Located in Columbus, Georgia, Jamie Harris had always admired a 1830s raised cottage set on several acres in midtown. Badly neglected, the home was hidden behind a tangle of brambles and bushes, but she could tell it had character. Years later Jamie heard it was coming up for sale, and she quickly arranged a visit before it officially went on the market. She and her husband, Rob, were leaving that day for a trip to Italy, but they were so taken with the property, they made an offer from the airport which was accepted.
The Harrises were no strangers to renovations, but nothing compared to the scale of this project. They worked with an architect and a builder who shared their commitment to honoring the integrity of the antebellum structure. For the interiors, Jamie was inspired by the soft neutral palettes she had seen in Italy. “I love the way the plaster walls, mouldings, and ceilings were all painted the same color there,” she told Victoria magazine. “I chose to do that in most rooms of this house, which shows off the architecture so beautifully — and it allows the patina of the antiques to show.” An avid collector, Jamie’s mélange of vintage antique pieces — including English and French furniture, creamware, majolica, tapestry fragments, and more — are beautifully displayed throughout the home.
This home tour was originally featured in the March/April 2019 issue of Victoria magazine with photography by John O’Hagan, text by Karen Callaway, and styling by Sidney Bragiel. Additional photography below was provided to The Glam Pad by Eliza Morrill Photography.
For more, please visit Victoria magazine, and you can follow Jamie @raised_cottage on Instagram. You might also recall the home of Marsha Mason, a friend of Jamie’s who also lives in Columbus, Georgia and was featured in Victoria… You can tour Marsha’s beautiful home here. If you don’t already have a subscription, I highly recommend subscribing to Victoria. I have been reading this magazine since I was 12 years old, and it is truly beautiful.