c. 1830 – Monticello, GA

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736 Forsyth St, Monticello, GA 31064

  • $109,000
  • 5 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 3760 Sq Ft
  • 1.44 Ac.
Circa 1830 Raised Cottage located close to downtown Monticello is a must see!!! Recently renovated with new HVAC paint and refinished floors. Six fire places with expanded lower level complete with root cellar would make all lovers of history in awe. Private back yard old barn with stables fenced area for animals and yard full of Pecan trees.
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Adam McGinnis, Southern Edge Realty,
706-468-3003

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19 Comments on c. 1830 – Monticello, GA

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  1. Melody says: 521 comments

    Wow! Kitchen fireplace!

    I love fireplaces that were designed for actually cooking over the fire.

  2. says: 280 comments

    I have always loved a low country look. Some people would think the train track so close would be a drawback but not me. I love to hear a train.

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    • Melody says: 521 comments

      It certainly is not a drawback to me! I live 300 ft from a busy CN line. I don’t sleep very well if I can’t hear the trains. Been here for 31 years.

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  3. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 1041 comments
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    1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

    Nothing is cozier than a kitchen fireplace!

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  4. twobuffalo says: 43 comments

    The fireplace in the kitchen is a real winner in this renovated, note renovated and not restored, home. Love the floors and light streaming in, move in and hang pictures, the way it should be for today’s young buyer. A plus, a Golf Course (golf on Saturday) and a Baptist Church (God on Sunday) within a stones throw from your front door and asking ONLY $53/sq. Your yard gives you the opportunity of getting into Pecan broker business. You could even set up shop right down the road next to Ozborns Towing (who I’m sure is good ole boy.) A great buy in a small town with a slow pace with monthly payments of $800 or so?? This one should have a “under contract” sign on it soon.

  5. Laurie W. says: 1741 comments

    Karen, you must have grown up near tracks, as I did. Cozy sound, isn’t it? I’m not sure about their running practically throught the living room as here, though! But if those tracks are operative at all, bet they’re used seldom; they cross a driveway nearby & run through a lot of woods, gardens, & back yards.

    Cleaned up & painted, this house has a lot to offer. I’d want to get rid of a couple of later mantels, but I’m a sucker for horizontal beadboard and the kitchen fireplace is a dream come true!

    • says: 280 comments

      Laurie, I have fond memories of sitting on the front porch of my grandmother’s farmhouse and each night, 9 PM sharp, the George Washington would go by. I grew up in a river town and could hear the barges and the trains. I lived in Joliet close to the I&M canal & could hear the barges, draw bridges & trains. Then moved back to KY and lived within view of the tracks on the hill right before crossing the High Bridge. They would do excursions with the old steam trains and that was a sight to see….just like Currier & Ives. I barely hear the trains where I live now.

      I agree with you about the later mantels. They would have to be replaced with period appropriate.

      • 67drake67drake says: 268 comments
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        1993, hey I’m still looking! Boring
        Iowa County , WI

        I agree!
        I grew up in a town just west of Chicago. My house was just across a field from the Chicago & Northwestern R&R line. I never thought a thing of it at the time,the noise didn’t bother us. You just get used to it.
        Now,when I sit in my back yard late at night and I hear a train go by on the tracks that run about 4 miles away from us, to me it’s peaceful. 🙂
        When the wind blows out of the east,and it’s quiet late at night,I can hear the foghorn from Racine’s harbor-another blood pressure lowering sound to me that might annoy somebody else!

        • Laurie W. says: 1741 comments

          Karen & Drake —

          Those kinds of memories are a gift. If the wind is right, I can hear a train here late at night & it takes me straight back to home. Our property was edged by the old Erie Canal (Barge Canal now). Tracks ran along it for a bit & there was a trestle over the canal in the woods behind our house. We heard the trains & their whistle as they approached the trestle and a few hundred feet farther, the crossing in the village. If you were on the phone, it was a little inconvenient, lol, but there were only one or 2 trains per day.

          One afternoon to our bewilderment we heard lions & tigers roaring behind our house. If any of us had been alone we would’ve thought we were crazy. Turned out a circus train broke down there & stopped to await a tow! It lasted only about a half hour, but how thrilled we kids were.

  6. Sapphy says: 389 comments

    Wow! A fireplace in the kitchen? That just adds to the coziness of this cute house! On a cold winter night, i’d have a pot of hot chocolate simmering in that fireplace.

  7. susan mecca urbanczyk says: 1127 comments

    I lived in NYC for ten years. You get used to noise. Plus the sound of a train on the tracks is so much nicer than sirens all night and your neighbors arguing.

    I love this house and what a good price for a home in Monticello. I am totally in love with the old houses of the South and GA is our future destination. This house fixed up will be a showplace.

  8. GaDan says: 7 comments

    okay, I truly need some historical feedback on this one as far as Greek Revival 1830 relevance. I know the 2 panel doors are authentic, and I know two of the mantles are Victorian era. The front door seems to be a Victorian upgrade etc… any other things. They have dropped the price, but its still high for where this on is at. Everyone got hung up on the RR tracks, the train only comes through a couple time a week middle of the day….and maybe not even that much. the bigger issue are the transfer trucks through here. Anyhow I’m considering buying this one and need architectural feedback. I can upload more pics if needed.

    • JimHJimH says: 5158 comments
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      Hi Dan,
      From the few photos, the masonry of the foundation seems to be consistent all around, including the front steps that are of a turn of the century style. Is there information that the house was moved at some point or a new foundation built?
      Some of the construction does seem somewhat primitive but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s very old. From the interior details I’m seeing a house from around 1900 built around the same time as its neighbors. Perhaps an older structure was incorporated into the new but it’s hard to tell from the photos.
      You might want to send a couple of emails to local historical groups that could find some info or have a local expert take a look at the house for a small fee or donation.

      • GaDan says: 7 comments

        Thanks JimH for the reply, again just trying to get some dialogue started again on the opinions of this house. I have done quite a bit of research on this house over the last month or so. I have watched this house for over a year. Anyhow, what I have found with a lot of Kelley’s help, is that this is a 1836 Greek revivial, or maybe just an old Georgia center hall, with some greek revival influence. It was heavily updated post Civil War, and most likely during Victorian era. The courthouse records show this house and one across the street being built in 1836 and 37. The big wrap around front porch is an Victorian turn of century addition, and that is why the foundation looks consistent. They built a great porch, but it wasn’t an integral part of the original 1836 structure. That’s why I added some pics of the foundation under porch. I believe the “hatches” you see were probably casement type windows and the looking at the old red brick piers had a center portico style porch, with 2 flanking stair cases. Again this is my guess…….Then when everyone in the 1880-90s were building the houses with the big wrap around porches that are famous in the south, this house got a face lift. Again, the only things left from the 1836 seem to be the windows, the 2 panel doors, floors, and some of the trim, all else is modernized to the turn of the century. I have also talked with the last owner of 34 years since I posted the last comment, and he was a wealth of knowledge. The house when he bought it, the upstairs was as it was now the nicer looking rooms, the downstairs was pretty rustic. He said it had rough cut wood flooring, they added the heart of pine floors and made it more livable and made the kitchen up to modern day standards. So still doing a lot of research. Still a great house, but trying to uncover all the mysteries. Its a urban farm is what my biggest draw is, we currently have 30 acres out in the county and its just getting to be too much upkeep, so still wanting animals etc but much smaller farm. Monticello allows all type of animals with no issues. if you want cows then you need some sort of permit…haha. Anyhow, we currently have chickens and a goat so I could still keep my farm and have my old house too in town!

  9. DdraperDdraper says: 54 comments

    I don’t know if the log holding up the floor is up to code, but the house looks like it is full of character

  10. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11932 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Dropped to $109,000

  11. Barb Hadley says: 5 comments

    I wish that they would show the land and the outbuildings more, as I am just as interested in them as I am a house….

  12. Joshua Murray says: 1 comments

    Went and looked at it today. Waiting on the wife to approve. The pics do it no Justice. Its down to 109,000

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