c. 1900 – Forsyth, GA

SOLD / Archived From 2014
Added to OHD on 12/20/14 - Last OHD Update: 2/14/18 - 38 Comments
96 Gose Rd, Forsyth, GA 31029

Map: Street View

Price

$139,900

Beds

3

Baths

2

SqFt

2011

Acres

1.95

Completely remodeled country farmhouse nestled in 2 acre pecan grove. Lot is entirely fenced in. 3 screened porches. Four season sunroom (heated/cooled). Beautiful hardwood floors, beadboard ceilings & 4 fireplaces. Den could be used as 4th bedroom. 12 ft ceilings. New HVAC along with updated plumbing & electrical. Space for office/library or additional storage upstairs. Farm animals allowed.
Sold By
Kelli Finch, Coldwell Banker      (478) 745-3991
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38 Comments on c. 1900 – Forsyth, GA

  1. Oh, how cute! I can just imagine this one restored! I love the dentil moulding, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen window and door trim so narrow! Very cool!

    Can I keep the stove?




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  2. So cute! I’ve never seen a checkerboard wall. I love the teapot wallpaper in the bathroom as well. Needs a lot of work but I think this is a happy place, it would be wonderful for a family.




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  3. What an adorable house (it could be)! 9 over 9 windows remaining, wow. The moldings add to its appeal & the tub is, of course, terrific. I love its front too. The pecan orchard tempts me all by itself.




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  4. Kelly, you should start a 2nd blog – Little Old Houses of Georgia. I’ve never even been to Georgia and you’re making me want to move there. I don’t even like pecans, but I like peaches a lot!




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  5. Nice little place; I’m not sure the front portico is original, or if it is, I think it has been reworked. The rear shot (4th pic) is a maze of rectangles; you could spend all day counting them…but the time would be better spent administering an aesthetic remedy. 1960’s (?) Kitchen wallpaper in the Bathroom…a checkerboard painted wall…I’d like to meet the folks who decorated this house, they must have been entertaining as hell. In spite of my apparent criticisms, I actually love this place! Would be great to see an old photo of the exterior to see what it looked like when new.




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  6. Sold and back on the market! I’ve updated to show the before and after photos and republished it, so it will show a new posted date. Originally posted April 2014.

    I really liked the red roof and white exterior before but the new updates aren’t so bad (eventually I’d go back to white.) Inside looks nice although I want to strip the layers of paint off the trim and mantels (and redo the kitchen.) The property looks nice cleaned up and love the fence. I’d buy some goats and move in tomorrow if I could.




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  7. The current owners really did a beautiful job on restoring this home. This one really tempted me until I saw the railroad tracks going in front of the house in street view.




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  8. this place is beautiful and I so wish I could move there, great price…. If I had the money I would be packing and on my way…. sigh… hope whomever buys the place appreciated the home and does not ruin it with remodeling.




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  9. Love this house and was very tempted until I saw the street view, there is what looks like a busy pair of railroad tracks running not far from the front door!




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  10. Agree, they did a really great job on the renovation work. I like the before and after update too Kelly. Would love to see more of those when possible in the future.




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  11. Wow. Nicely done homeowner! It sure is refreshing to see one of these before and after posts have a happy ending. Especially delighted that they kept the original tin roof and simply re-conditioned it. Also appreciate the fact that they opened up the sealed fireplaces, even if only for decorative effect. The great, comfortable kitchen was a smart move; no need for all that fancy schmancy stuff some people waste a fortune on. Gawd – those floors are like butta! Gorgeous.. Looks like they left what unpainted woodwork there was and polished it up real pretty. One can hardly expect a person to devote months of time to stripping all the previously painted bits, especially since it’s probably just pine underneath. They have some lovely things; beautifully, sparingly decorated; great color choices too. I can’t imagine anyone will ever love this great little house like these folks have 🙁 Outstanding.. A+++




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    • I don’t fault the current owners for not doing it, heck if I were going to live there a short time I’d paint it white! But if I were living there a good many years, I’d go through all the trouble of stripping. I know the wood was never fancy but I tend to like these houses a bit dark and “rustic”. 😉




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    • Good eye Meg. That is odd. My guess is that since the replacements are more in line with the scale of the other woodwork, and since they have such an obviously exacting eye, I suppose they chose the replacements to achieve a more harmonious overall look. Since the originals were probably pine and of no particular architectural merit, I’d say the effect is very successful..




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  12. Nice job with a light touch though I’d buy the Before for $40k rather than the After for $140k!




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  13. Wow! I’m usually not happy with “afters” but these are lovely! Very well done!

    Only one complaint: I’d like to see the layout of the kitchen. I can’t imagine cooking here with the fridge breathing down my neck!




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  14. I’m not sure the baseboards were even real in the early incarnation — looks like black paint on the wall above shoe molding to me. Look at the Before kitchen photo with the checkerboard wall — baseboards are painted on. Anyway, a really charming re-do! I’d do more work on the enclosed porch & the kitchen along with Kelly. But they didn’t replace stuff that didn’t need it & the changes are logical, such as putting a door on the open shelves in the living room. The painted woodwork is fine with me because it keeps the light feeling; dark rooms depress me so I’m not fond of unpainted, dark woodwork. I’d LOVE to start landscaping right away! And I WANT those doggies! Promise to love ’em to pieces!




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    • Oh yeah – you can see the smaller trim in that before kitchen shot, painted black w/ x2 black over-painting up the wall. Weird. I could look at this lovely little house, with their beautiful things 100 times and not be bored.




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  15. They did a lovely job. Kelly, thanks for the befores and afters. This is not usually my type of house, but I love it!




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  16. Hello, My name is Rick and this was my house. I purchased this house when I moved to Georgia last year. I decided to sell because it was just to much house for me and the doggies ( pictured). A great young family purchased it. I have enjoyed reading all the nice comments. Thank you all!




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    • Congrats Rick for proving that “flipping” doesn’t have to be a dirty word. Nice job!

      (Cute dogs – I love the tail in photo #13.)




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    • You did a brilliant job Rick. You have excellent taste too. Hope you find another great house to rescue as you did here. Cheers! 🙂




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  17. Thanks Jim, I never noticed the tail in the pic before. Thanks for the comments, I am starting on a new project now, A much smaller house.




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  18. Thanks Barbie, I appreciate the comments, I am currently working on several new projects in the Historic town of Washington Georgia. Many great old homes here. Bear and Sandy my Labradors are quite happy also! check out Georgiarealtysales.com




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