Yesterday for Met Monday, we toured the lower level of the historic Powell House in Villa Rica Georgia.
Today we’re heading upstairs…can’t wait to show you all the bedrooms and take you out on the balcony. Let’s go!
Once you reach the top of the front staircase, as you look back toward the front of the home this is your view.
I made a beeline for the balcony…couldn’t wait to see how it looked out there.
The columns are so beautiful!
Wonder how the ceiling would look painted haint blue?
This style column is called, Corinthian. The name is derived from the ancient Greek city of Corinth. You can google Corinthian columns and read all about Greek and Roman architecture at Wikipedia. I was amazed to learn the oldest known example of a Corinthian column is in the Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae in Arcadia, c. 450–420 BC.
Back inside, this room was to our immediate left. It’s a huge room, really grand!
It had more of those wonderful built-in like we saw downstairs.
It also had a huge window seat with storage underneath. The view was pretty out the windows overlooking the trees.
There were so many bedrooms upstairs, I totally lost count. I think there were at least six…this house is huge!
Another bedroom…floors are so pretty! Notice the different design of the windows. I think the two windows with the smaller transom-like windows above faced the front of the home because I can see the columns outside.
Another bedroom…the rooms are so nice and large! Wouldn’t it be fun to decorate all these rooms!
Back out in the upstairs hallway, we headed toward the back of the house.
Another fabulous window seat with storage underneath.
This was probably my favorite bedroom of all. I kind of wondered if it had been a sleeping porch once upon a time because of all the windows.
What do you think?
The fireplace in this room…
I looked out one of the windows facing onto the back yard and this was what I saw. What do you think that used to be? Let’s go downstairs and outside for a better look.
Back downstairs, we headed toward the back door. I love the beautiful arched fanlight with the pretty keystone overhead. Today’s homes just lack so many of these gorgeous details.
Speaking of gorgeous details, here’s a close-up of one of the doorknobs upstairs.
Okay, here we are in the backyard. So what do you think this was? I was guessing an old greenhouse. Wouldn’t it be fabulous restored?
Not too far away from the greenhouse was a grand Purple Martin Birdhouse.
This is definitely the fanciest Martin house I’ve ever seen!
Hope you enjoyed touring the Powell House. Did you have a favorite room or feature? Was it the high ceilings? The beautiful windows or heavy moldings? How about all the wonderful built-ins we saw in yesterday’s tour?
Pssst: If you missed the tour yesterday, you’ll find it here: Restoration of the Powell House, Part I