SOLD | Built 1901 | 12,862 Sq. Ft. | 7 Beds | 7.5+ Baths | 0.68 Acres
619 College Street, Macon, Georgia, United States, 31201
A prominent Beaux-Arts home designed by Macon architect Alexander Blair III for Wallace E. McCaw, president of the soap oil producing Macon Manufacturing Company, has sold for $1.4 million after hitting the market for $1.6 million in December 2020. McCaw is credited with creating the vegetable shortening Crisco. According to Macon Magazine, the 12,862 square foot home had previously been divided into apartments before Michael and Bridget Wright restored the structure back into a single family residence. Their efforts were recognized with a statewide Excellence in Rehabilitation Award from the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation noted, “With the stabilization and repair of the roof completed, a historic roof deck and rooftop garden along the widow’s walk were restored. The columns on the front porch were also restored to their original design. The exterior brick, cast stone and wood trim were cleaned and the wooden elements repainted. The preservation of the historic elements inside the house included removing several of the modern intrusions and a meticulous rehabilitation of the staircase in the grand hall. The rebirth of the house ensures it will continue to add to Macon’s historic legacy and sense of place.” There is 12,862 square feet of interior space with a massive front porch, formal public rooms, a chef’s dream kitchen, third level apartment, home theatre and manager’s cottage. There are a total of 7 bedrooms and 7.5+ bathrooms. The McCaw-Massee House, also known as The Crisco Home, was on the market for $1.6 million with Joanna Jones of Sheridan Solomon & Associates LLC.