Historic House Listings

Sold. Oh my! The Rives House, Circa 1890. Almost one acre in Georgia. $36,000

August 18, 2019

This could be amazing with a lot of work! Love the old picture so you can see how the porch was. The Rives house was built in 1890. It is located on .72 acres in Sparta, Georgia. The home is situated in the historic district so it qualifies for state and federal tax credits. Five bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 6,187 square feet. $49,000 New price: $36,000!!

From the Zillow listing:


Grand landmark in Sparta seeks visionary buyer! Big beauty in Sparta’s trending historic district can qualify for state/federal tax credits for owner that restores this magnificent 1890s home. Interior finishes are well-preserved, even the stairway with late-Victorian fretwork. LARGE double lot sits on corner, perfect for garden or gazebo. Ample backyard with storage shed. Property has good bones but is not currently habitable and needs considerable work, but what a payoff if one day you call this beauty “home!” Listing agent must be present for showings. Sold as-is.


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