Have you ever heard of a “Shotgun House?”
I hadn’t either until my in laws bought one (actually two.)
Shotgun houses are so named because, supposedly, a shotgun fired through the front door would pass straight through the house and out the back door. Rooms were as wide as the house, and had doors that connected straight through.
My mother and father in law are extremely industrious, and creative, and talented, and it didn’t surprise me a bit that they bought two shotgun houses to put on their farm to restore!
They purchased the shot gun houses from the “Aluminum Hill Homes” that were built in the early 1900s in Georgia.
They had the shotgun houses transported to their land…
Here is one of the shotgun houses when they had just begun the renovation.
My boys LOVE going to Pop and Grammaw’s house down in Georgia! They have a ton of fun with all of their cousins.
Have I ever told you that there are only grandsons on my husband’s side of the family?
Yep! Nothing but boys!
Here is Pop teaching all of the grandsons how to tie a tie last Thanksgiving on the steps of the shotgun house before it was renovated.
Well, Pop and Grammaw have done a ton of work since last Thanksgiving.
They installed a beautiful new roof and added an addition to the back of the house.
Here is the front door that they restored…
Doesn’t it look beautiful with their new steps and railing?
I love the wide steps and the brick sidewalk.
Here is the other side of the addition.
My father-in-law built this beautiful railing.
He said the home is made of cypress wood which explains why the home’s exterior is still in such good shape.
Doesn’t it look beautiful all freshly painted? I cannot wait to see what they do to the inside!
Here is where we love to eat at Pop and Grammaw’s. See Pop’s barn with the awesome gas station signs back there? Love it!
Their shot gun house was just recently featured in the local newspaper, The Eatonton Messenger.
You can read the full article HERE.
My husband gets his love for restoring old things (and his amazing work ethic) from his parents. And I love having in-laws that share the same passion as I do of renovating old homes. I learn so much from them every time I visit them. They are a wealth of knowledge!
Can’t wait to see them again soon!
Love you, Pop and Grammaw!
Have you ever heard of a Shotgun House?