February 10, 2017

Preservation Personals: 19th-Century Georgia Winter Home Seeks Year-Round Residents

  • By: Jared Foretek

A historic Shingle Style home within walking distance of a historic Georgia town, I offer the quintessential Southern experience.

I get my name, Burbank Cottage, from Evelyn Burbank. She built me in 1885 to use as a winter home, but I’m great for all seasons.

Tucked neatly beside a tree-lined street, my green exterior blends into the verdant surroundings, and natural light brings the surroundings inside, flowing into my open kitchen and beautiful orangery.

All together I have three bedrooms and 2.5 baths on a plot of over an acre. The heart pine flooring and paneled walls bring an elegance to my study and formal dining room, and the fine details of my custom millwork will surely impress guests relaxing in the living room.

But it’s my two-story Gambrel roof and three-story tower that will catch visitors’ attention before they even pull up to the two-bay garage. And I haven’t even mentioned my quaint orchid house!

Of course, one of the best perks of my property is its proximity to historic Thomasville, a lovely little town with a scenic Main Street that’s perfect for dining and shopping and only a short jaunt away. Learn more about me here.

Burbank Cottage Exterior

photo by: Ben McCollum

Thomasville, Georgia 31792.

Burbank Cottage Interior

photo by: Ben McCollum

My paneled walls and custom millwork bring elegance to all my rooms.

Burbank Cottage Orchid House

photo by: Ben McCollum

My orchid house sits just outside.

Jared Foretek is an editorial intern at the National Trust. He enjoys historic train stations, old bars, and interesting public spaces.

jforetek@savingplaces.org

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