About Me

Hey there!  I’m Lane, good to virtually meet ya!  Thanks for stopping by.

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So yeah, I am one of those people who absolutely love old homes – getting a chance to tour them and admiring the craftsmanship from other centuries.  Learning the actual history of the house – who lived here, what was it like, what happened here – these are the things that can bring a home to life.  The more I started looking around Georgia, the more old homes I found.  Many folks think all the Antebellum homes in Georgia were burned by Sherman’s army, but that isn’t the case.  They are out there.  You just gotta do some digging to find them.  #historynerd #googlelikecrazy #callaround

I’ve toured quite a few places the last couple of years, and many of them warrant a revisit.  Going off the beaten path and yes, outside of Atlanta, it’s out there. We’ll visit a variety of styles of homes – be it Federal, Antebellum, Gothic Renaissance, Queen Anne, Victorian, Craftsman – from a humble log cabin to mansions that I walk in and think “WOAH 18,000 SQUARE FEET!”.  Touring mansions is fun, but then of course you get home and think wow, I live in a shoebox.

I’m NOT a historian, scholar, realtor, hospitality person, architect or anything like that.  I am just someone who thoroughly enjoys learning about and visiting old homes when I’m not at my day job.  The people who volunteer and work in these old homes amaze me with their knowledge and passion of the history of the home.  It’s fascinating to realize what subject matter experts they are, and how much you can learn in a short visit to a home. If you know a docent (tour guide) or historic preservation society member, you go hug them right now!

Checking out old homes is fun and I want to share them with you.  And some of the other cool spots I just happen upon (sometimes way off the beaten path).  My faithful sidekick, Leroy,  makes a few road trips with me. Thanks for joining us!  We’d love to hear from you and find out about homes to feature on the site: lane@oldgeorgiahomes.com

 

 

 

6 Comments

  1. Your pictures of our home on the Christmas tour in Washington were great. As the owner of this home we enjoy sharing our home with others who also appreciate these fine old homes. We have recently restored another beautiful old home on Robert Toombs Ave (224 ERT). If you are traveling through Washington we would be proud to show it to you. Again great pictures and write-up.

    • Enjoyed getting to meet y’all, and will definitely let you know next time I’m coming through. And thank you for opening your home for the tour! Loved your home!

  2. I am obsessed with architecture myself. Georgia has so many confectionery delights. We truly are kindred spirits! I am a docent and board member at http://www.Sagtikosmanor.org. It’s my little piece of historical paradise. Love your photos and covet each and every house you photograph. Thank you for sharing your vision with this Vintage Girl in NY.

  3. As a kitchen designer, my favorite jobs to work on are historic homes. Especially when I can give the kitchen a feeling that it’s always been there.

    • I bet it’s fun since every old house is a little different! I’m with you – absolutely love a kitchen that looks like it’s been there from the start. Thanks for reading the blog!

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