When George Cecil “Bumpsey” Woodruff, Junior built his Midland home, he wanted 21st century amenities while preserving historical integrity.
The Woodruff home has a rich history deeply rooted in the appreciation for the natural beauty of the great outdoors. Originally, Julie Woodruff’s grandfather, George Cecil Woodruff, Sr., moved an old Harris County school house on the land surrounded by three lakes.
Later, Julie’s grandmother renovated the old fishing house and made it her summer home. Julie visited the summer home often as a child and later decided to make it her own home where she raised her three children, Klay, Bond and Jinks Camp on the family land.
Julie and her family lived in the old school house across the lake from her father, George Cecil “Bumpsey” Woodruff, Junior.
She inherited the home from her father, who wanted to spend the rest of his days on the land he loved so much. Mike Socci of the Woodruff Contracting Company constructed the house and George moved in upon its completion in May 2009, and lived there until his death. He insisted that it must be finished before his 80th birthday, and so it was.
This home is truly a family affair, built by her father on land with many cherished memories. It was decorated in Southern Low Country décor by Melanie Davis of Davis Design in Atlanta, Georgia combined with Julie’s eye for an eclectic flair. Between celebrations with friends and family, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Georgia football games watched outside on the porch, the Woodruff home is full of history old and new.
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