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By groovykarma

Antebellum Plantation Home

My dream come true. Click the photo for a larger view.

Antebellum Plantation Home

One of our living rooms. Click the photo for a larger view.

About My Old House

My home is an 1830 historic antebellum style plantation home. It has not had any updating, that I know of.

It is in Gates, North Carolina.

Favorite Details

I love the hardwood floors throughout the house and the large areas. It has a beautiful full-length windows and so much detail was done in the construction of the house. You have room to store items, closets and cubbies are everywhere. I now have room for my sewing room where before I had to lug everything out, start a project, and then put everything away before dinner could be started. Now I have a room where I save so much time; I can work on a project and then leave it. I have room for when the family wants to visit and we don't feel cramped. There is a room just for the grandchildren when they visit. Because of the spacious area we have set up one of the living rooms for the children to play while we are in another room; we now have that option.

Lessons Learned

  • Tackle one job at a time.
  • Take your time, research and ask for help.

Jackie Craven, About.com Architecture, says:

What a wonderful example of pre-civil war architecture! For readers who would like to learn more about plantation homes from the antebellum period, here are resources:

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