1902 Classical Revival – Montezuma, GA

Added to OHD on 1/24/18   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   42 Comments
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300 N Dooly St, Montezuma, GA 31063

  • $198,800
  • 6 Bed
  • 4.5 Bath
  • 5088 Sq Ft
  • 0.56 Ac.
A rare opportunity to own a piece of Georgia history, this exquisite Greek Revival home is on the market for the first time since its 1902 construction. It has been sensitively renovated within the last ten years, bringing it into the modern age while retaining its original character and details. With over 5000sf and an open floor plan highly unusual for properties of this era, this home is perfect for families and entertaining. Photos cannot convey its glory. Contact Jimmy 229-938-4837 for your private showing today!
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Jimmy Whaley, Century 21/Americus Realty,
(229) 924-2903

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42 Comments on 1902 Classical Revival – Montezuma, GA

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  1. Randy C says: 454 comments

    Wow, Kelly, you are on a roll today! Although not a fan of white millwork, this is a beautiful home. I love the original (I think) light fixtures and the stained glass in the stairway is gorgeous.

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  2. PhillipPhillip says: 246 comments
    1910 Tudor/craftsman mix

    Quite a nice collection of sheffield drop pan chandeliers. I also really like the decoration on the frieze of the entablature. It is sad that the woodwork got painted and I just have to wonder how they ever allowed a fried chicken place to be put right next door. But at this price is is something that one could stomach(pun intended)

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    • Rick says: 46 comments

      But on the bright side, you don’t have far to go for dinner or supper!

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6048 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Turns out, the chicken shack is on the market and currently LISTED at $80K. It’s been on the market a fair bit of time, so it may possibly be had for substantially less. With it’s demolition, one may add appr. one acre to the property, thus affording substantial space to add a garage, pool, gardens, etc.. It certainly would improve the long term prospects of this home; not to mention being to the aesthetic benefit of the neighborhood and the town generally as well. I realize the demographics here do not bode well for long term preservation; but I know there must surely be the needle in the haystack of buyers out there somewhere in West Central Georgia who will appreciate what an EXQUISITE GEM this house is already without even lifting a finger!

      Chicken shack listing: https://commercial.century21.com/listing/212-n-dooly-street-montezuma-ga-31063-REN031789609

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      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11893 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        Thanks for finding the listing. If not demolished perhaps someone looking for a business location next to their home might make it into something.

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  3. R. Howard says: 1 comments

    Just beautiful!!!!!

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  4. Robert E. Cox-Keith says: 12 comments

    i thought i read this house had a contract weeks ago ?

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11893 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      If you did it wasn’t on OHD. It’s newly listed by an agent.

      • JRichardJRichard says: 213 comments
        1763 center-chimney cape
        Biddeford, ME

        I saw this house on Zillow a couple of weeks ago, listed for slightly less. It vanished and reappeared a few days later for around $15,000 more. Maybe went under contract but the deal fell through? Still quite a buy, seems like, though I didn’t know about the fried chicken place next door until just now. Don’t they have zoning?

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        • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11893 comments
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          1901 Folk Victorian
          Chestatee, GA

          The additional amount is enough to cover agent costs, so perhaps that’s why the bump in price.

          I’m not sure the chicken place is even open anymore, one of the reviews online sounded like it had closed.

        • RosewaterRosewater says: 6048 comments
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          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          Chicken shack closed and listed for sale – very reasonably. See above for details.

    • It was on a Facebook group listed at $198,800. Then shown as pending. Now back up at a higher price. Confusing.

      DATE EVENT PRICE $/SQFT SOURCE
      01/19/18 Listed for sale $214,800+8.0% $42 Century 21 Ame…
      01/12/18 Pending sale $198,800 $39 —
      01/10/18 Listed for sale $198,800 $39 Owner

  5. StevenFStevenF says: 863 comments
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    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    Wow, the owners did a wonderful job and what a steal at that price. Some lucky buyer will be in heaven. Personally, I like the white woodwork and think it works in a southern clime. One thing that constantly surprises me about homes of this era: the absence of crown molding. One would think that with all the other heavy millwork featured in these homes that the designers of the day would have also included crown molding. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think it should be added, but find it interesting that the design mindset at the time precluded crown molding when just about every other surface was covered with extravagant millwork, or lacquered or lincrusted, etc.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6048 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      A STEAL for sure! I also agree about the woodwork; (mostly), I like it as well. It is nice to have the DR all original as a contrast; and gratefully the doors were left alone. It might be nice to do some strategic stripping, (mantles and such), for some more contrast. All in all though, the brightness and warmth of the white rooms is preferable to dark and gloomy, IMO. Heheheh. 🙂

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  6. Julianne says: 24 comments

    Exactly the way I like it! Big, classical , all white with interiors nice and light, and with just enough of the dark wood to keep it cozy. I know most of the folks on this page prefer natural woodwork, but I love it painted white when it’s done right! This house ticks all the right boxes for me! At this price, I’m guessing it’s in a pretty rural area.

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  7. Phillip says: 38 comments

    I congratulate the realtor for the way the photos are presented as it was easy to understand how the rooms on the first floor relate to each other.

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  8. RosewaterRosewater says: 6048 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Usually these sort of houses pretty much bore me; but that remarkably detailed facade promised something all the more special. Well, no surprise when the interior turned out to be just as interesting! Such a finely detailed house just LOADED with character. You can easily tell this is an old family home = the best! I say nicely done sensitively updating the baths. The kitchen seems like a disjointed and rather odd space; but most people want to customize their kitchens anyway so – so what. Looks like a nice big space that just needs a bit of re-interpretation. You could certainly re-use the nice cabinetry if you’d a mind to save a few centavos.

    MY GOD, that landing is one of the most truly divine spaces I’ve ever seen! Having direct sun on stained glass windows makes all the difference in the world. Similar, and certainly darker, art glass windows tend to be a barrier to light when not directly or otherwise barely illuminated; especially in stairwells which tend towards darkness as a rule anyway. This set just glows. The color combinations of the glass here create the most astounding golden light which just washes over that staircase like the aura of heaven. I could live there a lifetime and NEVER fail to be inspired by that effect. Even in cloud diffused light as shown, the warm radiance of those windows is palpable. Outstanding!

    How wonderful that so many of the original light fixtures have remained in place all these years. They are not THE very best examples, but are quite nice none the less. One could certainly upgrade some of them with Loetz, or Pairpoint, or other fine shades if one had a mind.

    There are just so many remarkable features to this very fine house, one could blather on and on. I will say, the alcove from the side hall through double doors with very elegant fan light into the morning room is BEYOND.

    Woof! Lucky buyer…………..

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  9. Annabelle says: 119 comments

    Theme from Gone with the Wind keeps playing in my mind when I look at this house!

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  10. Lancaster John says: 780 comments

    I’m guessing that the chopped-up kitchen with the obvious structural supporting columns is the result of knocking together several smaller rooms. A family who could afford to build this house would likely have had more than one domestic servant, and the kitchen itself would have been fairly small, with a separate servants’ dining area, and likely one or more pantries. I have seen similar layouts in grand homes from this era here in Pennsylvania. This is a fine home, and not overwhelmingly far from Atlanta (but not commuting distance, either.) And did anyone notice the curious brick arched fireplace? That seems like it should be in a totally different style of home — craftsman, perhaps.

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  11. Lancaster John says: 780 comments

    Did anyone notice the curious massive arched brick fireplace in the hall? It looks like it should be in a different home — craftsman or Romanesque, perhaps. It’s kind of fun to look at the variety of fireplace mantels in this house. You can imagine the original owners looking at a millwork catalog and saying, we’ll have one of these, and one of those, and two of these…And every time I look I see more great features. In street view you can see a porte cochere. Be still my beating heart.

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  12. Kacie Chiappini says: 1 comments

    Absolutely beautiful home! Would love to own a home like this one day!

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  13. Jeff Myers says: 76 comments

    How can this home only be $214,000?

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  14. Looley says: 53 comments

    This could be my forever home.

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  15. gajeffo says: 18 comments

    Thank goodness there are other folks like us that don’t think every window in these beautiful old houses need Miss Scarlets dress (drapery) covering them up and making the rooms so dark.

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  16. Rebecca says: 35 comments

    What a fantastic home and what wonderful features. The current owners have obviously decorated it with an artistic eye and have been able to accentuate some of its more historical elements. The price is right for the location. I live in Atlanta. Having a small town fried chicken joint as your neighbor is probably not ideal. Montezuma is off the beaten track but on your way down to coastal Georgia and might make a good B&B location between some stops like Albany or Macon. Could be a good investment, lovely home and looks to be in great shape. I could envision a nice enterprise situation if one could buy the property next door…

    • Jason B says: 201 comments

      Rebecca, I was thinking more along the lines of buying it, closing it down, and bulldoze it into oblivion! Jackhammer it all out and create a larger yard / beatiful walk through garden, and on the back corner a detached garage possibly.

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  17. Colleen J says: 3 comments

    My goodness are we being fed today, Kelly this one too is awesome!!!!

  18. Kath says: 202 comments

    PRETTY STAINED GLASS

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  19. MichaelMichael says: 2394 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    I would find myself going up and down the stairs just so I could see the stain glass on the landing!

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  20. Stephen says: 28 comments

    I like the looks of the Chicken Shack – good old proprietor owned place, clean and tidy. Would make a wonderful breakfast/lunch diner – with chicken if you like, always good.

  21. Debbie Wise says: 1 comments

    I,be been admiring this home for a month. What a gorgeous restoration someone did. Would make a great B&B. Wonder what it would cost to heat and cool it. So affordable. What goes on in the town?

  22. Reed Reed says: 3 comments

    Awesome in a every way. The grounds are easy to maintain. Would put in a gorgeous fence to surround the property.

  23. Mike says: 2 comments

    We just bought it today fence is the first thing ! The the kitchen. But thanks for all the nice comments

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