To see it now, you’d never guess that this house was once an outdated 1970s ranch, would you?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
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.”
I especially love the generous porches around the house, and it doesn’t hurt that they have
expansive views of beautiful gardens, horse trails, and ponds.
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:
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?
Adorable! Here’s a close-up:
The dining room was originally the living room:
The antique dining chairs are from a Victorian farmhouse in Missouri.
Here’s how it looked in Traditional Home:
More listing photos:
The tub was shown in an older listing when the house was on the market in 2012:
Here’s a shot of the same bathroom from the magazine:
I snapped a screenshot of the kitchen in the video tour of the house:
A photo from Traditional Home shows how tall the ceilings in the room are, with planks of reclaimed wood:
Mudrooms don’t get much prettier than this one:
The screened porch:
This gorgeous (and massive!) mirror in the screened porch is an antique they found in Cincinnati:
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.
A restored historic church on the property was repurposed as luxury horse stables:
The stables were featured in Veranda magazine, decorated for a Christmas gathering:
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.”
The house reminds me of the Victorian from Practical Magic — gardens, water views, and all:
Too bad that one wasn’t real…but at least this one is! 🙂
Want it? Camp Boxwoods is on the market for $2.995 million. For more photos and information, check: the listing held by agent Chris Hodges, the video tour (some of these photos are screenshots I took from it), Traditional Home (article by Candace Ord Manroe; photos by Colleen Duffley), and Veranda. Thanks to Lisa for telling me about it!