through the pictures, it made me sad. Odd.

  7. Kath says: 196 comments

    o man, looks like vandals getting to it? sure hope not, gorgeous exterior

  8. Colleen J says: 1156 comments

    This house looks sad now…hope someone can bring her back to glory.

  9. Tricia says: 20 comments

    I would buy is JUST for the one green bathroom!! It is a beautiful home in need of the right person to give it the love and care it needs.

  10. Rebnflames says: 9 comments

    We will hope that the sign of workers is an indication that the mantels are just removed for TLC and that this grand house finds a worthwhile future in our increasingly (and sadly) disposable world.

  11. allan says: 83 comments

    When I saw the house it instantly reminded me of a home (506 S. Church St.) in my hometown of Monroe, NC. https://www.google.com/maps/@34.9774133,-80.5476439,3a,75y,257.32h,96.63t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sPW20rPaFzUPVqi8gcPLAlw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

    This home, in Monroe, was an 1880’s Italianate, remodeled around 1900. Do ya’ll see the similarities?

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