Being offered on the market for just the fourth time in over 100 years is this 1905 home that radiates the classic graciousness of southern architecture and history. It was originally built as a classic four square home with full width front porch to enjoy the breezes of summer and the warmth of the library's fireplace to ward off winter's chill. Renovations over the years have provided updates to the kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms (walk-in closets), while maintaining most of the original oak flooring, doors (also 2 sets of smooth gliding pocket doors), millwork and hardware as well as architectural details common to this period.
The impressive front entrance into the 9' wide, full length hallway immediately highlights the multiple living areas downstairs. The formal living and dining room as well as the den and all 4 bedrooms are accented by their original fireplaces and mantels. The charming library has not only its own wood burning fireplace, but also its own door to the front porch. The chef will be thrilled with the kitchen, starting with the ample granite counter space and island and ending with the floor to ceiling cabinet storage that can house everything from bulky appliances to chrystal to every spice imaginable. Punched tin cabinet fronts, a hanging pot rack, 2 ovens, gas range, roll-out and pine flooring make for such a delightful and efficient area. Adjoining the kitchen is the butler's pantry/breakfast room...a sweet area with a large built-in glass fronted cabinet.
Travel from this room to the dining room or to the sunroom/office. The new homeowner will appreciate the flex space in the cute little sunroom/office and also the fact that it has its own exterior entrance. Wide stairs and landing (with unique stained glass windows) lead to the bedroom areas upstairs. The master suite includes a deep walk-in closet and a spacious bathroom with soaking/Jacuzzi tub, separate shower and double vanity. The second bedroom has its own half bath. Another oversized bathroom with clawfoot tub and separate shower has a private entrance to the third bedroom as well as the hallway. Other features include: large laundry room with a wall of closet storage, high efficiency hvac on the main floor and 2 separate systems on the second floor (the master suite has its own system), recirculating hot water heater... hot water is immediately available from anywhere within the house, and a large cedar closet storage area in the attic.
It is just a quick walk to downtown on a street lined with other historic homes. Enjoy the small town feel of Elberton with its easy living and access to lakes, parks and golf courses. It is just a 45 minute drive to Athens Ga or Anderson SC, and a 2 hour drive to Atlanta as well as the North Ga/NC mountains. Come start new traditions to carry on the the comfort and grace of this true southern charmer.
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