c. 1850 – Jackson, GA

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1148 Stark Rd, Jackson, GA 30233

  • $125,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 3516 Sq Ft
  • 12 Ac.
Looking for a true Antebellum home built circa 1850? This is it. Located on 12 acres of gently rolling land suitable for horses or crops. The home is spacious with 3,516 Sq. Ft. of mostly original design with kitchen, bathroom, electrical, and heating and air systems upgrades. House and 12 acres to be divided from parcel of 68.23 acres with remainder of 56.32 acres also available. Shown by appointment with agent only!
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Ray Bitrick, Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty,
(770) 775-5714

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29 Comments on c. 1850 – Jackson, GA

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12125 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    What kind of wood is that, the stained ceiling in the bedroom and the living room walls?

    • Scotty says: 18 comments

      Well it looks an awful lot like the interior of our 1843 house in Georgia that is all heart pine cut on site and milled nearby. Thank goodness they were too poor to buy a gallon of paint in all that time! It’s as dark as the inside of a whale at night, though.

      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 1018 comments

        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        I figured pine but it’s so dark, not orange at all. So I guess it’s just stained dark?

        • Joe says: 756 comments

          Oxidation of the wood’s surface darkens it naturally with time. In 167 years just the air could easily produce that color with no stain at all. I only looked because of your comments, and was expecting that I wouldn’t be able to see the grain of the wood at all because you said stained dark. Finishes such as shellac or varnish will darken with age as well. I would be surprised if it has much, if any, finish because the color is that light. If one wanted it lighter, they would have to sand through the surface to expose wood that has never been exposed to the air. I think that the beauty is in the natural darkening and would not be one to want it lighter.
          I would be tempted to try to get the paint off of the other walls, but there would be a lot less light inside.

        • Scotty says: 18 comments

          Our walls were never stained or treated in any way, according to an historical structures report completed by students at Georgia State. Years and years of fireplace use, in both the parlor and kitchen, can really darken the paneling even if they draw well. I would never dream of changing it, though we did go through several gallons of Murphy’s Oil Soap to clean it all. Try washing a ceiling!

          • Joe says: 756 comments

            As I said in my comment before yours, I didn’t think that there was any finish on the wood. As for washing the ceilings, I use a heavy concentration of cleaner in an inexpensive plastic garden sprayer. You can experiment with different cleaners and concentrations. You can also use water without any chemicals. I soak it down and let the water, with or without cleaners in it, do the work. When it begins to dry, I spray it again. I keep it wet until it isn’t drying out quickly. It is more difficult on a ceiling than a wall or floor. I often cover the wet cleaner with plastic garbage bags squeegeed on so they keep the cleaners wet and working. Heavy garbage bags with the bottoms cut out and cut up the side work really well. I will often leave it overnight or for several days, checking to make sure it has not dried out. After letting time do the work, I spray with clean water to rinse and repeat the rinsing until the cleaning agent is gone. It is a good idea to try a test area first to make sure that your cleaner doesn’t damage the surface. You may need to scrub areas as well. Many chemicals can change the color of bare wood. This process works well for wallpaper removal and almost any large cleaning job as long as the final finished surface is not water soluble. The squeegee can be used before any wiping dry to reduce the water on your surface. Hope this works well for you if you find yourself washing a ceiling again.

  2. CharlestonJohn says: 1093 comments

    I’d guess stained heart pine based on the dimensions, period, and location. I can’t tell much about it from the pics. The house does indeed look like a Georgia Plantation Plain farmhouse with some vernacular Greek Revival details. I’m sure there’s a whole bunch of history with this one.

  3. kmmoorekmmoore says: 418 comments
    Weatherford , TX

    This is an interesting house. It almost looks like it started out as a salt box house and then had things added on. The inside looks colonial in places as well. I’m glad they didn’t paint the staircase! This would be a neat place, especially because of the land.

  4. Russell says: 8 comments

    A lot of house and land for the money! If it’s heart of pine it should be as solid as stone. I personally like the dark wood in it’s natural state even though it does limit light. I can only imagine the wonderful aroma of the aged wood.

  5. Roger says: 44 comments

    Trying to figure out what is the covered thing by the mailbox. A lot of land for the property, I wish I could find a place like this where I live!

  6. Paula says: 8 comments

    Oh my. Beautiful house. Love the furnishings. But what is that covered box/cabinet thing out by the mailboxes?

  7. Bruce Gray says: 10 comments

    What’s wrong with this home that makes it so inexpensive – especially when including property? I sure would enjoy more info on it…

  8. Colleen J says: 1058 comments

    This is a pretty cool house, neighbors but enough privacy, nice property, happy that the staircase isn’t painted, could live with the other painted stuff, somehow though the walls in the dining room look unfinished (and I’m not a wallpaper person,, but it looks like that is what the walls need?) I think this is a great property for a steal of a deal if there’s nothing major needed done.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12125 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      They are plank walls or some people refer to it as shiplap. You wouldn’t put wallpaper up, just paint it or leave it as is (but no one better paint the unpainted wood walls/ceilings!!!)

  9. Anne Hamilton says: 202 comments

    This is a wondeful example of an antebellum farm home. So nice to see one that hasn’t been “beautified” too much. Those living room walls are most definitely heart pine, and most likely all the walls in the home are even the painted ones. Doubt they had anything done to them. Even if you sand the heck out of heart pine which is that old, it still stays the reddish color! Its just a natural shade the wood oxidizes to over that length of time, but the shade is truly beautiful. Found that out with my 1860’s house.

  10. Mark Wood says: 53 comments

    The out buildings (other than the obvious garage) have me intrigued.

  11. KibbieB says: 17 comments

    Intriguing house. Love all the wood. Those pastel colors everywhere have to go though.

  12. Dr. Peterson says: 95 comments

    Interesting property. Did anyone notice the height of several of the doors?

    Would like to see the interior of the barn with the window air-conditioner/swamp-cooler. Can’t imagine that’s worked for a while.

    Lots of work to do – especially with the paint scheme, but a good property with plenty of “space” to insulate oneself from the world.

    I think the interior wood ceilings have been treated – possibly with a shellac – because they have a bit of an unnatural sheen.

  13. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12125 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    To the next owner, I’m coming to visit! I want to compare my walls to your walls! lol 🙂

    Seriously, invite me new owners!

  14. SueSue says: 1111 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1802 Cape

    I would love to buy this place right now. It’s an hour outside of Atlanta, plenty to do around there with the lakes and a fantastic price. A great place to expand Aloha Farms too. If I had the cash to put down I would do so right this minute.

  15. GoddessOdd says: 343 comments

    I am so in love with this house. I love that so much of it looks like it’s never been touched. I am struck by the grand columned front, and the homey, farmhouse back of the house. I love the double chimneys, and the barn! Would love to spend an afternoon going thru the house and the outbuildings

  16. Lottie says: 355 comments

    I’m in love with it, too! Beautiful home! Wouldn’t change a thing!

  17. Marty Green says: 1 comments

    Am very interested! I am from Florida and am looking for land for my horses as well as moving to Georgia.

  18. SarahV says: 1 comments

    I looked at this property. The land is gorgeous. The house is amazing, but it needs major work. There appeared to be water damage in various places and the front balcony and chimneys didn’t seem to really be attached to anything.


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