Hey there! I’m Lane, good to virtually meet ya! Thanks for stopping by.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org