1852 Greek Revival in Oglethorpe, GA

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404 N Sumter St, Oglethorpe, GA 31068

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  • $86,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 1998 Sq Ft
  • 0.5 Ac.
Go back in time with me to this 1852 ante-bellum home. Entering the front porch with its four square white columns with filigree trim the beauty of the house is enhanced with the perfectly balanced front window and double wooden front doors, through which we enter the foyer. On the left are the bedrooms with connecting baths. On the right is the parlor with its fireplace at one end. The dining room has a row of windows facing the east. The rooms have impressive 14 foot plaster walls, woodwork and beautiful hardwood floors. The fireplace located in the kitchen adds a comfortable reminder of days gone by. As one passes from one room to another, there's a feeling that this old ante-bellum house, built nearly 170 years ago has been loved and cared for by every family who lived within its walls.
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13 Comments on 1852 Greek Revival in Oglethorpe, GA

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  1. says: 17 comments

    When the only concern on a piece of property like this is “where am I going to park my car?”, it’s a great house! I can honestly say, this is the first house I have seen that I would do absolutely nothing to on the inside! The kitchen is fabulous! I would put on a fresh coat of paint on the outside, yank out the fence behind the house, plant some citrus trees, and grab a drink for the porch. The end 😊

    • JosephJoseph says: 435 comments
      1790 Northborough, MA

      According to the listing there is a garage and a carport. I suspect that as long as there is access you could reconfigure (that carport looks like it could go) and get more covered parking. I think a re-landscaping would do wonders for this property.

    • TorgyTorgy says: 185 comments
      1964 Brick Ranch
      Denver, CO

      A mint julip. I would love better photo’s to actually see the rooms. The kitchen looks to be wonderful. I agree.

    • KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 479 comments
      OHD Supporter

      I might..MIGHT…decide to keep at least a portion of that fence. Whenever I see chain link, I see the potential of smothering it with vines and not having to worry about pulling the vines off to replace wood boards and posts in about 20 years time, or less. A rampantly growing Honeysuckle would be my first thought IF I decided to retain any of it, either there or moved to somewhere else on the property. A vine covered chain link fence is often a good strategy where a hedge would be too wide but something living is desired to divide an area.

    • EdwinaEdwina says: 34 comments
      Orient, OH

      This place looks like they board dogs here. The outside buildings look like kennels etc. Definitely this home is dedicated to dogs with the paintings inside and dedicated areas outside.

  2. dunamovindunamovin says: 175 comments

    Considering the lot is a half acre and narrow it might go through to the Backstreet. Would be worth checking into if you’re really interested.

  3. JeanJean says: 124 comments
    1975 Traditional
    Athens, GA

    According to Google maps, there is an alley that seems to have been encroached upon. According to the Macon County property records, the back lots that front on the next street do indeed belong to the Sumter street properties, but appear overgrown on streetview. This could be a very interesting project. The house seems quite livable and intact. Its the rest of the property that needs work.

  4. ctmeddctmedd says: 392 comments

    Wow! Fantastic home! I love the built-ins and unpainted wood. That kitchen sink is a gem! My grandfather grew up in this town. 🙂

  5. TorgyTorgy says: 185 comments
    1964 Brick Ranch
    Denver, CO

    Definitely de-bush the front yard and around the foundation. A new electric panel asks, ‘what about the sewer and water lines?’ It most definitely has charm and character. Would love a picture of the kitchen with the fireplace. 4 stacks ?? Any other fireplaces? You can almost see the humidity hanging in the air. Lovely possibilities. I hope whoever buys this keeps all the charm. I see the bathroom has been ‘updated’. Wonder what it looked like originally. Great house.

  6. KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 479 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Definitely de-bush the front yard and around the foundation.

    You just saved me from composing a far wordier comment. I’ll just add that I sure hope none of the shrubs are Boxwood because I will have to harden my heart as I do what I know must be done. And because some of the shrub line on the left side of the front walk is vacant and because I know that Boxwood can become diseased, my suspicions increase. Sigh.

  7. 59classic59classic says: 67 comments
    Hot Springs, SD

    Am I the only one who likes the bushes?

  8. darladarla says: 143 comments
    Commerce City, CO

    love this, but can I take the climate……


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