Inside A Massive Georgia Bargain Mansion Selling For Less Than $500K

A full-on historic mansion in Georgia has hit the real estate market with the shockingly low asking price of just $495,000, according to Zillow. The house is in need of a few touch ups and minor updates, but is mostly in complete working order. In fact, the listing notes that the kitchen was completely redone in 2014, when it sold for just $180,000. Since the previous purchase, the owners have not only renovated the kitchen, they also generally restored the property. 

For how large it is, the price is still quite low. This could be because of the surrounding properties, which are large, but not mansions. The most expensive neighboring lot is valued at just over $243,000, and is 640 square feet larger than the historic mansion for sale. 

A historic home lover would certainly have a few challenges and quirks to deal with when purchasing this property. However, the gorgeous original details certainly make up for the required labor.

A closer look at the 1.2 acre lot

According to the Realtor listing, the Georgia mansion includes 3,744 square feet and sits on 1.2 acres of land. The main mansion was built in 1907, and has a creamy, tan colored exterior with light green roofing. The listing describes it as a European traditional build. There are also unique curved decorative dormers on the roof, and lots of traditional windows. Two huge brick built-in planters with lion faces sit on either side of the entry archway.

The large historic mansion isn't the only building on the property, though. The backyard has an X-shaped brick path leading between rows of tall trees that lead to a pergola with a small fountain. While it's very scenic, this is where the lower listing price becomes apparent — the pergola roof is caved in on one side.

There is also a guest house next to the pergola, which is a quaint cottage-esque build. The siding is green, and there's a porch swing. There's also a detached two-car garage with an additional covered port.

A look inside the Georgia mansion

The front entrance to the house leads into a foyer with gorgeous historic wood floors and white walls, as seen in the Realtor photos. A crystal chandelier hangs down in the center of the room. A spiral staircase leads up to the second floor that has a small closet underneath. The foyer leads into a large room that has the same wood floors, white vertically striped wallpaper, rectangular exposed white beams, and another crystal chandelier. There is some damage on the wood floors. There are two built-in cabinets on either side of another door in the room, which have stained glass doors.

Glass double doors lead into a sunroom that has traditional style, arched pull-out windows with a stained glass pattern on the top of the arch on two out of three walls. The floor has original patterned tiles that are quite worn down. The large room also leads into another room with wood floors and gray walls. The windows have cathedral style stained glass details on the bottom. The room also has a dumbwaiter, built-in window bench, and two built-in wall cabinets with blue tile backsplash.

More details about the historic Georgia home

The living room is on the first floor of this large Georgia residence, and has the same original wood floors with light gray walls. The room is very long — the front end has a fireplace with a nautical mural on the mantle. There are two thin windows on either side of the fireplace, and the adjacent wall has a glass door leading outside. The other side of the room has a much larger window.

The back entrance of the home leads into another sunroom. This one has windows on three of the four walls. The windows are nearly floor-to-ceiling, and are again a traditional pull-out style. They all have a long, semi-circular stained glass top with a floral pattern. The walls are a white brick, and the floors are a worn out hexagonal tile.

The grand staircase has a landing with a built-in window bench. The second floor contains the four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and the laundry room, as noted by Zillow. The house is more updated upstairs, but there are still some historic touches, including the wood floors, a few original tiled fireplaces, and the bright pink bathroom.