This Spacious and historic 1886 center-hall cottage is in the heart of Winterville, right across from Georgia Railroads Firefly Recreation Trail. Built for Annie Dora Winter and her husband, this neo-classical style home features its original wood siding, classic metal shingle hipped roof, and wonderful wrap around porches. The original out-building or kitchen building has been incorporated into the home and creates a wonderful rambling floorplan that includes two dedicated ensuite owners' bedroom suites as well as a separate library, study, and morning room. Library, study or morning room could easily be converted to another bedroom.
Features to note include original wide plank pine floors, high ceilings, large center hall, butler's pantry, and a large dining room. Recent changes include a thoughtfully designed and renovated cooks' kitchen, efficient closet spaces by California Closets, and built-in laundry room.
This light-filled home is sited on a 1.5-acre lot to take advantage of sunrise and sunset moments on the porches, and includes stately oak trees, pecan trees and heritage camelia bushes. There is ample pace for gardens, birdwatching beekeeping, or pets, and at the right times you can hear the distant whistle of a train that still passes on the original 1890's train route of the Georgia, Carolina, and Northern rail lines.
Winterville is a remarkable village that features a bookstore, library, local farmers market community garden, original train depot and live performance theater - all minutes from Athens. The Georgia Railroad firefly trail is a bike and recreation trail that is designed to eventually connect Athens and Winterville and will extend all the way to Union Point GA.