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Rick Spitzmiller's "Redland"

Harris County, Georgia 


Rick Spitzmiller's "Redland"

As featured in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles August 2016 “Country Idol”

Proud recipient of The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art 2010 Philip Trammell Shutze Award


Built in the vernacular Greek Revival style, this handsome raised cottage was constructed in 1852. The area where the house was located had become a populous residential and business suburb, therefore it was decided that the land would be sold for commercial development and the house, if it were to be saved, would have to be moved to another location.


At the new site, on a slight rise of land, great care was taken to position and orient the house as it had been originally.  Original window casings, doors, the surviving mantels from the service areas and the heart pine floors were all retained and restored.  New heart pine floors, which matched the undisturbed floors in the four original rooms, were milled from timbers salvaged from a barn on the original site.


A new stair was designed and installed in the front part of the center hall. Thus former root cellar became two additional bedrooms with baths, a laundry room and a painting studio.  Pickets from the original front picket fence were supplemented with new matching pickets and the fence rebuilt to enclose the front garden.


“Growing up as an equestrian, I always asked my parents if we could ride past the beautiful house in Midland, Georgia. “  “I was ready to find a refined country home to be a respite from Atlanta and this house always captivated me”

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