Do you appreciate craftsmanship and vintage materials? Are you seeking a truly custom home that will nurture your family? The aged patina of reclaimed heart pine floors, an entry door from an old bank building, nooks and built-ins throughout the home - all nestled privately on 12 acres in the heart of the Oconee National Forest, just a short drive from Lake Oconee and Historic Madison.
The English country home features stone and concrete board siding, with cedar shake accents. The distinct entry door beckons you into a lovely foyer - offering you a first look at the beautiful aged heart pine floors. Note the built-in shelves, coat hooks, and wainscoting - it’s a hint of the details you’ll find throughout the home. A pair of doors just ahead open to reveal a comfortable office nook - the perfect spot to keep household matters organized. The powder room is just to the left.
Step to the right and enter the great room - this traditionally appointed home features the open concept modern buyers are seeking. The kitchen is sensational, with custom cabinetry crafted of heart pine and fir. You’ll appreciate the 4 deep drawers for your cookware placed just left of the 5 Star professional gas range, which has 4 burners and a griddle center plus a 5 Star vent hood. Other features include a corner turntable, cookbook shelves, and large pantry closet. The island includes a prep sink and breakfast bar, with lovely pendant lights overhead. The kitchen floor is tumbled stone, and the countertops are soapstone.
The great room glows with the warmth of 100 plus year old heart pine, reclaimed from an old bank building, and a stone trimmed hearth flanked by custom cabinets. Adjoining is a multi purpose room, currently in use as a formal dining room. Imagine your elegant home office here - with its own private entrance, custom bookshelves, and a lovely garden just beyond the French doors. The vaulted ceiling is knotty pine, and floors are tumbled stone. The exterior door was custom crafted to match the antique entry door - no detail has been left undone in this lovely home.
The master suite is tucked privately on the other side of the home - you’ll enjoy the deck that overlooks the backyard and woods beyond. The ensuite bath is roomy, with dual vanities and an oversized glassed shower. The large laundry room adjoins the master bath, and includes a wall of cabinets - no lack of storage in this home.
Upstairs you’ll find a reading nook plus three large bedrooms and two full baths. The bedroom to the right could be a second master, with its ensuite bath. The bedrooms to the left share a full bath. Each bedroom has a custom built window seat with storage beneath. Note the lovely stained pine handrail.
On the lower level, there is a large family room plus a spacious full bath - this level could easily be converted into an inlaw suite. There is a large patio on this level and a big fenced back yard.
The home features a comfortable 2100sf on the main level, 1300sf upstairs, and 1200sf on the lower level.
The gardens are lovely, brought to life by a master gardener. You’ll appreciate the 2 car drive under garage, plus a detached garage/workshop with an adjoining Boat/RV carport. The land is mostly wooded, with 3-4 acres of pasture that could be enclosed for horses.
Downtown Greensboro is a quaint town of 3300 residents midway between Atlanta and Augusta, and just north of Lake Oconee, Georgia’s second largest lake with more than 19,000 acres of fishing and boating fun. The downtown shopping district has much to offer - you’ll find local meats, cheeses, and produce at Ripe Things Market, traditional southern cooking at Yesterday Café, and incredible performances at Festival Hall. Another 10 minutes and you’ll reach the Lake Oconee business district, with a host of restaurants and shops, and top-class medical facilities - including St Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital, which opened late 2013. Historic Madison and Athens are both within easy reach.
From Greensboro, take Highway 15 north (towards Athens) about 3 miles to left onto Cold Springs Road. Property is ahead about 4 miles on right.