Welcome to the Colonel George Gillespie Home in Limestone, Tennessee.
Dating back to the 1780’s, this home is unique because it was one of the first stone houses built in Tennessee and is subsequently listed in the National Registry of Historic Houses.
George Gillespie II came to the American Colonies in 1744, at the age of 14, with a colony of Scots-Irish from Northern Ireland. He fought for North Carolina in the Revolutionary War, and hence became known as Col. George Gillespie.
He hired Seth Smith, a Quaker stone mason from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to build his home in Limestone, Tennessee.
The old stone house was meticulously restored by its current owners.
Here’s what it looked like before restoration:
It is currently listed for $749,000.
The light stone color of the exterior is due to the fact that the house was crafted from native East Tennessee limestone with exterior walls 2-3 feet thick.
Those sky-blue shutters sure dress the old gal up!
Let’s have a look inside…
Nothing was neglected during the restoration, right down to the period appropriate furniture and artwork adorning the walls.
The museum quality interior encompasses a total of 3,404 square feet.
George Washington over one of the many fireplaces!
The spectacular dining room features a large wall mural.
Here’s a better look at the mural:
The home also features a large eat-in kitchen.
The newer kitchen was built to embody olde world charm.
At the far end of the kitchen is a small family room.
Col. George Gillespie’s Home has 4 gorgeous bedrooms.
Look at the beautiful master:
This is the kind of book-filled antique bedroom that House Crazy Sarah wants!
Then there is this cozy little chamber:
One of the two bathrooms:
The attic space is finished for additional sleeping space:
The 2.6 acre lot features several outbuildings and a guest cabin.
Also included is a true replica of the original detached kitchen when the home was built, and, the original smoke house!
Side view of the house with the newer kitchen addition:
The historic ambience of Col. George Gillespie’s Home is second to none!
Wouldn’t it make an incredible country inn?