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One of a Kind Log Home

79 Andrea Ln, Lakemont, GA 30552, USA
$825,000

Description

Fabulous one of a kind home created from 6 historic log homes from 1780 to the 1840s. The Compound is comprised of the main residence (built from 3 cabins) and 3 more outbuildings (garage, studio, and another very unique garden cabin) The one-acre fenced compound is located in the community of Lake Rabun in the North Georgia Mountains. A perfect getaway steps from one of the most beautiful lakes in the country. Located next to Historic Halls Boat House where you can keep your boat, put in your kayak/paddleboard, or take out your vintage boat. (We keep our little vintage boat in the garage!) Walk to the historic Lake Rabun Hotel for cocktails or dinner. You may want to never leave the property with its awesome options for entertaining or simply sitting outside at the outdoor fireplace and enjoying the beautifully landscaped garden and locally done stonework walls. We are minutes from waterfalls, Tallulah Gorge, numerous wineries, and State and National Parks. The city of Clayton is close by for shopping and becoming very well known for its farm to table cuisine.
The home features a great family kitchen with room for a crowd, a large dining room that easily accommodates a table for 10, an Entertaining porch(screened) with an outdoor kitchen, and other unique features that keep you delighted as you tour the home. Come check it out, make a weekend of it, stay at the hotel and become a member of this amazing community.

Note: The owner is a licensed inactive agent. Please do not contact to sell.

Building History and Description:
Six log cabins dating from the 1780’s through 1840 were purchased, dismantled and transported to Lake Rabun. The cabins came from TN, NC, KY and VA and each structure has its own truly fascinating history. Virtually all of the materials used are recycled from various old structures gathered from several southern states. Many hours were spent searching for suitable doors, windows, flooring and so forth. The wonderful rock work was done by local Rabun County craftsmen and the interior flooring is interesting in that it is comprised of heart pine, black walnut and wormy chestnut.
The garage is a former tobacco shed from the Southern Virginia dating back to the late 1780’s and is the oldest of the six cabins. The potting shed is a cabin from the 1830’s and from the home of the Scott family, a former governor of NC.
The kitchen cabin is circa 1838and is from Decatur County, TN. An early settler, Nathan Yearwood built it and family history tells us that one of the owners was shot and killed in the front doorway. The large yellow poplar logs are typical of a very well-constructed log house of the region. Yellow poplar was the material of preference for log home owners. The floors and counter fronts are heart pine. The counter top is wormy chestnut wood which no longer grow in America.
The dogtrots or connectors are used to joint the cabins and supply space for closets, laundry room, etc. The wood is all recycled from old buildings.
The large living/dining room is a cabin from Thompkinsville, KY. Benjamin Rush, the town doctor, built it between 1835 and 1840. The cup and sill beams are 32 feet long and the flooring is a combination of heart pine and wormy chestnut.
Bedroom off of the L/R was attached to the main living cabin and is desirable because it is made up of hand hewn post & beams cut with broadaxes. The flooring is wormy chestnut.
The dogtrot between the living area and the bedroom is made up of paneling and wainscoting that came from house near Hendersonville, NC that was built in 1792. Note the wide boards and decorative beading.
The bedroom is from rural Danville, VA dated late 1790’s. There was a huge fireplace where the French doors now stand and when the building was disassembled, a letter was found behind the mantle described the Battle of Fredricksburg. The bedroom is of very unusual construction in that the notches are full dovetail, similar to what one would find in a fine piece of furniture.
The most recent addition was a cottage that was headed to England for an antique log cabin and was inadvertently left off the ship in New York City.
The pine trees that were removed from the property were milled and used for sub-flooring and sub roofing. The entire building process took approximately 12 months.

Detail

  • Property ID
    270593
  • 3
    Bedrooms
  • 2.5
    Bathrooms
  • Square Footage
    2500 sqft
  • Lot Size
    1 acres
  • Log Cabin
    Style
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    Year Built
    1790

Updated on January 13, 2021 at 9:44 pm

Address

  • Address: 79 Andrea Ln, Lakemont, GA 30552, USA
  • City: Lakemont
  • State/county: Georgia
  • Zip/Postal Code: 30552
  • Country: United States

Contact Agent

Elisa Cashin
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