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The New England Physician's BRICK Cottage
49 Lexington Avenue
HISTORIC Washington, Georgia

Nestled among several ACRES of majestic Oaks, Pecan trees, Huge Hickory and Towering Magnolias as well as an array of various Southern plantings of old such as tea olive, hydrangea, yellow bell, dogwoods & camellias ....azaleas lining the circular curbed drive, this wonderful "Cottage" captures the essence of days past when guests lingered on the porches, strolled the grounds & gardens, flung open the windows and took time to bask in the charm of the era.

This lovely Cottage, boasting over 3200 SF, was built around the Turn of the Century by a New England Physician, Dr. J.F. Lemon, bringing his wife to a warmer climate and boasting to Wilkes Countians that he would "show Southerners how a house ought to be built". Outwardly the home appears to be regular frame construction; however, Dr. Lemon's plan was to build the walls of brick from the ground to the eaves and that he did covering the outside with wooden boards! From inside the attic one can view the evidence of the all BRICK WALLS of this New England Dr.'s Cottage built to withstand New England winters (not needed here in the South) but resulting in a structure that has and continues to withstand the test of the Excellent insulation makes for a home most economical to heat and cool still today!

Upon entering the home, one is immediately submerged in the warm & inviting atmosphere of a home lovingly preserved during the last 50 years of ownership by this owner with very few changes made to the main level. Never painted elaborate beaded ceilings with rounded corners are stunning throughout the downstairs and just one of the many highlights of this charming Cottage! There is an extra wide center hall, beautiful wood wainscoting, 3 sets of massive pocket doors, built-in cabinet, large working transoms above the matching front and rear doorways and a quaint hidden staircase to the upstairs.

Glistening wood floors, a large kitchen pantry with window, four corner mantled fireplaces and tall ceilings along with side screened porch and spacious front porch all add to the long list of what makes this place so VERY SPECIAL and UNIQUE not to mention the most WONDERFUL "cottage" style windows uniform throughout that pull open.

On the main level there are two parlors, with pocket doors, on each side of the center hall, formal dining room open to the Center Hall, den off the center hall which may also be accessed through pocket doors from one of the parlors, kitchen , pantry, one bedroom and one bath.... Upstairs are 2 bedrooms (one very large), one bath and additional rooms that may also be converted to bedrooms if desired. All areas of the attic are easily accessible providing lots and lots of storage!

The home is within walking distance of the Historic Town Square of Washington, Georgia which is a small charming HISTORIC Southern town (3 house Museums, oldest Public Library in the State & More) We are 40 miles East of Athens, Ga. (University of Georgia) and approximately 50 miles West of Augusta, Georgia (Masters Golf Tournament) Less than 2 hours from Atlanta, Georgia via I-20 East (Major airports Atlanta & Augusta)

Washington is close proximity to other Historic towns, communities and several of the State's larger recreational lakes. (Clarks Hill Lake aka Strom Thurmond, Lake Oconee, Hartwell, Lake Russell)

Come check us out....Call or Email for a viewing of this GREAT property!

"Other owners of this home following the builder Dr. J. F. Lemon include Samuel David Fanning and Paul D. Howard. Judge Fanning was Wilkes County Ordinary from 1910 - 1920. His only sister, Mrs. Tom Granade, was mother of Mr. C.C. Granade of Washington. After Judge Fanning's death in 1926 the house was rented and many families lived there over a period of several years."

Owned the last 50 years by the Current Owners ----This is an EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY!

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