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Sandersville, Georgia                        The Evans Home Place
Circa 1847
Sandersville, Georgia

The Evans Home Place located on Smith Street in Sandersville Historic District was built circa 1847. This house is a sterling example of vernacular antebellum architecture. Its delicate details show the effects on the English Regency Period of 1810 1820. The original entrance featured the present balcony and a high piazza extending over the entrance. The design of the present high column piazza extending the full length of the house was part of a dream Lt. Col. Beverly D Evans had while serving the South in Virginia and Pennsylvania. The delicate columns and piazzas were designed by him and constructed under his personal supervision in the summer of 1866.

The Evans Home Place was featured in the 1997 Central Georgia Historic Calendar published by 13WMAZ Television. The Regency style continues inside with crown moldings, 10 12 foot ceilings, chair railings, 11 inch baseboards, and hardwood floors.

This home has four bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, formal parlor, formal dining room, library, 2 foyers, 2 hallways, a heart pine paneled living room, kitchen with marble countertops, and a sunroom with glass shelves and full bar. Also, the upstairs has the original pine flooring. Further there are 2 porches, where one can sit and enjoy the formal gardens.

The garden consists of two large lawn areas with a formal boxwood rose garden with hydrangeas, camellias, azaleas, crape myrtles, hollies, daylilies, and much more. This home was chosen many times the Tome and Home Country Garden Club "Beauty Spot of the Month". The entire garden is located within a fenced area with wrought iron gates. In the evening, family and friends can enjoy the garden lit by 4 outside lamps atop wrought iron lampposts.

But that is not all. In the back of the property there is beautiful and quiet pool area. A 16' by 30' pool is surrounded by all sorts of flowers. The pool house has a full kitchen, bathroom, dining and seating area, plus a covered porch and gazebo. The home also has lots of storage as well as a shop and storage building.

Beverly Webb
Town & Country Real Estate