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Morton-Cooley House for sale in Athens, Georgia

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This totally restored / renovated circa 1910 Tudor / A & C home is for sale for $1.25 million - about 1/2 the price of a similar home where I live. Even though Athens is a terrific town with lots of interesting neighborhoods, the real estate market, luckily for buyers, has not yet reached the ridiculous heights of overpricing mania that have been the norm in California for years.

The sprawling home is three stories tall with over 6,000 feet of useable space, includes 12-foot ceilings, original heart pine woodwork and floors, has 17 rooms total (including 3.5 baths), a modernized kitchen and butler's pantry, 8 beautifully tiled fireplaces and one primitive brick fireplace, a wrap-around porch, and lots of other restored original features, including doorbells, screens, house numbers and more. As if that were not enough, the current owners will include a number of important pieces of period furniture, among them several Stickley and Roycroft originals.

Light fixtures throughout are a mix of restored originals, modern reproductions and other period pieces. The enormous basement includes former servants' quarters and bath. Even the garden is circa 1910!

photograph by Wingate Downs