Restoration of Historic Powell House, Part I

Welcome to the 258th Metamorphosis Monday!

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to tour The Powell House, an historic home built in 1928 in Villa Rica, Georgia.This home is currently going through a renovation/restoration so I thought you might enjoy touring it for Met Monday.

The Powell House was built by Villa Rica’s first doctor, Dr. Bruna Columbus Powell who passed away in 1961 at the age of 92. Dr. Powell owned the local pharmacy and ice company and was responsible for the founding of Villa Rica’s first hospital.

Historic Powell House in Villa Rica, Georgia


The entrance is truly grand…hard to capture its beauty in a photo.

Historic Powell House in Villa Rica, Georgia


Let’s go inside and check it out.

Historic Powell House in Villa Rica, Georgia


The brochure I picked up during my visit stated that The Powell House will soon be available for lease to a business once the renovations are complete.

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Just inside the front door we saw this chandelier.

Historic Powell House in Villa Rica, Georgia


A fireplace in that same room…

Historic Powell House in Villa Rica, Georgia


Historic Powell House in Villa Rica, Georgia


All the fireplaces were decorated for Christmas since the home had just been featured on a Christmas home tour.

Historic Powell House in Villa Rica, Georgia


This room had a sunroom feel with windows all around.

Historic Powell House in Villa Rica, Georgia


The fireplace in this room…

Historic Powell House in Villa Rica, Georgia


The dining room with a big bay window…

Historic Powell House in Villa Rica, Georgia
Historic Powell House in Villa Rica, Georgia


Another room on the lower level. Notice the picture rail going around the room…love those! All the rooms were nice and large. Love the wood floors!

Historic Powell House in Villa Rica, Georgia


I really loved the butler’s pantry with built-in cabinetry. This was one of the largest butler’s pantries I’ve ever seen in an historic home. It was so big, the other end (behind me in this picture) could easily be used as a breakfast area.

Historic Powell House in Villa Rica, Georgia


This was the main staircase going up.

Historic Powell House in Villa Rica, Georgia


The home had a similar staircase at the back of the home, so there were two ways to access the upstairs.

Historic Powell House in Villa Rica, Georgia


More built-in cabinets near the rear staircase…love all the built-ins!

I took photos of the upstairs and will share those in another post since there are too many for one post.

Hope you enjoyed this tour of the lower level of the historic Powell House.

Historic Powell House in Villa Rica, Georgia


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  1. Morning Susan, what a great house. Love the simple things in it. I would like to keep it quite minimalistic with all the white. Those cupboards are great for storage. It is a dado rail round the room :-

    Best wishes for 2014 to you, your family and your blog followers. Jackie in Surrey UK.x

  2. The Quintessential Magpie Blog says

    Susan, this is lovely. I always enjoy seeing what people do in a restoration of an older home.

    Up early so I thought I would link up this morning with Met Monday.

    Hope you had a great Christmas and that the new year will be filled with much happiness, good health, and prosperity!



  3. What a beautiful house! Ah, to have a sunroom like that, and don’t you know it would be fun to be a kid in that house, and chase your siblings up one set of stairs and down the other!
    Dawn @ We Call It Junkin

  4. What a wonderful tour! The Powell house is truly a sight to see, just beatiful! Thank you for sharing!


  5. Other than perhaps staining the floors a darker color this house is perfection to me!

  6. What a gorgeous stately home, Susan. I love the detailing in the entrance and the butler’s pantry…that cabinetry is exquisite. Thanks for the tour.

    Wishing you an Extraordinary New Year!

  7. I like to visit historic homes where I live or travel. This one is beautiful. Thank you for hosting MM each week. Happy New Year!

    Shannon ~

  8. Thank you for sharing this beautiful home! I have never heard of it and I love touring older homes. It’s a beauty! Many thanks for hosting another fun party! Stay safe ans warm during this cold weather!

  9. What a fabulous old home, Susan! I love all the built-ins! Stay warm! Hugs…Debbie

  10. Is there any doubt I would love this home – I think not! I’m like you Susan – love those built-ins! That butler’s pantry is TDF and those narrow wall units near the rear staircase (as in 2nd staircase!) are just fantastic. Thanks for always bringing fresh material – love your blog. Have a great week, and thanks for allowing us all to share with you.
    Rita C. at Panoply

  11. I love this house. Do you know if art work and other things will be added? I wonder if there are pictures of when the home was first built?
    I always enjoy your home tours!

  12. Susan, what a beautiful home! I love the built-ins too. It’s hard to imagine a business using the home.

  13. Thanks so much for hosting, Susan! Hope your 2014 is off to a great start!

  14. What a grand home! Older homes just have such wonderful features. That pantry is amazing! Is it currently a private residence? What a place to live. I enjoyed seeing it. Thank you for hosting. laurie

  15. Peggy Thal says

    Beautiful entrance to this home. Love those glass cabinets the most. I could really use them on a wall in my home. Thanks for sharing!

  16. What a gorgeous place!!!
    Thanks so much for hosting – and Happy New Year!

  17. Magnificent…oh, that entry…you know it’s going to be “something” inside!! franki

  18. Wow! What a gorgeous place. Happy New Year, Susan, and thank you for hosting your party – so many years and I still love it.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  19. That is a beautiful home. I love those dramatic tall columns out front. All those built-ins are fabulous. Can you imagine keeping up with all the fireplaces in the winter to keep that big place warm!

  20. Susan,
    A grand entrance and home, indeed, dear friend!!!
    Business real estate, huh???
    I adore the bay window, the butler’s pantry and the built~in cabinets near the rear stairs!!!
    These are not features one can find in today’s real estate market when “home” shopping.
    Thanks for sharing and for hosting Metamorphosis Monday each week!!!

  21. Wow~ love all that built in cabinetry! Stunning. Thanks for the party and have a super week!

  22. What a beautiful house! I love the butler’s pantry and wish that I had that kind of storage. The built-ins are also attractive and so handy. I hope 2014 is a great year for you!

  23. Thanks for hosting and for providing these virtual home tours–love them! Have a great week! Dee 🙂

  24. Good Morning, Susan! Thank you for sharing the Powell house. Love the built-ins and of course the butler’s pantry! Looking forward to seeing the rest of the house. Thank you for hosting as well. Happy 2014! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  25. Hello Susan, this is an awesome house – they’ve restored it wonderfully. I am happy to join your party this week and do appreciate you hosting,

  26. Who wouldn’t love that butler’s pantry! And a butler! Gorgeous home, thanks for the tour~

  27. Susan, I always enjoy your historic homes tours. I’ve not been to the Powell House , so this was fun. Love the entrance. Thanks so much for hosting Metamorphosis Monday.

  28. Looks like a pretty home! Thanks so much for hosting!

  29. What a wonderful house. I would make the sunroom my office and that pantry is to die for. I hope they are only restoring and not changing much. Love the colors also.

  30. What a beautiful historic home, Susan–that chandelier in the entrance is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing it with us, and thank you for hosting the party today.

  31. The built ins are great! Can you imagine all the entertaining that could be done in a space like that?

  32. I love this house, especially the built-ins!

  33. pam ~ crumpety cottage says

    Hi Susan,

    I don’t know how you find so many great houses to tour in person! I never seem to see that sort of thing around here. Grrr. X( Anyway, looks like a great place. It’s funny how the staircases seem so narrow for such a large and grand house. Say, those built ins near the back stairs … do you know if they were original to the house or part of the new restoration? Because they sure fit right in with today’s styles, don’t they? If they were original, I guess it’s true what they say … everything comes back in style .. eventually. 🙂

    • Pam, they definitely weren’t added this restoration/renovation. I’m pretty sure they are original. I love them, too! The built-ins were one of my very favorite parts of the home. You’ll be seeing more upstairs…will try to get that post ready for tomorrow.

  34. Hi Susan – hope you had some wonderful and blessed holidays. This house is possibly as close to my Dream Home as one can get. That portico entry is Amazing!!!! So happy to see it is being restored and being shown some love. Thanks for the tour, and thanks for letting me party with you. xxoo

  35. Beautiful house…love the built-ins. Thanks so much for hosting Susan! Hope your week is great.

  36. Juanita in OH says

    I wish I were a business! The Powell House is divine and your photos are great, TFS.

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