Augusta Georgia Old Homes for Sale
Homes in Augusta Built Before 1950
by Bill Crawford, Text 404 615-4721, Email
|My wife and I live in one of Augusta Georgia’s old homes and would be glad to help you buy or sell an old home in one of Augusta’s beautiful historic neighborhoods.|
Why do I love Augusta Georgia Old Homes built before 1950?
I could say it is because I like the pleasing and diverse architecture like federal, Greek Revival, Italianate, Second Empire, Folk Victorian, Colonial Revival, Queen Anne, Neoclassical Revival, English Vernacular Revival, Italian Renaissance Revival, Prairie Style, Craftsman, and Spanish Colonial Revival.
But let me be more specific and start out with the front porch. The old house I live in is in the Augusta neighborhood of Kissingbower and has a large, covered front porch. It is large enough to contain four chairs and several plants. I have a gargoyle named Emmett that sits on the wide porch railing. I can wave at my neighbor and watch the sunrise in the east. I feel part of my neighborhood.
Moving inside, I like the spaciousness of tall ceilings and wide entrances to adjoining rooms. Often, adjustable transoms were built above the doors to allow fresh air flow through the house. Doors, windows, and ceilings have well-proportioned moldings which properly frame each room. Hardwood floors have been constructed on a wood foundation. Besides being beautiful, this allows the heating and air to come through the floor making for a more comfortable home. Compare this flooring to a modern slab that has no “give” and is hard on one’s back. Most slab construction usually has less efficient air conditioning from the ceiling. Old houses usually have very useful built-in cabinetry in the kitchen, dining room, den, or breakfast room.
Now, let us go back to architecture. Most historic Augusta Georgia Old Homes contain houses with many types of architecture. There are functional differences and aesthetic differences in each type of architecture. I suggest the reference; “A Field Guide to American Houses”, The Definitive Guide to Identifying and Understanding America’s Domestic Architecture by Virginia Savage McAlister. This guide takes you from Native American to Modern Homes. The homes built before 1950 have more options in functionality as well as curb appeal.
As Emmett says, welcome to my Old House!
You can enjoy the historic charm of living in an old home with modern features and amenities that are available in many of the Augusta Old Home Communities below.