Friday House Sampler: Me Edition

Added to OHD on 7/27/12 - Last OHD Update: 9/30/19 - 28 Comments
I didn't know what else to call it except for "Me Edition". A sampler showing homes local to me.

25 Comments on Friday House Sampler: Me Edition

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  1. john c says: 467 comments

    This is a delightful view into a single area’s possibilities, into how areas that have change and growth adjust (for good and ill) and how a very sensible and sensitive person picks out what is best from what is available. A wonderful thing to set before us, and I hope the Chamber of Commerce down there realizes that you may be the best spokesperson for the area there is. Thanks.

  2. stephen zietz says: 30 comments

    The Clay Creek Falls Road house is delightful, as you write; however, it also lists mulberry trees (the real estate agent must not know about mulberry trees in the deep south…). A friend of mine who lives in the area reported that her beehives were destroyed by bears this last weekend. We would all have liked to see the bears, but she had worked so hard to establish the beehives…

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11732 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      I don’t know about them either, do they attract or do something?

      • stephen zietz says: 30 comments

        They are highly invasive; few people will eat or use the fruit; they are really, really messy around human habitations; they require a lot of maintenance … They are certainly not native, but have naturalized…
        Now, pecans and walnuts, on the other hand…

        • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11732 comments
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          1901 Folk Victorian
          Chestatee, GA

          I see. I don’t think I’ve ever had mulberries. I guess it depends on where it was located on the property, if I were to cut it down or leave it. Not that I could ever buy the place to do it anyway, lol.

  3. RitaB says: 121 comments

    Life is short. If you are going to go to the trouble to please us all week after week, you should be able to talk about what you’re showing. It’s only an opinion, and we’re all allowed one; so what if the owners don’t like it? If their realtors are going to put homes on the internet, it’s bound to garner opinions pro and con. If it brings you pleasure, and I love your opinions whether I agree or not, you should express yourself. It IS your blog, after all. Born from your love of the old homes and the desire to showcase some of your favorites. I say run it however you like. I love what you bring to the table. It’s a light in the window, which, at the end of my work day, calls to me and delights me over and over. Rock on, child.

  4. Kevin O'Neill says: 156 comments

    Ok its late, I was all set to look at a bunch of houses in Maine!!! I’m going to bed, goodnight.

  5. Jim says: 4869 comments

    Maine is good – Me/KD is better. Kelly, I concur with your choice out of this group, esp. for the price. I would be a little concerned about owning a private bridge (with the neighbor, looks like). If it gets washed out, you’re wading through the creek for maybe months to get to your house.

  6. Jenna S. says: 56 comments

    Hi,
    I am in Dahlonega right now and I know almost all of these houses (and have driven by most of them) The green one on Grove St is walking distance from my parents and I have loved it since I was young. It has great curb appeal and the lot is big enough if you needed to make it a little bigger. The other Grove st house, big white one on the hill was a funeral home for years. I am glad you included the Etowah river house ($3 million one) because I have been curious to visit that one! We are considering moving here in a year or so once my husband finishes with school. I grew up in Dahlonega and like it a lot here. (plus my parents are here and need some help) Anyway, thanks a lot, this “Me Edition” really really please me, too! Keep up the great work! I may drive out to find the Dawsonville Etowah river house in a little while! Thanks again!

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11732 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Yeah, I have been eyeballing the Etowah River house for a long while, it’s such a gorgeous looking property it’s going to be a shame when they fill it up with houses one day, if they do ever sell it for that purpose.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11732 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Here is a Street View of the Etowah River Road house. Too bad they wouldn’t sell a little sliver of land the house sits on, separate from the 250 acres. Not that we could buy it, but I hate to see the poor thing torn down. It’s such an interesting old home, I’m wondering if the build date is a little off, it looks a little older than 1920.

      • Jenna S. says: 56 comments

        Hi Kelly,
        thank you for the street view, the house looks even more appealing to me. I wonder also if it is not older than 1920? I did not make it there today but now, (thanks to you) I have the proper address so I plan to go soon. I have emailed my Dad and asked him to check it out, he knows the realtor who has the listing quite well, told him to ask about house and a few acres as an option for saving house/ those of us who are not millionaires! Thanks again, I really enjoy your old house wisdom!

  7. Ezra Hall says: 5 comments

    Kelly, do you know where Cartersville, Ga is?

  8. Marti says: 7 comments

    Kelly, thank you so much for sharing the “Me Edition.” I so enjoy reading your blog every day (I’ve been known to check multiple times a day). But I also hope you enjoy creating and sharing your blog. I loved the commentary and getting to know you better in this post. It would be really neat if you made the “Me Edition” a more regular thing. Really.

  9. Leiane says: 1 comments

    I love your blog…it is one of the few I will click out of my reader for so I don’t miss a single pic! I think I like the one on Jot ’em down Rd…if only for how it would look printed on an envelope :O)

  10. Tina Kendrix, Shirley says: 1 comments

    Just wanted to comment on the house on Etowah Rd in Dawsonville. My mother lived in this home when the Stowers family lived there. She was 15yrs old and had married Hayne Stowers. She would stand in the upstairs window and wait to see his truck come home. I have looked at this homeplace many times. Only in my dreams do i ever own it, but would love to hold on to this piece of my mama’s history. When she was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2011 we would ride over there and she would tell me great stories of love & life. I lost her in july 2012 and i placed her beside Hayne because these were the happiest days of her life. Thanks for posting the pics!!! God Bless

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11732 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Sorry about your mom. I really hope someone is able to buy the home and prevent it from further deterioration or demolition by neglect. It really deserves to have a family living in it again, there aren’t a lot of these old farmhouses left in Dawsonville. Thanks for sharing about your mom, it was a sweet story of her standing in the window. 🙂

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11732 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      I emailed the company that owns the the Etowah River Road property. They said they intend to work on the creek that runs through the property (it’s an environmental mitigation company, don’t ask me to explain what they do) and put it back on the market.

  11. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11732 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Sharing this information the Lumpkin County Historical Society shared on their Facebook page about the Etowah River Road house, “The old John D. Palmour plantation home at the intersection of Etowah River Road and New Bethel Church Rd. The house was originally located in the Big Savannah District of Lumpkin County prior to the creation of Dawson County in 1857. Currently abandoned, the Palmour home is one of the few remaining examples of an upcountry plantation style home.”

  12. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11732 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Added an old photo of the Palmour home! I’m officially, totally in love with that home.

  13. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11732 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Drove by the Etowah River Road home. Looks like it was just painted, the window that was broken is fixed. Not sure if the house still belongs to the mitigation company or they were the ones doing the work but was so happy to see it is being looked after.

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