c. 1900 – Carlton, GA

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94 Turner Hill Rd, Carlton, GA 30627

  • $69,900
  • 3 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 2248 Sq Ft
  • 3 Ac.
Historic farm house in Oglethorpe County situated on a peaceful three acre tract of land with large pecan and black walnut trees. High ceilings, hard wood floors, and fireplaces can be found in almost every room. Porches on the front and rear of home are perfect for entertaining and relaxing. This home has everything you could want in a restoration project. Come see it before its gone!
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Laura Flanders, Prestige Property Specialists,
(706) 850-7070

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41 Comments on c. 1900 – Carlton, GA

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11831 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    This is exactly what I need. Out in the middle of no where, bare boned, beadboard and nut trees. I guess it’s a good thing it’s too far from the husbands job or this would have been the last house I ever posted. 🙂

    • RossRoss says: 2469 comments
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      1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
      Emporia, KS

      Kelly, this house is a TREASURE!

      I love it, too!

      • John Shiflet says: 5471 comments

        Funny, after I looked at the description I thought this is exactly the kind of house Kelly would love. Lots of potential for this one: acreage, an uncomplicated interior for informal living, and hardwood nut producing trees. Someone will buy this house and turn it into their dream home.

  2. Van says: 37 comments

    Carlton is a very small town just east of athens, my aunt lived there.
    I took my new wife to her funeral.
    As we pulled into town my wife pointed across the train tracks and asked if that was city hall. The big two story with the pail yellow bricks and tile roof? No baby, that’s my aunts house.

  3. Melody says: 529 comments

    Would anyone be offended if I painted a shuffleboard on the floor in that centre hall? 😀

  4. Robinjn says: 254 comments

    Oh this is my kind of house. The light, the clean, simple lines, beadboard, and I love the interior colors. I’d hang lace curtains to billow in the breeze and call it done.

  5. Lori ALori A says: 64 comments
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    Sometimes simpler is grander. so little says so much…

  6. RitaB says: 108 comments

    This was listed not long ago at 60k. I fell in love with it then, and, although the original pictures in the old listing weren’t necessarily better ones, they were much more atmospheric in tone and fed my imagination. I was up there (Athens and Carlton) early in March and was going to go see it, but the listing said it was off market and I didn’t go. Wish I had as I think it’s a good deal. Only about half an hour from Athens. The one thing that wasn’t in the original listing was the bathroom so I didn’t realize it wasn’t plumbed for a sink.

  7. says: 2 comments

    Very Nice house to retire too.

  8. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 1016 comments
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    1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

    What a wonderful kitchen, with those huge windows!

  9. Kristl DeBord says: 31 comments

    This is what I want. A small, southern farmhouse. I love it. I wonder if my hubby would move. Bye bye horrible IL taxes, here we come, Georgia!

  10. MonicaG says: 166 comments

    Wow. This is a house you could have a real love affair with. Just perfect.

  11. Jann says: 7 comments

    Why would anyone paint the floors? Is that what I’m seeing on the floors?

    • JimHJimH says: 5121 comments
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      Jann, I don’t think painted wide-board flooring was unusual at all in this era. The listing says hardwood, but it’s not the fine oak flooring seen in upscale houses. It may be old growth cypress or long-leaf pine which were harder than standard pine and made excellent durable floors. Many were unfinished when new but got painted along the way. It’s a matter of preference, but I’d rather see painted than the shiny plastic urethane finish popular nowadays.

  12. Virginia Seward says: 57 comments

    I saw this house online last night and already mapped it to go see this week. I love it (I am only about 30 minutes away) If you make the trip, don’t miss the HUGE antique, junk, etc business that is Jimmy’s. I knew Kelly would love this house, too!

  13. Laurie W. says: 1746 comments

    GREAT house! I love its stark simplicity & cleanness of line. I spent several minutes fixing up a fabulous period kitchen — if you cleaned up the surrounding property, imagine the view from those wonderful windows while you cooked. Horizontal beadboard, abundant light, lack of pretension, wow! I could not resist skating up & down that hall.

  14. Jules says: 47 comments

    So light and airy. Really like the white walls and colorful floors and ceilings.

  15. Melody Koontz says: 49 comments

    I want it.

  16. Anne says: 204 comments

    A truly wonderful example of Plain southern architecture! Not mucked with either!
    That wide centerhall is unusual as it runs the full length if the home. Floors, heart pine, absolutely beautiful when refinished.high ceilings, open and airy, just wonderful,for air flow in hot southern weather when no AC!
    The area is beautiful as well, horse country, and close to to wonderful Athens. Kelly, you should buy it just to have it for your retirement days!

  17. Chris says: 662 comments

    Cool house I love it’s simplicity. Word of caution here… My ex’s grandmother had a tin roofed house surrounded by nut trees. It was great except those cantankerous trees were awfully noisy in the autumn when those pecans started to land on the roof. Never could get a good nights sleep there in October.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11831 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      THIS! The only downfall of a tin roof if you have certain trees overhead. We live surrounded by oak trees and the guy we rent from thought about a tin roof for the house. Not sure he knows how loud it’s going to be once those acorns start falling! And hail but that only happens about once or twice a year and not for long. But rain is a heavenly sound on a tin roof.

  18. Van says: 37 comments

    I see someone put a link to my aunts house.
    The main floor was grand with lots of trim, except it was in pine and with a clear finish.
    Aunt Cloe went to college and the first day she returned home from school her mother handed her a rail ticket to Carlton, “You have a job, starting day after tomorrow don’t miss the train”.
    It worked out because she married the boss.
    The house if funny because he saw no need to waste money up stairs. To this day it has no paint or trim, just bare plaster.
    Talk about lucky, when she was 89 she went to church to set up a spaghetti social. She came home to take a brake. She sat down at the dinner table and said she was tired, she fell asleep, her hart stoped. I think she’s at the pearly gates waiting on the rest of the family.

  19. Traci says: 1 comments

    This house must be ment for me…it’s on Turner Hill…Turner is my Maiden name….well ok then…lol…no need to twist my arm…I will gladly take this gem 🙂 <3

  20. angie says: 2 comments

    Love this! and it’s within my price range. And my daughter lives around Marietta and Works in Atlanta so it’s not far from her. The landscape is great potential for hydrangeas, red bud trees, perennials etc, you can get Great tips from HGTV’s Fixer Upper of Rehab addict, I bet Nicole Curtis would strip the paint off the floors and refinish the natural wood.

  21. Lottie says: 376 comments

    I love, love, love this beautiful simple house! How restful!

  22. Jenna says: 57 comments

    this house is for sale again, cash only, for $ 69,9, I still want to go see it. SO tired of my 70’s ranch, would rather have this house by far.I want high ceilings in all rooms and a wide hallway at least once in my life… sigh

  23. Jean Spencer says: 112 comments

    I went to see this house the other day. It needs a lot of work, but does have a sink now and a fairly new drilled well. One odd thing I noticed is that it is not symmetrical. The rooms on one side of the central hall don’t line up with the ones on the other side. Anyone seen that before? The realtor thought 1880s. Let me know if you have any questions.

    • Virginia Seward says: 57 comments

      Hi Jean,
      I am finally going to see this house (live near Athens, GA) I was wondering what work you think the house needs? The realtor said the roof, wiring, plumbing, etc date from the 1990’s so that made me hopeful. Did the foundation give you pause? Anything scary? or really expensive to fix? Do you think it could be lived in awhile before making repairs, or is it in need of immediate work? I have been looking at this house for a long time and would so love to get out of my 70’s split level! (which we have had to put a new roof on and renovate all of the bathrooms) Would rather spend the $ on an old farm house! Any advice, opinions you have would be much appreciated! Thanks, Jenna Virginia

      • Jean Spencer says: 112 comments

        Hello Jenna,
        I think it could definitely be lived in while fixing a few things at a time. The obvious roof leak is in the kitchen and may be a flashing issue where the back porch meets the roof. Hard to tell without getting up there. The wiring may be 1990s but it does not look professionally done (a little scary) and I would move it from the kitchen to the utility room. Some of the piers appear to be crumbling and I would want to replace them or shore them up. I would also want to remove some of the trees that are dying next to the house–those are a little scary. The yard is quite overgrown, but that may be a plus on the side by the road. I did have an idea for improving the bathroom/utility room situation if you are interested. I also know a great carpenter/handyman that lives in Oglethorpe County if you need one. I think it’s a great house, but with lots of deferred maintenance and some cosmetic issues. Good luck!

  24. Virginia Seward says: 57 comments

    Bi Jean,
    thanks so much for all the helpful information! I will certainly be in touch if we proceed. Thanks again, and good luck with your old house search!

  25. Chris says: 2 comments

    Are there any better pictures of this house? It’s hard to tell what the exterior of this house looks like from these pictures. I know it’s a bit overgrown and in need of some landscaping, hopefully someone can take a few more standing a bit further back from the house. Anyone have a ballpark idea of what it would cost to basically restore this house? Fix everything, new kitchen and bathroom, refinish the floors, full interior and exterior paint job, landscaping, I’m talking the works!

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11831 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Sorry, I don’t allow price quotes on repairs, etc. here. You would need a contractor or someone to go see/inspect the house and give you an estimate.

    • Jean Spencer says: 112 comments

      The exterior pictures shown here are probably the best you are going to get. Stand any further back and you are lost in a thicket. One side of the house is not shown, but there are not any different issues with that side. I’m not sure the floors are refinishable, but you would have to see for yourself. The agent is a very nice, helpful and knowledgeable woman. Go see it!

  26. Chris says: 2 comments

    I currently reside in NY but I will be in Georgia for the first week of January. I’ll be staying with my parents at their house on Lake Oconee. I’d enjoy taking a tour of this home and exploring the area. I’m honestly growing tired of the hustle and bustle of NY and the winters here are just brutal lol. Also the cost of living here is outrageous! Let’s set something up.

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