Historic Georgia home hits the market for over $2 million

The Mansfield home is on the National Register of Historic Places

The historic Burge-Bolton House has hit the market. Located in Mansfield, in Newton County, the nearly two-century-old mansion is for sale for a whopping $2,195,000.

Featuring three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a library and seven fireplaces, the mansion has a lot to offer — though the home was far different when initially completed in 1830.

“The Burge Plantation Historic District is a 603-acre rural historic district that includes three principal agricultural complexes, tenant houses, agricultural fields, and an orchard,” the National Register of Historic Places’ entry on the home said. “The first house built on the property was located on the east side of Highway 142 in the northwest corner of the historic district. Known as the Burge-Bolton House, it was moved across Highway 142 in c.1920 to make way for a larger house. The Burge-Bolton House was built in c. 1830 as a plain, one-story, frame, dwelling with a central-hall plan. After the house was moved, the Bolton family added numerous rear additions and Neoclassical Revival-style elements such as a classical, full-width front porch and sidelights and transom.”

“A substantial outbuilding complex, built c.1920, is located to the rear of the house and includes three barns, an overseer’s cottage, pump house, and formal gardens. In c. 1920, the Burge family built a large, frame house on the site of the original family home. Architect Merritt J. Morehouse modeled the new dwelling after Homewood, the Baltimore house of Charles Carroll, Jr., built in c.1803. The house features a five-part Palladian plan with a five-bay main block and two wings joined by hyphens. The proportions and details of Merritt’s design reflect the spirit of Homewood. The tetrastyle portico, for example, features the same proportions and a similar treatment of the pediment as at Homewood. The interior is divided among many small rooms that are organized around the central hall. Two servant’s cottages and several other outbuildings built in c. 1921 are located adjacent to the plantation house. A third historic fam complex, located on east end of the property, includes two tenant houses and a complex of barns.”

According to Madison Realty’s listing of the home, the entire historic estate is on the market.

“The Burge-Bolton House is recognized on the National Register of Historical Places and was constructed by Thomas Burge around 1830,” the home’s listing said. “Thomas’s widow, Dolly, kept a diary which detailed daily farm life before, during, and after the occupation of the plantation by Sherman’s soldiers. The diary is housed at the Georgia Historical Society. This property consists of 60+/- acres with a creek, a mix of mature hardwoods and an established lawn which can be utilized for gardening or converted to pastureland. It has 3 full bedrooms and 3 full baths with 7 fireplaces and a screened- in rocking chair porch. This beautiful property is part of the Burge Farm Historic District and is a short walk to Burge Plantation. Nearby Covington boasts of its shopping and dining. The property is roughly one hour from Atlanta and only 5-10 minutes’ drive from I-20, making it easy to locate. Also within an hour drive are Athens, Lake Oconee, Madison, and more.”

Listing by Chris Hodges and Madison Realty

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