c. 1850/1895 – Crawford, GA

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Added to OHD on 6/10/20   -   Last OHD Update: 8/6/20   -   42 Comments

215 N Woodlawn Dr, Crawford, GA 30630

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  • $245,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 2.5 Bath
  • 4600 Sq Ft
  • 1.03 Ac.
The Maxwell-Stokely House was originally constructed in the 1850's as a vernacular Greek Revival center hall cottage. It was purchase by the Maxwell family in 1879 and they completed a major Queen Anne style addition in 1895. This historic home has most of its original features including unique, intricate woodwork, fireplace mantels, grand interior staircase, historic windows and a corner tower. It has been carefully updated by its preservation minded owner to include HVAC, electrical and plumbing updates. This historic property is protected by a preservation easement held by the Georgia Trust. All work done to the property must adhere to the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation.
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Michael Redwine, Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty
404.394.4071
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42 Comments on c. 1850/1895 – Crawford, GA

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  1. BethanyBethany says: 3468 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    Gorgeous house and stunning photos! I love how they have not “fixed” the walls and ceilings cosmetically but have left them with their patina of age. I don’t know if I expressed that right but anyhow, I love the overall effect.

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    • Agree, wrinkles of life experiences. We always tried to leave a few. Especially children’s growth chart lines. Old houses don’t need botox, just new makeup.

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    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 1080 comments
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      My thoughts, also — a very interesting balance of arrested decay and polished refinement! While I personally find this very appealing, I recognize that it is not for everyone. One’s eyes would never get bored in a house like this; lots to admire and think about.

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  2. GardenStaterGardenStater says: 266 comments
    1865 Gothic Revival
    Charlotte, NC

    What a fantastic house! I understand the “patina” on the walls, but I’d get them all cleaned up and painted. Gorgeous woodwork.

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  3. PhillipPhillip says: 309 comments
    1910 Tudor/craftsman mix

    I think it is super cool left looking just like that. All that style and an acre of land for a very reasonable price. Wonderful find Kelly!!!

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  4. Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 938 comments
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    1875 Victorian Farmhouse
    Lancaster, PA, PA

    I like it too but I doubt drywall with taped seams conforms to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation, but I’d be happy to be corrected if wrong. Maybe it’s exterior only?

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    • KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 1008 comments
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      Agree about the sheetrock. I’d finish that project but where the plaster is showing its age? You could not pay me to “fix” it. And as for the worn paint around the back stairs..I’ll get around to maybe thinking about maybe doing something about it..someday. Maybe.

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  5. I wouldn’t change a thing! Love how dark the woodwork is.

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  6. KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 1008 comments
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    Lordy Lordy Lordy…I LOVE that staircase. Let me have this house and I promise to change nothing. The “imperfections” are just simply perfect.

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  7. KarenZKarenZ says: 1177 comments
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    I agree with KEYLIME, that stairwell is just a work of heart. This house is outstanding and I agree that I like the patina of the aged walls and ceiling. This house is quite the beauty!

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  8. roxxxroxxx says: 510 comments
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    I love every inch of this house, inside and out. Only thing I would do is to complete the drywall and mud wall. All I would do. My kind of house.

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  9. RosewaterRosewater says: 7562 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    This dude really gets it. What a feast for the eyes.
    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/35-215nwoodlawndr.jpg
    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/44-215nwoodlawndr.jpg
    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/52-215nwoodlawndr.jpg

    I do love a big ole rambling cottage; and this one is sheer delight. Looks like it’s just where you’d want it to be in order to create your own, (hopefully preservation inspired), changes and updates. The blank slate kitchen is a blessing. Heck, you wouldn’t necessarily even have to use the same room for that purpose since there are so many options in the floor plan. It probably originally had a detached kitchen anyway; possibly with a connecting porch or breezeway. I would sure look at that option if it were mine.

    I think there is a happy balance to be had between delightfully preserved scruffiness and tastefully considered, updated interior finishes, (whether period or combinations otherwise). That said; I personally wouldn’t refinish it past losing the majority of the wonderful character it has as is. This house would be a thrill to kit out from top to bottom.

    God forbid someone goes in there and suffocates all those great spaces to death with busy, busy, matchy, matchy, granny tier, Vicky mag sclockarama. Fingers crossed.

    Looks like all the hard work has been done here; and all that is left is THE FUN STUFF. Sigh.. Jealous. Lucky buyer.

    Definitely one of my top faves of the year.

    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2-215nwoodlawndr.jpg
    Sigh..
    Yo, dude – I’m single. Drop me a PM. πŸ˜‰

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  10. Also you can visit the houses Instagram page – BantamManor

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  11. EricHtownEricHtown says: 377 comments

    What a great house inside and out. The facade shows the 1895 updates overpower the original Greek revival cottage. For the location and cottage style I find it odd the home has Corinthian column crowns and that they’re not square. To me they don’t seem right for 1835 or 1895. I would expect square relatively simple columns and the home wouldn’t have originally had a curved veranda. To me Greek revival is straight lines and squares like in a plantation called Ashland-Belle Helene in Geismar, La.

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  12. CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 1110 comments
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    Charleston, SC

    According to the Georgia Trust a lot of the “heavy lifting” has been done, aka the HVAC, plumbing, and electrical. I like the fact that the buyer can choose the level of cosmetic refinishing they’d like to undertake. I personally like the patina. Fun fact – those two massive magnolia trees are said to date from the 1895 late Victorian remodel.

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  13. MichaelMichael says: 3380 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    I’m loving all the glorious mixtures of styles showing the house changes over it’s life. I love the interior for it’s great patina as well. Even better are all the great sight lines the house has, drawing you into the home even more!

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  14. timhildebrandttimhildebrandt says: 92 comments
    1927 arts and crafts
    Indianapolis, IN

    Well everyone has already expressed how cool this place is. And they are all right. The stairway is the best I’ve ever seen. The furnishings and staging is top flight too. From the choice of colors and trinkets, I would guess an artist lives here, and I bet he or she could tweak the walls and ceilings just slightly to diminish the distressed finish, just ever so slightly, and just in some places. Overall its is glorious as is. One of the best places ever! Thanks all.

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  15. I wasn’t expecting that grand staircase! I love this house!

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  16. cardstackercardstacker says: 81 comments
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    β€œGod forbid someone goes in there and suffocates all those great spaces to death with busy, busy, matchy, matchy, granny tier, Vicky mag sclockarama. Fingers crossed.”

    Rosewater I’m putting that on my quoteboard. You make me smile every day.

    This house is like an Easter egg β€” at least my kind of Easter Egg β€” bright but faded color mashup, nicely cracked.

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  17. Gail M.Gail M. says: 229 comments
    1964 Brutalist midmod condo
    Saint Paul, MN

    Every room is a delight.

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  18. WendytravelsWendytravels says: 62 comments
    1850 Cotswold stone

    I keep coming back to this one. Each photo conveys an atmosphere that draws me in. I love the colours, the lack of clutter, the imperfections, the art. And the blissfully unmodern kitchen– sigh. This house has been given a voice by its loving owners… I wouldn’t change a thing.

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  19. brigidbrigid says: 623 comments
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    1930 Eclectic Lake Cabin
    Smalltown, OK

    Another one for my favorites board! There is so much to love in this well-loved house- from the lichen covered front steps, haint blue porch ceiling, the awesome stair case, dark wood work in airy rooms, the blue velvet sofa (more perfect had it been purple) faded, chippy walls and ceilings, but also bold and brightly colored rooms, and the gorgeous pictures and art work in all the rooms (except the animal head 😦). If the owners took everything I would have a hard time redecorating. And the acre setting is really a bonus!
    BTW did anyone else,at first glance, think the last painting was Freddie Mercury ?

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  20. TweedySparkleTweedySparkle says: 21 comments
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    1981 Ugly
    PA

    Add me to the long list of people who wouldn’t change a thing. There’s something about how age shows on a house made with natural materials that really appeals to me, and my favorite houses are the ones that need restoration. I’ve often wondered what it would be like to fix a house *just enough* so that it was solid, but not pristine, and now I know. I’m going to bookmark this one to come back to again and again.

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  21. I lived across the street/road from the Maxwell house in the early 1990s. It had not been lived in for many years at that point (was still in the family) and was full of antiques and the property was really overgrown. We neighbors watched out for the house because it was a target for thieves. It is good to see that it has been revived. Note that the Greek Revival listed in Crawford, GA in OHD as sold in 2015 is also across the street/road from this place (the Greek Revival was home to Dot and Marion Montgomery … Marion was a world renowned professor and author of southern literature). The area has so much history!

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 7562 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      You must mean this one:
      https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2015/05/08/c-1870-greek-revival-crawford-ga/
      The boulevard between the two streets confused me. Looks like just the sort of place an “author of southern literature” should live. πŸ™‚

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      • Yes … you are correct. I forget the name of the road that passes directly in front of the Maxwell house … however, across that road there is the strip of land that used to be the railroad and then A. Little Lane (literally, that’s what it is named after the Little family who owned my former house – 1870 Gothic Revival that sat at the beginning of the lane) … I had a sign made with the name of the lane and two silhouettes of children … it is still there and in fine shape! The Montgomery’s Greek Revival that sold in 2015 (both Dot and Marion had passed away) is the third house at the end of A. Little Lane. Post Script … you are in Nobelesville, IN? I am right “down the road” now … in an 1850 Greek Revival on the IN/OH state line between College Corner (IN) and Oxford (OH). Cheers!

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  22. GabrielGabriel says: 91 comments
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    What a great inspiration this house is. Proof positive you don’t need to remake an old house into something totally restored. You take what you’re given and appreciate the character and history of what you have in front of you, cracks, blemishes, and all. Every room is eye candy. I can’t help but look at it over and over.

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  23. JulieJulie says: 401 comments
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    1997 1 storey contemporary

    When I saw the first photo I thought to myself, “This is the house Boo Radley would have lived in.” Even though he had the neighbourhood kids scared to death and afraid to go near his house I don’t feel at all like that about this one. To be honest I thought the inside might be a disappointment but I was oh so wrong. This is the abode of an someone with an artistic and vibrant soul – the kind of person who finds bits and pieces here and there and if he/she likes them buys them, brings them home and always manages to find the right spot for them. The kind of things other people might pass right by or maybe not even like but this homeowner knows what this house will like and embrace. The unfinished walls, etc – I don’t know if that is deliberate in some places (although obviously needs work in others)but if I bought this place I would leave it as is for a while until or if the house tells me it wants something different/new. Every room is it’s own experience and vibe with the past and the present at one with each other because the house absorbs it all and gently teases you with possibility and a dash of intrigue. All it needs is a resident cat who shall be called Boo Radley.

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  24. Angie boldly going nowhereAngie boldly going nowhere says: 848 comments
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    Wonderful comment, Julie. It made me smile and keep on smiling. Just as the photos from the first to the last kept me smiling. A house that is loved and hopefully will always be loved.

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  25. The CountThe Count says: 4 comments
    Weston, FL

    Just what this old Vampire has been looking for. Flying out to view the home this week. If all goes well will be making an offer. Wish me luck.

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