Maria Randolph Mansion c. 1795
225 E. Robert Toombs Avenue
HISTORIC Washington, Georgia
Maria Randolph Mansion c. 1795
Standing tall and proud since the time when George Washington was President, the c. 1795 Maria Randolph Mansion is an absolutely stunning Southern historic gem of Grace and Elegance. Large proportioned rooms are flooded with natural light (including the Grand Hall/Ballroom) and pleasing architectural details are endless from imported 1800s Italian Marble mantles, Crystal chandeliers and thick walls of original horsehair plaster to 18″ crown moldings, original rimlocks, massive windows and wonderful wood floors; even a trap door in the second story floorboards intrigues one as many tales are told of those gaining safety by hiding in the secret space…. IF only walls could talk!
Built in 1795, the home originally faced north across a meadow toward the Old Augusta Highway until Miss Maria Randolph, a descendant of Pocahontas, purchased the home in 1824. She brought life to the home, being the hostess well loved and known for big parties, galas and dances, she transformed the home into a showplace adding a Grand Hall/Ballroom which became the largest entertainment space in town during that period. Main Street was extended from the Town Square beyond her home shortly after Maria moved in so she would have it no other way than to have her home face Main Street thus adding the portico that reoriented the house to face south and Main Street. The home today continues to flow for ultimate ease in entertaining with parlors and multiple common area rooms that empty into Maria’s Grand Hall/Ballroom with its two, tall carved mantled fireplaces and crystal chandelier.
Boasting approximately 6,612 Square Feet on a beautiful 1.18 acre corner lot of old plantings, iron fenced gardens & magnolias, the home consist of 6 Bedrooms, 6 Full Baths and two half baths. Upon entering the home the foyer /center hall which empties into the Grand Hall/Ballroom is flanked by the Ladies and Gentleman’s parlors each with different yet equally beautiful imported Italian marble mantles of the 1800’s. The well proportioned parlors have thick original plaster walls of clay, horsehair and lime, 18″ depth crown moldings, large windows that bathe the formal rooms in warm sunlight .
Both parlors also open to the Grand Hall/Ballroom.
Also on the Main Level is the Dining room, bright and airy, Keeping Room, Kitchen with Breakfast area, Butlers/serving area, Sun/Art Room(Den), Master Bedroom Suite and expansive multi-purpose room (mud room, play room, sitting room, office, etc) with a wall of french doors facing the rear grounds.
Upstairs are 5 comfortable bedrooms each with baths and a sitting/sun room spanning the entire rear of the home . There are two staircases; an original front main staircase with newel post and a rear staircase off the back center hall accented with stained glass windows. Fireplaces in most every room! Detached Carriage House style gym/workout building.
Newly renovated to accent the home’s exquisite HISTORIC features and to enhance a comfortable, easy-living lifestyle! An EXCEPTIONAL opportunity awaits!