This home is the opportunity of a lifetime! You could be the next caretaker of this exquisite George Franklin Barber Queen Anne Victorian in downtown Bainbridge, Georgia! The original home built on this lot sadly burned, but Mr. Henry B. Ehrlich, who was born in Germany in 1849, built this George F. Barber stunner in 1898, salvaging the front door, several interior doors, and several of the nine fireplace mantels from the original home.
Built of balloon frame construction and 6″ thick walls and floors, the floors are heart pine and the exterior siding is cypress. An engineered slate roof was installed on the main house in 2020. During the 1940s, the home was converted to a boarding house, and later, apartments. The past two owners have painstakingly worked to restore the home to its former glory, and some work remains to see that completed.
The foyer is flanked on either side by formal parlors with elaborately restored metal ceilings and original pocket doors, as well as original double doors at the back of the foyer with original rose colored glass lights.The large half-circular dining room showcases elaborate ceilings and 7 foot high curved original windows (original windows found throughout the home). Original and newer leaded glass is found throughout the home, including the third floor walk-up attic! Kitchen counters are natural marble.
This was the first home in Bainbridge to be wired for electricity when it was built, and also the first to have telephone service. Plumbing and electrical systems have since been updated, and although the home is connected to City water and sewer, it does boast an irrigation well. The property has several outbuildings, including a wired workshop with full bathroom that could easily be converted into a guest house. A second wired storage building sits behind the workshop, as well as a barn for storage with covered RV or boat storage, and even a small greenhouse. This piece of history is waiting for you – call today!