A Honeymoon To Remember:: Madison Town & Country Holiday Tour of Homes

A Honeymoon to remember. In the early 19th century Madison, Georgia was described as “the most cultured and aristocratic town on the stagecoach route from Charleston to New Orleans.” And while the past century has brought about many changes, Madison remains steeped in history. Stately homes still line the streets as they did over 150 years ago, poignant reminders of a bygone era.
This year, Madison Town and Country Holiday Tour of Homes (November 30-December 2) will showcase one of Madisons most famous homes, Honeymoon, a historic antebellum home, c.1851 owned by Atlanta Designer, Jimmy Stanton, and Patrick Greico.
Employing Stanton’s signature “one room, one color, one finish” mantra, the rooms were painted and papered in hues of gray, blue, black, and cream. The couple incorporated pieces from Stanton Home Furnishings, Jimmy Stanton’s store in Atlanta, GA with a few family heirlooms including a secretary with beautiful burled grain veneer. All of the light fixtures are modern except for the chandelier in the front north bedroom, which had previously hung in the dining room. Stanton and Greco are revitalizing the landscaping and saving the 19th and early 20th century outbuildings including the center-chimney servant’s cabin and the garage/potting shed, which has been repurposed as a pool house.
Photo/ Jeff Roffman

Four widely-spaced fluted Doric columns and smooth corner pilasters grace the front of this quintessential Greek Revival house that anchors the southern end of Madison’s historic district. The home was erected in 1851 by Rev. Charles M. Irwin, who had served Madison Baptist since 1848. Irwin was called to Atlanta in 1855 to become pastor of the new Second Baptist Church.

 Photo/Jeff Roffman

The wide dramatic woodwork that surrounds the exterior entry door is repeated around the interior doorways and windows.

Designer/ Jimmy Stanton,  Photo/ Jeff Roffman, Floral Designs/Zeb Grant

Employing Stanton’s signature “one room, one color, one finish” mantra, the rooms were painted and papered in hues of gray, blue, black, and cream.

Designer/ Jimmy Stanton, Photo/Jeff Roffman, Floral designs by Zeb Grant

Nuvole Storm Wallpaper from Cole & Sons adorns the walls in the dining room, the marble fireplace is of Empire style.

Designer/ Jimmy Stanton,  Photo/Jeff Roffman, Floral designs by Zeb Grant

The tablescape tells a story with a nod to the past, blending old with new… 

 Designer/ Jimmy Stanton, Photo/ Jeff Roffman, Floral designs by Zeb Grant

A grand staircase gracefully hugs the wall on three sides of the entry hall.

 Designer/Jimmy Stanton, Photo/ Jeff Roffman, Floral designs by Zeb Grant

The front parlor is a skillful layering of cherished pieces with newer furnishings and accents. Giving a sense of history and place.

Designer/ Jimmy Stanton,  Photo/ Jeff Roffman, Floral designs by Zeb Grant

A monochromatic color scheme envelops the kitchen in warmth. The rollaway island in the kitchen is custom…

 Designer/Jimmy Stanton, Photo/ Jeff Roffman, Floral designs by Zeb Grant

The antique and vintage accessories add to the warmth of this modern kitchen…

The home has an illustrious history and was owned by members of the Godfrey-Candler-Hunt family for over 80 years, passed on through generations each writing a chapter in the intriguing story of Honeymoon. If you are in Georgia or surrounding areas put the Madison Tour of Honeymoon on your Christmas list! For more information call 706-438-3120 or visit madisonga.org

 

 

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