Madison, Ga. Home For Sale and Fall Ramble

There are beautiful historic homes for sale in Madison and others you can tour during the Fall Ramble.

Photo by: Carolyn Teston Built for the Hunter family in 1883, the unique home is often the subject for photo buffs. 

If you haven’t made it down to historic Madison yet, we’ve got a lot of reasons for you to make the trip – festivals, tours and homes for sale. Located about an hour south of Atlanta, the town has a lot of nicknames like "the prettiest little town in America" and "the town too pretty to burn" as it was spared the torches of Sherman’s troops. Part of its charm is the town’s historic square with its monuments and fountains, but most of the beauty is found via the architecture as Madison is home to one of the largest concentrations of Antebellum homes in the country

Harry Norman Realty The grand dining room of this Madison property for sale boasts a chandelier that once graced the White House. 

We find it entertaining to search the 30650 real estate listings because, well, we’re house nerds. We recently came across a stunning six-bedroom, seven-bath home that offers all the appeal of owning a piece of history but also has all the conveniences and functionality of a 21st-century home. Built in 1837, the structure has the original pine hardwood floors, 14-foot high ceilings, seven fireplaces, a separate living room, study and a keeping room. We like the thoughtful touches like the dining room chandelier that once hung in the White House and the felt-lined cabinets for silver. It also has modern fitness and theater rooms and outside a pool, a hot tub and a private tennis court. It is listed just under $1.4 million and you can see the complete details at Harry Norman Realtors

Get Ready to Ramble

If you’re not shopping but still itching to get inside some of these historic homes the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation’s Fall Ramble, “Madison Unseen,” takes place Oct. 4-6. This year’s tour includes more than 40 historic private homes and sites rarely seen by the public. The ramble kicks off with a tour of an 1838 antebellum home called Hilltop. You can also see inside a three-gabled Victorian-era cottage and Terrell Plantation, which was once home to George Terrell, immortalized by author Joel Chandler Harris. Terrell inspired Harris’s most famous character, Uncle Remus. There will also be a barbecue in Bostwick and an opportunity to tour historic buildings that have been converted for loft living. See the Georgia Trust’s web site for ticket information and a full listing of events.

Taking place just up the road from Madison on November 2, 2013 is the Bostwick Cotton Gin Festival. There’s a 5K run, a parade, arts and crafts and lots of food vendors. Proceeds from the festival will go towards restoring the second floor of the Susie Agnes Hotel, which now serves as City Hall for the town of Bostwick. 

See the City of Bostwick web site for more details. 

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