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Georgia Mountain Laurel Magazine

A River Runs Through It

Apr 03, 2018 10:22PM ● By Tracy McCoy

Location, it’s said, is everything, when it comes to owning that piece of the American dream called a home. In the case of 1305 New Liberty Road in Clarkesville, Georgia, this 40-acres with six bedrooms checks all the boxes on location, and goes on to deliver so much more than just your next house. It screams “home!”

From its generous road frontage, to the stately main house with many views, to the 2,000+ feet of picturesque Soque riverbank to enjoy in your leisure, this one-of-a-kind property is seeking that one-of-a-kind buyer, who will live, love and enjoy everything this piece of rural countryside has to offer.

The two-story main house, the epitome of “southern comfort” over a finished basement, grabs guests as they enter the two-story foyer, where the grand staircase beckons. One is immediately taken by the light, airy welcome extended by the warm but neutral walls and many windows throughout.

This house, crowning a knoll overlooking neatly kept pastures and the river bank in the distance, was definitely designed for family, friends, holidays and weekend gatherings for many or few. Four bedrooms in the main house and two more in the adjacent guest quarters, plus four full and two half baths, provide generous options for sleeping overnight guests in comfort and style.

A rocking chair front porch welcomes guests and provides a place to sit and enjoy. Spacious back patio space, as well as terrace areas outside the finished daylight basement, afford many different lifestyle options at this country estate.

The grand formal dining room easily seats twelve or more guests, and the adjacent kitchen with ample work space to prepare Thanksgiving dinner for even the largest family, makes entertaining an enjoyable task. Featuring granite countertops, a center island and a breakfast bar, and top-of-the-line KitchenAid appliances, this gourmet kitchen is a serious cook’s dream that can easily become reality, when that cook gets mail at 1305 New Liberty Road.

Reflecting the region’s Antebellum roots, the home screams craftsmanship including professionally-selected wallcoverings, colors and finishes. The two-story home has an adjacent two-story carriage house, with guest space above and parking for three to six vehicles below. The second floor porches are ideal for relaxing or viewing the picturesque rolling land, including one of the most exclusive Blue Ribbon trout streams on the U.S. eastern coast. The property also includes an operating trophy fishery, boasting trout over thirty inches in length.

Also on the property is an exceptional barn, canopy buildings, terraced grounds, and complete with John Deere farm equipment.

With over 6,400 square feet of multifunctional living space, plus the outdoor opportunities for exercise and enjoyment, those fortunate individuals who sign on to the lifestyle this home offers, will find that not only does a river run through this little piece of paradise, it leads to an unbelievable way of living that’s available today outside Clarkesville, Georgia.

Listing agent Meghann Brackett, with Harry Norman, REALTORS® Luxury Lake and Mountain can be reached at (cell) 706.968.1870, (office) 706.212.0228, or at [email protected]

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