Our home

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It's time to let somebody else enjoy this Southern beauty, and for us to get back to the water. It has been a virtual oasis for us, from the wonders of the 2+ acre landscape, to the luxury of three large separate shops, to the peace of our evening ritual rocking on the front porch and catching up on our doings and dreams.

We have over two acres on three lots, with three buildings. The main house is in the Craftsman style, built around 1900 by Judge Moore. All three building exteriors are freshly painted.

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It's zoned residential/commercial, hence the parking pad out front. (There is additional parking around the grounds, and entrances front and back.) It would make a fantastic professional office (lawyer, CPA, therapist, etc.); live and work in the same place, so no office expense and no commute.

The house has almost 4,000 sq.ft., plus an attic, a basement, and a huge porch across the front. Five bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, even a spacious pantry off the kitchen. You won't feel cramped.

We've done a ton of work on this place over the years, and it is now sound and spectacular (if we do say so ourselves). Looking at old pictures, I came across this one from our first year here:

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That was after we removed the used-to-be-white deep-shag carpeting. Yeah, in the kitchen.

Just so I'm not leaving you with that image, here's that same section of floor today:

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The craftsmanship and architectural details are of another century. High coffered ceilings, custom moldings, and picture rails downstairs…

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Distinctive lighting throughout...

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Lots of ceiling fans…

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French doors and heart-pine floors (refinished)…

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And LIGHT! Oversized windows let in wonderful natural light…

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All those windows on the south side open on the sunporch, a gorgeous space with working gas fireplace (we have gas logs installed) and an incredible twelve windows and five doors:

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The living room:

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The dining room:

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The office (known as the Music Room in its day):

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Hallway from living room to back of house, with view of front door:

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Breakfast nook, with built-in corner cabinets:

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Lots of other built-in storage, such as the linen closets:

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Master bedroom on first floor:

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Master bath, attached to bedroom. Doesn't everyone have a chandelier in their bathroom?

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Second bedroom on first floor (for scale, note that bed is a toddler bed):

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Upstairs bedroom being used as an office and music room:

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Another upstairs bedroom, with bath attached.

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And the third upstairs bedroom, small but with lots of built-in storage and a huge closet, with another attached bathroom:

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Upstairs sitting room, with doors to all three bedrooms:

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And storage galore upstairs--closets, bookshelves, all built in:

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And saving the best for last, the kitchen. It's huge, equipped with two commercial ovens and gas cooktop (I LOVE that stove!), stainless dishwasher to match. Convenient pass-through to the breakfast nook.

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Tons and tons of cabinet space, and below they're fitted with slots and pull-out drawers:

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And on a par with the gas cooktop, a giant pantry!

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Walking out the back door...

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In back, a wheelchair lift (in good working order) for handicap access and heavy lifting:

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In front, that wonderful porch I mentioned earlier, where we end our work days (oops, I forgot to take a new picture with the new paint color):

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This is the view from my chair; a hummingbird visits pretty much every evening:

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The porch is a great place for seasonal decorations, such as the Big Giant Heart (included with purchase of home) we hang every February for Valentine's day (sorry again, don't have a picture of this in the new color):


A view from the roof, showing the east side of the grounds, including the fire pit:


One of the outbuildings, behind the main house, which we use as a clean shop:

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The second outbuilding, we use it as a woodshop:

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We have fruit trees--two figs, two pears, an orange (fresh juice four months of the year), kumquat, a pineapple guava, and a row of bananas--and lots of flowers, something to be discovered year 'round.

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Moultrie is a small Southern town of about 15,000 friendly folks. The center of town is picture-perfect with its white domed courthouse on the square. Several new restaurants are right on the square, along with shops and services. Our home is within walking distance of downtown, banks, grocery and drug stores, the library--all the necessities. Asking price has been reduced to $165,000; 3% commission paid to buyer's broker. If you'd like more information or to tour our home, please contact McKenna.

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