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1860 Greek Revival

603 South Hill Street
Griffin, Georgia 30224

The Drake House

If walls could talk, this Grande Greek Revival Home, 'The Drake House' would whisper tales of a bygone era, evoking the charm and elegance of a simpler time.

Originally built in 1860 by renowned architect and builder Gilman Drake, this magnificent residence stands as a testament to Griffin's rich history.

Located in the bustling heart of the city, this home has undergone an award-winning restoration, seamlessly blending historical integrity with modern amenities. Set back off the road, the property's winged retaining wall offers a tantalizing glimpse of its undeniable curb appeal.

The wrap-around veranda, complete with 'haint-blue' ceilings, provides nearly 1800 square feet of outdoor living space-perfect for morning coffee or evening gatherings.

As you step inside, you are immediately transported to another world. The 70-foot central hallway, a true showstopper, leads you through the estate's impressive array of features. With over 3800 square feet of living space, this home boasts 14-foot ceilings, meticulously restored plaster walls painted in period colors, original 1-inch thick heart pine floors, original shutters and four original coal-burning fireplaces.

Every room exudes historical charm, from the vintage soaker tub in the back bedroom to the oversized rooms adorned with substantial period trim, base molding, and door trim throughout. Original poured glass windows allow natural light to flood the space, highlighting the intricate details and craftmanship. The home's meticulous renovation includes unique features you must see to believe. Antique furniture has been repurposed as bathroom vanities, and all bathrooms feature period-style tile.

The spacious, modern kitchen is a chef's dream, with shaker-style cabinets, a large center island with a built-in microwave drawer, granite countertops, a farm sink, stainless steel vent hood, and a 5-burner gas range with double oven. The island also includes a chef's sink and pot filler, making meal preparation a breeze.

Adjacent to the kitchen, the grand dining room, illuminated by a period chandelier, provides the perfect setting for formal dinners. The adjacent parlor offers a cozy retreat, while the grand foyer flows seamlessly into a light-filled shuttered sunroom. This sunroom opens onto a substantial back deck, ideal for enjoying breathtaking western sunsets.

Off the kitchen and sunroom, the main den showcases exposed beams and original millwork, creating a warm and inviting space for relaxation and entertainment.

Modern conveniences have not been overlooked in this historical gem. High-speed internet is available, ensuring you can stay connected while enjoying the timeless beauty of your surroundings

The historic district's high walkability, with lighted sidewalks, provides easy access to downtown eateries and is just half a mile from Griffin City Park.

This Grande Greek Revival Home is more than just a residence -- it's a piece of living history, lovingly restored and updated for modern living. Experience the perfect blend of historic charm and contemporary comfort in the heart of Griffin. Don't miss the opportunity to own a piece of architectural history, where every corner tells a story and every detail has been thoughtfully curated.
1 Story
Bedrooms 3
Full Baths 3
Half Baths 1
Heated Sq. Ft. 3,814
Acres 0.4

MLS No. 10312705

Features.

  • Sunroom
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Fireplaces
  • Walk-in Shower(s)
  • Wood floors
  • High Ceilings
  • Claw-foot Tub(s)
  • French doors
  • Wrap-Around Porch
  • Chef's kitchen
  • Shutters
Architect
Gilman Drake

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Valerie Howard photo Valerie Howard

Mobile: 770-318-8165

Website: www.valeriehoward.realtor

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