Circa-1930s house restored by the Jordan family

A circa-1930s house designed by noted Augusta architect Willis Irvin was restored to its beauty by homeowners Lisa and Troy Jordan.


The two-story home on Bellevue Avenue was divided into four rental apartments before an 18-month renovation and the addition of a kitchen, den, master bedroom and outdoor living space. The Jordans purchased the white stucco house in 2004 and rented it for one year before the renovation began.

“We completely gutted this house to the studs,” Lisa Jordan said. “We love the location, the style and the architecture.”

Irvin’s son, Willis Irvin Jr., met with the Jordans and reviewed original photos to recreate Irvin’s design.

The entire interior is painted bone white and decorated with colorful accents. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances and the dining room table was handcrafted from cypress wood by Troy Jordan.

The family of four spends the most time in the outdoor living space where they eat dinner at a round glass table. The children play in a large backyard surrounded by a brick wall.

Upstairs, three bedrooms and a television room each feature attached bathrooms. Ella Jordan, 6, sleeps in an iron bed surrounded by dolls and Waters Jordan, 9, has a custom built loft bed.


The family: Lisa and Troy Jordan, children Ella and Waters

The location: Bellevue Avenue

The house: 5 bedrooms, 5½ baths, 5,200 square feet



Wed, 01/17/2018 - 23:08

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