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Water Street Mansion "Archeo"
(Archeo - Greek for Ancient and Beautiful)

c. 1898
Historic Washington, Georgia

210 Water Street

From the tedious removal of paint revealing gorgeous tones and hues of original woodwork and wainscoting throughout the entire home to the elaborate brick walkways, urn planters, garden sitting areas and gas lamps adorning the grounds amid towering square fluted columns... EVERY detail in this total renovation process has been given utmost attention, including the designs of its stunning kitchen, unique baths and new sun room addition. Plus gracious Guest Quarters/Rental Units (with quaint balconies) on the premises consisting of 4 Charming Apartments suites ( 75% completed - ready for new owners to customize to their liking). A magnificent climate control multi-car tall garage is below.

This Historic Treasure was originally built by John William Samuel Lowe and wife Celestia in the late 1800's . J.W.S. Lowe was a prominent Wilkes County landowner of extensive property in the City of Washington and very active in local politics and local development. The home was built in the Greek Revival style with gracious Southern porch, tall columns and Elegant Wide Center Staircase rising to a landing midway then dividing into a double stairway to the second floor center hall.

Upon entering the home on the first floor, there are double parlors; Gentleman's and Ladies, on each side of the wide center hall with beautiful pocket doors. A third set of pocket doors open from the Ladies parlor into the spacious dining room. In addition to the Gentleman's Parlor and Ladies Parlor on the main level there is a bedroom with full bath (claw foot tub & shower), sun room/den which opens to a central sunning patio/porch, half bath under the staircase-cheerfully referred to by the owners as the Airplane restroom, Formal dining room, Butlers pantry/serving /Wine Bar and a Glorious Kitchen centered around a fireplace to cozy up to and beautiful tall brick hearth highlighting the AGA stove! Other features further enhancing this wonderful inviting kitchen is a lovely window seat, breakfast area with large original china cabinet refurbished , Center island, Custom Cabinets, Top of the line appliances (refrigerator is paneled to match cabinets), Granite counter tops and Soapstone sinks in kitchen and butlers pantry.(Butlers pantry area also has wine cooler, built -in wine racks, gorgeous cabinetry. expansive granite serving counter and door to central sunning patio.
Ascending the elegant staircase (fit for Scarlet) the second floor opens onto large wide center hall/ sitting area with door leading to balcony. Off this area are 4 large rooms, three used as bedrooms with the fourth being used as a Master sitting room - part of the Master Bedroom suite. There are three baths on this level and also a large second story deck off one of the bedrooms for enjoying Great Southern Weather! The Master bath has been cleverly customized to fit into one of the homes gables. It has a personality of its own with black and white checked floors, ,freestanding whirlpool tub placed front center in view of and close proximity to be warmed by the flickering flames of the FIREPLACE ! Gives a new meaning to luxury bathing and romantic baths! There are also custom vanities of reclaimed old heart pine and a separate shower. There are fireplaces in most all rooms of the home including fireplace in the Master Bath. Main level fireplaces have elaborate matching mantles and all fireplaces have gas inserts of log or coal replicas producing a warm, glowing ambiance as in days long ago.

Outside, just as much care and attention has been given to the planning of the grounds with its walkways, seating areas , urn planters, arbor and sound of the trickling water from the beautiful center walk fountain that greets guest along with gracious flickering of gas lamp lanterns ! The arched doorway fanlights and sidelights at the first floor front entry and matched on the second floor coming onto the upper balcony are reflective of this homes grandeur past and present.

No expense has been spared, the current owners whole heartedly embraced the spirit of this home in efforts to save a piece of history while restoring this magnificent Treasure to its former glory! Sadly owners must sell due to health reasons.

Call for special pricing and private showing! Home Featured on numerous Washington Historic Home Tours.

Possible Rental Arrangement may also be considered to Qualified buyer along with special possible financing.
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