1894 – Washington, GA

Added to OHD on 12/15/18   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   29 Comments
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202 W Robert Toombs Ave, Washington, GA 30673

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  • $229,000
  • Foreclosure
  • 6 Bed
  • 6 Bath
  • 4502 Sq Ft
  • 0.77 Ac.
This Victorian house was previously a B&B and could be again. Bank foreclosure is priced to sell. Make an appointment to see.
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Judy Anderson, Keller Williams Realty Lake Oconee
(678) 487-1600
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29 Comments on 1894 – Washington, GA

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11880 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    This home has been on the site before and off/on for sale for as long as this site has been going.

    Here’s what the exterior looked like before:

    • GeoffreyPS says: 102 comments

      I prefer the before look.

    • Lindsay G says: 531 comments

      I actually like this look better! Queen Anne’s are supposed to look imposing and colorful like that. They’re akin to the most beautiful woman in the room. They look good and they know it!?

    • Colleen J says: 1061 comments

      That’s what the street view looks like too, that explains it. Beautiful property, foreclosures make me sad for previous owners that you can feel must have loved the house.

    • Melinda says: 7 comments

      Kelly, do you have any info about the previous listings?

      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 938 comments

        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        No, sorry.

      • JimHJimH says: 5105 comments
        OHD Supporter

        The Realtor.com link has the listing history, starting at $625k in 2008! Sometimes they miss a sale there.

        If there wasn’t a sale in 10 years, it makes me wonder if they painted the house to attract more buyers.

        • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5356 comments
          OHD Supporter

          1897 Queen Anne Colonial
          Cadiz, OH

          Although I’m not sure the house fits into the “flip” category, if the seller wants to appeal to the broadest cross-section of house buyers then it makes sense to tone down the bright Victorian colors for something more subdued and neutral. The interior reflects that same cautious approach for widespread appeal. Kitchens and bathrooms sell houses according to most realtors but here there is still room for updates and upgrades. I think that helps to explain the still reasonable price. I have a hunch this house will sell in its current version and the next owners can take care of any upgrades. I’m not a big fan of white painted interior trim but the current trends almost mandate it for houses intended for the general market. At least some of the millwork remains unpainted so that I consider a plus. The arches around the porch are reminiscent of George Barber’s designs.

    • KymmeKymme says: 1 comments
      Classic Revival Charleston, SC

      OMG I love the exterior painting prior!

  2. Agusta says: 51 comments

    It seems Washington, Georgia must be an extremely lovely place. There’s a lot a historic home available. It’s definitely a location we’ll be considering.

  3. Sharon says: 340 comments

    If there is such a thing as perfect porches, we have found them. All that remains involves period paints and papers and finer touches of time.

  4. Nathan Davis says: 3 comments

    The previous paint scheme was much nicer. Still a beautiful house though

  5. Bethany Otto says: 3431 comments

    I know this isn’t a vote, but I prefer the old color scheme. Very very nice house though. We bought a bank-owned foreclosure and got a screaming deal. The escrow was a little more complicated than a normal sale but it was worth it.

  6. Lindsay G says: 531 comments

    I just love the front porch. That style is so unique! I’m not feeling the colors though.

  7. Victoria says: 131 comments

    Yes, Kelly – I’ve been watching this house for at least year. Nice to see the prior color scheme which is more in keeping with the era. If Washington were closer to metro ATL, I’d be there. So many lovely old houses.

  8. SueSue says: 1111 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1802 Cape

    I am always sad when I see a foreclosure. I have a superstition that if I buy a foreclosure I am buying something that was born out of sorrow. I know, it’s silly.

    I wonder why this house has been on and off the market so much? I hope the next person to buy this place stays.

    Washington is indeed a treasure trove of historic old homes. Jeff and I considered it for a bit but he needs to be closer to an international airport.

  9. Lottie says: 355 comments

    My husband and I stayed in this B&B about ten years ago. We enjoyed the house, very solid and quiet. Loved the heavy stairs and large rooms. Loved the old paint colors and spacious yard. Washington-Wilkes county is full of history! Beautiful place! http://www.washingtonwilkes.org/about/history

  10. Kristin says: 27 comments

    I love this house, would like to see her back to original though, Not sure about a B&B either, Family dwelling with lot’s of LOVE , That would be my wish for her…

  11. Melinda says: 7 comments

    My husband and I have an appointment to look at this home. Fingers crossed/

  12. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11880 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Just doing some post maintenance, thought I’d move this old post to the front page for another look. Comments above are older (so pay attention before replying.)

    • JimHJimH says: 5105 comments
      OHD Supporter

      lol. I should have paid attention before replying to last years comment. I talk to myself on occasion too, so …

      I do wonder what the deal is with this house!

      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11880 comments

        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        I just wanted to remind people about old comments, sometimes someone will say they are looking at the posted home or are putting in an offer but it’s an OLD comment as like the one above. Sometimes I delete those comments but I wondered if Melinda was subscribed to this post so left it just in case she comes back.

  13. RosewaterRosewater says: 6727 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    The new exterior color scheme is gorgeous IMO. That porch is unforgettable.

  14. I currently own the house. The prior colors were horrible when you see them in person. We are putting in a more colorful and appropriate Victorian palette, with wallpaper and Venetian chandeliers. It will be a private home. A lot of damage was done when it was a rooming house (not a B & B). Removing useless plumbing and putting original floor plan back in. The porch and staircase are magnificent and why we bought the home.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11880 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Belated congrats, glad this home finally sold! We’d love to see what you do, when you are at that point and care to share pics. 🙂

  15. We are repairing all the systems of the house and the roof first. Nothing worked quite right after being empty for 11 years. Toilets leaked, heating system didn’t work, etc. As soon as we get past that, we will
    start the redecorating. I will let you see Esmeralda (that is what we named her) when she comes back to her glorious self. She is truly amazing despite the damage.

  16. The house caught fire last week. Lightening hit the gas meter and burn a hole in the wall. No one was hurt and Esmeralda will be fixed. We sent the contractor away 3 weeks ago and all she needed was paint on the inside and to redo the floors. Last night, a 4oo year old oak fell across the street from a house 2 doors down. Had to replace 2 telephone poles. Wild two weeks in Washington.

  17. I don’t know how to post pictures but all the damage has been repaired with period correct materials. Having a lot of fun with this house for Halloween.

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