Friday House Sampler: Me Edition 07/27/2012 28 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. 1914 – 121 S Grove St, Dahlonega, GA – $219,900“Built in 1914, nothing will compare! Recently remodeled in City of Dahlonega with character and uniqueness overflowing. Corner hilltop lot with wraparound porch, stone walls & beautiful presence. Updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, c/h/a, 10′ ceilings, crown moulding, tall baseboards, 2 fireplaces, wood floors, washer/dryer and large workshop on 0.53 acre. Easy walk to public square in Dahlonega. Zoned R-2.”More info… North Georgia was once farm country and over the years developers have bought large farms and turned them into subdivisions or for commercial purposes. I’ve witnessed homes as old as 1840’s (which is extraordinarily rare in these parts) being knocked down for fast food joints, strip malls or subdivisions where every other house looks the same.1920 – Etowah River Rd, Dawsonville, GA – $3,131,750“Over 6300 feet on the Etowah River long county road frontage and two secondary creeks on the property. Approximately 5 miles to Hwy 400 at Hwy 53. 250.54 Acres with old house on property, several out buildings, choice knolls overlooking fenced pastures and river.”More info… “The Etowah River Road house. Taken 11/9/13. We stopped and looked at the house today. Just from looking at the exterior it appeared to been taken care of up until the last few years. The man who owns it is in his ’80s has owned it since the 1960’s.9/8/2014 Update: I’ve learned that an environmental mitigation company purchased this land and will be working on the creek that runs through the property afterwards the land will be put back on the market. Back of the house. It has a gorgeous view of the pasture. This is my favorite. It’s everything I told my husband I wanted down to the nut and peach trees. If anyone ever buys this, let me be your friend so I can raid your pecan and walnut trees!1935 – 224 Clay Creek Falls Rd, Dahlonega, GA – $169,900“A HIDDEN DELIGHT…Hidden behind towering shrubs and huge trees, this cottage is worlds removed from the city’s hustle but only 5 minutes to downtown Dahlonega. 2 cheerful bedrooms, 2 full baths, open living, dining and kitchen gives the feeling of spaciousness. Roomy front porch overlooking 3.7 acres with Mulbery, Pecan, Walnut, and Peach Trees. Large garden area boast a fenced garden area with blackberry and rasberry and more”More info… Dahlonega is one of my favorite towns. They have a beautiful downtown area, some nice older homes from the late 1800’s plus a college that has a gold steeple. The older homes, particularly near the square eventually turn to commercial businesses. The town has an interesting history, if anyone is ever up that way, it’s a good place to visit.1885 – 83 Choice Ave, Dahlonega, GA – $995,000“Your imagination is the only limit to possibilities! Fabulous 1885 farmhouse on whole city block, just off the square. Some upgrades-lots of original architecture.”More info… We pass by this one all the time. It’s the style you find in this area, usually with trees growing up through them. Of the others in the same area, two succumbed to shrubbery and trees, one was hit by lightening and burned down, another torn down to make for a bigger intersection and the others have vinyl siding or were painted white. I know it doesn’t look like much but it’s much more sturdy looking in person than in Google.1916 – 9230 Jot Em Down Rd, Gainesville, GA – $144,000“Historic Nix-Family home with renovated bath. Home surrounded by 100+ old white and pin oak trees. Adjacent to future Forsyth County High School. 3/4 mile to closest Lake Lanier boat landing.”More info… From Georgia Archives, “Dawson County, ca. 1910-1912. D. M. McKee house.” 25 Comments on Friday House Sampler: Me Edition OHD does not represent homes on this site. Contact the agent listed for details including current price and status. john c says: 467 comments 07/27/2012 at 5:29 pm 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. Log in to Reply stephen zietz says: 30 comments 07/27/2012 at 7:08 pm 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… Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11732 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 07/27/2012 at 7:27 pm I don’t know about them either, do they attract or do something? Log in to Reply stephen zietz says: 30 comments 07/27/2012 at 7:51 pm 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… Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11732 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 07/27/2012 at 8:05 pm 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. Log in to Reply RitaB says: 121 comments 07/27/2012 at 9:23 pm 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. Log in to Reply Annette says: 15 comments 07/28/2012 at 6:58 am Very well said Rita, I agree 100%. Log in to Reply Kevin O'Neill says: 156 comments 07/28/2012 at 2:05 am Ok its late, I was all set to look at a bunch of houses in Maine!!! I’m going to bed, goodnight. Log in to Reply Jim says: 4869 comments 07/28/2012 at 10:34 am 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. Log in to Reply Jenna S. says: 56 comments 07/28/2012 at 11:07 am 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! Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11732 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 07/28/2012 at 11:52 am 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. Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11732 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 07/28/2012 at 12:00 pm 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. Log in to Reply Jenna S. says: 56 comments 07/28/2012 at 7:25 pm 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! Log in to Reply Ezra Hall says: 5 comments 07/28/2012 at 1:19 pm Kelly, do you know where Cartersville, Ga is? Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11732 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 07/28/2012 at 1:21 pm Yes, my brother lives there. 🙂 Log in to Reply Ezra Hall says: 5 comments 07/30/2012 at 12:39 am Have you ever been to Rose Lawn? Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11732 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 08/02/2012 at 2:55 pm No but looks like an interesting place. Log in to Reply Marti says: 7 comments 07/29/2012 at 10:47 pm 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. Log in to Reply Leiane says: 1 comments 08/01/2012 at 9:54 pm 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) Log in to Reply Tina Kendrix, Shirley says: 1 comments 04/26/2014 at 6:54 pm 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 Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11732 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 04/26/2014 at 8:04 pm 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. 🙂 Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11732 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 09/08/2014 at 10:22 am 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. Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11732 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 02/23/2015 at 5:30 pm 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.” Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11732 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 06/25/2015 at 2:33 pm Added an old photo of the Palmour home! I’m officially, totally in love with that home. Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11732 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 09/22/2015 at 8:05 pm 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. Log in to Reply Comment Here Cancel reply Please Register or Login to post a comment. Registration is free. Think before you type! Keep comments a friendly place for each other, owners and agents. Comments that do not add value to the conversation in a positive manner will not be approved. 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