A Georgia Cottage

“Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭25:4‬

As I was perusing my newest edition of Traditional Home, I was intrigued with a Victorian cottage painted coral to stand out among its neighboring Southern brick and white-framed mansions.  When I see Victorian architecture, I immediately think dark-stained wood interiors with heavy ornamentation, but as you will see, the interiors are light and airy with period appropriate antiques mixed with modern pieces and contemporary artwork.  It is a perfect juxtaposition!  Grab a cup of coffee or a glass of iced tea and enjoy this Georgia home, sometimes referred to as the Barbie cottage!

Built in 1854, this coral-pink with green shutters cottage is not easy to miss on a historic avenue in Macon, GA.  The Victorian exterior features were probably added later.

The living room with its classical design boasts a 17th century Belgium tapestry and an Empire gilt console.

The marble mantel was added by a previous owner.  Even though the house is only 2800 square feet, the ceilings are 12 feet high which allow for beautiful art work.

I love a round dining table for the ease of conversation.  The abstract painting over the mantel is by the homeowner, who was a former art teacher.  Many of his paintings grace the walls of the home.

The front parlor is painted “black bean soup” by Benjamin Moore, which accentuates the beautiful molding.  I love the juxtaposition of period antiques with the modern Lucite coffee table resting on a zebra rug.

I love the warm and cozy feel of the kitchen with its original brick fireplace…the homeowners added the painted wood plank walls and beamed ceiling. The stainless steel top on the island adds a touch of modern to an otherwise rustic space.

The sitting area in the kitchen is so inviting with its leather wing chair next to the fireplace.

The sunroom with its whitewashed floor and Greek- key border is more elegant than most…including its furnishings like the antique gilded settee.

Original beadboard covers the interior wall of the sunroom.  More of the homeowner’s art work hangs above the commode.

A beautiful antique mirror fills the space between the windows in the master bedroom.  With natural light flooding the room, it appears larger.

A vintage claw-foot tub is perfect for the spacious master bath.

Twin beds occupy the Napoleon-themed guest bedroom.  Gilded wall corbels hold statues of Napoleon and his generals.  The soft blue hue on the walls offers a serene respite for guests.

As always, thank you for reading and I always love your comments!

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  1. Kim says:

    Gorgeous! I love the occasional pop of modern mixed with the traditional. Thanks for sharing this beauty. It makes me want to go on a Southern home tour of great old treasures like this one! Happy Monday!

  2. Alice says:

    I adore this house and am ready to move in pronto! Thanks for showing us how a small house can live so big with gorgeous interiors. Can you believe those marble fireplaces? Then the kitchen is an about face with the original fireplace! Love, Love, Love!

  3. I just read this mag too Pam, Loved the Barbie reference but kept feeling it was pretty elegant for plastic Barbie, ha ha! The colorful abstract art throughout was so unexpected, and really emphasized the eclectic fun going on here! Have a great week-

  4. dolores says:

    Pam, hoy has mostrado algo que me fascina desde mi juventud. El estilo victoriano tradicional americano es tan elegante, tan hermoso que me encantaría poseer una casa así. Y concretamente esta casa es muy bonita tanto por fuera como en su interior: elegante, luminoso, con detalles realmente preciosos, el color relajante…
    Gracias por mostrar tanta belleza, en estos momentos necesito rodearme de cosas bellas y relajantes.

    Pam, today have shown something that fascinates me from my youth. American traditional Victorian style is so elegant, so beautiful that I would love to own a home as well. And specifically this house is very nice both outside and inside: elegant, bright, details really beautiful, the relaxing color …
    Thank you for showing so much beauty, right now I need to surround myself with beautiful and relaxing things.

    • Dolores, estoy muy contenta de que esto le recordaba días más jóvenes! Me encanta el exterior y el interior de esta casa! Estoy muy contento que trajo un poco de belleza en su vida! Abrazos, Pam

      Dolores, I am so glad this reminded you of younger days! I just love the exterior and interiors of this home! I am thrilled that it brought a little beauty into your life! Hugs, Pam

  5. You do a great job with home tours. My favorite rooms are the living room and the bathroom. I like the justaposition of abstract art and antiques. In the bathroom I love the all new white furnishings with elegant old oil paintings.

  6. Sandra Garth says:

    I’ve haven’t read or looked through many Traditional Homes magazines and now I see what I’ve been missing. Thank you so much for sharing this and your other links with us at Celebrate Your Story. Have a blessed week!

  7. Pamela says:

    So much eye candy here to drool over. I was especially intrigued, though, by the first picture of the exterior of the house. Our new home was also painted coral and I love it but someday, when it fades I might consider those lighter green shutters and trim instead of the dark green/black that I inherited. Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. Chef Carol says:

    Pam, what a surprise to open the front door and see open spaces and light and bright decor in a Victorian home. What a treat to tour the home. Thank you for sharing at Your Inspired Design.

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