Towering over the corner of Shotwell and West Streets since 1904

Historic Bainbridge Home for Sale: A Rare Gem from 1904

Nestled at the corner of Shotwell and West Streets, this home has been a distinguished landmark since 1904, embodying a rich piece of Bainbridge history. Originally built by Thomas C. Wainman, a northerner who moved south in 1893, this transitional-style brick home mirrors the architectural elegance of the four-story Wainman Hotel he constructed across the street in 1900. For two years, Wainman sourced premium materials, including the rare quarter-sawn curly pine accents that grace this home.

The bricks were crafted locally from Decatur County clay by L. F. Patterson. In 1918, the property was acquired by Arthur S. Carr, and in 1931, it passed to his son-in-law, Gilbert H. Gragg. The Gragg family maintained ownership until 1993 when it transitioned to J. Victoria’s Gifts & Antiques, reverting back to a family residence in 1997. Now, your family has the opportunity to become only the fourth to reside in this magnificent home.

Every element of this residence showcases meticulous attention to detail and the advanced technology of its time. Highlights include stunning hardwood floors, original windows, pocket doors, hardware, intricate trim work, original radiators (now disconnected), marble fireplace surrounds, a spacious kitchen, a quaint breakfast room, a versatile laundry room/prep kitchen with a half bath, and a thoughtfully designed floor plan featuring both upstairs and downstairs primary bedrooms and bathrooms.

The foyer is adorned with a light fixture dating back to the 1850s, once belonging to Mrs. Gragg’s mother, while the living and dining rooms boast chandeliers imported from France. The 1960s Schumacher wallpaper remains in excellent condition, complemented by period metal cabinetry. The sunroom and patio offer serene views of the fenced backyard, and an historic carriage house with an upstairs apartment presents an exciting renovation opportunity.

This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own one of Bainbridge’s most stately, beautiful, and historically significant homes. Don’t miss out—schedule your appointment today! Please note, potential buyers must provide a lender’s pre-approval or proof of financing to arrange a showing.

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