Classic American farmhouse with a twist! You’ll recognize the clean lines, standing seam metal roof, and pair of deep porches strategically placed to capture sunrise and sunsets. What’s the twist? An interior floor plan that captures the best in modern home trends - preserving the formal dining room, while opening up the living room, kitchen, and breakfast rooms with a wall of windows capturing breathtaking pastoral views.
The 4 bedroom/3.5 bath home is right-sized, with 3242sf on two levels, plus an oversized attached 3 car garage with 10ft doors and a huge room above ready to be finished, all on a 23 acre lot with pasture, woods, and a flowing creek.
The quality is evident as you step across the brick-paved front porch and notice the hand-stained tongue and groove wood ceiling above. Entering the foyer, you’ll note the formal dining room to your right, with beautiful wainscoting and an elegant crystal chandelier. Ahead is the great room, where you’ll relax, cook, and dine. The trim and cabinet style is clean in style yet elegant in execution. The kitchen will please avid cooks - with plenty of counter top, including a large island with deep farm-style sink and breakfast bar, and high end appliances, including Sub-Zero refrigerator, Dacor 6-burner cook top, Asko dishwasher, and Dacor wall oven with warming drawer. The walk-in pantry is nearby. Enroute to the garage, you’ll find an office nook, and laundry/mud room - perfect for farm living.
The private master suite is tucked privately to the left - you’ll awaken to lovely farm views. The master bath is spa-like - imagine soaking in the vintage-style claw foot tub. The home is designed for aging in place - note the walk-in tiled shower with dual shower heads. The master closet is custom-designed with a functional mix of shelves and rods.
Upstairs you’ll find a reading nook, plus three comfortable bedrooms, one with a private bath and two with a shared bath. One of the bedrooms has a small adjoining room that would be perfect for play, crafts, or a home office.
This custom home was completed in late 2012 - why bother building when you can have a virtually new home - and designed by Milton architect Timothy Bryan, known for his classic styling and attention to detail. The home is energy-smart, with foam insulation and Pella windows and doors and a sealed concrete crawl space. The use of hardy board and trim, plus brick and stone porches and metal roof means low maintenance for years to come. Utility bills average just $108 monthly, and the pair of high efficiency heat pumps have built-in humidifiers to keep your home comfortable year round.
With deep covered porches spanning the front and back sides of the home, you have almost 800sf of outdoor covered living space to relax and entertain, and enjoy the sight of horses grazing in adjoining fields.
The 23 acres are an ideal mix of established pasture and towering hardwoods - about 50/50 - with about 900ft of creek frontage along the back border. The diverse habitat attracts a variety of birds, fox, deer, and turtles. Walking/riding trails are already established, and connect to trails on neighboring properties. About half of the open land is fenced. The pair of garden beds have underground water piped to them, and there is plenty of space to expand if your green thumb needs more exercise!
Plantation Road is a gravel road conveniently located about 5 miles north of historic Madison, just off Highway 129/441N. Home to many horse farms, including ones with professional trainers in the three Olympic equestrian disciplines, it’s the perfect place to locate your new farm.
Tired of development encroaching on your privacy? Discover Morgan County, Georgia - just an hour east of Atlanta via I-20. Morgan County is committed to balanced growth, with more of its land enrolled in the agricultural conservation easement than any county in Georgia. Our 10 Year Comprehensive Plan affirms our commitment to farming, and protects agricultural zoning. You'll find a vibrant and diverse horse community here, with about 1 in 10 Georgia horses living in Madison and the surrounding area. Whether you have show horses, breed, or just ride trails, you'll be among friends if you choose this area for your next farm. Another emerging trend in Georgia’s Lake Country is the growth of sustainable farming - we now enjoy slow-pasteurized milk, hand crafted cheese, pastured chicken, beef, pork, and lamb, plus an ever changing assortment of fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs. Many of the farms sell to Atlanta’s finest restaurants - both there’s usually enough to share with locals. If you’re thinking that farm life is for you - why not join our active community of small sustainable farms?
Morgan County has award winning schools, and a long standing commitment to historic preservation and cultural activities, and is the gateway to Georgia’s Lake Country, featuring Lakes Oconee and Sinclair. Lake Oconee is a Top Ten Golf Resort Destination, and offers recreation for the whole family, including boating, fishing, and hunting, as well as equestrian sports.