To see it now, you’d never guess that this house was once an outdated 1970s ranch, would you? The homeowners transformed “Camp Boxwoods,” as it’s called, into an almost fairytale-like Queen Anne Victorian mansion on their sprawling horse farm in Madison, Georgia.
It’s been featured in Veranda and Traditional Home magazines in the past and it’s on the market now, so let’s take look at how it looked then and now!
Camp Boxwoods: A New Victorian in Georgia
Here’s how the living room looked when Traditional Home featured the house:
Did you see the little built-in doggy bed they created under the windowseat in the living room?
The listing for Camp Boxwoods says, “House completely remodeled in 2003 with over 4000 sq. ft. and featured in many magazines including Veranda. 2 bedroom suites on main floor, 2 more suites on 2nd and 3rd floors overlooking property.”
An article in Traditional Home magazine about the property explained, “Camp Boxwoods’ Queen Anne Victorian style begins at the circular front porch—the first project pursued by the owners when the rest of the house remained bland, single-story 1979 ranch-style architecture. The porch throws curves to augment the original straight lines and packs in gingerbread trim to reinvent the house as Victorian.”
The living room was originally the garage when this was a 1970s ranch-style house.
They vaulted the ceilings and turned it into an elegant space with beamed ceilings, built-in bookshelves, and a fireplace.
A photo from Traditional Home shows how tall the ceilings in the room are, with planks of reclaimed wood:
The Screened Porch:
Dan and Randy, the homeowners who had the vision to transform the house from a ranch into a Victorian, are the creative minds behind Atlanta’s popular Boxwoods Gardens & Gifts, and the grounds around their country house are immaculately designed with fountains, gates, and gardens.
The listing describes it as “a 250-acre retreat with horse trails, 2 stocked lakes, several bold streams, waterfall, 4-stall historically significant barn with living quarters, over 30 acres fenced for horses/livestock, and bottom areas perfect for hunting.”
For more photos and information: the listing held by agent Chris Hodges, the video tour,
Traditional Home (article by Candace Ord Manroe; photos by Colleen Duffley), and Veranda.