Thursday, September 26, 2013

More Southern Love in Washington, GA

The Prince-Pope-Simpson-Stephens House. Another Washington, GA beauty.

Commonly called Poplar Corner and built in 1810, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. As you will see, it is a beauty.

Oliver Hillhouse Prince built the originally Federal style house in 1810. One of the earliest compilers of the Laws of Georgia, and a Senator, he also laid out the city of Macon. Prince sold the house to Augustus Gibson, who sold the house to Alexander Pope in 1825. Pope purchased the old 1785 courthouse and used the timbers to ad a two-story four-room addition to the back of the house. The Popes sold the house to William Simpson, and his descendants occupied the house for over a hundred years. Physician and philanthropist Dr. Robert A. Simpson designed and added the hand chiseled Beaux-Arts garlands and other decoration, and developed the gardens.

Beautiful curving stairway. And on the left, looks like a hint of pocket doors.

Love the old gasolier in the picture below. I am sure it has been converted, but it is nice to see the old fixtures.

Lovely dining room. I am sure many pieces in this room have been here a while, passed down from one generation to another in the Simpson family.

Lovely yellow in the front parlor.

A close up of the magnificent painting in the formal living room. I would love to get an up close and personal look at it.

There are four bedrooms upstairs, all bright and sunny.

The exterior of Poplar Corner commands the same grandness as the interior with wide porches flanking each side of the home for enjoying afternoons or early mornings sipping mint juleps or coffee.

A charming guest house is on the grounds. 

Located at 210 West Liberty Street, Washington, Ga., I understand this is the first time in 100 years it has been for sale. 

(All pictures are from the Gerogia Reality Sales)

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