This beautiful Andersonville home shows some of the best craftsmanship available in the early 1900s. The home was built for the Anderson family in 1905. The daughter lived there with her sisters and, in the end, alone, until her death last year at age 100. When you visit this home you will see it much as she knew it.
From the front of this home, you can see some unusual features, including the large square bay and the second story hipped dormer, all sided in narrow board siding with unusual mullion design in the windows. This appears to be an addition, since the siding does not have the same grooved design. The small porch and bench once allowed the Anderson family a place to watch the construction of Ebenezer Lutheran Church from 1905 to 1912. The beautiful oak front door displays a textured glass with fleur-de-lis in the center. In the front hall we see the elements of Craftsman design in the newel post and square spindles. This woodwork and all the woodwork and floors downstairs are oak in original dark varnish finish. The vertical doorway moldings are groove while the horizontal crowns include egg and dart designs. Between the front hall and the living room is an elegant bi-fold French door in oak. In the living room, you will see some of her furniture and get a glimpse of what the original room looked like.
The living room opens on to the dining room which features a floral designed stained glass window. This design indicates the influence of Craftsman style with its geometric forms and subtle colors.
At the back of the dining room is a beautiful custom made cabinet of either walnut or birch. It is designed around two windows so that the center with mirror and glass doors functions as a china cabinet and the lower drawers hold linens. The posts at either end show the influence of Craftsman design.
The kitchen off the dining room shows how simple the early kitchens were - without gadgets and conveniences. The original built-in cabinet was all the storage provided in the home in 1905. There is, of course, off the hall, a built in pantry with open shelves. The kitchen opens onto a wonderful back porch. The porch has a simple handrail but shows a touch of elegance with a Corinthian column. Please enjoy the back yard and spectacular pine tree.
On the second floor, you will get a glimpse of how an early cottage is designed. The new owners plan to restore the walls, floors and woodwork. The bedroom you will visit is under the angles of the roof with dormered window. Its special feature is a connection to the second story porch and another view of the beautiful yard.