1892 Queen Anne in Hartwell, GA – $425,000

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Added to OHD on 8/18/20   -   Last OHD Update: 8/18/20   -   23 Comments
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159 Benson St, Hartwell, GA 30643

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  • $425,000
  • 6 Bed
  • 4.5 Bath
  • 5902 Sq Ft
  • 2 Ac.
Historic Victorian masterpiece built in 1892 in beautiful and thriving Hartwell, GA. The McCurry-Hodges house, known as "Oakley" since 1907, is just under six thousand square feet of craftsmanship, comfort, and original attention to detail. Open reception room and parlor with detailed wall paneling, decorative trim, gingerbread arches and distinctive ceiling design. Huge dining room with butler's pantry and convenient powder room for guests. Updated kitchen with tile floors, Brazilian green granite countertops, custom cabinets and centerpiece Heartland stove. Private living room and bedroom on main floor with exterior access, ideal for an in-law suite, complete with kitchen area, laundry and full bathroom. Original hallway staircase ascends to the large second story bedrooms and an additional living room area for entertaining. Owner's suite with luxurious ensuite bathroom, dressing room with fireplace, beautiful french doors, and a large walk-in closet. Large guest bedroom with a circular reading nook and private balcony overlooking the front lawn. Spacious second story living/media room with separate side balcony, full bathroom with clawfoot tub, and a cozy study room. Two sizable bedrooms and full bathroom on the top floor. Hidden panel access to the home's updated HVAC system and the interior turret framework.11 fireplaces total and unique mantels in almost every room. Gigantic bay windows for natural light. Original heart pine floors throughout most of the home. Some original light fixtures and chandeliers. Original doors and transom windows with functioning hardware. Huge wrap around porch with separate side entries. Private screened-in porch and garden patio for morning coffee. Beautiful gazebo perfect for outdoor gatherings. Partially-stubbed detached garage large enough for 2 cars and a large workshop area. Sprawling 2 acre lot with shady hardwoods and a horseshoe driveway. All within walking distance to downtown shops, restaurants, and entertainment. A stand out on the National Historic Register and minutes to stunning lake Hartwell! Most personal items, decor and antique furnishings are negotiable and can convey with the house with an acceptable offer. Please contact listing agent for additional information and to schedule all showings.
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James Gulley, Give Back Real Estate
(706) 612-1100
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23 Comments on 1892 Queen Anne in Hartwell, GA – $425,000

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  1. SharonSharon says: 463 comments
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    2001 Contemporary
    Sedalia, MO

    What ever happened to the Great American Front Porch — just like this one?

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    • TGrantTGrant says: 959 comments
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      New Orleans, LA

      It moved to the suburbs for the bbq and ambrosia salad. All joking aside, it seems like the the decline of the front porch and its use goes along with the loss of societal niceties.

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      • ctmeddctmedd says: 442 comments

        Air conditioning killed the front porch. People would sit on the porch in the evening to catch a breeze and visit with their neighbors. Now people no longer need to catch a breeze. We sit in our tightly insulated houses and live our insulated lives and don’t know who our neighbors are.

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        • michaelmichael says: 18 comments
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          Thusly and ever so sadly, we have become insulated from the grief and the joy of the human condition, which continue whirling about without our human intervention.

          Beautiful place, gorgeously maintained. This house has had many lovers.

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        • MJGMJG says: 2392 comments
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          CT

          It also has to do with people becoming more private. Back decks became more popular and people didn’t want to sit on the front porch. When I was a kid in the 80s, all the houses in my neighborhood had front porches. Only my family sat on our front porch and a house down the street where the smokers went. But all the other houses had back decks, or pools or screened gazebos. Most people wanted more privacy I remember them saying. To me its nice to interact and sit out on the porch.

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    • BoobtubeBoobtube says: 305 comments
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      1984 Post and Beam saltbox
      NY

      I think it was air conditioning that put the final nail in that coffin. Sitting outdoors was a way to stay cool. I do miss them. I guess decks are the modern day version of porches.

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    • MikeMike says: 377 comments
      1886 Queen Anne
      IL

      Sharon, as you can see from my profile pic, I have a porch much like this one, and it is one of my favorite places on earth! I would much rather sit there in the evenings after supper than inside, and that’s where you will usually find me from 7PM to 9PM, April through October, LOL…we have a lot of power-walkers that have claimed our brick street, and the number has greatly increased since COVID closed the local work-out places. It’s better than watching TV, LOL…and I have made many new friends this summer from strangers who stopped in the yard to ask questions about my house. So, in some ways, 2020 may have actually revived a few social habits from a hundred years ago…

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  2. MJGMJG says: 2392 comments
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    CT

    Love the detail of this house and it comes complete with I’m sad this wood ceiling and woodwork was painted. This style of woodwork and ceiling was usually not painted. Most books from the period recommending this “Eastlake” interior would call for varnished or shellacked woodwork.

    Stripping it would be too big of a chore for me. But someone will work with it and hopefully love this house.

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    • MichaelMichael says: 2959 comments
      1979 That 70's show
      Otis Orchards, WA

      I share your thoughts on the painted woodwork. It’s a beautiful house, though and it looks as if most of the original trim is still there, inside and out.

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      • MJGMJG says: 2392 comments
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        CT

        It is amazing huh. In this case this house is a “no go” because of that. The expense and time and energy spent on stripping would be no good for me.

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  3. Angie boldly going nowhereAngie boldly going nowhere says: 701 comments
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    Love the stove in Photo 27. Wonder if it’s still in use?

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    • LindaKLindaK says: 87 comments
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      It’s electric.

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      • Love the original stain fireplace mantles. Stove is adorable. Woukd be nice if someone would put the porch back to the original. Not keen on everything ekse, such as white paint over stain. Not a fan of tbr HGTV look many houses are victims of…just my thoughts.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 7266 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Yeah, Angie, that is a perfectly contemporary stove; it just looks like an antique. There are several companies who make them like that. FAR, FAR preferable to mutilating antique stoves and ranges by “adapting them” with contemporary systems.

      Both you and Linda have super adorable kitties, BTW. Purrrrrr. 🙂

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  4. NancygirlNancygirl says: 219 comments
    1962 Ranch
    New Concord, OH

    I love this house! Love the kitchen stove, paint colors and all the fret work. I wouldn’t change a thing! 💕

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  5. LindaWLindaW says: 9 comments
    Emmett, ID

    For me this home is perfect. I love everything about it including the lawn and gardens.

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  6. I used to own the victorian house next door to this one (At the time was a B & B but no longer).

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    • MichaelMichael says: 2959 comments
      1979 That 70's show
      Otis Orchards, WA

      It looks as if the sign is still there on the street view. Nice place!

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      • Hi Michael….The street view is about 6 years old, the new owners removed the sign, at least the middle part of it. I had the place repainted, its white with dark blue accents now ( can see on zillow). Anyhow the house listed is very nice and has a good yard, someone will likely snap it up.

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  7. ctmeddctmedd says: 442 comments

    That kitchen stove made my little heart go pitty-pat! The pictures of the supports of the tower were amazing. I love this house. As someone stated above, though, I really wish that the wood – especially the fretwork and stairs – had not been painted.

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  8. RossRoss says: 2413 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    Sigh.

    Sigh.

    You know why.

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  9. JpedigoJpedigo says: 185 comments

    Beautiful home! Not sure I have seen white ceilings like these before. Were these original? Also, I got tickled when I saw the (ceramic) dog doing its business in front of the fireplace😂

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  10. MichaelMichael says: 2959 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    I’m assuming you are talking about the painted bead board ceilings. They are nice, aren’t they? Being from the northwest, it is fairly uncommon to have this much woodwork on the ceilings. Most homes here have lath and plaster. This house being in Georgia is a different thing though. I have seen a lot of homes that have bead board on the ceilings as well as the walls. It is a lot more common in that part of the country. I’m guessing it’s original but may not have started out being painted white.

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